Gaia School of Natural Health

Gaia School of Natural Health

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 and Continuing Professional Development training.

Explore the website and see what inspirational life changing reflexology courses and CPD opportunities are available.


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 10th May 2018, so sign up and join in. The closing date for application forms is the Thursday 26th April, so hurry to secure your place.

Level 5 Reflexology OPEN Morning - Saturday 23rd June 2018 10.30-12.30 Women's Institute Thornton Hough to receive a reflexology treatment and find out more about the course. NB. You must book in advance to attend this morning.

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

GAIA AromaReflex

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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

  • Thursday 26th April 2018. GAIA AromaReflex
  • Thursday 3rd May 2018. Supporting the maternity journey using reflexology
  • Thursday 12th July 2018. GAIA Meridian Foot Reflexology

All these 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:

  • Working with subtle energy techniques in reflexology - These amazingly powerful techniques could transform your reflexology practice, join us on Friday 27th April 2018 to discover more.
  • Facial Reflexology - Dien Chan Zone Operator Two day course led by Helen Black, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018
  • 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 24th May 2018
  • Reiki 2 3 day course begins on Wednesday 27th June 2018

Congratulations to Vicki, Jackie, Suzy, Nicole, Joanna, Nia, Tracey, Sarah, Sharon and Maureen on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in July 2017.

Congratulations to Lisa, Adam, Jenny, Cheryl, Nikki and Kirsty on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2017.

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.

Adapted Reflextherapy (AdRx) in spinal pain including whiplash

led by Gunnel Berry

Medical literature reveals a situation that many will recognise: there is currently no guaranteed effective treatment for people bearing the long-term effects of whiplash injury (Atherton et al. 2006). Inspired to find solutions for people in chronic pain, physiotherapist Gunnel Berry developed Adapted Reflextherapy, evolved from reflexology.

Adapted Reflextherapy An approach to pain

Combining a medical understanding of spinal injury with the principles of reflexology, Adapted Reflextherapy (AdRx) is a non-invasive treatment for neuromusculoskeletal pain of short or long duration, high or low intensity. AdRx has been developed over ten years through treating thousands of people in pain within the NHS and private practice, reinforced by extensive desk research.

Clinical observations and individuals' testimonies suggest that AdRx provides a breakthrough from pain for a significant number of people. Based on recent neurological research some deductions have been proposed as to how AdRx may work within the body. The exact mechanisms are not clearly understood to date and are subject to further enquiry. Reflextherapy is a recognised treatment modality by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in the UK. AdRx builds upon this, with a particular focus on spinal injury.

If you are a qualified reflexologist this practical 2 day workshop will enable you to explore Adapted Reflextherapy for patients suffering from spinal pain and the effects of whiplash injuries. These techniques have been found to be measurably effective in increasing spinal mobility and reducing pain. You will learn about the 5 basic handhold techniques and treatment method of Adapted Reflextherapy.

The cost of this course is £250, and this includes a comprehensive training manual and light refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch.

Date/Time Cost Booking
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October 2018 £250
(£50 deposit to secure a place)
Form (word) Form (pdf)

The Women's Institute, Neston Road, Thornton Hough, South Wirral, CH63 1JW.

The cost of this course is £250, and this includes a comprehensive training manual and light refreshments.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Places remaining: 12

*CPD points: PR 14, AoR 14 and FHT 10


”The teaching was very thorough and conveyed in easily understandable terms what quite complex processes take place in the body. The combination of case studies from Gunnel‘s practice, practical sessions on one another and the theory made for an inspiring couple of days, while the booklet provides an excellent reference source.“