About Us

The Bristol School of Holistic Therapies will be closing.

It was recognised as a leading school in the teaching of Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage and commands an excellent reputation.

History of the Bristol School of Holistic Therapies

The School was originally established as the Bristol School of Aromatherapy in 1996 with the aim of offering a highly professional Aromatherapy course accredited by the leading Aromatherapy body in the UK. A year or so later the Reflexology course was created with the same professional aims. The School then became Bristol School of Aromatherapy and Reflexology. When in 2001, Indian Head Massage was added to the curriculum, the School adopted its present name whilst still maintaining the original names for each of the individual courses.

Our tutors are experienced therapy professionals who have many years of experience in their respective fields. Some have been with us from the early days of the school, whilst others are graduates of our courses.

Our Students

Our students range from early 20’s to over 60 years old, they are usually women, from a wide range of backgrounds. Our only requirement is that they have a good understanding of spoken and written English.


Our classes are mainly held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Bristol’s city centre and occasionally at our Orchard Street business address which is a street away from the Council House on College Green.

Due to the quality of our courses, we attract students from a wide area. To give you some idea of travelling times to the School here is a list based on normal travelling times by car – weekend travelling under normal conditions should be quicker.

City Distance Journey Time
Bath 14 miles 25 minutes
Cardiff 44 miles 55 minutes
Cheltenham 42 miles 50 minutes
Exeter 81 miles 89 minutes
Glastonbury 32 miles 50 minutes
Gloucester 35 miles 45 minutes
Newport 30 miles 40 minutes
Oxford 73 miles 90 minutes
Reading 78 miles 86 minutes
Swansea 80 miles 88 minutes
Swindon 40 miles 50 minutes
Worcester 63 miles 70 minutes