Testimonials for Holistic Therapy & Beauty Training Courses at Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty

Here are few things that recent trainees have said about our courses, trainers and the venue:

April 2023 – Kate – Reflexology Diploma

I’ve loved every minute of the reflexology course. I was so nervous starting something new and never thought I’d be able to learn + identify all the different reflex points in the feet & hands. I was really surprised at how quickly I picked them up!

Kerry is an amazing tutor, this being my first diploma course at CSCTB I knew it was going to be taught at a high, in-depth level. Kerry is extremely patient, knowledgeable and such an approachable person – the perfect teacher 🙂

Thank you for everything you’ve taught me over the last 7/8 months – I definitely feel I am a confident reflexologist!

April 2023 – Rachel – Reflexology Diploma

I’ve really enjoyed studying the Diploma in Reflexology from start to finish. The teaching and support were of a high standard. The online training is clear, easy to use and takes you through some challenging content at a steady pace.

The practice days enabled me to gain confidence and get huge amounts of advice. Kerry has high standards and ensured all of us would be professional and effective practitioners. All our questions were dealt with quickly and thoroughly. Moreover, the course has shown me that you’re never too old to learn something new and I’m looking forward to this being the start of an amazing journey Many thanks Kerry!

June 2023 – Robyn – Hot Stone Massage

Thoroughly enjoyed the hot stone course. Was very informative and interesting to see how using hot stones as an additional part of a treatment can improve the clients general well being both physically and mentally. Would definitely recommend attending this 1 day course here at Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty. Thank you Kerry!

June 2023 – Annabel – Hot Stone Massage

Kerry teaches hot stone massage very competently, fitting in a successful mix of theory and practical. It was wonderful to have two volunteer clients to give a full 1 hour treatment to. I leave the day in full confidence I can practice this therapy effectively & safely.

June 2023 – Jules – Hot Stone Massage

The one day hot stone massage course run by Kerry at The Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty was really informative and easy to put into practice confidently. My clients loved the treatment and have said they will come back for another one! Thank you Kerry!

April 2023 – Elizabeth – Reflexology Refresher

I was so nervous coming to the course and convinced I had forgotten my reflexology skills. Treating strangers was a leap into the deep end but Kerry made it simple and was very supportive throughout. Thank you for a great day!

April 2023 – Kerry – Reflexology Refresher

It has been amazing today. I felt so nervous after gaining my qualification back in 1994. I found today very informative and now feel confident to practice at home.

March 2023 – Robyn – Level 2 Facial Massage & Skincare

The level 2 facial course was my first course in the beauty industry. Having had no previous experience, I was really nervous and wasn’t sure what to expect but it was fantastic! Training was thoroughly enjoyable and I’ve learnt so much. I can’t wait to provide my first professional treatment. Thank you!

Jan 2023 – Lucy – Indian Head Massage

I just want to say a massive thank you to yourself and Kerry for hosting such an amazing course! I thoroughly have enjoyed myself and feel so much more confident as an individual both personally and professionally, I’m so excited to start putting my new skills and knowledge to use!

June 2022 – Amelia – Hot Stone Massage

The HSM course was a lovely small group, with helpful demonstrations and encouragement. All questions were welcomed and answered, as well as lots of hands-on time to practice.


June 2022 – Vicki – Hot Stone Massage

Kerry is a very knowledgeable and experienced leader. The course was well taught, providing both knowledge and practical aspects. I left at the end of the day feeling confident that I would be able to provide a professional and meaningful treatment to my clients.


June 2022 – Claire – Hot Stone Massage

An excellent course, well facilitated. I really liked the handbook that went with today’s course. Kerry has a lovely approach to teaching, informative and allowing time for questions.  Course run in a supportive safe environment.

A great day meeting like minded people for CPD.

Thank you. Claire M

June 2022 – Kavita – Hot Stone Massage

  • Done my hot stone massage course today. It was wonderful.
  • Kerry explained all the details very carefully and thoroughly, much appreciated
  • Lots of practice given, that was wonderful
  • Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity


June 2022 – Student – Hot Stone Massage

Kerry is really knowledgeable and really friendly. Very safe space to come and learn. Feeling confident enough to complete a treatment. Thankyou

June 2022 – Student – Hot Stone Massage

Amazing course, great day, learnt loads – lovely treatment. Confident to use on clients.

May 2022 – Zonnie  – Reflexology

I have loved doing the reflexology course with Kerry. It has been the right amount of sessions and support that I felt I need to build my confidence skills and knowledge to become a capable reflexologist. I would definitely recommend the course.

Thank you. Zonnie

May 2022 – Katie – Reflexology

When I first enrolled on the reflexology course, I was nervous as I’m a mature student and I have a busy life.

I cannot say just how much I have loved learning again. My confidence has grown hugely, I have learnt to become a reflexologist and I am so proud at what I have accomplished.

I feel totally ready to go out and treat the public, and this is all thanks to Kerry and the thorough course she offers.

This is one of the best things I have ever done – thank you

May 2022 – Alisha – Reflexology

This reflexology course has been so much more than could have ever anticipated! Kerry is an  incredible teacher who is thorough and highly knowledgeable. Over the year there have been times of stress, learning the A&P & juggling case studies with everyday life and challenges. But I am so happy I signed up and would recommend to anyone! The A&P content was clear and very helpful to learn the content needed and revise for the exam.

Thank you so much for everything! Alisha.

May 2022 – Hanka – Reflexology

Over the last 7 months I studied Reflexology Level 3 at the Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapies. The course was intense and there was more time needed than I thought. However, the support of the tutor was great.  Kerry made time when I had questions or concerns.

I feel confident to open up my own business. Hanka.

May 2022 – Sophie – Reflexology

I have thoroughly enjoyed the reflexology diploma course.

It has been an exciting journey learning reflexology as well as an emotional journey with lots of ups and downs where I’ve doubted my capability. But with the wonderful support from Kerry and other peers we’ve all got through it.

I found the A&P a challenge at times but I’m so proud that I have achieved & passed my exams.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the practical side of reflexology. It’s a treatment I’ve wanted to learn for a long time.

I feel very confident to go out and perform reflexology for clients & I’m excited to see where this will go.

Thank you Kerry for a wonderful course, you’ve been so welcoming & caring and I will highly recommend you.

Thank you – Sophie

May 2022 – Vicki – Reflexology (and Massage Jan 2022)

This is the second course that I’ve completed with Kerry. Firstly reflexology and now Swedish massage. Both courses have been excellent, especially during such challenging times.

Kerry is a first class teacher with a wealth of knowledge and expertise and the premises which the courses are held in are bright, airy and inviting.

I would highly recommend these courses and Kerry to anyone interested in learning a professional course in complementary therapies. Vicki

May 2022 – Reflexology

The course has been fascinating & I feel that I have really developed and mastered a skill! I particularly liked learning about where everything is (drawing on the feet)!

The A&P was very challenging, I felt very overwhelmed at times, but in hindsight I think I spent too much time revising, it would have been helpful to do a practice paper (not sure if this is possible?). But the online learning was very helpful!

I would definitely recommend the course (& others) to people in the future, and may come back to complete another once I’m practicing as a therapist 😊

May 2022 – Reflexology

I was surprised at the amount of work that there needed to be completed but felt very supported throughout my journey.

Learning a new skill is very intimidating but of the last 8 months I have seen gradual improvement in myself with the help of Kerry.

I would strongly recommend this course to people wanting to undertake reflexology as it has been very intense but well supported. The transformation of myself has been amazing along with feedback I’ve have received being able to support my colleagues with relaxation & reducing stress.

May 2022 – Reflexology

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. There has been a lot of work to gain this qualification, but I feel that I have received excellent training, support and guidance from Kerry. The expected standards in all aspects of the training have been incredibly high, and I feel confident that I can provide reflexology treatments that are of a high standard.


March 2022 – Flora – Pregnancy Massage

I have learnt so much on this course which will enable me to not only set up a part-time business but also to develop my skills as a midwife.

Kerry provides a safe and friendly environment to learn in. I have loved coming to every session! Flora x

Jan 2022 – Olivia –  Massage Jan 2022

Great course, very friendly and informative – great. Friendly group – 3rd course so far with Kerry, and hopefully do more in the future. Really pleased with how far I have come from the beginning of the Swedish Massage course. Just goes to show what a great teacher Kerry is. Thankyou. Liv x

Jan 2022 – Jane – Massage Jan 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the course!

A big achievement for me as haven’t done any learning for 40 years! Kerry was a lovely approachable & helpful teacher – clear and concise with everything – all the people on the course were also lovely & very helpful & we worked together well.

Thank- you 😊  Jane.

Jan 2022 – Lucia D’Aprea – Massage Jan 2022

Before I decided to start this massage course, I waited for many months because I was scared and was not really confident with my language. After the pandemic I decided to take this new challenge.

Today the course is finished – I couldn’t believe it yet because I really enjoyed the course and also my group of colleagues were so kind and helpful for everything.

I would like to say a big thanks to my teacher Kerry because she was very supporting and patient to explain everything, also she was very helpful when I was messaging by email my questions.

So thankyou a lot, I will recommend this school and course to other people. Lucia.

Jan 2022 – Sophie Essex – Massage Jan 2022

Kerry @Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapies are highly recommended. From initial contact and booking onto the course, communication was regular and thorough.

I felt supported throughout theory and practical learning, something I found really important when training alongside a full-time job.

The course timings and online theory platform made it perfect to study for a career change.

I will definitely be back for further qualifications. Sophie

September 2021 – Aromatherapy

I signed onto the Aromatherapy Course in September 2021, after a life long dream of going into holistic therapy.

I didn’t know what to expect, but on the first day, Kerry, our course instructor, made us feel welcome and at ease. This continued throughout the course. Every session was fun, informative, and we never made to fell worried about anything. Kerry was an exceptional course teacher. Always there to any questions, be supportive and to get us over the finishing line. I am now a qualified Aromatherapist and never thought I would get here, but I would highly recommend Kerry Baxter and her school.


August 2018 – Jade – Holistic Facial

I attended Kerry’s holistic facial course yesterday, this is my second course with Kerry. I had a fantastic day, learnt so much and I’ve come away feeling confident and excited to try this new treatment on my clients.
I can’t thank Kerry enough for passing on her mass of knowledge to me and helping me grow as a massage therapist.

Thank you again 🌸

June 2018 – Jo – Skin Care Workshop

I attended the evening skin care workshop with my daughters as a treat.
We all really enjoyed it, learnt lots of new techniques and dispelled a few myths!
The atmosphere was relaxed with time to practice and ask questions.
Thank you Kerry

June 2018 – Adam

I can’t recommend the courses here enough! Kerry provides first class training, not only this but she shares her experience, tips, tricks and advice that really make a difference. I’m looking forward to doing another course 🙂

June 2018 – Rosie – Healthy Skin Care Workshop

I attended the Healthy Skin Care Workshop last week ran by Kerry. I found this workshop so useful as Kerry helped us to identify our skin type and she advised us on the best routines to look after our skin. This was a practical course which meant we were able to go through each step gaining tips on how to apply cleansers, toners, moisturisers, masks ect. We were able to try many different products but this workshop was focused on advice rather than selling us products.
Kerry was very friendly and knowledgeable, and she was happy to answer all our questions. I would strongly recommend this workshop

May 2018 – Steph – Indian Head Massage

Great course. Kerry is very knowledgeable and supportive. Good learning ethos. Thank you very much.

May 2018, Aimee – Complementary Therapy Diploma

I completed the Complementary Therapy Diploma with Kerry and it has been life changing. I finally found something that just makes me feel me without sounding clichè. Kerry offers a high level of training and she really is the fountain of all knowledge. She offers a genuine and calming environment, perfect to help anyone confidently grow. Whether you’re changing careers or wish to expand your skills set, this is where you need to be. When I started I had baby twin girls and had no experience. I couldn’t have done it without the ample support I had, which was always on hand and I never once had to ask for. Whether your in a group of 3 or a group of 10 you will receive a personal one to one learning experience that is unquestionably the best in this area in my opinion 

April 2018, Ainsley – Holistic facial course

Thank you so much for a very enjoyable and knowledgeable holistic facial course. So many tips shared. Can’t wait to do another course with you soon Kerry. X

January 2018, Jo – Baby Massage Diploma

I thoroughly enjoyed the infant massage course and can not recommend it highly enough. Kerry is a brilliant teacher who is very knowledgeable and supportive and I felt I learnt such a lot in only two days. Hope to book another very soon

December 2017, Sarah B- Complementary Therapy Diploma

If you want to achieve a first class qualification with expert guidance and support, then the Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy and Beauty is where you will find it.
Kerry Baxter is an amazing, dedicated, supportive and inspirational teacher. You will be taught in beautiful surroundings, safely and effectively, it could be life changing?

December 2017, Sarah M – Massage and Reflexology Diplomas

I cannot recommend the college and Kerry Baxter’s tutoring more highly. I’m sure there are colleges all over the country “churning out” qualified therapists on a regular basis. But if you want to be taught uncompromising professionalism, meticulous standards and the highest quality and understanding of treatments, all in a friendly and supportive environment…..then you need to train here. It’s hard work but it’s a journey that will leave you feeling proud of your achievement and unwilling to accept that your course is over……..so you’ll always be looking to book your next one!!

November 2017, Jade – Indian Head Massage

Thank you so much Kerry for all your help and support!!!!! I’m so pleased I’ve passed and I couldn’t have done it without your expertise.

I could not recommend Kerry enough she’s amazing and I can’t wait to do more courses with her

September 2017, Stacey – Indian Head Massage

I had a really good time on my course. Felt I learnt a lot and everything was made clear. The group was only small so plenty of time to go back over things and get everything clearly understood. Great day.

September 2017, Rebecca – Indian Head Massage

The class was just the right size – a smaller group. Learnt loads. Great tutor. Great groups of girls. Loads of practise. Great environment. Really enjoyed the course.

September 2017, Nicole – Indian Head Massage

Wealth of experience communicated very effectively. A very relaxed and supportive atmosphere to learn in. A very practical, hands on, learning experience. Worth every penny.

September 2017, Stacey – Hot Stone Massage

I really enjoyed my day with Kerry learning hot stone massage. Kerry is very experienced and helped me understand everything clearly.

September 2017, Susan – Hot Stone Massage

Fantastic – Thank you! Just what I wanted. Thank you! So very much – See you again soon.

September 2017, Aimee – Hot Stone Massage

I love the atmosphere and staff. I always feel like I am given in-depth knowledge.

July 2017, Hannah – Hot Stone Massage

My first course with Kerry and was made to feel so welcome in a highly professional environment. Thoroughly enjoyed hot stones and 100% recommend to anyone wanting to begin or expand their knowledge in Holistic Therapy! I will definitely be back!

July, 2017, Shirley – Indian Head Massage

I have just completed a 4 day Indian Head Massage course here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Kerry gave us so much support and seems like she really enjoyed teaching us. I would absolutely recommend attending a course here and I will definitely be wanting to return to try out some other courses. Thank you Kerry

May, 2017, Lottie – Hot Stone Massage

I did the Hot stone massage short course led by Kerry and it was faultless, a fun positive atmosphere with clear demonstrations and explanations – I have already recommended Kerry to another sports therapist who is thinking of offering hot stone! thank you!

June, 2017, Phillipa – Indian Head Massage

Kerry is an excellent teacher, explains things thoroughly and gives personal direction to help you be the best you can. I attended the two day Indian Head Massage Course and would definitely recommend. It taught me techniques I am now adding into my Swedish Massage and Seated Massage practice.

April, 2017, Heather Simpson – Swedish Massage

Approaching the end of the Swedish Massage Level 3 and frankly, it’s been brilliant. All staff have been both friendly and professional and the level of teaching, extremely high. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

February, 2017, Adam – Swedish Massage

The course was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to do massage to attend Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty. The tutor, Kerry, was genuine in wanting us to be the best we can and helped greatly through areas I found difficulty with.

I am looking forward to attending the school in the future.

March 2015 – Chloe – Pedicures

I thought the pedicure course was very good. Small classes work well. As there was only three of us it felt like one to one training.

The location for me is ideal, and having parking made my life easy. I would recommend this course to friends as I feel having completed it, I am now a confident and efficient pedicurist.

March 2015 – Anna

Very professional course with experienced tutor. A lot of practise was experienced on this course, it helped to build my confidence. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn new skills.

March 2015 – Pascale – Pedicures

I decided to take your course to add onto my reflexology practise. I am very pleased with my choice. We have been taught in a small friendly group. At the end of the course I was feeling confident with what I needed to do. It was very professional and friendly.

March 2015 -Rebecca – Infant Massage

The baby massage course was thoroughly enjoyable. I found it extremely interesting and felt that everything was covered. Really enjoyed refreshing my memory of A & P and learning a different massage routine. Kerry explained everything clearly and was very patient and organised! I feel like we covered the right amount each day.

The course was fun and felt relaxing. I LOVED being able to observe a class and thought that was a really special touch. The notes and information Kerry provided were spot on and easy to understand. Kerry is a lovely lady and a fantastic teacher. She is very warm and welcoming and I would love to book some treatments with her. I’ve had a fantastic time. Thank you so much.

May 2014 – Elizabeth – Reflexology Refresher

Thank you for a very enjoyable, helpful day. Great teacher with patience and a gift for explaining clearly and precisely.

Best points of the day

  • Great attention paid to our working position. I found this immensely helpful. I has never considered moving the stool up and down during a treatment. It has really made me consider how I work. Kerry has obviously thought very clearly about all aspects of the impact working positions make to the therapists health and wellbeing.
  • I found the attention to hand and wrist position the most helpful. Over the years I have experienced pain from working in awkward positions.
  • Really enjoyed learning new relaxation techniques.

May 2014 – Kelly  – Reflexology Refresher

I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher. It has really boosted my confidence being able to practise as a reflexologist in the near future.

Kerry’s teaching has really inspired me and given me new ways of being able to work on the feet with more flexibility and movement of the body.

I recommend the refresher class to all reflexologists who haven’t practised in a while as it will help to give confidence to all.

2014, Feedback from teacher training day at a Cheltenham Secondary School

  • Lovely experience – wish we could have longer!
  • Very enjoyable and informative – thank you!
  • Informative and wonderful.
  • Really enjoyed the experience, thank you.
  • Great! Informative and relaxing – Thank you.
  • Very relaxing – will buy some myself.
  • Thank you for a lovely session – Longer please.
  • It has been a great introduction to aromatherapy. Fabulous, love my oil blend, very relaxing.
  • Enjoyable and interesting, particularly enjoyed the smell test and making individual oils.
  • Enjoyable, informative, Thank you.
  • Thank you – A relaxing and enjoyable day.
  • Very enjoyable, Thank you.
  • Informative and very enjoyable, Thank you.

May 2014 -Victoria

I have had a wonderful learning day!

A great small group gives you more chance of one to one as required. A well organised day to recap my skills and learn different approaches.

It has been a boost to my confidence to restart offering this treatment. Many Thanks Kerry.

Claire – Reflexology

I have been a student of Kerry’s since October 2013, training for my VTCT Diploma in Reflexology.

It has been an absolute pleasure to study with Kerry as she brings nothing but the highest standards to each and every class. Her enthusiasm for the work she does is evident in how she approaches her training role and it is clear she loves what she does.

Kerry is always quick to reply to any questions or queries I have and throughout my training her patience and kind words always lend themselves towards a stress free learning environment. Kerry thoroughly deserves the award of tutor of the year. She has put so much effort into making her classes the perfect learning environment.

Thank you so much for the course, I feel so much more confident now and happy to go and complete my case studies. I have really enjoyed the course and have learnt a lot. You answered all of my questions and have given me loads of ideas how to further develop my learning and how to use baby massage in the future.

Kerry the course was thoroughly enjoyable with you. You made everything really easy to understand and follow you. You gave every opportunity to explore any issues or worries.

June 2013 – Sue  – Massage

Absolutely excellent. Extremely well organised, made everything very clear. Totally professional. Apart from gaining a qualification I feel that I have gained in self-esteem and self-belief, which is amazing! Thank you.

December 2013 – Jo  – Massage

The teaching was exceptional. I feel really confident going forward.