Calming Influences
  • Calming Influences Studio Learn Reflexology
    Become a reflexologist with our L3 Reflexology Diploma

    Join the CNHC to future proof your qualification

    Get a taste of reflexology on our one day course
  • Calming Influences StudioImage credit: domenicogelermo / 123RF Stock Photo Learn Body Massage
    Become a massage therapist

    L3 4 module Diploma

    Join the CNHC to future proof your qualification
  • Calming Influences StudioImage credit: marilyna / 123RF Stock Photo Learn Aromatherapy
    Become an Aromatherapist

    L3 4 module Diploma

    Join the CNHC to future proof your qualification
  • Learn Indian Head Massage
    Become a therapist with our VTCT Indian Head massage course

    Add Indian Head Massage to the therapies you offer

    Try our Just for Fun course
  • Courses for Therapists
    Keep up to date or expand the therapies you offer with these courses:-

    * First Aid

    * Business Courses

    * CPD
  • Just for Fun courses
    Learn a simple routine or find out about:-


    Indian Head Massage

    Hopi Ear Candles

    Using Essential Oils

Welcome To Calming Influences

It's never too late to start a new career. The world of holistic therapies offers you the chance to start your own business and make a real difference to your client's wellbeing. If you are up for the challenge, or you just want to learn a little more and improve your own wellbeing, have a look at the courses we offer. Make 2014 the year you go for it!

A course with Calming Influences will equip you to be the best complementary therapist you can be. Our courses may be challenging, but they are fun. Start this new phase of your life with Calming Influences. Courses include:-




Courses for Therapists

Just for Fun Courses

Healthy Eating for the Complementary Therapist

The Connected Therapist

Calming Influences is dedicated to offering courses in Complementary Therapies - we don't offer courses in other subjects. So if you are looking for a new exciting career, or you would just like to learn more, have a look at our courses.

Based in West End, Southampton, just 5 minutes from junction 7 of the M27, Calming Influences is a great place to take a reflexology course. The school attracts students not just from Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover, but from the whole of Hampshire, the surrounding counties, as well as international students.

Jackie and her first Reflexology Diploma class celebrating Calming Influences accreditation with the AoR.

Calming Influences was established in 2001 as an independent school. Originally an AoR accredited school offering training courses in reflexology, the school now offers a number of other complementary therapies. These include Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Hopi Ear Candles and the new Healthy Eating for Therapists L3 qualification.

We are pleased to announce our first reflexology CPD course, looking at Fertility and Preparing for Conception. This one day course is a great addition to any reflexologist's portfolio, and once completed, you can add "Fertility" as a specialism in your AoR listing.

New to the Calming Influences portfolio are distance learning courses for those subjects without any practical content but which can help a new reflexologist or body massage therapist, create a business which will thrive.


Why train with Calming Influences?

Most of our therapy courses take place at the weekend, so you can train for your new career while you are still working.

You will always be taught by a tutor experienced in their subject and experienced at teaching.

Learning at Calming Influences is varied. All sessions are designed to be interesting and appealing, containing games, group work and various props to make everything come to life. We don't do sitting listening to a lecturer for 3 hours! You may find yourself colouring the bones of the foot, sticking organs onto a blank body or any number of other fun activities which hopefully will bring the learning to life.

For most practical sessions there will be additional help available; often ex Calming Influences students; to ensure you receive constant attention - our aim is to teach you the right technique from the start.

If you need more help, for example if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language, we will ensure you receive additional support.

As an independent school we can offer more flexibility. So if you suddenly need to take a break from the course because your circumstances change, courses can either be extended or you can swap to the same course running the following year.

Age and education are no barriers to learning - We have successfully taught students from age 19 to late 60s. Our students include those who left school at 15 and this is the first course they have taken, to qualified nurses, podiatrists and physiotherapists. Everyone is welcome.

All the students on the course want to be there. They often have similar values and many students have made friendships which have continued well after their course has finished.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, the principal, on 02380 463438, or email Looking forward to meeting you.

Best wishes


Jackie James


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Latest News

First aid for Therarpists

The next First Aid for Therapists course will be on the 25th October. Only 4 places available. Book now. Check out the Prices and Dates page for more information

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Places are fast filling up for the Autumn 2014 Reflexology Diploma. For more information, please call today on 02380 463438 or to email Click Here

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