Rose Holistic Therapies and Training was founded by Jo Rose in 2004.

Jo’s upbringing helped to direct her to where she is today. Her father was a dairy farmer, and her mother used holistic methods to keep her family well. Growing up on a farm, Jo was fortunate enough to have a number of animals, including horses and dogs. She was an active member of the Pony Club, and competed regularly with her ponies and horses.

On completion of her academic studies at the University of Sussex in the early 1990’s, Jo moved to Newzealand, where she re-discovered the amazing health benefits of holistic therapies, firstly through Reiki.

Three years later, Jo and her husband returned to the UK, where Jo trainined with National and International dressage rider; Lynsey Ryan. It was during this time that she began to bring Reiki in to her work with animals.

From her late 20s, Jo went on to study a wide range of holistic therapies, including Animal Spinal Manipulation, remedial soft tissue work and Applied Zoopharmacognosy. See below for a full list.

Jo has been helping people and animals with her holistic therapies since 1997, and has been running holistic training courses since 2004. She has a busy practice working with both people and animals, as well as co-ordinating training courses in both people and animal based therapies.

Jo regularly works with eventers (from novice to 4*), international show jumpers (including two times Hickstead Derby winner Loughnatousa WB), riding club and family horses, family pets and working dogs. She has also worked with racehorses (Pat Eddery training).

As a teacher, Jo runs many of the courses herself, but also has a network of specialist teachers, trainers and therapists who work with her.

Jo’s people based qualifications:

  • Perceptual Bodywork Kinesiology (advanced) certificate (CK, KFRP*)
  • Perceptual Bodywork Kinesiology recognised trainer (CK)
  • Touch for Health Kinesiology proficiency (practitioner) certificate (IKC)
  • Touch for Health Kinesiology recognised trainer (ITW, IKC)
  • Reiki Master practitioner and teacher (ASANA cert)
  • Nutritional Therapy Diploma (C.H. Ed)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (C.H. Ed)
  • Reflexology level 4 Diploma (IIHHT)
  • Swedish Body Massage Diploma (GHT/ CMA)
  • Deep Tissue Massage Diploma (GHT/ CMA)
  • Indian Head Massage Diploma (GHT /CMA)
  • Metabolics modular education program certificates
    (*Kinesiology Federation Recommended Practitioner)
  • Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (cert)
  • Diploma in Herbal Medicine (Blackford Centre)
  • Level 5 Edexcel Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Sector (DTTLS)
  • Level 3 Edexcel Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • Deep Tissue Oscillation via the Physiomed unit (cert)
  • Certificate in Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete, John Gibbons Master Class
  • Low Level Laser Therapy, Thor

Jo’s animal based qualifications

  • Level 6 Clinical Educator, CClin Ed (Acc Mdx via CEPT)
  • McTimoney-Corley Animal Spinal Therapy (OCEPT)
  • Applied Equine Biomechanics (Musculoskeletal manipulation – Andrew Glaister method)
  • Equine Merishia massage certificate (AMT)
  • Canine Merishia massage certificate (AMT)
  • Advanced Merishia massage for horses (AMT)
  • Advanced Merishia massage for dogs (AMT)
  • Equine and canine Merishia massage tutor (AMT)
  • Equine Myofascial Release techniques (intro cert)
  • Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (cert)
  • Reiki for animals
  • Zoopharmacognosy Diploma (Ingraham Academy of Zoopharmacognosy)
  • British Horse Society Intermediate teaching certificate (registered instructor)
  • British Equestrian Federation UK Coaching Certificate Level 3
  • Applied Equine Behaviour ground work level 1 diploma
  • Digital infrared thermal imaging (cert)
  • Level 5 Edexcel Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Sector (DTTLS)
  • Level 3 Edexcel Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • Deep Tissue Oscillation via the Physiomed unit (cert)
  • Certificate in Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete, Master Class
  • Low Level Laser Therapy, Thor

Jo has completed a course in the principles of Infrared Thermal Imaging, and uses her thermal imaging camera to help with a physical assessment.

Jo is a member of the Association of McTimoney Corley Spinal Therapists, the British Horse Society, Association of Merishia Therapists, associate member of Institute of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists.

Continued Professional Development Certificates (people based):

  • Metabolics nutritional training program (human)
  • An introduction to Cranial sacral therapy
  • Vibrational Tools (sound, colour, magnet, essences) in Kinesiology
  • Human Flow, level 1
  • OMT Spinal Manipulation

Continued Professional Development Certificates (animal based):

  • Introductory saddle fitting, Society of Master Saddlers’ course for equine professionals
  • Holistic Saddle Fitting
  • Equine Myofascial Release, bodywork
  • Equine Myofascial Release, cranial
  • Animal Acupressure, modules 1 and 2
  • Equine biomechanics
  • Equine stretch therapy
  • Equine anatomy and nutrition (BTEC)
  • Equine Cranial sacral therapy
  • Equine Flow, level 1
  • Equine Touch, level 1
  • BHS CPD training
  • First aid
  • Pet First Aid
  • GG Equine Kinesiology taping
  • Canine TTouch

Students and graduates with Rose Holistic Therapies may join the Rose Association of Animal and Human Therapists.
Rose Holistic Therapies and Training is registered with UKRLP.