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Massage & Holistic Therapy Courses in Greater Manchester and North Wales.

Are you thinking about learning massage or holistic therapies as a career change? Maybe you are looking for a better quality of life, doing work that has more meaning? You could be returning to work after maternity leave. Or are you an existing therapist looking for a new exciting course ?

Whatever your reason for wanting to learn massage or holistic therapies, we can help you.

Orchid Massage Academy is dedicated to helping you become an amazing therapist. We believe that the world needs more great therapists, so we have made it our mission to provide the best quality courses, the most outstanding tutors and the most supportive and friendly learning environment, to enable you to become the best therapist you can possibly be.

We have training centres in Rochdale, Greater Manchester and Bangor, North Wales. Our courses will prepare you to gain certification and insurance to work as a professional in the massage and holistic therapy industry. We have an excellent reputation for offering personalised accelerated training courses, specifically developed for adult learners. Many of our learners are people seeking a career change as well as qualified therapists taking advantage of our large portfolio of courses, including:

taster courses

Introduction /Taster Courses

Introductory Courses and Taster Days are available for newcomers to massage and reflexology.

certificates and diploma

Accredited Certificates & Diplomas

Nationally recognised qualifications in Massage, Complementary Therapies & Sports Massage

professional workshops

Professional Workshops

Develop your skills and knowledge with our CPD courses for existing therapists.

For your peace of mind we offer a range of VTCT accredited Level 3 Certificates and Diplomas as well as many professional CPD courses by various oganisations such as FHT, IPTI, BABTAC, PBT, AOR, Embody, CTA and H&L Balen.

Our Certificate and Diploma course programmes have been designed to allow certification within 2-6 months depending on the course, which means that you can qualify within a time scale to suit you; quickly or at your own pace.

Our aim is to be flexible, offering all our massage and holistic therapy courses in weekday and weekend modes. Our tutors are highly qualified and experienced in working with a range of learners and we can promise:

  • Fully accredited and insurable courses: All VTCT Diploma courses are internationally recognised and fully accredited. Our CPD workshops are all fully insurable, enabling you to start working professionally immediately after qualifying.
  • Expert tutors: All our tutors are hand-picked for their passion, experience and expertise. They all have at least 10 years experience in the industry and all have a teaching qualification.
  • Very small classes: Our aim is to produce amazing therapists – and to do this we need small classes. We never have more than 6 people in a class, so everyone gets the attention and support they need.
  • On-going support: All students will be sent high quality learning materials to refer to throughout the course and all have access to continuous support from your tutor and the school principal by phone or email. Our private Facebook group allows you to communicate with and get support from other students and graduates.

Highest quality teaching and assessing: Our academy is regularly inspected by VTCT to ensure our standards remain high and we are providing the highest quality learning environment.

Flexible Payments: We provide a payment plan for VTCT courses, enabling you to pay in three monthly instalments

Quality provision and value for money: there are no hidden charges.

Discounts for multiple course bookings

Flexibility: choose your own exam date to suit your timings

Our high quality, professional training courses have been developed for anyone looking to qualify in:

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Massage (also known as Swedish Massage)
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stones Massage
  • Hopi Ear Candling(thermo-auricular therapy)
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Maternity Reflexology

Accredited Professional Courses

We offer a wide range of Massage and Holistic Therapy Diplomas, approved and accredited by the VTCT.

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If you would like to find out more about Orchid Massage Academy, please contact us via our enquiry form or call us on 07903 835898

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