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Gaia School of Natural Health

Gaia School of Natural Health

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Gaia School of Natural Health

Welcome. The Gaia School, located on the Wirral, North West England, is well known for its excellence and high standards in Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Continuing Professional Development training.

Explore the website and see what inspirational life changing courses and CPD opportunities are available from Gaia School.

Latest News - The Gaia School Level 3 diploma in Aromatherapy has now been accredited by the FHT

Has your First aid certificate expired? or perhaps you want to refresh your First aid knowledge. Gaia School has secured the expert services of First Aid for Life to run a one day Emergency First Aid at Work for Therapists on Monday 19th November 2018. Book your place today Emergency First Aid.


Level 5 Practitioner training in Reflexology

If you fancy a career change or want to learn from the best then consider Gaia School of Natural Health for your Level 5 training needs. The next course starts Thursday 20th September 2018, so sign up and join in. The closing date for application forms is the Friday 14th September, so hurry to secure your place.

“A very well run and organised course by tutors that demonstrate great support and encouragement to their learners.” – Centralia External moderator March 2017.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


A range of postgraduate courses are available for qualified reflexologists and complementary therapists such as:

Courses are accredited by Professional Reflexology Association.

Introduction to Reflexology

Introduction to Reflexology

Are you a reflexology novice thinking about a career in reflexology but not sure what is involved, or simply interested in learning more about this wonderful therapy – then join us on a one day workshop and enjoy learning something new!

GAIA Meridian Foot Reflexology

Upcoming Events:

  • Aromatherapy Diploma - After a two year hiatus Gaia School is once again proud to offer an Aromatherapy Diploma course for those therapists who want to add a new skill set to their practice. Follow the link for further details.
  • Adapted Reflextherapy (AdRx) - After a very well received course last year, Gunnel Berry has confirmed a further opportunity to learn about ADRX in spinal pain including whiplash this coming October. Follow the link for further details.


Reiki Practitioner Course (including Reiki 1 and 2) verified by the UK Reiki Federation as meeting the Reiki Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards, and meets the requirements of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

  • Reiki 1 2 day course begins on Thursday 8th November 2018
  • Reiki 2 3 day course begins on Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Congratulations to Liz, Diane, Carolyn, Sarah, Sharron, Beth, Sarah and Hazel on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in June 2018.

Congratulations to Helen, Shona, Laura and Carol on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2018.

Well done to Lisa, Charly, Helen, Anne, Suzy, Laura, Nikki, Cheryl, Jane, Helen and Debbie on the completion of their Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy in March 2017.

We are based in South Wirral on the border between Cheshire and Merseyside, and within easy reach of Chester, Wrexham, North Wales, Warrington, Liverpool and the Isle of Man.

The Principal and Main Course Tutor of the School is Carolyn Roberts MSc MAR PRM CRM L5 Tutor, who has been a qualified and practising reflexologist and aromatherapist since 1999. She is also a qualified adult education teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and holds a MSc in Holistic Health.

Assistant Tutor, Debbie Hurst, has a busy holistic therapy practice. She has an interest in working with autistic children and has worked as a reflexologist in a special needs school and a children's hospice.

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visit the Testimonials page to discover what Graduates gained from their time studying with Gaia School of Natural Health.

Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (for reflexologists)

This Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is accredited by the FHT. On completion of the qualification, as well as being a qualified aromatherapist, you will be able to join the FHT Accredited Register and the CNHC Register of complementary therapists. The course complies with the Aromatherapy Council Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards and is a detailed and high level qualification.

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Training is for reflexologists (or other therapists) with a recognised qualification. It takes one academic year (10 months) and you will cover the following modules:

  1. Aromatherapy: history, philosophy, uses.
  2. Essential oils: botany, chemistry, blending and uses.
  3. Practical: full body massage, aromatherapy facial, seated back, head and shoulder massage, pregnancy massage.

Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence and 60 treatments to perform and record outside of class time. There will also be an assessed clinic where you will conduct an observed practical session.

Please enquire if you are interested in completing the Aromatherapy diploma and are not an existing qualified therapist. Additional sessions will be required to cover the following modules:

  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies.
  • Business practice for complementary therapies.

  • Please note you will be required to obtain a Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for complementary therapies. - not offered by Gaia School

You will study 67 essential oils within this course. The standard syllabus for a Level 3 qualification is 42 essential oils. Aromatherapists are only insured to use oils they have been trained in using. Therefore the inclusion of a further 25 oils in this course will extend the range that you will be able to use with your clients.

As well as studying all the basics of aromatherapy, and several different types of massage (full body, facials, seated and pregnancy), the course contains various advanced aromatherapy topics from using oils in palliative and cancer care, to helping those with autism, ADHD and learning difficulties, to working with subtle energy techniques. We also cover product making, engaging in creating blends for bath oils, creams, sprays, shampoos, face masks and smell sticks etc.

The next Aromatherapy Diploma course starts on Thursday 27th September 2018 until May 2019 (Total of 14 days or 15 for Non-qualified therapists). See Course dates and L3 booking form and Fees for further information.

Level 3 Aromatherapy FHT Accreditation