I would like to thank the School of Natural Therapies for the excellent BTEC L5 program in Sport and Remedial Massage. The program covers ALL essential theoretical knowledge required by professional massage therapist for successful practice. The academic and support staff is very friendly and helpful and ready to clear any potential doubts that students may have. The lecture is scheduled over the weekend which allows for combining work and study. Furthermore the first certificate ITEC L3 will be achieved in first 4 month allowing you to start work and practice. I highly recommend The School of Natural Therapies to anyone who would like to study massage therapy as reliable and respectful institution which will meet you expectations.
Ex Student JG
For anyone wondering whether to join or are yet to start a course with the School of Natural Therapies, I highly recommend it. During my experience I was guided in the right direction to succeed throughout (by all my tutors) and it certainly works because I am delighted with my grade! My tutors Helen, Suz, Joseph, Iris and Trevor all went above and beyond to answer my many questions and provide me with really thorough, encouraging and useful feedback. The amount I learnt in such a short time is unbelievable.
All the staff at SNT are so friendly and I will definitely be returning for further courses and now I've been, couldn't imagine choosing any other school.
Thank you to everyone who helped me reach my goal! (Marc, Duncan, Helen, Joseph, Suz, Trevor and Iris and everyone else involved)
Alison Fay Clarke
April 2014 Graduate
I just wanted to thank you and your team for the great experience I had, studying the Level 5 Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage course with you and all these fantastic new skills I now possess.
I am so glad I did the course. Particularly the level 5 part of it really brought things together for me and made me feel that I can make a difference and that I have the tools to treat clients as individuals with very different clinical histories, scenarios and needs. It is incredible how much we have learned on this course.
I remember the very first day and for the first time making an attempt at effleuraging someone’s leg and getting a little scared, realizing just how new and alien this craft was to me. And now I feel confident will all these techniques. It’s simply fantastic!!!
But in the main, I just wanted to let you know what a great team of tutors Alison and Trevor are. I think I can speak for most of the group by saying that we all absolutely adore both of them. They are both such different people and their teaching styles are also so very different. But I found this makes them an amazing team.
Trevor is always energetic and fun. He creates a relaxed, positive and fun atmosphere and his passion really comes across and inspired us all. He is so knowledgeable, but also honest and human and made us feel comfortable with not being perfect straight away and keeping practicing and trying to get better.
Alison is more serious (but still fun!!) and more importantly, calm and organised. She always made sure we remained focused and got stuff done. Her demonstrations and advice were always clear, consistent and constructive. Her skill and knowledge is inspiring and she made us want to up our game and work harder.
When the two of them worked together it was a wonderful mix of both their strengths. After learning from them for nearly a year I feel very strongly that I will miss them and grew to like them an awful lot.
I have to say I also am a huge fan of Julie Anne too. I love the way she taught us in her calm, clear and jolly manner and her knowledge and skill always impressed me.
So thanks again for supplying these great tutors and an amazing course!!!
Level 5 Graduate – July 2014.
When I decided to re-train and become a Reflexologist, I did a lot of research into suitable UK training schools that offered intensive learning that I could fit around my work commitments. I immediately contacted The School of Natural Therapies for its clear and friendly, yet professional website and when I spoke with Marc, the principal of the school regarding the details of his course, he was every bit as approachable and helpful as I expected. I signed up to the course right away.
As a complete novice I took both the Reflexology and A&P classes. Yes, they are short and very intensive courses that seem very daunting at first. Importantly, tutors Amy, Helen, and Iris are very knowledgeable and highly skilled teachers with a outright passion for the topics they teach. I absolutely enjoyed their gentle guidance coupled with a no-nonsense professional teaching style, they get right to the core of the subject and make one or two of the more banal topics cheerful and easy to remember. With their help and my commitment, I'm delighted that I've just passed both courses with flying colours.
I have no hesitation in recommending SNT as an outstanding training school for holistic therapies. In fact, I'm already looking at booking my next course with them.
Thank you so much guys
Sam Lennie, 2014 Reflexology Graduate
When I first wanted to do a training in massage therapy I wasn't sure what course to take. After speaking with Mark I decided to go for the Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy (BTEC Level 5) course. I did my training at the SNT and it was truly worth it! No regrets!
It took me less than a year to build up my clientele. I'm now managing my own business and this is very exciting and rewarding. Have a look at my website: http://www.julienburnier.com
If you are thinking about developing a professional activity in this field I can highly recommend this course as it's much more than just massage. You'll learn a lot about anatomy, physiology which will make your work more interesting as you'll understand much better what you are doing when you are treating a client and why.
It is a solid base to start working as a therapist.
The course is a consequent commitment - especially if you are a full time worker, as I was during my training - but I enjoyed it so much and it is totally doable. I think it was the right amount of work - with a perfect balance on theory vs practical. It is also a financial commitment but again I can tell you if you are motivated you can easily get the reward of this investment.
The tutors at the SNT where fantastic, complementing each others very well. I did my training in 2003 with Trevor, Alison, and Julianne. All presented high level of teaching, were very professional and they also knew how to make learning fun and interesting.
Thank you Mark! I'm so glad you advised me to do this course!
How are things with you?
Thank you very much for the care you took in sending my ITEC diploma,it arrived in Japan safely and it is beautifull, I can't thank you enough!
Since qualifying with you, I've got a holistic therapist job at a hotel and spa here in Japan and am startingwork there from 1st March. I'm so very proud of myself that I've learnt a great deal at your school and I'm sure that experience will only make me a better therapist in the future.
I really like the way your tutors taught us in the lessons. I won't be able to find another Holistic Therapy School in London as professional and helpfull as yours and so when I come and study again in London I'll definitely get in touch with you!
Please can you thank from the bottom of my heart, Marc, Suz, Helen as well as you xxxx
Thanks for the opportunity to study with you guys, it was a great experience and I've learnt a lot.
The lectures were the best I've ever had, especially Trevor and Alison.
NC - 2013
Firstly can I thank you, Trevor, Alison and Julianne for a fantastic course. I have really learnt so much about so many different aspects of sports & remedial massage. The confidence levels that your lecturers have installed in me are first class.
I would also like to compliment you on the thorough anatomy & assessment criteria needed on the course.
My knowledge has been severely tested in past 3 months as I have been treating injuries galore within the gym I work in, plus in addition to this I am now the resident Sports Therapist for Old Owens FC each Saturday.
The knowledge I gained from completing the level 5 course has stood me in great stead with the assessment & treatment of soft tissue injuries. I have used as this alongside the PT exercise rehabilitation benefits I can offer with the gym.
In addition to this I have now landed the Sports Therapist role for The SAL (Southern Amateur League) & The AFA (Amateur Football Alliance)
My only regret is that I should have completed the course years ago.
Send my best wishes to all the team at SNT.
Ed Pritchard 2013 Graduate
I would also like to say a huge thank you to you peeps. It's been a thoroughly rewarding adventure and learning curve for me. One adventure that I will continue to hop skip and jump along. Who says they can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Thank you very much for running this course. It was really good and definitely a must for anyone having just qualified in the Holistic Massage.
Saving up to do the Sports and Remedial one now with you as your learining style is amazing!! Hopefully see you soon!
RH - January intake
Trevor is the best teacher I have ever had! He is very professional and a really lovely person! We learned so many new things!
I am already thinking to get another course with him.
I think people from my group are all have the same opinion.
Would I recommend the School of Natural Therapies?
Yes and I do.
My experience at the school has been nothing short of fantastic.
The professional tutoring and encouragement has guided me from complete novice to a working
massage therapist in one of London's prestigious Sports Clubs, with other massage and
All the while my confidence and knowledge has expanded, over and above the areas of anatomy,
physiology and massage, but with dealing with 'real' people with issues that impact their lives on a
daily basis. This has come about through watching, learning and the hands on guidance of the
knowledgable and experienced tutoring team of the school. Whose attention to detail and patience
provides the perfect environment to bring out the best in their students. The relaxed atmosphere
soon calms the nerves, bringing everyone into the learning experience.
Having the ability to really listen, observe and assess someone's musculoskeletal issues and then
make a significant positive difference is a wonderful feeling. All of which comes from knowledge,
learning and experience, the opportunity of which is provided by the School of Natural Therapies,
guided from day one by their conscientious tutors.
I hope the school continues to go from strength to strength.
The ideal place to expand your horizons.
The tutors and teaching at The School of Natural Therapies is exceptional. After researching AOR accredited schools I went with SNT because the passion the tutors have for their subject was infectious. The 6month reflexology and A&P courses were intense but the support the school offers is brilliant and they monitor your progress ensuring you are so prepared on exam day. It has been an amazing journey and I could not have qualified with a distinction without the schools phenomenal teaching. I leave feeling so comfortable and prepared to practise my exciting new profession.
Refleology Graduate March 2013
I studied holistic massage therapy, deep tissue massage and chair massage at your school of natural therapies. I wanted to thank you for the professionalism of your school and the great organization. Since I studied at your school I have been able to promote my services in offices and also to private clients. I am already starting to make extra revenue. I believe that in a year or so I will have a regular clientele thanks to you and your teachers. The techniques we are told are of great standard and all my clients tell me that they are impressed with my technique. Also because we had a business unit this helped me to think about how to promote my services and how to go on about finding clients.
A well worth investment!
I was lucky enough to complete my clinical sports and remedial massage course in 2012. I am now working at a well respected chiropractic clinic.
Coming from a construction background this was a huge change of career, but I believe that I chose the best school possible. Marc has created a school that has a relaxed atmosphere, but with a hard work ethic and excellent instruction mean you leave this school prepared to be a working therapist.
The guest lecturers are fantastic but its the combination of Trevor and Alison that make your weekly improvement staggering. All of the staff's enthusiasm for their work is as genuine as I've seen on any course I've been on.
For further CPD, this is my school of choice.
Just to elaborate a little on the course with Nicolle - I liked her very much and her approach - she had many anecdotes to illustrate her experience in the subject and to inspire - an experiential exercise for us to appreciate quite how it feels to be less physically capable than we are now and begin to put ourselves into the shoes of the dementia patient - it gave insight and reassurance to those inexperienced with them to feel confident in approaching them - others there who were carers at a home were also able to add their anecdotes and experience - she created an informal atmosphere but with appropriate respect for the subject. Theory in the morning and practical in the later part of afternoon.
I would, and have, recommended it highly.
Helle - Massaging people with dementia course.
This course (level 3 diploma in massage and anatomy & physiology) has been a invaluable guide for me and has given me practical as well as theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the massage world. The most exceptional part about this course was its teachers, who not only taught us everything we needed to know to pass the exams, but truly considered what we should know, giving us insiders knowledge about the industry, customer care. They also gave us a greater understanding of massage practice than what was required for ITEC with a greater variety of strokes and techniques. They were invested in our success and never unwilling to answer a question, even after a lengthy lesson or via an email. I strongly recommend studying with the school of natural therapies who have given me the skills and nurtured my confidence in massage practice.
Matthew Lacoste - 2012 Graduate
Thank you all again for your hard work & for providing such a fantastic service - I must say that the quality of teaching at SNT is a lot higher than I expected & I would definately recommend your centre to anyone interested in learning massage as well as returning to SNT for further courses.
Daniella 2012 Holistic Massage Graduate
I had just received my Diploma and the badge this morning. I had very nice experience in your school. Hope to see you in the future courses:) Thank you very much indeed.
Roberta - ITEC Holistic Massage 2012 Graduate
I have just completed a course at the school and both myself and all of my classmates would agree that it was an amazing experience.
The support and professionalism of the school is outstanding, both from the Principal who came to meet us several times and the very good teachers - all were simply excellent. We also got great results and feel very well equipped to go out into the world as good therapists! The teaching was very thorough and went above and beyond expectations and also any other massage course that I have been on. I would recommend the School of Natural Therapies without reservation.
Richard - 2012 Massage Graduate
Not quite sure where to start but I found all of the tutors to be supportive, knowledgable and approachable at all times. As a newcomer to this type of education I found the school to be amazing in the way in which they supported us in class. The support out of it was great too. This was a fast track course but at no point did the pressure build up to a level that was not managable.
I received my Diploma in the post today and now have it sitting proudly on my mantle and want to thank the School of Natural Therapies for all of their support in making this couorse a truly wonderful and rewarding experience. I believe my friend has signed up for a course with you on the strength of my recommendation and I myself am looking forward to attending the Deep Tissue course very soon. Keep up your great work.
D Kershaw - 2012 Massage Graduate
I have been a martial artist for many years, at one time with an avid participation in power lifting. From the numerous injuries I have had over the years, the most profound and long term has been stiffness and chronic pain in my lower back. After spending a near fortune on numerous treatments with limited results? I decided to take my treatment and personal management into my our hands. To this end I enrolled in the School of Natural Therapies to get to the heart of the problem. From a complete novice my education at this college has been nothing less than fantastic. The tutoring is first class, delivered in a very welcoming relaxed atmosphere, which encourages participation and a sense of worth and involvement. I have found the tutors to be exceptional in the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and massage, as well as their people skills. Their experience of sports injuries, biomechanics and more importantly how to deal and manage the issue has been nothing less than life changing for me. Not only has my back issue been identified and consequently addressed, thus freeing me to continue my martial art career, but my whole mental attitude has changed for the positive. Pain is a very consuming distraction, without the knowledge and compassion of the School of Natural Therapies tutors, I believe I would still be running around in expensive circles looking for a some relief. Due to the teaching standards and guidance given I achieved a 'distinction' in the first course I enrolled in at the college (ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage) which has lead me take on a further, higher level course at the School of Natural Therapies. The knowledge I have gained has provided me with an additional income as I now massage and assist others with their soft tissue issues. I would recommend the School of Natural Therapies whole-heartily as a wonderful experience and a stepping stone to anyone's future health and potentially a career builder. Joseph
Joseph - April 2012 Massage Graduate
The level of the course is very good and I feel very fortunate for choosing it. And I, without blinking, would recommend to anyone who would ask for a massage course. Actually I DID recommend for my hairdresser. TWICE! And I definitely will come back for another courses offered. I feel that I need to point out the fantastic quality of the material given to us, the attention provide for us by everyone in the course and by the amazing and talented colleagues I was with. The good vibe, the knowledge and wit of the teachers stimulated everyone .I congratulate everyone in this course and recommend for you, if you're looking for a massage course, this is the one you should get in. Maybe we'll be colleagues in one of the follow-up courses, 'cause I'm sure you'll try them too. Cheers, Arturo.
Arturo - May 2012 Graduate
I have recently completed and passed the Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology ITEC Level 3 Diploma and found the teaching fantastic!!! I actually live in Devon and searched for a good college to train with (we do have colleges in Devon) but travelling to London to train with The School of Natural Therapies was so worth the extra effort and I WILL be coming back to do other courses in the future with the school! I would definitely recommend The School of Natural Therapies and thank them so much for the fantastic training I received!!!
Julie W - May 2012 Graduate- Barnstaple Devon.
“When I signed up for the ITEC Level 3 QCF Anatomy & Physiology course at The School of Natural Therapies I had no idea what lay ahead. It has been a tough but fun and enlightening learning experience of 5 months. Without the strong teaching skills and experienced guidance of Iris and great backup of Marc and Duncan I would never have passed let alone with distinction. Iris is the best, most brilliant and inspiring teacher/tutor ever! I strongly advise would be students who think they can do this Level 3 course online to seriously reconsider. The way the course is structured and all the additional notes, support and the way in which Iris teaches makes this course so well worthwhile that I so looked forward to the classes. Grateful thanks to all the staff – your input, dedication and professionalism is just awesome. To anyone who needs to do A&P: before you commit to a school or an online course rather phone the School of Natural Therapies and discuss your options with Marc. The course fee is a small price to pay for the peace of mind you will have at the end. What you may ‘save’ online you will pay with your cell tissue and additional stress.”
Mary Anne Parker - January 2012 Graduate
"Without you and your inspiring teaching I surely would not had fallen in love with Reflexology so this is actually a big thank you!!!! Miss your classes, they are fun and at the same time focused on the important things that a new learner must know. A joy to be in".
Maria C - 2011 Reflexology Graduate
Just to let you know that i received my certificate yesterday. Many thanks once again for all your support. It was a real joy to be part of your school and to study in such a warm environment. I would love to come back.
All the best for the future!
Wow! Before I had even received my certificate in Holistic Massage I had meetings with various people about massaging for fitness camps on Osea Island with a team of fitness, yoga and pilates trainers and a nutritionist and also up in the Highlands of Scotland again with a similar team base including the athlete Daley Thompson. Upon gaining the acupressure diploma the following week I was massaging at The Isle of Wight Music Festival with the sponsorship of the Boxfresh clothing company. I wouldn’t have believed that so many doors could have suddenly opened. It’s been exhausting, exciting and fun...I’m buzzing!!!
The course gave me much more than I had hoped and expected. I now have the confidence to go out into the world and be a holistic massage therapist and I have learnt so much more about myself that can only lead to me caring for my clients and myself in a rewarding and compassionate way. I looked forward to every weekend and found that I would leave every Sunday full of an energy and enthusiasm that I have seldom found anywhere else.
The course the tutors and my fellow students were fantastic and I am so excited to be continuing with another course next term. I have made friends that I will probably keep in touch with for the rest of my life.
Its true what they say it really is that good!
It's great to be providing courses to students who really want to learn and become successful. Here at SNT we have an amazing track record of delivering superb results and many of our students go on to become great themselves!