Caroline Bradley at Essential Solutions


Following the latest government guidance, it is with great sadness that I have to close down my therapy practice from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December. I will be contacting all clients personally who have a treatment booked during this period. If you are new to Essential Solutions, please feel free to make an enquiry as I will be up and running as soon as I am able.

If you would like to make a purchase from the Neal’s Yard Remedies range then please contact me.  You can view the full range of products by clicking on the tab above. 

I hope to be seeing you all before the big guy in the red suit descends….. in the meantime, take care and stay safe.

Some exciting news!

I am delighted to announce that I’ve been nominated as a finalist in the Tutor of the Year category for the FHT 2020 EXCELLENCE AWARDS – whoohoo!!! I’ve been teaching complementary therapies now since 2005 and over the years I’ve watched so many lovely students evolve into competent and sensitive therapists. It’s been a real privilege and I’d like to thank you all for helping lead me to where I am now.

Onwards and upwards……

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

Reflexology – VTCT Level 3 Diploma – Monday 11 January 2021
Body Massage – VTCT Level 3 Diploma – Tuesday 12 January 2021
Body Massage – VTCT Level 3 Diploma – Thursday 14 January 2021

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – VTCT Level 3 CertificateMonday 12 April 2021
Aromatherapy – VTCT Level 3 Diploma Tuesday 20 April 2021
Indian Head Massage – VTCT Level 3 Certificatestart date TBA

Taster Courses
Introduction to Aromatherapy – new dates coming soon
Introduction to Reflexology – new dates coming soon
Introduction to Massage Techniques – new dates coming soon

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.

“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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