Meet the Tutors

at Orchid Massage & Beauty Academy

Nikki Wolf: VTCT Tutor & Assessor


Nikki has 15 years experience as a holistic therapist and has trained in a wide range of disciplines.  Over the years she has worked with a diverse range of clients in a variety of settings, from people recovering from sports injuries, to adults with severe disabilities and those overcoming substance abuse.

Nikki currently divides her time between running her own clinical practice and managing Orchid Massage Academy. She passionately believes in excellent standards of training and education for practitioners and has extensive experience teaching in holistic therapies, having been a tutor/assessor for over 10 years, as well as working as an in-house Spa Trainer for a number of top spas in the North West.

Nikki keeps her skills and knowledge up to date by attending regular training courses and has personally found holistic and alternative therapies invaluable in her own life; still receiving regular treatments herself.

If you would like to try a treatment with Nikki or would like more information on the therapies she practices, see

Janine Cotterill: VTCT Tutor, Assessor and Verifier


Janine has been a qualified therapist for 17 years and a therapy tutor for over 12 years. Starting her career on board luxury cruise ships, she has continued to work and teach in the industry. Janine also uses her massage skills to treat those living with MS at a clinic in Manchester, as well as working at a chiropractic clinic.

 Janine specialises in Thai Yoga Massage, Reflexology, Remedial and corrective massages.

Nicola Richards: IV, VTCT Tutor & Assessor


Nicola is an experienced therapist and tutor, she has over 10 years of tutoring experience across most therapies, being qualified in Reflexology to an advanced level, Indian Head Massage, Body and Advanced Massage, Sports Massage, First Aid, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Infant Massage; she also runs her own mobile practice. In 2012 Nicola also qualified as an Internal Verifier across all her teaching subjects.

She has a reputation for being thorough whilst maintaining an informal approach to teaching but she is very friendly and approachable, always making herself available to students outside class times; she is a very popular CMA tutor and VTCT assessor.

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