We are very proud that we are the UK’s first and only private training provider that has been granted the status of being able to offer university credit rated reflexology and massage qualifications. We have been offering these programmes for eleven years and remain in the lead of complementary therapy education.

We partner with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Our qualifications are credit rated by UWS. Anyone can accredit a course but only a higher education authority such as a university can credit rate a course.

Courses are available in Guildford and London.

Excel as a therapist with the highest quality qualifications. A unique NHS placement is available for our London and Guildford students. You will receive a nationally recognised qualification from a school with an exceptional reputation.


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Practitioner Diploma in Swedish Massage


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Diploma in Complementary Therapies


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Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology


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what to expect when you study with us

highest level quality qualifications

Demonstrate to your clients a higher level of competency


Lifetime support is offered throughout the duration of your career

University accredited

The only courses of their kind in the UK

Winner of inspirational tutor award on many occassions

Nominated by the students to the organisation providing the award

Access a unique Hospital student placement

University College London hospital in Central London.

excel as a therapist

Due to the high quality treatments, our graduates are very busy.  Some are booked months in advance and others can’t take any new clients because they are so busy.


What our students are saying

I highly recommend anyone looking into studying complementary therapies to do so with CTS! The course is very well run, with fabulous tutors – Lynsey and Anne were very engaging and highly knowledgeable during our practical sessions, and Melanie is always on hand via phone or email for advice, her knowledge is amazing! Melanie has been really accommodating when taking personal circumstances into account, giving lots of help when needed to complete the course. The fact that the CTS courses are university accredited is one of the main reasons I chose to study here and you know you’re in safe hands in choosing CTS. I look forward to doing further courses in the future!

Sarah Carmichael


My experience of training with the Complementary Therapy School is one I cannot fault.

I started the Swedish massage Therapy course two weeks late and I was made to very welcome from the get go. Melanie was always on the end of the phone to answer any concerns I had and both Melanie and Gillian are fantastic tutors, very encouraging and supportive.
My advice for anyone looking to take on any course run by The Complementary Therapy School is to do it. You won’t regret it, I know I don’t.

This school deserves more than five stars.

Paul Dunn

Swedish Massage

A HUGE thank you to Melanie and the CTS for nuturing and supporting me on my Reflexology journey! X I qualified with Distinction on the Clinical Reflexology level 5 Diploma course and am so happy! X I cannot rate this school highly enough. It is currently the only school offering this higher level of training in the UK. Having come from a nursing background qualifying with a Bsc Nursing Degree, the Anatomy and Physiology content in this course has not only consolidated any previous knowledge I gained from my degree but actually extended my breadth of anatomy and physiology knowledge enabling me to learn even more so,  especially on a more cellular level. This 100% has had an impact on my work as a therapist. The value of imparting A and P knowledge to my clients, in relation to any symptoms they may be experiencing, helps them to understand more easily the connection between their body, mind and the symptom. Followed by a full relaxing reflexology treatment, this additional knowledge can be empowering to the client and has proved to increase the level of confidence within my clients for ‘owning’ their own health and wellness. A wonderful outcome alongside such positive healing responses from the treatment itself. Melanie supported me throughout the course, is incredibly understanding and empathetic especially when times got hard. She always made time for me regardless. Always busy, she d always let me know she d get back to me when she could and would do so promptly. Her previous Biomedical knowledge along with her Complementary Therapy experience and teaching is the perfect mix for this course!Thank you, Thank you and I look forward to continuing my journey with you!

Zoe Stannett


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