CLIENTS: I am delighted to say I am now open for treatments again! If you are new to Essential Solutions, please feel free to contact me via text, phone or email. Please see here for available treatments.

STUDENTS: Since lockdown ended I have had many enquiries from people about training in complementary therapies. This is music to my ears – it feels to me that this past year has made many reflect on their life choices and decide to retrain in something they feel a connection with. However, as a small private trainer I am unable to teach every course I’ve had interest in, so I’m currently looking into options to have others join me so I can broaden my offering. Therefore, feel free to forward any enquiries to me via email, phone or text; but please be patient if a reply is not immediately forthcoming.

Massage Training

PLEASE NOTE: if you are new to complementary therapies you will need to start with the Anatomy and Physiology Course which is integral to the foundation of your knowledge. It is also now a requirement that all practical qualifications must hold the new VTCT COVID Qualification. This means that even if you are already qualified in other disciplines you will still need to take this qualification either before or during your practical training. 

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I hope to be seeing you all in the near future……… in the meantime, take care and stay safe.

Caroline Bradley Complementary Therapy Trainer Nottingham

Welcome To Essential Solutions School of Complementary Therapies

Caroline teaches Body Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology Diploma level qualifications to practitioner level, accredited by specialist awarding organisation VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust). VTCT qualifications are mapped to National Occupational Standards and are highly recognised within the  complementary and beauty therapy industry.

Alongside the diplomas, Caroline runs Certificates in Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Thermal Auricular Therapy, all of which will gain you a qualification to enable you to obtain insurance and practice as a qualified therapist and also to become a member of a recognised professional body such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).  Established in 2014, Essential Solutions has gone from strength to strength and we now run more courses than ever before.

These accredited courses are held at our centre in Kimberley, Nottingham, just five minutes from J26 of the M1. We also run regular taster and refresher courses, so whether you are new to holistic therapy, or familiar with the concept and want to develop your training further, we are sure that Essential Solutions has something for you.


New Course Dates

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – VTCT Level 3 Certificate – September 2021
Reflexology VTCT Level 4 Diploma – September 2021
Reflexology – VTCT Level 3 Diploma – TBA
Body Massage – VTCT Level 3 Diploma – TBA
Aromatherapy – VTCT Level 3 Diploma TBA
Indian Head Massage – VTCT Level 3 CertificateTBA

Taster Courses
Introduction to Aromatherapy TBA
Introduction to Reflexology – TBA
Introduction to Massage Techniques – TBA

To book your place or to discuss any aspect of the course or course dates with the tutor, please call Caroline on 07910 332 811 or contact us.

Some good news…

Last year I was delighted to be nominated as a finalist in the Tutor of the Year category at the FHT 2020 EXCELLENCE AWARDS – congratulations to winner Jennifer Young of Beauty Despite Cancer.

I’ve been teaching since 2005 and over the years I’ve watched so many lovely students evolve into competent and sensitive complementary therapists. It’s been a real privilege and I’d like to thank you all for helping lead me to where I am now.

When we’re finally able to be together again, I believe passionately that there will be a need for the healing power of therapeutic touch.

Onwards and upwards……

Student Testimonials

“I would like to thank Caroline for being patient with me, for giving me the confidence I needed and ensuring all the time that I understand everything I need to know, and for being present throughout the course, making time to respond to emails and messages.” Anca- Summer 2019

“A fantastic course with a great balance between practical and theoretical work.  Caroline’s passion and her deep knowledge of holistic therapies are obvious.  She has been inspiring, motivating and has helped build my confidence over the course.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her courses.” – Jemima – Spring 2019

“I’m really enjoying the course….. fascinating stuff to learn, lovely people, lots of laughs and the best selection of herbal teas in Kimberley!!” – Suzanne – February 2019

“I thought it was a wonderful balance of information, discussion and visual aids.  A lovely course and I wouldn’t have changed a thing!  Caroline is a wonderful teacher with a great depth of knowledge on the subject.  Even though I’ve been a nurse for 27 years, the course has taught me loads.  I love the emphasis on the body as a whole, it makes so much sense.  Thank you for the course and for you, Caroline, with your humour, wisdom and knowledge.”  Claire – December 2018

“Just to say a big thank you!  Without the flexibility Caroline offers, I would not have been able to consider a course like this around work and childcare commitments.  She has been there for me every step of the way with any help or support needed.” Julie October 2018

“I’ve been taking a VTCT Massage course with Caroline and it’s been a great experience so far. Caroline offers an in-depth program that is conducted in small groups making the learning experience more interactive. She is also very flexible and will do her best to work around your schedule and the other students as much as she can, making it a stress-free environment. I highly recommend Caroline and her school Essential Solutions if you want to ensure you are getting the best complementary therapy program that will enable you to work anywhere once your diplomas are complete.” Student Review – January 2018

Hear more from our previous students about training with us.

In addition to our training courses, we also offer a wide range of holistic therapy treatments. Our treatments are tailored to suit the needs of the individual and can be a one off ‘pick me up’, or form part of an ongoing treatment plan of support to those with existing health conditions.

Why not contact us and find out more about how we can help you…….

Essential Solutions for all your training and treatment needs

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