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Therapy Courses

PlumEssence Therapies and Training teach ABT and CMA accredited, and CPD approved, holistic therapy and complementary therapy courses, on a freelance basis for a couple of training academies.  All courses are taught in, or near, Great Haywood, Stafford, ST18 0SJ.

All classes are a maximum of 4 people, so there is maximum tutoring and 1-2-1 support, allowing you to be confident to give a full treatment by the end of the course.  Many of the courses have scheduled dates but I’m happy to accommodate a different date to suit you. To book, select the course (class) link to go straight to the relevant academy website where you will find all the details you need about the course and be able to pay the required deposit.

Aromatherapy Blending for Therapists. (Zen) 1 day course. Dates scheduled: Thursday 10th October – 1 place for another learner, Sunday 12th January 2020

Aromatherapy Facial(Zen)  1 day course  Dates scheduled: Wednesday 15th January 2020

Aromatherapy Massage. (Zen) 2 & half days.   Temporarily suspended while the course is updated.

Bamboo Massage (Zen) 1 day course  Dates scheduled:  Thursday 17th October.  Thursday 31st October. 

Bamboo Massage (B&S) 1 day course.  Same dates as stated above.   

Colour Therapy Practitioner Diploma (Zen) 1 day course Next scheduled:  Thursday 24th October.

Crystal & Gemstone Healing  (Zen)  1 day course.  Next scheduled:  Tuesday 29th October. 

Hands Free Massage (Zen) 1 day course.  Dates scheduled:  Saturday 30th November.

Holistic Facial Massage. (Zen) 1 day course  Next dates:   Monday 4th November. Sunday 1st December. 

Holistic Massage. (Zen) 1 day course  Scheduled for: Sunday 17th November.

Body Massage (Body & Soul) 2 days course.  Please ask for a date to suit you. (this is because some people want consecutive days while others may want them over a period of time). 

Hopi Ear Candling  (Zen) 1 day course Next dates:  Wednesday 28th August, Monday 30th September. Thursday 28th November.  Monday 30th December.

Hopi Ear Candling  (B&S) 1 day course Next dates:  as above.

Indian Head Massage  (Zen) 1 day course Scheduled dates:  Saturday 5th October, Sunday 27th October, Sunday 10th November, Wednesday 22nd December.

Indian Head Massage  (Body & Soul) 1 day course Next scheduled – dates as above

On-Site Chair Massage.  (Zen) 1 day course Next scheduled: Thursday 5th September, Friday 4th October. Thursday 5th December. Tuesday 17th December. 

Onsite Seated Chair Massage.(Body & Soul) 1 day course.  Next dates as stated above.

Seated Bamboo Massage. (Zen)  1 day course.  Dates scheduled:  Sunday 22nd September.  Sunday 15th December.  Friday 27th December.

Reiki (Usui) Level 1 (Zen) 1 day course. Dates scheduled:  Sunday 3rd November

Reiki (Usui) Level 2 (Zen) 1 day course.  Dates scheduled:  dates to be arranged to suit you

Reiki (Usui) Level 3 Masters (Zen) 1 day course.  Tuesday 10th September

Swedish Massage Diploma.  (Zen) 3 day course Dates arranged to suit you. (this is because some people want consecutive days while others may want them over a period of time). 


Clicking on the link of the course title takes you through to the accrediting academy’s website with more details about the course, the study requirement, deposit payments  and their privacy policies.

All courses are to be paid, in full, 14 days prior to the course commencing.

To request any more details about the courses, please click on the course title link or email tracey@plumessencetherapies.co.uk .  Alternatively call on:

t: 01889 808388 or m: 07803 399594

Thank you!

All teaching is completed at my home treatment rooms in Great Haywood, Stafford, St18 0SJ

Learner comments:

“Thankyou so much for today. Your a Lovley teacher. And your hair looks amazing. Your the best teacher I could have. xxxx” CL, Reiki learner, January 2019

“Really enjoyed today. Very knowledgeable, friendly, open & professional” HB, November 2018 Ear Candling learner

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the training. Tracey was very knowledgeable and took me through the day at a good pace, stopping to answer my questions as I went.  I would highly recommend this training and this tutor.  Thank you” MR, October 2018 Indian Head Massage and Ear Candling learner.

“Lovely course, well presented, nice friendly, bubbly”  SR July 2018 Indian Head Massage course

(Indian Head Massage course) “Very enjoyable. Tracey put me at ease ready to do treatment” JW, May 2018

“loved the crystal healing training today with tracey, can’t wait to get started! will definitely be back for more workshops. thank you tracey xx” Natalie S (via FB) March 2018

“Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement throughout the course, you were an amazing teacher and every lesson was fun with you.”  Karen Y, March 2018

“Good balance of demonstration and practice. Instructions were very clear. Really enjoyable and I can’t wait to get started on ‘real’ people!” Jane L, Feb 2018

“A fantastically professional course with Tracey – very informative as well as excellent tutoring for the practical element.  Thank you” Isobel B, Indian Head Massage, Feb 2018

“Very patient, and lots of explanations.  Thank you.  You gave me lots of confidence”   Jill F, Indian Head Massage, Feb 2018

“Thank you so much for today, Looking forward now to living my life through Reiki. All that you have learnt me has been life changing. Your an inspiration and a lovley person.xxxx”  Christine L, November 2017

“Tracey helped put me at ease and made the course fun to learn.  She also helped me understand things” Christine L,  Reiki Level 2, November 2017

“Very relaxed atmosphere, great information, feel confident, thanks”  Jemma G, Colour Therapy course October 2017

“I had the most amazing time studying my Indian Head Massage course through Plum Essence. My tutor Tracey is totally amazing, she is professional and gave me the confidence, I need to succeed, by bringing out the best in me.  Thank you Tracey. X” Zorina M, via facebook September 2017

“Your knowledge and skill is amazing and I will definitely be back for more courses.” Rachel B, September 2017

“Tracey is very patient and thorough with her teaching.  This is my second course with her and I have enjoyed them both” Irene B, September 2017 Holistic Facials course

“I have really enjoyed my training today. Tracey was very professional, thorough and helpful. Thank you” Irene B, August 2017 Ear Candling course

“I’ve loved the training and understood.  Tracey is a wonderful teacher” Michelle D, Indian Head Massage, August 2017

“I have highly recommend TRACE’s courses; a truly fab lady and delivers the courses to a high standard. You won’t be disappointed x” Helen Stokes (via FB) August 2017

“Thank you very much Tracey. Course was tailored to my specific needs and requirements. Thank you for instilling confidence.” Dawn D, Indian Head Massage course August 2017
“Tracey was very patient and helped me find techniques that I was able to do and would still allow me to complete a head massage.” Rebecca M, Indian Head Massage course August 2017

“Really enjoyed this course and look forward to my Reiki journey” Christine L, August 2017

“It was very informative and interesting and the session / tutoring given in a welcoming and professional way.  Thank you Tracey!” Isobel B, Colour Therapy course, July 2017 

“Very thorough in relaxed atmosphere. Thank you” Diane R, Colour Therapy course, July 2017

“Very much enjoyed the training!  Tracey was totally amazing.  Thank you.” Helen S,  Swedish Massage course June 2017

Ear Candling course, April 2017 “Thorough training and manual.  Thanks” Charlotte C.  I enjoyed the course.  I was nervous on arrival but made to feel welcome straight away.  Thank you” Richard B.

Indian Head Massage courses, April 2017 comments:  “I would just like to say how good a teacher Tracey is. I am a very nervous person and she put me at ease. She explained the routine to me so that I would feel comfortable. She makes learning fun and has given me the confidence to carry on with my Aromatherapy case study’s. I look forward to further courses with Tracey.” Christine L,    “(Tracey is) friendly, warm, honest, open and practical” Marie H,    “Excellent workshop – well delivered.  Tracey is very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the session” Karen V,    “(Tracey) put all students at ease – very easy environment to work in and learn” Sharon G,     “Thoroughly enjoyed the course.  Tracey is an excellent teacher” Christine L, 

“Very informative, easy to approach, relaxed atmosphere”  Jemma G, Hands Free Massage course February 2017

“Very informative, thank you.  I fully enjoyed it” Jenna E, after Ear Candling course, October 2016

“Because you are an amazing teacher, I got 81%.  I honestly believed I would get 45/49 at best or 51 if I was super lucky.  I have to say Tracey if it was largely due to your teaching, coaching and the structure of your class”. Sean L, August 2016

“I was very happy with the content of the course and the way it was delivered” Stacie W, March 2016

“Excellent tuition, explained everything clearly.  Tracey was an excellent tutor, explained everything in detail – easily understood” Karen W, February 2016

Highly recommend! If your a therapist look it to expand on your knowledge I can’t recommend her enough! Amazing training with full support!” Sophie Marks, July 2015

“Tracey was a lovely teacher. I found her very approachable.”  NPower employee, July 2015

“Tracey is very supportive and realistic- it became clear early on that her advice (do the homework/read the chapters) was spot on. It does take a lot of work and she makes sure you know that. Her method of teaching meant that it really did all come together at the end.”  MBNA employee, July 2015

“Tracey was great and I would have no problems recommending her to others”  MBNA employee, July 2015

Indian Head Massage – “Tracey is easy to talk to. Huge experience. Articulate and confident. Very passionate about her practice and the ethics of it” Lisa M, May 2015

Thank you for a great course today, I thoroughly enjoyed it” Sarah P, April 2015

Bamboo Massage – “Thanks Tracey Nixon. I had a great day and learned so much. Very knowledgeable, explains everything well in detail above and beyond, very calm, tailors if required, just fab! A fantastic workshop and would highly recommend to others. Loved it!” Diana W, December 2014

“Very clear explanations. Well organised”  Maria D, December 2014

I have been on two courses with Tracy and I can recommend her 100% very friendly and very knowledgeable , had a great time and she helped me to feel very confident in my massage” Dawn Hickton, November 2014

For Indian Head Massage course: “I had a really good day and Tracey was lovely .. A very good teacher!” Diane E, Sept 2014

For Bamboo Massage course: “Tracey as always coached me in a professional relaxed environment and I would recommend colleagues and friends. Thank you Tracey” Dawn H, September 2014

For Aromatherapy Massage course: “I have really enjoyed my course and felt very comfortable with Tracey and feel very confident that through her tuition I will become a good aromatherapist” Dawn H, May 2014

For ear candling course: Tracey is “very thorough and clear. Easy to understand and felt comfortable and able to answer any questions.  An excellent course with good practical experience obtained and everything explained fully”  Karen E, July 2014

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