You can find more feedback from our lovely students on the Feedback page.. 

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the two day facial course with Jane (Essex venue), she was beyond helpful and so full of helpful knowledge. She could not do enough for me including managing to get a model for me to practice on the first day.  Fab course and so glad that I attended with your company. 


Fantastic day's training in Indian Head Massage from Sue Appleton in Thornaby. Nice pace, clear instruction, good documentation and warm welcome. Really enjoyed it and already got clients lined up to experience it. Thank you Sue for making it such a good experience. I would certainly be happy to train with you again.


The course was brilliant and 1-1 excellent. I felt very confident with the course expectations, Sharon was brilliant and I would recommend to everyone. I would recommend this training instead of a college enviroment as i did choose formerly. A fantastic  trainer and training; the venue is excellent and relaxing.Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) has given me a great deal of knowledge and confidence to go out and go for it.



I learnt manicure/ pedicure/ Acrylics nail extensions/Gel polish. I was very pleased with my courses I feel confident in everything I have done. Sharon (IOW tutor) is a fantastic teacher and helped me in every way possible; absolutely fantastic .

Charlotte Carabin

A huge thank you for the Indian Head Massage and Thai hands and feet massage courses. Enjoyed every minute of them.

Pauline (Fife venue) is an amazing tutor taking students through the course. She has proved to be very professional at what she is doing, great supervision with guiding and correcting where necessary. So gentle, open, friendly, supportive, also shared her knowledge of profession and gave some much valuable advice. 

A huge thank to you, Rachel again for being very supportive and encouraging through my Anatomy course. That was a great experience for me.

Wishing all of you the very best!



I attended Indian Head Massage training with Lorraine (Lincoln venue) on 9th July, she made us feel comfortable and offered a space to learn which was peaceful and relaxing. Lorraine offered a balance between theory and practice, enabling me to leave the course feeling confident to deliver independently.  As a result of my training with Lorraine I will be identifying other courses which appeal to me and booking it with her in the future.

 Thanks Lorraine for a wonderful experience, Jo, Scunthorpe July 2017


The ability to practice with guidance and clear instructions with the following guide to refer back, having found the course being taught, expectations, professional and supportive in my training and recommending the courses - all excellent. (feedback for Sharon IOW venue)

Emma Davey

The courses were very good. I did not feel pressured or rushed and would not change a thing, I would recommend anyone wanting to learn beauty treatments to Sharon (IOW).

Hollie Adams

Hi Tina Thanks for a great day yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed myself, more so because of our great teacher and your wealth of knowledge, I cant wait to start sharing what I've learnt with friends and family.

Dawn Cross 

Sharon (IOW venue) is worth her weight in gold.  I went out today, did 3 manicures and it looked stunning. The clients were so happy. Sharon gave me a lot of additional advice and I have learnt so much.

Thanks once again. Lynn  

Hi Rachel and Pauline, I just wanted to say a huge thank you, I got my Aromatherapy Massage certificate and am super excited!! Will be booking in to do a facial course soon! Thank you so much, it been really great training and learning with you both.

Emma Young 

I have trained in Swedish Massage, Eyelash/brow tinting, Waxing and Beauty Facials with Sharon at the Isle of Wight venue. A great variety of courses and hoping to be back for more. The training was all well explained and help was there when i needed it. Sharon has a good set up and is well prepared.

Kourtney Pickering

Just to let you know the Pregnancy Massage course was fantastic yesterday. Michelle (Swindon) is brilliant and I will be booking with her again in the new year.  

Im so glad I chose to train through amethyst all my courses have been thoroughly enjoyable, so thank you!

Best Wishes

Kelly Turgis 

I enjoyed my make-up course with Sharon at the Isle of Wight venue and learnt a lot.  The training was thorough and my expectations were met. I would recommend it  and will definitely be booking another course.

Megan Bull  

I completed the Hopi ear candle course with Lorraine (Lincoln venue) today and just wanted to say how fantastic it was. Lorraine was great,very knowledgeable and I left feeling confident in the full process of the treatment. 

Laura Yarlett

Hi Lorraine (Lincoln venue)  Just wanted to say thank you for Monday and Tuesday's training in facial treatment and massage which I thoroughly enjoyed. You made me feel at ease whilst practicing the treatment in front of you, and when I needed to ask any questions and discuss any concerns, which you were able to answer from your wealth of knowledge. Thank you. I hope to see you again to further my knowledge. 

Yvonne Pitt

Sharon (IOW tutor) has been wonderful showing me extra tips. I really enjoyed today this course it was fun and relaxing.

 Zoe Robinson

 Just right just what i needed, good course content. (Holistic Facial course with Sharon (IOW tutor)

 Dee Lawrence

Really lovely day, enjoyable can’t wait to practice and add to my menu. (Holistic Facial with Sharon, IOW) 

Yasmin Collins

The Threading course was very relaxed and efficient. I felt confident but still need to practice.  My expectations were high. I felt comfortable at Sharon’s (Isle of Wight) venue. She was professional, supportive and relaxed.

I recommend the training to anyone who wants to learn beauty.

The impression of the day is very good it is a tricky thing to learn threading but Sharon made me feel comfortable, Very happy, thank you.

Cody Dickinson

I wanted to say I am currently undertaking my Reflexology and Aromatherapy training with Catherine Phillipson (Newcastle/Tyne & Wear venue) and she has been fantastic so far, very supportive, informative and a pleasure to learn with. I would highly recommend both Amethyst training and Catherine.

Suzanne Morley

The Nail Technician course with Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) was excellent. I am very excited to put everything I have learnt into practice.

Kate Austin

The Nail Technician course was excellent and I will continue to practice at home. Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) is very supportive and encouraging with a lovely enviroment.  I look forward to training with Sharon again in the near future.

 Claire Sarr

I was very happy with Sharon’s (Isle of Wight venue) training giving excellent instruction; very well taught and lots of wisdom, good to be taught client care.

 Karen Winston.

I have done my Lash/brow tint and shape course with Tina (Bolton venue) today. I've done a few training courses now and have to say this is one of the best ones I have been on! She is so thorough, personal and professional! Gives great advice and guidance to your training! LOVED IT! xxx


I attended the Rose Quartz Facial course with Lorraine (Lincoln venue). It was a very enjoyable and informative day. My Mum loved her pampering. Thanks for a lovely day. Jo Nickols

I felt Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) was an extremely professional tutor, giving guidance and advice when it was needed the enviroment was very professional and relaxed.

Sarah Washbourne

I loved doing the Holistic Massage course with Catherine (Newcastle venue), she is a wonderful tutor, very helpful and supportive, and I look forward to doing more courses with her.

Very best wishes

Elaine Waters

Just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed the Pregnancy Massage course with Danielle  (West Sussex venue). She is a natural teacher and I loved her approach. I have a great day training with her and will be recommending your courses (particularly pregnancy massage) to other birth workers.

Once again, thanks for everything :)

April Austin

Hi Dorothy (South Yorkshire), thank you so much for the lovely course conducted by you yesterday.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much.  We will definitely see you soon.

Tani and Kiran

I thought the Warm Waxing course with Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) was brilliant will be 100% be back to learn more.

Jade Goodall

Danielle  (West Sussex venue) is a master of making people feel at ease and relaxed. Furthermore, she is a fantastic teacher. She pays a great deal of attention to detail and puts herself in the minds of her students, leaving out nothing. Usually I would have dozens of questions, but with Danielle there was no need.  

Whether you want to train to be a therapist, already are one or like me, simply seeing if you like the idea of being able to do something with a view to using it on family and friends, Danielle is the only teacher I would ever go to again. 

Mel R

I've started up my business since I saw you (Tina Fu - Bolton venue) and you really inspired me to focus on how I wanted it to be! You boosted my confidence and shared a lot of knowledge, hence why I'd like to train with you again :) 

 Charlotte Rothwell

Very good and very practical and Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) was very professional and helpful. I enjoyed my two days and I felt I got all the information and training iIneeded to progress in my manicure/pedicure/gel polish training.

Lacey Standen

I would like to say how much we enjoyed the training day and Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) was very thorough in ensuring we felt competent to practice at the end of the day.  I will be recommending her to my colleagues and hope they use her services.

 Jacqueline Morton

I thoroughly enjoyed the Reflexology Refresher course, Catherine (Newcastle) is wonderful, we had a lovely day. 

 Marion Chalmers

Just wanted to let you know I received my certificate, and how great Danielle (West Sussex venue) was as a trainer. She was so patient and knowledgable, and it will be recommending both her and Amethyst Holistic training to anyone I know that may want to do a similar course. It is amazing how much I've learnt in 2 days, so thank you.

Maddy Jennings

The Waxing course was very good and Sharon (Isle of Wight) is an excellent teacher. I would consider other courses with her.

Debbie Hayward

Thank you for sending through my certificates so quickly for the Holistic Facial and Holistic Facial massage that I did with Danielle (West Sussex) at the weekend. 

It was great having such a knowledgeable but also down to earth teacher. She tailored everything towards myself and the type of clients etc. that I have and envisage myself having with these treatments. She was reassuring and gave me the confidence that I massively needed in such a new treatment. I am already looking forward to booking my next training course with her.

 Gemma Underwood

Sharon (Isle of Wight) explained and showed things clearly and making it easier and very relaxing to learn with one to one which was great. I really enjoyed the course; she was very helpful and insightful and I felt I learned much more.

Kellie Parratt

I attended your makeup course today in york with Angeline (York venue). I just wanted to message you and tell you how impressed I was with the course. Angeline was fabulous - such a thorough teacher and very professional. you obviously have a very high standard of teachers working with you, so impressed that I will be contacting you in the new year to book more courses. Many thanks to you and Angeline.

Tanya Wainwright

It was a good day - I felt happy to have time to go over necessary bits, Sharon (Isle of Wight) was very professional and friendly and I felt comfortable with what I was doing. I am looking forward to practicing my new skill.

I was super happy with the training and looking forward to more courses in the future.

Samantha Parsons

I felt that both days were very informative and were set in a lovely friendly atmosphere.  Sharon (Isle of Wight venue) was very helpful and patient and I would happily recommend her to others. I was very impressed to find local courses that progressed at a pace that suited me instead of being dragged out over an unnecessarily long duration.  I have just booked my next course with Sharon which is due to start next week. 

Many thanks


Absolutely brilliant service from Cheryl in Norwich, very knowledgable and welcoming trainer. (lovely dog) will be booking my other courses through yourselves!!!! 

Natasha Kerr

Pauline, I had a wonderful time yesterday and can't wait to get my stones fired up and practiced on this week :)  I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know who wants to learn from you.


Can I just add that Roselyn (Barnsley) was wonderful, very thorough snd personable. I have spoken to her about further courses i am interested in and will definitely be booking more courses with you in the future.  Thank you very much

Helen Johnson

Thank you for such an amazing course loved it so much. (Hopi Ear Candling with Roselyn in Barnsley).  I really was impressed by the professionalism and teaching on the the course.

Nicola Housam

Hi Rachel
I just wanted to let you know, that I today complete the Ear Candle course with Angeline Fowler in York. I thought it was a great course, very well explained and would recommend her and Amethyst training. Thank you for the good experience.

Olivia Hall

Loved the training; very relaxed and Sharon (Isle of Wight) is very professional and the salon is great.  It's nice learning in a small group and pairs.  I would like to do more training here when I can. 

Amy Howard

Hi Nathalie, (South Wales) thank you for your help, I really enjoyed the course and you made me feel really comfortable as I was very nervous.  I look forward to doing more courses with you in the future.


I just wanted to let you know about the courses completed yesterday.  Michelle (Swindon) was a fantastic tutor and I really feel confident that I can carry out full consultations and Indian Head massage and Thai hand & Foot massage treatments.   

The guides given were very informative and will be a very useful tool for the future.  Thank you for all your help and I look forward to booking more courses through Amethyst.  Thanks again

Elizabeth Thomas 

I had good level and detail of training.  Sharon (Isle of Wight) is a friendly helpful tutor with good perception of ability.  She went through certain parts more slowly for me when needed.

Ashley wake 

Nathalie, (South Wales) thankyou so much for your help on the course I had a really good day and enjoyed myself , thank you for your help hope to see you again soon.

Jessica Jones 

The Spray Tanning course was brilliant had great fun and a great time feeling very confident,the expectation of the course was good, Sharon (Isle of Wight) is a professional and supportive fab trainer and would highly recomend her the ice breaker was brill in the group.

Tamara Pownall 

Hi Karen, (Glasgow venue) it was lovely meeting you today too. The course was excellent and I would recommend anyone who wanted to do it to come to you.  Thank you again.


My Hot stone course was very thorough training where Sharon (Isle of Wight) supported me very well with all my questions and answers.  It was great and very informative.  I also feel I have been given the skill and confidence to carry out further treatments and to continue developing my practice.  I feel also I can contact Sharon at any time for further support and if I were to take up any further training I would like to be taught by Sharon.

Gina Dyer 

I recently attended a course as a model for the Indian Head massage course run by Tina Fu in Bolton. I would like to say that although I was only a model I found Tina to be thoroughly professional and welcoming, and would like to thank her for a very enjoyable day; please let her know that my damagaed shoulder which she was aware of has much improved, both in movement and less pain, so a big thank you. De Hartley

I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend practical training course with Louise (South Wales), she is a star!


I attended a Pregnancy Massage course with Tina Fu, tutor for Bolton and North West on Monday. I have been on many holistic therapy courses, but I have never had a tutor so knowledgeable and keen to share her vast experience. Her therapy room was clean, professional and beautiful and the course really well structured, full of best practice and top industry tips. Tina is really keen on promoting high industry standards and her tutelage reflected this. Without a doubt I would recommend her to other students, and look forward to booking a course with Amethyst and Tina again. 

Janine Loach 

Sharon, (Isle of Wight), I just wanted to say a big thank you for the spray tanning training yesterday. It was really enjoyable and you really are an excellent teacher. Thank you again and I hope to see you again soon

Rebecca Taylor 

On behalf of myself and Kelly I'd just like to say a huge thank you for the course we went on yesterday with Tina Fu (Bolton),  for Indian head massage.   

Tina was excellent! Friendly, informative, professional, so interested and passionate about what she does and her teaching it made the day a huge success :) 

We will definately book some more training courses through you and we would recommend you to everyone. I was actually recommended by Kelly Beesley and she also had nothing but praise. 

Many thanks :)  

Liz Brown  

Danielle (West Sussex tutor) is a fantastic and professional trainer, it was lovely that she has a good understanding of every aspect of therapist training, from a Spa background to running your own business. 

Michelle Meheux 

I had a great day training with  Tina (Colchester). The one to one tuition was excellent.

Lisa Gorham 

A big thankyou to Michelle in Hull for my recent courses. I have completed the Holistic Facial Practitioner Diploma and the Aromatherapy Practitioner Diploma. I really enjoyed both courses and look forward to my next course this weekend.

Julie Ward 

Hi, Just wanted to say a big 'Thank you' to Michelle Ellam (Hull) for the Gel nail training. I really enjoyed the 2 days. The course was relaxed & informative.  Michelle gave me 110%, something I wouldn't have got if I had been in a big class at our local college.  I will be coming to Amethyst again for further training and would highly recommend them.  Thanks again.


Rachel , today I attended a make up training course with Tracy in Newcastle. I just wanted to convey my thanks and say how much I  enjoyed the course.  Tracy is a natural trainer who exudes knowledge and manages to pass on this knowledge in such a down to earth yet highly professioanl way. She gave me a total insight into how to apply make up and has given me the confidence to launch into a new area within my business. 

I will be booking more courses with Tracy and will glady recommend your training company because if Tracy is the type of person you can expect to be trained by, you can expect to get the very best! Please pass on my thanks to Tracy.

Samantha Smith 

Hi, Just wanted to say a big 'Thank you' to Michelle Ellam (Hull) for the Gel nail training. I really enjoyed the 2 days. The course was relaxed & informative. Michelle gave me 110%,something I wouldn't have got if I had been in a big class at our local college. I will be coming to Amethyst again for further training and would highly recommend them. Thanks again. Heather. 

Heather Young (originally posted on the Amethyst Facebook page

Hi pauline Just wanted to let u know i have a job now! Which i totally love. My manager thinks she knows you. She was a tutor @ telford for a long time her name is marny. I have been there just over a month. So wanted to thank u again for all your help and giving me the confidence to apply for jobs xx 



Thank you once again Ros (Barnsley, South Yorkshire), I thoroughly enjoyed both weekends, and today was just wonderful having such a pamper session.  I am looking forward to developing my new learned skills and coming back to show you. I will definitely be in touch with you again Ros, It was lovely meeting you and being taught by such an expert.  THANK YOU once again...and I WILL be in touch and book for other course.

Best Wishes,
Jo xxx


Thanks Tina (North West) and thank you for the course, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have my certificate now so will be practising.  The room you have is wonderful for courses and it was good to have one to one training.


Both Debra and I really enjoyed the Indian Head Massage course with Pauline (Edinburgh), she was really fantastic and we had a really good day.


Thank you to Roselyn Watson (South Yorkshire) for teaching me Thai Foot & Hand Massage.  She is a fantastic trainer and a absoulute pleasure to train with. Roselyn is a very freindly & warm hearted & makes you feel very much at ease.  She delivered a very good & professional course which was very enjoyable & I would recommend anyone who is thinking of going into the area of Holistic Therapy, to attend her training courses, I will certainly be attending more in the near future.  I recommend Roselyn & Amethyst to all, thanks again xxx

Shauna MacDonald 

I would like to say a big thank you to Amethyst; I have done 3 courses with you and have loved every one. My tutor was Pauline Tur who traveled to Dundee to do my training she was fantastic.  We hit it off straight away and she was very patient and explained everything so I could understand. If I have any concerns she has left me her number so I can contact her and she will help me through. I would definitely recommend this training. I received my certificates only a week after I finished my course. FAB thank you so much.

Sheila McKenzie Dundee


I really enjoyed the Indian Head Massage and have been practicing on family and friends already. Tina (Midlands) is a lovely lady and an excellent tutor – I’m sure I will be booking other courses in the not too distant future.

- Kerry 

Pauline (Edinburgh) was very easy to approach and has a great attitude.  I would love to do further courses with her.  The one day Make Up course suited my needs, rather than have months going into college etc  I loved the one to one tuition, better being in a small group as I felt I could ask any questions I wanted. 

- Jenna


Really enjoyed my Manicure and Pedicure training, Michelle (Hull) was fab!

- Lorna 

I did my eyelash and eyebrow tinting & shaping with Pauline (Edinburgh) a few weeks ago and i would just like to say a very big thank you. She was professional, very insightful, patient and best of all willing to answer any questions and go over things again if I was unsure. The training manuals are well written with step by step guides and go along well with the tutoring. I left feeling very confident with in depth knowledge of the procedure and theory. Thank you very much Pauline it was a joy.

- Janna 

"My daughter and I have just had two fantastic days of training with Rachel (North East). It was fun while learning and Rachel certainly knows her stuff. We will be back in the near future for more training!! We came from just outside Glasgow and Rachel's personal hospitality is second to none. Wishing her well in the future." 

- Catherine and Caitlyn 

"If you've got this far, look no further. If you want a fantastic trainer, who is so friendy and so professional then book with Rachel. I can't thank you enough!"

- Andrew  

"Rachel has a natural teaching ability. Nothing is rushed during the training day(s), and the information supplied to help you after completing the course is concise and easy to understand. I've trained with Rachel 3 times in total now and wouldn't hesitate to do another course myself, and I would sincerely recommend her courses to anyone. Thank you Rachel for providing quality training in a friendly environment."

- Katherine 

"Friendly and relaxed approached to teaching the massage techniques, covered everything you need to know.  The teaching was high quality, the tutor was patient and kind and put you at ease whilst learning.  Had a great day, would recommend."

- Carol 

"Rachel was calm and very good at explaining and demonstrating the course in a calm methodical manner. A lovely, kind person. A pleasure to learn from."

- Christina 

"The course was well presented and easily understood. Very practical. Good notes and wall charts. Felt confident to practice. A nice, pleasant venue, full of light and peaceful. Very clean and roomy."

 - Julie 

"I really enjoyed the course this weekend. The Swedish Massage course was a very positive experience for me. It was wonderful to have one to one tuition. It meant that I could go at my own pace and ask questions when ever I felt the need. I would describe the teaching on the course as being very high quality. I would definitely recommend Rachel as a tutor and I look forward to doing other courses with her."

- Judith 

"The one to one tuition that I received was fantastic."

 - Sue

"Thank you so much for a really enjoyable day , you explained everything logically and patiently, no rush at all. The time flew by . I certainly will be coming back for more training and will pass on your details to my other therapy friends. So once again, many thanks and best wishes for a great future."

- Laura 

"Rachel, thanks for being a great teacher, I would highly recommend you as a trainer. Hope to see you again soon."

- Kelly 

"Rachel, a lovely lady was very knowledgeable, a people's person and very easy going and friendly. The courses on a one to one or two to one basis are excellent, it makes learning the routine easier."

- Chris 

"Re Swedish Massage - Timing over 2 days was just right, good level of techniques covered.  Rachel is very approachable and made plenty of time and encouraged Q&A, she adjusted the speed and discussions to fit in with the students' knowledge levels.  Adjusting the teaching methods to suit the knowledge level of the attendees was a great help and provides confidence in the teaching.  I really enjoyed my first experience of a private as opposed to college course and working with Rachel was an absolutely pleasure, very warm, friendly and welcoming."

Tracy Snowdon

"Rachel, I just wanted to thank you very much for the course it was great, I'm very popular with friends and family at the moment!  Many thanks." 

- Jacky 

You can find more feedback from our lovely students on the Feedback page.