I have been a Holistic Therapist since 2005 and have been delivering Solace Academy training courses since 2014.  After being based at Maws Craft Centre in Jackfield for 10 years I re-located to Wellington in 2018.

Training Courses

I am an approved trainer with Solace Training Academy which enables me to provide training courses that are fully accredited with The Guild, and are fully insurable.  Being passionate about my therapies I am so pleased to be able to pass on my skills and knowledge to others.  I guarantee a high standard of course delivery and provide ongoing support to students/practitioners.  During the course I ensure you get plenty of hands on practice and put the fun back into learning.

We welcome beginners, practising therapists, and also those just wanting to learn a treatment for their own use.  Courses are kept to 1-4 students.  I also provide one-to-one training at no extra cost.


When looking for a therapy to suit a particular ailment, be it physical or emotional, it can be quite a mine field when you are just trawling down a list.  This is why, by having a wide range of therapies in my toolbox, I am better able to offer you a tailor-made treatment designed specifically with `you in mind’.  I am happy to offer help and guidance which will allow you the freedom to find the best treatment to provide you with the comfort and support needed to enable you to heal and move forward in your life.

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Diane Rixom

Holistic Therapy Practitioner & Trainer

Room 103

The Studios

Mansell Road, Wellington TF1 1QQ

Diane is an amazing mentor/teacher.  She has a real passion for the treatments that she teaches.  I have done 4 courses with Diane now and have more in the pipeline,  I wouldn't go anywhere else for my training (I travel over 150 miles to see Diane). Her Therapy/Training room is a place of peace and tranquillity.  I would highly recommend Diane.

Kristina Harrison

Therapy Training Courses

My sister and I booked Kansa Wand facials with Diane, and we both loved them. We found them very relaxing and felt wonderful afterwards. Diane was very welcoming and put us at our ease. We hope to visit again soon for another “treat”ment. Thanks very much, Diane.

Jeanette Reynolds

April 2018 - Kansa Wand Facial

I had a personal accountability plan to improve my self care!!!  Well I did do that, with the help of Diane leading us (a group of 6 very different women) on our journey...  The Mindfulness and Meditation course was excellent. I knew about mindfulness and had done some previously but it was via sheets of paper and short CBT meetings, hard to practice and sustain.  Sharing within a group makes you realise others are in similar positions and it makes the journey easier as you can learn from others and in a safe, relaxed environment.  I have gained at lot and will keep practicing as my understanding is far better now.

Emma Cantillion

March 2017 - Mindfulness & Meditation for Beginners

I had reached a point in my life where I knew I had to make changes.  The course enabled me to step back from the situation and re-assess my options.  I now have a clearer picture of the way forward and how to make the necessary changes.

Pauline Keeling

May 2018 - Mindfulness & Meditation for Beginners

It was great to share experiences and thoughts with other people.  It make me feel less alone.  (Mindfulness & Meditation for Beginners)

Emily Nordvang

May 2018 - Mindfulness & Meditation for Beginners

I have recently attended training in Warm Bamboo Massage and Reflexology. It was simply brilliant! Diane offers a beautiful environment in which to learn. Her patience, practice sessions, knowledge and years of experience really made the training special for me. I can't wait to enrol on more of her courses hopefully very soon. I would definitely highly recommend.

Tanya Cox - Devon

November 2018 - Warm Bamboo Training Course

Just did some Ayurvedic facial energy balancing training with Diane - superb! Her room is the calmest, most serene place I've been in a long while and she couldn't have been more knowledgeable, helpful and kind. Looking forward to another training course with her. Highly recommend!

Sandie Booth

October 2018 - Ayurvedic Facial Training Course

I did my training with Diane Rixom and it was brilliant. Several years down the line I'm a regular volunteer with Help for Heroes and they love this treatment. I've just been back to add another therapy to my portfolio.  Whether you want to learn for business or family and friends, this course is perfect

Jayne Archer

Reflexology Training - June 2019