The Modern School of Ancient Therapies
is situated in the historic market town of Clitheroe, in the heart
of the Ribble Valley. Whether you travel to us for the day or stay
at one of the hotels or other accommodation we recommend, we are
sure you will enjoy the town, the scenery and most of all your visit
to our Lancashire Training School. Situated in small medieval Duck
Street, our Grade II listed building is full of character, charm and
of course includes a welcoming hospitality.
Modern School Of Ancient Therapies is
dedicated to providing the highest standards of Holistic Therapy
training in all our Post-Graduate, Beginners, Continuous
Professional Development and Enrichment courses. We recognise the
importance of personal and professional development within our
working salon alongside the school ensures we are up-to-date with
the very latest treatments and industry needs, this also allows
Susan to pass on invaluable experience to her students. Our most
popular salon treatments are detailed within this Prospectus.
comprehensive learning modules have received Accreditation from
Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT), Independent
Professional Therapists International (IPTI) and The International
Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). Some of our courses
are also recognised by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Our training courses are also recognised by many other
insurance companies but you may wish to check with them first.
conveys her knowledge and expertise in a relaxed and informal
environment. Classes are kept to a minimum to ensure all students
receive personal attention, guidance and support throughout their
intensive training. Students can enjoy learning quickly and
confidently as all our modules are packed with interesting facts
and enlightening information. Each student will retain the learning
module from their chosen course.
pass our courses will be awarded a certificate signed by the
Principal of the school. Accreditation from ABT,
IICT, FHT and IPTI along with recognition from many other UK insurance
companies ensure our courses have been validated for insurance
purposes. This qualifies students that pass our courses to apply for
insurance and membership with a variety of companies.
We look forward
to offering you a warm Lancashire welcome to our Training School.
"Many Thanks for passing our name on!"
Recent Figures show that
the word is out !!
The majority of students who undertake training with
The Modern School of Ancient Therapies
do so after a colleague or friend has recommended us.
Please view below our spacious Training room and comfortable
Reception area at our Business Premises at
10 Duck Street, Clitheroe.
Susan Elizabeth Neary
Cert. Ed. is the Principal of the Modern School of Ancient
Therapies. After gaining her Cert. Ed., Susan taught Beauty &
Holistic Therapies for several years in Colleges of Further
Education with her students gaining excellent retention and
In February 2005, Susan
with her extensive knowledge and genuine belief in Holistic
Therapies decided to teach privately and along with her husband
created The Modern School of Ancient Therapies. Along with providing
courses at our Clitheroe Training School, Susan visits UK Colleges
as a Guest Lecturer providing Seminars for both students and
Susan has studied in
many different countries and continues to research and update
learning modules. She is recognised as a leading International
Lecturer and Trainer in Europe having presented seminars in Spain,
Germany, France, Sweden, Romania, Austria, Finland and the United States.
Providing Raindrop Technique presentations and training across
Europe has lead Susan being prestigiously certified as an
International Raindrop trainer by Gary Young. Often partnering at
Corporate Events with Young Living Europe, it is a priviledge to
meet so many distributors who bring continuous knowledge, wisdom and
happiness into her life.
Below are some references from Susan's mentors, former colleagues
"I have known Susan Neary for years and
she is an intelligent, knowledgeable, dedicated teacher. Any student
would be fortunate to have her for an instructor."
Dr David Stewart PhD, Doctor of Natural Medicine
" I found her to be extremely competent
at her job; hard working and more than capable of using her
initiative." Roy Hodgson, England Soccer Manager.
"I have attended several of the courses
being offered by Susan at the Modern School of Ancient Therapies,
and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. The course information
is without doubt very clear and concise, and everything is
explained fully. Susan always maintains very high standards of
practice and these are demonstrated within the practical sessions.
The venue is very relaxing and amenable to learning".
Patricia Jane Knight, State Registered Nurse, S.C.M. Cert. Ed.
Qualified Holistic Therapist, Reiki Master, Master Practitioner of
“Brilliant!! Dynamic!! Definite sense of
humour!!” Ann Flynn, Section Leader Beauty &
Holistic Therapies, Nelson & Colne College
"I formed a very favourable opinion of
her ability and skills, Susan is a person whom I have the highest
regard for" Alan Smith M.C.S.P S.R.P Chartered &
State Registered Physiotherapist Formerly to the England
International Football Team.
"She is diligent, organised, trustworthy
and conscientious with her work." Kenny Dalglish,
Liverpool, Celtic, Newcastle & Blackburn Manager.
"A very enjoyable training session,
course content was very good, very interesting and an enjoyable
day. An excellent tutor who was very informative, and gave an
excellent CPD Session on the subject. Michelle Pinhorne,
South Downs College.
"Wonderful day, I enjoyed the therapy
and look forward to putting it into practice. The standard of
teaching was excellent and I will definitely book on another course
in the near future. Susan your personality is a wonderful blend of
humour, understanding, compassion and professionalism, it was an
honour to be trained by you. I look forward to attending your
training school again." Kathryn L'Estrange Holistic
Therapist Tutor, Darlington College.
"Felt apprehensive at first attending a
two day course in Indian Head Massage, but on completing the course
I would recommend anyone to try it." Jeanie Langford
Qualified in Indian Head Massage.
“ Really enjoyed the
course today, lovely to be able to have a massage rather than just
giving treatments. Susan was well prepared, both paper resources
and stones, and very enthusiastic. Thank you very much for a lovely
course.” Isabela Braithwaite,
Lecturer Furness College.
"Thank you for such a fabulous course
that was informative yet enjoyable." Claire Malkin,
" I feel I have learned so much in two
days. Susan's teaching is detailed and concise. The practical
sessions are carefully explained and supervised. I really enjoyed
the course, it was well worth the trip from Spain. I now feel
equipped to go and put into practice all that I learned. Many, many
thanks." Irene Dawson, Granada, Spain
"A fantastic course, really enjoyable and
very professionally carried out. Training facility - excellent.
All information given was very well presented and in a format
everyone could understand. I will be looking forward to attending
further courses in the future." Dr Louise Banner
"An excellent course,
very well balanced between theory and practical. Clear tuition and
great facilities. Very good value for money, thanks."
Beccy Rodden, Lecturer Joseph Priestley College, Leeds.
"I found both the Advanced Massage and
the Hot & Cold Stone Therapy courses interesting and informative.
Susan has a very friendly and helpful approach to teaching. I will
be booking more courses in the future".
Charlotte Booth CGLI. VAI. Self Employed Beauty Therapist.
"Enjoyable, educational and very
relaxing. Lovely atmosphere, environment and delightful tutor. I
have found the course very useful and feel competent to practice.
Thankyou." Sue Egan, Lecturer Blackburn College.
"I found the staff at the school extremely helpful and very
very knowledgeable. The courses are very well planned and
informative with superb training manuals which are very useful for
refreshing and going back to. The facilities are very relaxing and
enjoyable to learn in , and parking is very close. I have done 2
courses with the school and hope to continue my studies there
throughout this year. " Sue Eastham, MICHT Holistic
"Have enjoyed the whole weekend ! Feel the course content
surpassed my expectations. I feel confident to start and practice
Indian Head Massage. A lovely group to work with. Will definitely
attend further courses in the future". Lynne Overson
Registered Nurse .
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Crystal Wand course on Saturday.
The treatment was wonderful, the surroundings were very inviting
and homely - it didn't feel like some of the training schools that I
have been to before. Once again thank you for a really interesting
day and I hope to see you again". Jo Collin, Holistic
like to offer sincerest thanks for your attendance and training at
our venue in Darlington this week. I was very impressed with the
training that you delivered. The information packs provided are very
informative and excellently laid out which will be so helpful in my
continued practise. I would certainly recommend your quality and
professional courses to anyone who is interested in furthering their
skills. I look forward to next month’s course with excitement".
Lea Potter, Beauty and Holistic Therapist.
"I had a wonderful
time learning Raindrop & Vitaflex with you. Susan, you are a
passionate person and teacher which is a blessing. I have been
fortunate to have met you and this has enhanced my own life and will
my clients. Thank you." Carol
Willis, Ayurveda UK.
exhilarating and comfortable environment. The course provided a
full theoretical beginning followed by intensive (yet supportive)
hands-on practice and assessment. Now I have two further skills to
add to my repertoire. Provision of a take-home training and
procedure manual which is excellent will serve as a Bible!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed
the stone therapy course and the learning of new techniques. This
will help to improve our range of holistic therapies for our college
students. The staff/trainers were extremely professional and well
qualified and I look forward to returning for more in the near
future." June Woods, Lecturer,
Sutton Coldfield College.
"The course on the
whole was excellent, the theory was easy to follow and explained in
nice simple english. The practical side of the course was very nice
and again explained well. Susan is a great tutor and makes
everything interesting and also fun to learn. Thankyou."
"I really enjoyed the
training day, I felt the course was informative and interesting. I
enjoyed having the treatment and giving the treatment, I now feel
confident to carry out the treatment in the salon."
Phillippa Emmington, Salon
"Enjoyed the course
and paced at the right level for us to take the information and
practical treatment in." Jane
Rutherford , Lecturer Worsley College.
"I found it pleasant,
thorough and enjoyable. I am very impressed by the small class
size, professionalism and cleanliness of the school and have made
the right choice to study here!"
Alma Stewart-Burgess, Therapist.
"Really enjoyed the 1
day course. Well planned, friendly, informative and thoroughly
enjoyable. Would certainly like to do some more courses at this
school. Very professional - excellent tutor."
Michele Connor, Beauty & Holistic Lecturer, Derby University
"Very happy with the
course today! Susan was fantastic - I felt though we had 100%
attention." Karen Kelly, Salon
"An excellent day.
The treatment was wonderful. Susan, the tutor was great, so
approachable and explained everything most clearly. Thank you for a
very interesting and informative experience."
Sue Roberts, Lecturer, Rotherham College.
good information, all aspects covered to the standard required for
the level. Tutor input excellent and enough equipment for all
students to work with. Very enjoyable, thankyou."
Julia Bradley, Tutor Kinsley & Fitzwilliam
hands-on training. Tutor very friendly, approachable and I feel as
though I've had individual tuition. Will be back for Herbal
Compress course." Sharon Fay,
Holistic Therapist, on-location training.
"I really enjoyed the
course today, I found it very interesting and learnt a lot. Susan
was an excellent teacher, she had a great knowledge and answered
all of our questions. Would return and recommend."
Leoni Daly, Beauty & Holistic Therapist
"I feel that our
trainer Susan was extremely knowledgeable and taught our course very
thoroughly. I am comfortable with my practical application and also
my theory knowledge covers a wide range. All our questions and
worries were answered very thoroughly."
Jane Dowling, Salon Owner.
"I enjoyed the
course. The learning manual was very clear and informative. The
practical aspects of the course were really well demonstrated and
the procedure in the book is easy to follow. Thank you, I enjoyed
the training and thanks to Mick for all the coffees and herbal
teas!!" Kathy McQuade, Tutor
"Well taught and very
thorough, but not pressured. Thoroughly enjoyed it and has inspired
me to follow through to other therapies I hadn't considered before.
Thankyou." Sonia Doble, Devon
"Both courses were
delivered in an informal, yet extremely professional way - thankyou.
The demonstration was enjoyable, especially the Crystal Wand, this
was, I must say, the best massage experience yet! Overall, a fun,
relaxed and professional course - thankyou!"
Sarah Reeve, Tutor Truro College