for Orchid Massage & Beauty Academy
I had a really positive experience with the Academy. The support I received before I booking my course was wonderful; Georgeene & Karen were always happy to answer questions and provide further information. The website is really pleasing on the eye and also easy to browse through, I loved all the testimonials as they reassured me I was making a good choice! The college facilities are second to none and the entire course was enjoyable- even studying for the exams! My tutor knew so much about massage and that was obvious very quickly and it was invaluable to have her expertise and hints. I think the course was excellent value for money and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I have already booked to do another short course with the Academy in June! I am a practicing massage therapist working from my base in Gwynedd.
Courses: VTCT CERT Swedish Massage & Deep Tissue
My tutor could not have been more helpful she was fantastic. During the classes and throughout my practice and assessments she was always there for me offering support. The booking process was easy to use and understand with simple procedures and the website was user friendly and to easy to navigate around. The course content was thorough without being too much and definately value for money.
I am now a practicing massage therapist working from a home a few days a week.
Courses: VTCT CERT Indian Head Massage & VTCT CERT Swedish Massage
From the very first contact I had with the Academy I felt a sense of professionalism and a very warm welcome. The Academy is small, friendly and supportive. I really enjoyed all all my courses and made some new friends along the way; both students and tutors. Whilst studying at the Academy I had great support from everyone especially the tutors themselves and it came as a pleasant surprise when they said we could call or email out of college hours if we ever needed further assistance or advice. This was of great benefit to me and I definitely took them up on their generous offer!
My enquiries and questions were dealt with in a fast and efficient way and good advice was given to me as to what would be the most beneficial path to chose. I think I possibly under-estimated the workload involved with the courses, as I did a few in succession, but the tutors made life so much easier with their helping hands to organize me and pass on their wealth of knowledge. The courses are accelerated so you work hard but the results are very rewarding and the work is enjoyable.
Since leaving the Academy, I have been incredibly fortunate and privileged to pursue my new career in the way that I have. My goal was to become a sports therapist, but I could never have anticipated what was round the corner on completion of my courses. Due to some hard work and very good luck, I have secured my place as a massage therapist working at the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club.
The work was initially a couple of hours a week voluntary but has now progressed to be much, much more. I now work on a regular basis with the Europe’s number one rugby team and some of the best pro athletes in the game. I work alongside some of the world leading sports physiotherapists and conditioners who are always advancing my skills with day to day training and development, and I have been lucky enough to work at Super League games each week and even appear on SKY TV. ( including working at Old Trafford in the super league grand final).
In Sept 09 I was asked to work for the England RFL and therefore be a therapist for the four nations England team. This experience was amazing and made me realize how good this career actually is. So to sum up, since qualifying as a sports therapist at Cheshire Massage Academy, I now earn my living on a daily basis through massage, and this happens to include working for the best Rugby club in the world and my own National team. It just shows that anything is possible…
I am glad I chose this college and would recommend them to anyone who is interested. Without them, I would not be in the privilaged position that I am today. Many thanks to both my tutors and the great friends I have made. Money well spent !!!