Calming Influences
  • Calming Influences Studio Learn Reflexology
    Become a reflexologist with our L3 Reflexology Diploma

    Join the CNHC to future proof your qualification

    Get a taste of reflexology on our weekend course
  • Calming Influences StudioImage credit: domenicogelermo / 123RF Stock Photo Learn Body Massage
    Become a massage therapist

    L3 4 module Diploma

    Join the CNHC to future proof your qualification
  • Calming Influences StudioImage credit: marilyna / 123RF Stock Photo Learn Aromatherapy
    Become an Aromatherapist

    L3 4 module Diploma

    Join the CNHC to future proof your qualification
  • Learn Indian Head Massage
    Become a therapist with our VTCT Indian Head massage course

    Add Indian Head Massage to the therapies you offer

    Try our Just for Fun course
  • Courses for Therapists
    Keep up to date or expand the therapies you offer with these courses:-

    * First Aid

    * Business Courses

    * CPD
  • Just for Fun courses
    Learn a simple routine or find out about:-


    Indian Head Massage

    Hopi Ear Candles

    Using Essential Oils

Welcome To Calming Influences

2017 will be an exciting year for Calming Influences, with the introduction of the L4 in Reflexology, Masterclasses in Maternity and Clients with Diabetes, and a brand new Facial Reflexology course.

Our main focus are the core holistic therapies of Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Massage, plus all the add ons you need to so that you can build a successful therapy business. We are also launching more new courses towards the end of the year.

If you are up for the challenge of branching out on your own, or you just want to learn a little more and improve your own wellbeing, have a look at the courses we offer. Make 2017 the year you go for it!

A course with Calming Influences will equip you to be the best complementary therapist you can be. Our courses may be challenging, but they are fun. Start this new phase of your life with Calming Influences. Courses include comprehensive first courses, like Reflexology, Massage and Aromatherapy, shorter first courses, such as Indian Head Massage, as well as a whole range of courses which will help you develop as a therapist.

Based in Bursledon, Southampton, just 5 minutes from junction 8 of the M27, Calming Influences is a great place to take a course. The school attracts students not just from Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover, but from the whole of Hampshire, the surrounding counties, as well as international students.

Jackie and her first Reflexology Diploma class celebrating Calming Influences accreditation with the AoR.  

This was Calming Influences very first group of reflexologists. We are pictured celebrating accreditation with the AoR. I am standing centre. (I look a little different now - see my photo below!)

Jackie and her first Reflexology Diploma class celebrating Calming Influences accreditation with the AoR.  

This is the Green Room at the QE2 Centre where our main teaching sessions are carried out.

To see lots more photos in our gallery click here

Why train with Calming Influences?

Calming Influences is dedicated to offering courses in Complementary Therapies - we don't offer courses in other subjects.

Most of our therapy courses take place at the weekend, so you can train for your new career while you are still working or looking after your family

You will always be taught by a tutor experienced in their subject and experienced at teaching. I attend all sessions

Learning at Calming Influences is varied. All sessions are designed to be interesting and appealing, containing games, group work and various props to make everything come to life. We don't do sitting listening to a lecturer for 3 hours! You may find yourself colouring the bones of the foot, sticking organs onto a blank body or any number of other fun activities which hopefully will bring the learning to life

For most practical sessions there will be additional help available; often ex Calming Influences students; to ensure you receive constant attention - our aim is to teach you the right technique from the start

If you need more help, for example if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language, we will ensure you receive additional support

As an independent school we can offer more flexibility. So if you suddenly need to take a break from the course because your circumstances change, courses can either be extended or you can swap to the same course running the following year

Age and education are no barriers to learning - We have successfully taught students from age 19 to late 60s. Our students include those who left school at 15 and this is the first course they have taken, to qualified nurses, podiatrists and physiotherapists. Everyone is welcome

Online student resources available from the Calming Influences website

All the students on the course want to be there. They often have similar values and many students have made friendships which have continued well after their course has finished

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me on 0780 5278 620 or 02380 406672, or email You can also sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date with my courses by clicking here. Looking forward to meeting you.

Best wishes


Jackie James



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Latest News 2017

Masterclass - Maternity Reflexology - Saturday 1st April

Reflexology Supporting Conception Naturally - Sunday 2nd April

L4 Reflexology CPD course -8th Starts April

Indian Head starts 20th May

Facial Reflexology - 3rd June


Had a brillaint day at Camexpo on the AoR stand on Saturday 24th October. Piccy with Tracey Smith from the AoR



Recorded my first AoR workshop on Saturday. Thanks to Floyd and Kate for all of your help. The recording is available all this month from the AoR is you are interested in checking it out. Jackie


Thank you to everyone who voted for me and helped me win the AoR's Inspirational Tutor award for 2015. I am proud, pleased and speechless all at the same time! Jackie


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Indian Head Massage

Reflexology supporting Conception

Common Diseases of the Older Client for Reflexologists

Healthy Eating

Foot Care / Hopi Ear Candles

Aromaflex / Just for Fun Courses


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