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Who are Holistic Therapies Training Academy?

We are an independent training school in massage, beauty, nails, sports therapy & complementary therapies.

Our branding is:


You choose your career path, we give you the choices & confidence to achieve new heights.

We offer a fun, friendly, experienced and family orientated learning environment with a comprehensive choice of courses to suit your learning style & level of qualification required.

We offer a comprehensive choice of courses, both accredited and VTCT (VRQ) qualifications, from online to full diploma to suit learning styles, fit into your schedule and suit the level of qualification you need.

We offer ongoing support & mentoring guaranteed.

But who are we?

Let me introduce myself!

I am Karen Ashton (formerly Karen Kilminster) and i am the founder of Holistic Therapies Training Academy. The business was 'born' in 2007, in sunny Swindon, Wiltshire.

Read more about how my journey started here -

I have also written a blog called Karen Ashton exposed! -

💙We are a family run business, a husband & wife team (we even get the kids, not so kids anymore, involved)

💙A husband & wife team with 2 businesses that we co-run. The training school, Holistic Therapies Training Academy, and the martial arts centre @zencombatschool

💙The 2 businesses work well together, with beauty, massage, sports & complementary therapies training in the daytime, at our Bideford centre and martial arts classes in the evenings (Kick boxing, Krav maga & MMA)

💙It means we work long hours during the week, but we are forming our work life balance to have weekends off, and holidays, when we can

💙Its both our passions roled into one, all under one roof

💙We are often asked 'How can you work together?'

💙Well the truth is, we have our own 'jobs / tasks' that we do, and we are so wrapped up in those that it doesn't really feel like we work together. It just works, and we love that

💙We have the same vision, and the same goals, so that makes all the difference

💙We both bring different skillsets to the table

💙 Jason with his sales & marketing background, and his sports and fitness teaching skills

💙Me with my accounting and office management background with my complementary therapies & education teaching skills

Thank you for reading :-)

Karen xx

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