welcome to Sapphire Spa Academy
Superior Spa Training Centre
An academy for both spas and individual massage and beauty therapists to add to their skill set, founded by Kayleigh Purser. Based in Cheltenham Spa town centre.
The aim of the academy is to provide therapists with workshops and full training courses so that they may continue their professional development, knowing that they will receive high quality training.
We want to see therapists enjoying a long and healthy career and so our main goal is to offer training that will support the health, wellness and business development of massage therapists which is why we are the first academy to offer the Purser Method of deep tissue / zero strain massage training.
Our training rooms are available to hire to skilled and qualified trainers looking to offer workshops and courses in the health, wellness and therapy sectors.
What They Say
“I had training with Kayleigh a few times and I find her very knowledgeable and very talented. She always explained everything well and made me feel comfortable. I came out and felt it was a great course each time. Highly recommend.”
– Prakash Devar
I would recommend to anyone interested in energy healing, wellbeing, and beauty therapy
“I completed my Reiki level 1 training with Kayleigh, it was a full day’s course and included a guided meditation. Kayleigh’s very relaxed with her presentation and helps put you at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and received a certificate of completion. I would recommend it to anyone interested in energy healing, wellbeing, and the beauty therapy industry.”
– Zoe Hinkley
We all learnt so much from her session
“Kayleigh delivered a tailored teaching session to our student’s at SGS College, teaching her own method of massage ‘Purser Method’ we all learnt so much from her session, invaluable knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology is outstanding. Thank you Kayleigh”
– Teresa Penfold
They practice what they do to perfection
“I truly think this centre is wonderful with training. The trainers are very patient and knowledgeable with everything they teach. I would gladly go back for hints, tips and advice knowing they practice what they do to perfection.”
– Emma Clark
I have never before received such overwhelming positive feedback from massage clients
“I attended Kayleigh’s Purser Method training and am so pleased with the new techniques I have learned. I have never before received such overwhelming positive feedback from massage clients who, without exception, have walked out of their treatment saying they felt amazing. Best of all, after a busy day of massage, I no longer feel exhausted like I usually do. I have 17 years experience as a massage therapist but it goes to show you can never stop learning.”
– Amanda Spragg
I would highly recommend this training if you are looking to WOW your clients
“Kayleigh encourages you to approach massage therapy with mindfulness. You will learn to become more body aware, support your own posture and the importance of body weight distribution while working safely to provide deep tissue in her Purser Method course. Kayleigh provides an encouraging space to learn, practice and develop deep tissue techniques. I would highly recommend this training if you are looking to WOW your clients.”
– Laurent Jarrett
Kayleigh was extremely helpful and such a lovely trainer
“From the moment I met Kayleigh I knew she would be easy to learn with, this was very important to me as I get shy in training environments. She had no issues answering any questions I had and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and understood everything. It was lovely doing the practical side of the training as I got to have hands on experience, while Kayleigh could advise and help in any way. Kayleigh was extremely helpful and such a lovely trainer. I will definitely be doing more training with her in the future.”
– Jess Tull
About Sapphire Spa Academy
Director – Kayleigh Purser
Sapphire Spa Academy is part of the Sapphire Spa Solutions Group which was founded by Kayleigh Purser in 2018.
The WHY of the business is all about supporting therapists to have a longer, more fulfilling career within the spa industry. With that ethos in mind, Kayleigh opened Sapphire Spa Academy in 2022 to further support therapists and spas.
Kayleigh originally trained in Holistic and Massage Therapy in 2004 at the renowned Cotswolds Academy of Complementary Therapies. Her main focus has always been on pain management and rehabilitation but after a car crash in 2013 Kayleigh began to realise that the impact that massage therapy has on the therapist does not lend itself to a sustainable career. With damage to her thumbs, wrists and back, Kayleigh had to devise a way of continuing to offer her treatments without causing herself any further damage. After years of extra training, personal and professional development and running case studies, Kayleigh not only managed to create a methodology of deep tissue massage that did not cause any further damage but that also promoted the health and wellbeing of the therapist.
The Purser Method was patented in 2020 and in 2022 Sapphire Spa Academy was opened with The Purser Method as its main training focus.