Holistic Therapy Courses

Holistic Therapy Courses

Choose from a range of exceptional courses in Complementary Therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Massage

Holistic Body Massage Course (Ref E)


  • One of the most popular course we offer. This professional course concentrates on developing the practical skills of Swedish and advanced body massage. The course is ideal for candidates who intend to progress onto a range of complementary therapies, or for individuals who purely would like the wonderful skill of therapeutic massage. These qualifications will allow the successful candidate to practice massage professionally and to obtain insurance cover. The course perfects all the practical skills and includes all theoretical studies to be able to understand the principles of massage and its effect on the human body. Employment opportunities are available in sports clinics, gymnasia, health farms and hydros.

  • Syllabus:
  • Anatomy and physiology, holistic body massage to the whole body, effects, benefits, precautions and contra-indications, consultation, business practise, first aid.

  • Examination:
  • VTCT Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • VTCT Certificate in Swedish Massage
  • VTCT Diploma in Body Massage
  • Extra Option: ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.

Anatomy & Physiology Diploma (Ref F)


  • The Anatomy and Physiology diploma covers all the major systems of the body, interesting as a course in its own right or as a pre-requisite for the Holistic Therapy Programmes.

  • Syllabus:

  • Structure and functions of the major body systems to include, histology, skeletal, muscular, skin, cardio-vascular, nervous, olfactory, endocrine, lymphatic, genito-urinary, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems.

  • Examination:
  • VTCT Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Extra Option: ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please college the college of your choice for further timetable details.

Reflexology Course (Ref G)


  • Reflexology is rapidly becoming one of the most popular complementary therapies. This course allows you professional membership to all the leading professional associations for reflexology. Employment opportunities are available in clinics, salons and hospitals. Pre-Requisite Anatomy and Physiology Diploma.


  • Syllabus:

  • The course will thoroughly teach the history, theory and philosophy of Reflexology, techniques of Reflexology, concepts and theories as to how and why it works, zones and their relation to organs and functions, contra-indications - possible client/patient reaction to treatment.

  • Examinations:
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
  • Extra Option: ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.

Aromatherapy Course (Ref H)


  • Aromatherapy is the age old practice of using essential oils to achieve both physical and psychological benefits. The syllabus embraces the standards set down for membership of all leading associations and the Institute of Complementary Medicine. Pre-requisite - Holistic Massage Course


  • Syllabus:
  • History and development of aromatherapy, therapeutic properties of forty essential oils, blending of essential oils, use, care and storage of oils, chemical composition, safety data and toxicity of oils, consultation, contra-indications to treatment, comprehensive aromatherapy massage to include face, scalp and body.

  • Examination:
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Extra Option: ITEC Aromatherapy Diploma
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.

In-depth Aromatherapy Seminars (Ref J)


  • Available to post-graduate and students of aromatherapy. The school will run a series of in-depth seminars delivered by eminent speakers on the latest developments in aromatherapy to include:

  • (i) Chemistry, hazards and toxicity
  • (ii) Pregnancy and cancer
  • (iii) ME, HIV and mentally ill
  • (iv) Arthritis, Acne and Asthma

  • Examination:
  • The Central College Certificate
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.


Complementary Therapies Certificate (Ref K)


  • The Level 2 Certificate covers Swedish massage in detail and introduces all the leading
    Complementary Therapies. A perfect course to enhance the skills of the beauty therapist or as an ideal foundation course for progression to the advanced complementary therapy diplomas. A wonderful introduction to the complementary therapies.

  • Syllabus:

  • An introduction and provision of zone therapy, aromatherapy oil blends, body and Indian head massage.

  • Examination:
  • VTCT Level 2 Holistic Therapies Certificate
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.


Complementary Therapies Course (Ref L)


  • Perfect course to study all the lead complementary therapies to a high professional standard. This takes massage, aromatherapy and reflexology to Level 3. Pre-requisite - Level 2 Body Massage.

  • Syllabus:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology, advanced body massage, history and development of aromatherapy, blending of essential oils and comprehensive aromatherapy massage; history, theory, concepts and treatment of reflexology.

  • Examination:
  • ITEC Complementary Therapy Diploma
  • VTCT Complementary Therapy Diploma
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.

Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Massage) (Ref M)


  • A professional course to include some of the most popular therapies covering body massage, aromatherapy using pre-blended oils, indian head massage and hot stone massage.

  • Syllabus:

  • Anatomy and physiology, body massage, aromatherapy using pre-blended oils, indian head and hot stone massage.

  • Examination:
  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Massage)
  • Course Timetable:
  • Course enrolment is normally offered in September, January and April. Other dates may be available. Courses are normally offered on a part time and full time basis. Classes are available during days, evenings and weekends. Please contact the college of your choice for further timetable details.

I would like to say a big thank you to the staff of the White Rose 
College for giving me the skills and knowledge to begin a very 
rewarding new career. I highly recommend the college to anyone 
interested.

Lynne Harling

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