Thanks to Jill and Mary, I have now set up a successful business, following completion of VTCT level 3 Diplomas in Reflexology and Massage. The teaching was clear, friendly and relaxed, yet deep and thorough covering; anatomy, physiology, practical massage and reflexology, health and safety and business practice. As an independent school it offers small, personal classes and much support for those who’ve been out of education fo some time. Altogether a very enjoyable experience.

Anne. York

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology and Body Massage


I just wanted to write a short letter to say thank you to both of you and especially Mary Sarah for the past year.

Coming back into studying is not easy but the patients and understanding you have given me made all the difference as to whether I gave up or carried on. I felt that because you had small groups you were therefore able to give that one to one learning experience and it really helped in getting to know individual needs. This makes the whole process far easier as a pupil. The friendly and easy going nature of the course helps to both nurture and encourage. Along with the incite you gave us coming from the wealth of practical experience you both have and the fact you are still in practice yourselves, mean its first hand and current.

I for one will certainly look at other courses the YSHT has to offer in the future.
Thanks again

Caroline Willis

VTCT Dip. level 3 Body Massage - August 2012

I began learning with the school about two years ago now. This was through an Introduction to massage course run by Mary Sarah Eldridge. After this I went on to do the year course in becoming a Body Massage Therapist. All through the course Mary Sarah was very encouraging and very enthusiastic about what she was teaching us. Following the syllabus and ensuring we had lots of practical skills as well as covering all the Health and safety and legal aspects of the course was well covered too. Learning from Mary’s vast knowledge and experiences also come through in the course. I would highly recommend learning with both Mary and Jill and I intend to carry on learning with them for the next few years while I begin my own journey into the holistic therapy world. Both Ladies are very supportive and will help with any problems you may encounter while learning with them.

Mrs Annelli Stafford

Mrs Annelli Stafford

I have recently completed and passed a Level 3 Diploma in body massage run by The York School of Holistic Therapies. I had looked at several other course options some of which appeared to be cheaper, but it turned out that there were hidden costs – books, learning resources, exam fees etc. in addition to the stated fee. I am so pleased that I chose this course – the tutor, Mary Sarah Eldridge, not only is an excellent practitioner herself, but a great teacher. Having been out of learning for many years my initial concern was that I would find it too difficult learning all the theory. However, Mary used a variety of teaching methods to help us and it was always taught alongside the practical element, so things had more relevance and therefore made more sense. As the class size was small, we were given all the necessary help and guidance we needed and plenty of time to practice on other course students.
If you want a course that is going to train you to the highest standards with the greatest support and inspiration, then this is the course for you. I highly recommend it.

Susan Walton

VTCT Diploma in Body Massage August 2012