About Us

About the Refocus Workshops Team!

Refocus Workshops was established in 2006 offering a wide range of affordable, accredited and insurable training courses across the UK. We started our training school with natural facelift massage, Indian head massage and ear candling courses. Since then we have added reflexology, hot stone reflexology and an acupressure chair massage courses as well as an online anatomy & physiology and many more.

We deliver training courses for absolute beginners who are interested in a career change and to qualified therapists who are looking to add another treatment to their current therapy portfolio.

Our training courses allowing you to use these massage therapies professionally for the busy fulltime therapist or those working part-time for an additional income, in a clinic, salon or as a mobile therapist.

Our Tutors

Geraldine Wachholz

Hello, my name is Geraldine Wachholz and I love everything to do with massage, well-being and helping people feeling good about themselves.
Having previously had a commercial career, I pursued a life-long ambition to offer others a service that would enhance their overall well-being by training in various massage and talking therapies.
Over the last 16 years, I have become qualified in Psychotherapy, Reflexology & Hot Stone Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Natural Facelift Massage, Acupressure Chair Massage and Ear Candling. I work with a range of people, offering one to one treatments to suit my clients’ needs from a clinic in Hove.
I established Refocus Workshops in 2006 and haven’t looked back. My lovely colleagues Rachel and Val joined me and they are not only excellent massage therapists but also wonderful tutors.
I run Indian head massage, natural facelift massage, chair massage, ear candling, reflexology and hot stone reflexology courses in Brighton and Newbury. I think learning should be fun and the only pre-requisite is to bring your passion for learning and massage with you.
Random facts about me: I was born in Berlin, I love reading, visiting new places, going for a coffee and learning new skills such as jewellery making and calligraphy.
 I hope to meet you at one of our courses.

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor is a qualified therapist in Southampton. She began building her practice in 2009, offering one to one treatments in Swedish Massage, No Hands Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Acupressure Chair Massage, Reiki II and Hot Stone Therapy. She believes in therapeutic preventative measures to wellbeing; these days we all have hectic lifestyles and being run down from stress and overwork has a physical and emotional impact on our bodies.She enjoys developing new techniques and ideas, and takes pleasure in training and delivering her knowledge. Rachel is running the Indian head massage and acupressure chair massage courses in Southampton.

Val Thatcher

Val Thatcher qualified with the International Institute of Reflexology and the Association of Reflexologists, and completed an ITEC Swedish Massage diploma and Stone Therapy Diploma. She has BSc (hons) Biological Sciences. Val offers a range of therapies at the long-established Natural Health Clinic in Bristol, which include Swedish Massage, Holistic Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. She also offers seated acupressure massage in the workplace. Val has a busy family life with three children. Through her own experiences she fully appreciates the benefits of such therapies to help deal with the demands of modern life. She believes that having the ability to relax and switch off is fundamental to both our physical and psychological well-being. Val very much enjoys the opportunity to pass on knowledge to others. For more details about Val please visit www.balancebristol.co.uk. Val is running our Indian head massage and acupressure chair massage courses in Bristol.

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19 Cranley Court, Aldrington Close
Hove, BN3 5UA, East Sussex
Phone: 01273 424973
Fax: 01273 424973

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