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:


August 2018 – Jade – Holistic Facial

I attended Kerrys holistic facial course yesturday, 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 knowledgable 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 Ely – 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 Stec

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 Dorlencourt – 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 Hallsworth – 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 Williams – 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 Wyer – 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 Sharp

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 Nix – 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 Faulkner – 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 Sutcliffe – Massage

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