About Me

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Melanie Thompson (BPharm, PGCE, QTLS, PRM, MAR, CNHC, MFHT)

Hello, I am Melanie Thompson and I am both the Principal of Lotus Holistic Academy and the course tutor.

I previously worked as a pharmacist for 18 years, and did this full-time prior to having children, and part-time after their birth. I have now re-trained in complementary therapies, and practice in the Holmfirth area to fit around my family life. I am a Reflexologist, Massage therapist, Aromatherapist, Reiki practitioner and fully qualified tutor.

I previously worked as an assessor and found it to be rewarding, to support learners achieving a qualification, so decided to make the logical step and train as a teacher. Having trained in Reflexology at Jubilee College by David Wayte, when starting teaching, I joined the team at Jubilee College. I have now created my own Complementary Therapy School in Yorkshire.

Since doing my initial Reflexology diploma, I have done CPD courses in Maternity Reflexology, Finger Free Reflexology, Auricular Reflexology and Aromatherapy for the feet, amongst many other further courses in complementary therapies. I have been personally trained by Dr. Peter Mackereth in Adapting Reflexology for Palliative Care and HypnoReflexology and also trained in NO HANDS® Massage by Gerry Pyves (the founder of NO HANDS® Massage), and trained in aromatherapy by Marie Wayte of Rosewood Aromatherapy College.

"I love being a therapist and to see the benefits we can bring to our clients through our treatments, so I want to train others to share in this rewarding career. I hope you enjoy your training and find it as fantastic a treatment and career as I do.”