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Welcome to the Cotswold Academy

We offer Professional, Vocational Diplomas in Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology as well as courses for your Continued Professional Development as a therapist

Welcome to the Cotswold Academy! We offer professional courses and workshops in the Complementary Therapy and Sports Massage industries, based in Cirencester & serving Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, also attracting therapists from across the UK & internationally. Our learning environment is centred on you as an individual & your journey into the industry with resources & free workshops to help you launch your career once qualified. We have a strong commitment to creating a successful community and providing a culture of the highest standards of practice within this. So if you want to deliver excellence, join us. Choose from our range of ITEC, FHT and AOR accredited courses to learn a new skill, change your career or enhance your professional development.


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Our Featured Courses

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Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

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Myofascial Cupping

This course is ideal for therapists wishing to understand more about how our body’s fascia system works. On this very practical, day workshop you will learn how to release the body’s Myofascial tissue using vacuum cupping.

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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

This course is perfect for complete beginners, as well as therapists looking to gain a professional, vocational qualification in Reflexology.

Come and Meet Us!
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Open Days

A wonderful opportunity to meet the tutors, look around the College, and discuss your aspirations for a future career in Complementary Health.

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Building a Business in Complementary Therapies

Work out what your Target Market will be, but more importantly, how you will get yourself in front of those groups of people.

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Thursday Evenings

Book to attend our FREE Thursday evening sessions at the Academy

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Student Journeys

Sarah is a Restaurant Owner, a Keen Runner and a Busy Mum. How Did She Find Time for a New Career?
Sarah's journey from chef and busy mum to sports massage therapist
An Exciting Journey into Holistic Massage
Helen's journey from health visitor to massage therapist
How Ironman Andy Took A New Direction
Andy's journey from IT to sports massage
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