Train in Spain: Spring/Summer 2021

SPECIAL OFFER – if you book two or more courses together, you get a 10% discount on the lower priced course(s) booked! If you book with a friend or small group, then one place is charged at full price and the remaining places are discounted by 10%.

Our courses in Spain are run for one to one students, couples or small groups in Grazalema, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain (officially placed in the category Los Pueblos Mas Bonitos de Espana). Here’s the link – this is a prestigious group of villages of special historical, cultural and architectural interest across Spain.

Accommodation can be booked in our two-bedroomed self-contained flat and students arrange their training and accommodation to fit in with their travel dates. The house is an 18th century ‘casa senorial’ and is considered to be one of the treasures of Grazalema – your visit is a cultural experience in its own right, with period accommodation in a real Spanish village, which is friendly and welcoming to visitors.

There is a lively cultural life in Grazalema with religious processions, fiestas and other events held regularly. The village has facilities such as banks, a post office, a medical centre, shops, art galleries, a spa and a good range of bars and restaurants. There is a bus service to and from Malaga.

Please do be aware that it is normal to take a break during the hot part of the day (with the main meal locally being lunch) and so the course timetable is as follows:

One day courses are from 9.30am to 1.30pm and then 5pm to 7pm (this is a full day’s timetable).

Half day courses are from 9.30am to 1.30pm (this is a half-day timetable)

The timetable gives you plenty of time to explore our wonderful restaurants or cook for yourself. The village has several food shops, including organic foods. Try local payoyo cheese made in the village, or one of the wide choice of pork products produced in the region – there is local wine and olive and sunflower oil too, and the shops sell locally grown fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs. The village has its own bakeries and patisseries with a wide selection of breads, cakes, biscuits and other goodies! Cadiz is an important agricultural area with its own distinctive style of cooking.

Students will need to arrange their travel to Spain. The nearest airport to Grazalema is Malaga, and the village is about an hour’s drive by car.

Courses may be timetabled as one or more full days or one or more half days, as indicated.

An * indicates a pre-requisite for doing the course, normally Anatomy & Physiology and sometimes A&P plus body massage. If you DON’T have what we ask for, then we can help as we offer online Anatomy & Physiology and a one-day basic body massage course.

The following are the only courses which have a pre-requisite. All the other courses are suitable for total beginners (and remember, you do your A&P online BEFORE the practical training):

Holistic Massage – Anatomy & Physiology required

Deep Tissue Massage – Holistic Massage and Anatomy & Physiology required (any body massage which included A&P will be acceptable)

Aromatherapy Massage – Anatomy & Physiology required

Ayurveda Body Massage – Anatomy & Physiology required

Pregnancy Massage – Anatomy & Physiology plus body massage required

Foot Reflexology (Western) Anatomy & Physiology with Professional Standards required

Maternity Reflexology – prior Reflexology training plus A&P required (or a Reflexology course which included A&P)

Reiki 2 – a Reiki 1 level training is required, either with me or with another teacher.

Massage and Holistic Courses

A * indicates a pre-requisite as explained above.

Reiki 1 - Two half days OR one full day

Reiki 2 * - Two half days OR one full day

Crystal Therapy - One full day

Holistic Massage * - Four half days

Aromatherapy Massage * - Three full days

Ayurveda Body Massage* - Two full days

Deep Tissue Massage * - Two half days

Indian Head 2-day - Two full days

Thai Foot Reflex Massage 2-day - Two full days

Foot Reflexology (Western) * - Two full days

Indian Facial Massage - One full day

Back Neck and Shoulder Massage - One half day (morning)

Beauty Courses

Manicure - One half day

Pedicure - One half day

Gel Manicure - One full day (can be booked as a beginner course)

Manicure & Pedicure - One full day

Spa Manicure - One full day

Spa Pedicure - One full day

Basic Facial Treatments - One full day

Spa Facial Treatments - Two full days

Waxing - One full day

If you are a returning student, you will always receive a 10% discount on any bookings.

Courses are priced in sterling and if you pay in euros then we use the exchange rate in force at the time you book and pay for your course. Payments can be made in sterling or in euros.

Our courses are all accredited and insurable with UK professional organisations and insurers so they are suitable for professional practice in the UK. Our accrediting bodies are the Beauty Guild who have members throughout the UK and Spain.

Insurance is available for therapists with UK qualifications who are working in Spain and Balens are an established provider who have insured some of our students on an individual basis.

Students who want to learn for personal interest are welcome - massage and beauty therapies are great for sharing with friends and family. Look at our range of ‘friends and family’ and couples massage courses.


We offer accommodation in our self-contained two-bedroomed flat, which forms the top floor of the building where you will train. The house is an 18th century building, and so please be aware that it has uneven floors, odd sized door openings, etc. and it may not be suitable for people with mobility challenges. Contact us if you have any questions and we will do our best to help!

If you are arriving late, travelling by air or just want a soft landing, then you can ask us to provide you with a starter pack of breakfast essentials including bottled drinking water, tea/coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam/marmalade, cereals, cheese and seasonal fruit or salad. Let us know any special requirements (vegan/vegetarian, gluten free etc.) – what we provide will depend on local availability and the season, and the price will vary a little. We provide receipts, and you reimburse us when you arrive and get settled in!


One week (7 nights):

High Season (May to October inclusive) - £500 or the euro equivalent at the time of booking and payment

Low Season (November to April inclusive) - £300 or the euro equivalent at the time of booking and payment

You may want to stay a night or two extra after your course, or for a shorter period than a full week. The pro-rata rates are:

High Season (May to October inclusive) - £80 or the euro equivalent at the time of booking and payment

Low Season (November to April inclusive) - £55 or the euro equivalent at the time of booking and payment

As well as booking your own flights and transfers from Malaga, remember to think about travel insurance.

To book one of our Spanish courses please contact us