Calming Influences


Welcome To Calming Influences

Calming Influences is a complementary therapy school, offering an FHT accredited diploma in aromatherapy as well as many CPD courses for reflexologists, massage therapists and aromatherapists.

Calming Influences was established nearly 25 years ago and although initially offering all face to face courses, now offer blended course, marrying face to face with online working. Providing an online learning platform which allows students to prepare for their courses, complete any workbooks they need to and video clips allow them to finess their practical techniques. Being able to re-play sessions has definate benefits for students. We also make extensive use of live Zoom sessions.

Over the last 25 years we have built up an extensive knowledge and materials base which has been incorporated in our new student learning platform, the Hosting Hub. We are making the Hosting Hub available to other schools, and individuals who would like to offer online, or blended courses. The Hosting Hub, is a platform which will allow you to put your own courses online, and make them available to everybody on the internet. Whether you've longed to share your expertise through a specific course or are in the process of establishing your own holistic school or academy, this announcement is for you! Keep reading to discover how our Hosting Hub can support your course ambitions. So if you have a course you would love to put online, if you are thinking of starting your own school, or if you are an existing school who would like to change the way you deliver you course materials, click here for more information.

We are also running an Evidence Based Reflexology project, as part of my Doctorate at Portsmouth university. If you would like more information or to be involved, join our Facebook or Linkedin groups. As my work progresses you will have an opportunity to get involved.

We are based in Bursledon, Southampton, just 5 minutes from junction 8 of the M27 but we attract students from around the country, both in person and online.


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

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

Above you can see 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!). Above right you can see the GreenHouse room which is where our main teaching sessions are carried out but we also run small courses from my home treatment room.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me on 0780 5278 620, 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. Jackie



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Visit to Geneva

Really please to have attended a reflexology workshop and presented on the Integrative Nursing Education Series (INES), on behalf of Anita Lunde, Denmark at the event below in Geneva in May, arrianged by the Tiawan Ministry of Health and Welfare. Thank you Dr. Tsay for the invitation.


Our new Reflexology supporting the menopause course is joining our blended online courses. We also have online Save your Thumbs, Facial Reflexology, along with refresher courses for both reflexology and aromatherapy. All courses are available on our online platform for you to start at any time, and all include face to face tutorials/assessments. We will also be running a face to face, facial reflexology course in the spring so let us know if you are interested.

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Do you have a course you would like to run?

If you have a course which you would like to offer, or if you want to start a holistic school, we can help. Click here for more information about our new Hosting Hub or email

Other Courses

Common Diseases of the Older Client for Reflexologists

Healthy Eating


Free Reflexology Foot Chart (Just create an account then you can download the file).

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Available on Kindle.

Jackie's book

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