Academy of Reflexology & Massage Reflexology & Massage Training in Northampton


THE ACADEMY has celebrated its 20 years. during the COVID 19 lock down
We are having to close the school and will only teach certain subject distant learning.

The Academy is a private school established in 1999, and is accredited by The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) and
distant learning courses will be accredited by ITEC.


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Upcoming Courses


New Indian Head Massage Course starting in January2021 for 6 months. please book early as there are a limited amount of places t. Tutor Jenny Irving

Level 3 Diploma weekend courses start (January 2021) Tutor Kathleen Pitt.

Level 3 Diploma. Tutor Kathleen Pitt.and Jenny Irving Start in January 2021

Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage starts January 2021 . Tutor Jenny Irving


Thermal Auricular Therapy
Level 2 Award . Tutor Kathleen Pitt and Jenny Irving. on demand This course is over two weekends

Emergency First Aid at Work one day course various dates through the year
Pediatric First Aid various dates through the year.

Level 2 Award in Provide Facial Skincare Next course 2021 for one weekend a month for 5 months
Full kit to be purchased from us at special price of £100.


The Academy is situated at WEEDON Northampton which is easily accessible from London, Birmingham, Coventry, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and surrounding area of Northamptonshire.

We are now able to offer courses during the week and some evening course. if there is the demand
Please contact The Academy for details

About Me

My name is Kathleen Pitt MAR RN Cert Ed. I am the Principal of The Academy School of Reflexology and Holistic Therapies Northampton, and also the main tutor. The other tutor on the courses is Jenny Irving who is qualified in Massage, Indian Head Massage, and is a qualified Beautician with her own business.

I became interested in holistic therapies when I attended a one day workshop. An accident stopped me practising the therapies so I decided to teach them. I took a teaching diploma and approached the Association of Reflexologists as to what would be best so that the students would have an excellent qualification at the end of the course.

After meeting all the requirements from AoR and ITEC for accreditation, I then set up my School of Reflexology Training in Northampton. Since starting I have trained over 300 students with a 99% pass rate in reflexology and 100% pass rate in Massage.

I am a:

  • Qualified Registered Nurse of 36 years (retired)
  • Qualified Reflexologist for 30 years
  • Qualified teacher of 25 years
  • Qualified First Aider being a member of St John Ambulance for 33 years (retired)
  • And holds a D32/33 training and assessors award
  • Qualified in Holistic Massage 20 years ago
  • Gained a Certificate of Education in 1995

Courses offered at the Centre

Full courses in Reflexology start in January and July
They run for one full weekend a month for ten months; ending with written and practical exams. All courses include Anatomy and Physiology and Business Awareness.

Course in Thermal Auricular Therapies are for 1 full weekend.

Indian Head Massage starts in January 2021
And runs for one full weekend a month for five months ending in a written and practical exam. bookings have started for January course

Places on any of the courses are limited to ten students so early application is recommended.

There are also Home Study Courses in:
Anatomy and Physiology and Business Awareness and Healthy eating for the complementary therapy Client. Please contact The Academy for details

All students are expected to wear a uniform to give a professional appearance. This consists of a white short sleeved top, navy or black trousers or skirt, black or navy closed toes shoes. If wearing a skirt tights must be worn.

At the end of the course you will have achieved an ITEC level 3 Diploma in Reflexology or Massage, or a Level 3 Award in the other therapies.

We aim to keep our prices as low as possible but reserve the right to change prices in line with rises in costs of materials.

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