Holistic Therapy Diplomas

Professional Holistic Therapy Diploma Courses Validated by IPTI

Earthereal’s courses are all validated for insurance purposes by IPTI, who are pleased to offer my students a Group Discount on their membership and insurance. For more details, please visit the IPTI website.

Unless otherwise stated, all courses are one day.


Aromatherapy Blending Professional Practitioner Diploma Course (including Hand and Foot Massage)

Cost: £190

This one day intensive introduction to Aromatherapy blending will teach you everything you need to know about the history of Aromatherapy, benefits, contra-indications, contra-actions, and an introduction to a range of 20 essential oils for blending, as well as hand and foot massage techniques and basic essential anatomy. The course is ideal for beginner therapists, or for experienced therapists just wanting to be able to blend essential oils for their clients without the expense of an Aromatherapy course including body massage.

Students learn how to blend for therapeutic purposes and how to carry out a simple but relaxing aromatherapy hand and foot massage. The course has a substantial practical element ensuring students are able to blend essential oils and carry out a hand and foot treatment confidently, safely and effectively. The comprehensive manual covers theory and setting up in business, and after the course, ongoing support is provided.

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the day, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.

This is a stand-alone Accredited Aromatherapy Course and does not require A and P. It is insurable through IPTI and other insurers. If you are a qualified massage therapist you will be able to blend for your client and use the studied essential oils in your body massage – however, PLEASE check that your insurance company will accept this course before booking – thank you.


Aromatherapy with Body Massage Professional Practitioner Diploma Course (3 days)

Cost: £475

This course has been written in accordance with the National Occupational Standard as provided by Skills for Life CNH4

Aromatherapy is a dream of a treatment as it brings the gorgeous scents and healing properties of essential oils into the therapist’s repertoire to help their clients. This is an intensive 3 day course which includes practicalities such as insurance requirements, the theory behind the slow, relaxing treatment that is Aromatherapy Massage, background information on Aromatherapy and blending, the properties, cautions and practical uses of 42 essential oils, and a full body massage routine to introduce the essential oils into the bloodstream to address the issues concerning the client. The course is taught 1-1, enabling the student to learn with undivided tutor attention and to practise the moves of the massage until they are confident to provide a treatment independently.

Students will learn how to blend for therapeutic purposes and over the course of 3 days will learn a full body aromatherapy massage which will give them a qualification in body massage. The course covers lymphatic drainage massage and facial massage. 

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the practical days, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.

Students will be asked to take a short test at the end of the course and will be asked to provide 12 written case studies. Once these are completed satisfactorily, the student will be awarded their certificate. This body massage qualification allows them to go on to do postgraduate courses should they wish to.

Proof of an Anatomy and Physiology qualification is required to undertake this course (or proof that a student is studying for a qualification). The course may be taken alongside studying for A and P, but the certificate will not be awarded until the student qualifies in A and P due to insurance requirements.

Students who have already completed the one day Aromatherapy Blending Course and wish to upgrade to Aromatherapy Massage will ONLY need to complete days 2 and 3. The fee for the 2 days is £325. 


Indian (Ayurvedic) Head Massage Professional Practitioner Diploma Course

Please see the Ayurvedic Massage page for details.


Natural Lift Face Massage Professional Practitioner Diploma Course

Cost: £160

Natural Lift Face Massage is often referred to as “The Non-Surgical Face Lift” , working as it does on relaxing the facial muscles, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to improve the elasticity of the face, and gently lifting and smoothing to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. As with any massage, the circulation to the face is improved and thus a “glow” is encouraged. A cleanse and tone eradicates any surface grime and dead skin cells, improving skin regeneration and also the look of the complexion. Acupressure is used to stimulate the energy points and thus promote general wellbeing.

Our version of this therapy is based on aspects of both the Ayurvedic (Indian) and the Chinese (TCM) traditions, and includes all of the above elements. Another common effect is how very relaxing it is to receive, so the client has the added bonus of feeling thoroughly chilled. We may not be able to turn back the clock, but we can certainly help clients to look and feel more relaxed!

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the day, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.

Natural Lift Face Massage is often referred to as “The Non-Surgical Face Lift” , working as it does on relaxing the facial muscles, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to improve the elasticity of the face, and gently lifting and smoothing to reduce wrinkles andfine lines. As with any massage, the circulation to the face is improved and thus a “glow” is encouraged. A cleanse and tone eradicates any surface grime and dead skin cells, improving skin regeneration and also the look of the complexion. Acupressure is used to stimulate the energy points and thus promote general wellbeing.

Our version of this therapy is based on aspects of both the Ayurvedic (Indian) and the Chinese (TCM) traditions, and includes all of the above elements. Another common effect is how very relaxing it is to receive, so the client has the added bonus of feeling thoroughly chilled. We may not be able to turn back the clock, but we can certainly help clients to look and feel more relaxed!

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the day, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.


Reflexology Professional Practitioner Diploma Course (3 days)

Cost: £475

Reflexology is an incredibly popular treatment, providing as it does the benefits of an energy therapy combined with the practical experience of a foot and leg massage – the best of both worlds! This is an intensive 3 day course which includes information on the history of Reflexology and other background information, along with the practical application of techniques. Students will learn to appreciate how the feet mirror the body and how, by working the reflexes and zones, they can stimulate the systems of the body and bring about balance and harmony. The course is taught 1-1, enabling the student to learn with undivided tutor attention and to practise until they are confident to carry out a safe and effective treatment independently.

The course is supported by a comprehensive textbook, “The Complete Guide to Reflexology” (Ruth Hull). It can be purchased through various suppliers, such as the link here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Complete-Guide-Reflexology-Ruth-Hull/9780955901133

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training. Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively.

Students will be asked to take a short test at the end of the course and will be asked to provide 12 written case studies. Once these are completed satisfactorily, the student will be awarded their certificate.

If any student has not reached the required standard on the practical days, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.

Proof of an Anatomy and Physiology qualification is required to undertake this course (or proof that a student is studying for a qualification). The course may be taken alongside studying for A and P, but the certificate will not be awarded until the student qualifies in A and P due to insurance requirements.


Swedish Back Massage Professional Practitioner Diploma Course

Cost: £150

This is a one day “stand alone” course for those interested in learning a back massage. Since back massages are the most commonly requested treatments in my experience, it is good to be able to provide a course which does not involve the expense of a full Swedish body massage in order to make their benefits accessible to my students and their clients. The treatment is wonderful for relaxing clients, addressing stiff shoulders and aching backs, and is a great addition to the therapist’s repertoire.

An Anatomy and Physiology qualification is NOT a requirement for this course which makes it perfect for therapists who do not currently have an A and P qualification and for people simply interested in massage for family and friends.

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the day, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.


Thai Foot Massage Professional Practitioner Diploma Course

Cost: £155 (including a traditional Thai massage stick)

Traditional Thai Foot Massage is a very popular modality, offering as it does the experience of a different massage from the usual Swedish or other Western style. A vigorous yet relaxing massage of the feet and legs, it incorporates the use of a traditional Thai massage stick (included in the cost) to provide reflexology style acupressure points work and to stimulate the reflexes on and around the toes. It is a great therapy for clients who are on their feet a lot, or anyone with stiff and aching leg muscles.

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the day, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.


Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling) Professional Practitioner Diploma Course

Cost: £155 (including a set of Biosun Candles which are used on the course)

Ear Candling or Thermo-Auricular Therapy is one of those treatments that is slightly different and exciting to offer to your clients. It can help with sinusitis, tinnitus, and other ear, nose and throat conditions, and is sometimes sought after by clients about to fly in order to minimise the discomfort brought about by changes in pressure. This one day intensive course includes information on the history of Ear Candling as well as other practical information. As well as instruction on the safe and effective use of the candles, students will learn a basic facial massage designed to stimulate the lymphatic system and bring about deep relaxation.

The course provides intensive professional training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students are provided with a comprehensive manual and a session on professional practicalities and background to the treatment, although most of the emphasis is on practical training.

Assessment is practical, in order to ensure that the student is able to carry out the treatment confidently, safely and effectively. There is also a verbal assessment to ensure the student is confident with the theory contained in the course. If any student has not reached the required standard on the day, they will be invited to return to re-sit the course free of charge within one month: after that, the course must be paid for again.

It should be noted that this is a complementary treatment and should not replace the advice of a medical practitioner.

Biosun candles are used on the course: they have an internal filter and carry the CE safety mark.

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