Rachel is the founder of and principal tutor for York Holistic Training. She started her career as a Health and Physical Education teacher, moving gradually into Holistic Therapy since qualifying with credits in her first practitioner course in this area in 1997.

With a Sports Science degree background, a history of sports participation and coaching, and having taught for over 20 years in a number of different UK and international institutions, Rachel has the skills, subject knowledge and experience necessary to deliver a range of courses at all levels, and to get the best out of students.

In addition to teaching, Rachel runs a successful sports therapy business, plays competitive hockey, tennis and squash and keeps abreast of current developments in the areas of health, complementary therapies and education.

Her recent on-going professional development has taken her into the area of neuro-kinetic therapy, which, along with her skills in postural assessment and gait analysis, is proving invaluable with clients presenting with dysfunctional movement patterns.


  • BA (Hons) in Human Movement
  • P.G.C.E. in Health and Physical Education
  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage
  • ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage
  • Crane School of Reflexology: Practitioners Diploma
  • Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Diploma in Seated Acupressure/On Site Massage
  • Diploma in Hot and Cold Stone Massage
  • Diploma in Pregnancy Massage
  • Diploma in Glass Cupping
  • Diploma in Indian Head Massage
  • Diploma in Pathology for Reflexology
  • First Aid At Work
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Training
  • Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies
  • Member of the Association of Reflexologists
  • CRB Checked