Welcome To Holistic Training
“To inspire and support you in recognising and achieving your professional and personal goals”
Are you considering a career in complementary therapies? Then let elemi put you on the correct path to becoming a confident and professional therapist. We offer comprehensive Level 3 qualifications in Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian head massage.
Whether you are just starting out or already have some experience of complementary therapies elemi will guide and support you along your chosen path.
Our qualifications are mapped to National Occupational Standards (NOS). Standards for complementary therapies are developed and published by Skills for Health.
Why is it important for you to know this?
The NOS are statements which describe what an individual needs to be able to do, know and understand in order to be safe and competent in practise.
Not all courses are mapped to this standard.
Our qualifications in Body massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology will allow you to become a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and register with the CNHC (Complementary and National Healthcare Council )
Please note: Our qualification in Indian Head Massage will allow you to join FHT, but the CNHC does not include IHM on its criteria for registration.
It is important to us that students are offered the highest quality of training that allows them to become highly regarded therapists.
We have highlighted some key points you may want to consider before deciding on your choice of training provider - please click a question to see our answer.
Is the tutor properly qualified to teach the therapy and still practising?
Always check that the tutor holds a recognised teaching qualification and has plenty of teaching experience. At elemi your tutors have over 15 years industry and teaching experience.
How many contact hours you will have with your tutor?
The core curriculum for each therapy clearly states how many guided learning hours are needed to achieve a level of competency. From our experience the more time the student spends in a classroom environment fully supported by their tutor the more confident the student is in practising their therapies. We have applied this when planning the length of the course.
How many case studies do you need to complete and in what time?
The core curriculum sets out guidelines for how many case studies need to be completed, they vary for each therapy and are a hugely important part of your learning and growth as a therapist. We have found that if the time given to students to undertake case studies is too short they feel under pressure, vital learning and experience is lost and may even fail to complete. At elemi we understand that you have outside commitments and this is taken into consideration when planning the length of the course.
What is the cost of the course?
It is important for you to understand what you are getting for your money. The price reflects how many training days you are getting with your tutor. This in turn reflects the standards to which the qualification has been mapped. A low cost course may mean less training days and more unsupervised home study. Please think carefully if this will suit your style of learning. Many years of teaching has indicated that most students prefer the support and guidance given to them in class with their tutor. At elemi we have a maximum of six students to ensure you get to spend plenty of one to one time with your tutor. We have incorporated fully supervised clinical practice days into the course. These give you the opportunity to experience a real life working environment.
For qualified therapists we offer short courses in hot and cold stone massage therapy, pregnancy massage, hand and ear reflexology and massage using pre blended oils. These have all been accredited by the FHT. Great for CPD.
Full course descriptors can be found under holistic courses.
We offer refresher courses in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian head massage if you feel you would like to brush up on your skills to help boost your confidence. Full details can be found under refresher courses.
Workshops are available for professional development and new ones are always being added. Great for CPD.
All training and retreats will have no more than four people attending. Small groups give everyone a more personal approach and one to one time with the tutor. Our tutors have a wealth of industry experience and more importantly over fifteen years teaching experience in Holistic Therapies.
So please take your time, have a look around the website where all your questions should be answered. If you still have a query please don' hesitate to contact us. Look forward to seeing you soon.