Practitioner Training

HTMA Success

accredited Hair Analysis & Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Practitioner course

Want to jump-start your nutrition practice? Or add a modality that complements your client-centered wellness practice?

Let me teach you how to make Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) work for you.

C’mon, let’s set you up for success!

Susan Cachay HTMA Success

Not everyone uses HTMA the way I do.

I use HTMA as the foundation for developing Mineral-Nutritional Balancing programs for my clients.

Hi, I’m Susan Cachay, an educator, psychology counsellor, and holistic nutritionist.

I’ve specialized in HTMA and Mineral-Nutritional Balancing for 15+ years.

I’ve reviewed thousands of HMTA charts as a practitioner and coach for other practitioners.

Among the 90+ practitioners I’ve coached, many came to me lacking a thorough understanding of stress patterns, they were unsure how to interpret HTMA results, and didn’t have the confidence to develop recommendations. Yikes!

I noticed a gap in the available HTMA training that I’m uniquely qualified to fill.

I can’t wait to help you better your skills and find fulfillment in helping others through healing—plus take your business to the next level!

I designed this course for you to develop:

  • a thorough foundation in the science and practical application of HTMA and Mineral-Nutritional Balancing
  • a high level of competency in how to review and interpret HTMA charts, how to design Mineral-Nutritional Balancing programs, and how to deliver the results and recommendations to clients
HTMA Chart

Why HTMA?

As the saying goes “Don’t guess. Test.

  1. non-invasive
  2. precise
  3. affordable

HTMA is a screening test using a small amount of hair from close to the scalp.

When correctly interpreted by a practitioner, the result—shown as levels and ratios of nutrient minerals and toxic metals on a chart—gives a nuanced picture of metabolic trends, stress patterns, and how different body systems are functioning.

Why Mineral-Nutritional Balancing?

Think of minerals as ‘spark plugs’ for our bodies. Why? They’re needed by many enzymes as co-factors, facilitators, and inhibitors, and as part of the enzymes themselves.

Mineral-Nutritional Balancing improves the body’s energy-producing mechanisms, which makes energy available for healing, regeneration, detoxification, and all other activities.

  1. Thanks to HTMA, Mineral-Nutritional Balancing is a comprehensive, personalized, easy-to-follow road map—like a GPS for our bodies. A program covers:
    – nutrition
    – supplementation
    – detoxification
    – lifestyle
  2. My clients and I can objectively track progress. It’s validating for clients to see on a HTMA chart what’s happening on a cellular level.
  3. For practitioners, few up-front expenses means a comfortable profit margin.

By the time you complete this course, you’ll be ready to help clients restore normal biochemical balance, often resolving many nutritionally‐related endocrine, neurological, and even emotional imbalances.

Some training has a narrow focus on aspects of HTMA results, such as copper toxicity and magnesium deficiency. Mineral-Nutritional Balancing is about balancing all the minerals, and addressing any metal toxicity.

Mineral Wheel

Is this course for me?

Yes! If:

  • you’ve decided to add to your clients’ success and your bottom line by incorporating HTMA and/or Mineral-Nutritional Balancing into an existing client-centered wellness practice, or
  • you’ve taken general nutrition courses and want a comprehensive, precise, personalized, easy-to-follow road map to jump-start your practice, or
  • you’re on a Nutritional Balancing program and ready to guide others (or just want to deepen your knowledge)

There are other HTMA courses—how does this one set me up for success?

You’ll receive:

  • a Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Practitioner (MNBP) certificate that allows you to open an account with Analytical Research Labs, Inc. (ARL) and Endo-met Laboratories, Inc.
    • ARL pioneered the field of HTMA interpretation and Endo-met produces supplements
    • both were founded by Dr. Paul Eck (D.N.), who developed Mineral-Nutritional Balancing
  • reference guides, quick views, and checklists to make interpretation and developing program recommendations easy
  • a practitioner listing on Hair Analysis & Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science website
  • unlimited access to the Hair Analysis Report app during the course (learn how to save time interpreting results and generating reports in your practice)

PLUS

  • one year of post-course coaching
    • for the first year after you complete the course, I’ll review your clients’ HTMA charts and support you in designing Mineral-Nutritional Balancing program recommendations (based on using ARL and Endo-met)
  • professional start-up materials to get your practice up and running right away
    • new client and retest questionnaires (fillable PDFs)
    • professionally written and referenced articles on:
      • Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science
      • self-care practices (e.g. sauna, coffee enemas, dry skin brushing, meditation, foot reflexology, sleep hygiene, forgiveness)
      • food/diet
      • other topics such as personal care products, cleaning products
    • food & feelings tracker (fillable PDF)
    • client handbook (70+ pages) containing the articles mentioned above and the food & feelings tracker with a cover page and linked index (PDF)
    • illustrated hair sampling instructions

You have the option to have your logo added to the start-up materials.

  • 25 upgrade credits if you’re a member of International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC)

What’s the investment?

$995

I’m ready to enroll!

Step 1

Step 2

Tell me a bit about yourself, including:

  • educational background
  • current wellness practice? what kind?
  • on a Nutritional Balancing program? how long?

Step 3

I’ll send you a student enrolment & disclaimer
Sign and send it back

Step 4

Access to the course materials is on its way!

FAQs

Do I need to be on a Mineral-Nutritional Balancing program to take the course?

If you’re already a wellness practitioner, you don’t need to be on a Mineral-Nutritional Balancing program before starting the course, but to best support your clients I strongly encourage you to begin the program while doing the course.

When does the course start and finish?
As soon as I receive payment, an email with a little bit about you, and a signed student enrolment & disclaimer, I’ll send you a link to the course materials.

You have up to one year to review the readings and videos, and complete the coursework and exam, but it has been done in as little as three months.

Will this course qualify me to set up an account with an HTMA lab?
Yes. My course is recognized by Analytical Research Labs, Inc. ARL pioneered the field of HTMA interpretation, and was founded by Dr. Paul Eck (D.N.), who developed Mineral-Nutritional Balancing.
How do I get certified?

Successful completion of the course requires a minimum average 90% on the coursework and exam.

The coursework consists of:

  • short-answer and short-essay questions
  • case studies: interpret and develop recommendations for initial analysis (4) and retest (2)

The exam consists of you presenting one case study via video with me in the role of the client.

My course is about setting you up for success so I’ll provide supportive, actionable feedback.

What's covered in this course?

You’ll be grounded in key concepts of HTMA and Mineral-Nutritional Balancing.

You’ll become proficient at interpreting a HTMA chart by understanding:

  • healthy mineral levels and possible symptoms associated with deficiency or excess
  • how to use mineral levels and ratios to identify significant patterns
  • physical symptoms and emotional meanings of patterns
  • significant mineral ratios and what they represent
  • stages of stress (oxidation rates)
  • key indicators (immune function, liver and kidney function, digestive function, thyroid and adrenal stress, overall vitality)
  • effects of toxic metals and symptoms associated with toxicity

You’ll learn to design and present Mineral-Nutritional Balancing program recommendations, including:

  • specific supplementation for each client’s unique biochemistry
  • basic food/diet, detoxification, and lifestyle recommendations
  • how to effectively review HTMA charts and program recommendations with clients
What are the learning materials?

These are included in your investment.

PDFs

  • reference and interpretation guides, quick views, and checklists to streamline hair analysis interpretation and program recommendations
  • Energy: How it affects your emotions, your level of achievements, and your entire personal well-being. An interview with Dr. Paul Eck by Colin & Loren Chatsworth
  • Mineral Reference Guide
  • Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis: A New Science of Energy, by Lawrence Wilson, M.D.
  • Toxic Metals Sources and Symptoms Guide

A link will be provided for

  • articles on the Analytical Research Laboratories, Inc. website

Videos

  • how to explain HTMA results
  • tips to increase client satisfaction and retention
  • lifestyle, food/diet, detoxification
  • 8-part introduction to Mineral-Nutritional Balancing

Hair Analysis Report App

  • unlimited access during the course (learn how to save time interpreting results and generating reports in your practice)
What distinguishes your course from other HTMA training?

This combination of deliverables:

  • thorough training in HTMA and Mineral-Nutritional Balancing so you’re ready to launch a comprehensive, precise, personalized, and easy-to-follow nutritional program
  • Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Practitioner (MNBP) certificate that allows you to open an account with Analytical Research Labs, Inc. (for HTMA) and Endo-met Laboratories, Inc. (for supplements)
  • one year of post-course coaching
    • for the first year after you complete the course, I’ll review your clients’ HTMA charts and support you in designing Mineral-Nutritional Balancing program recommendations (based on using ARL and Endo-met)
  • professional start-up materials to get your practice up and running right away
    • new client and retest questionnaires (fillable PDFs)
    • professionally written and referenced articles on:
      • Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science
      • self-care practices (e.g. sauna, coffee enemas, dry skin brushing, meditation, foot reflexology, sleep hygiene, forgiveness)
      • food/diet
      • other topics such as personal care products, cleaning products
    • food & feelings tracker (fillable PDF)
    • client handbook (70+ pages) containing the articles mentioned above and the food & feelings tracker with a cover page and linked index (PDF)
    • illustrated hair sampling instructions

You have the option to have your logo added to the start-up materials.

  • reference guides, quick views, and checklists to make interpretation and developing program recommendations easy
  • practitioner listing on Hair Analysis & Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science website
  • unlimited access to the Hair Analysis Report app during the course (learn how to save time interpreting results and generating reports in your practice)
  • 25 upgrade credits if you’re a member of International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC)
Are payment plans available?
Not at this time.
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Counselling Support
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Counselling Support

You’re Supported to Succeed

I highly recommend Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science, as taught by Susan.

I had 5 years of providing Nutritional Balancing as a helper/practitioner for another provider. When I discovered that Susan was teaching a Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science Practitioner course, I signed up right away because I just knew this course would be what I was looking for. Susan has many years of experience in this field and understands this work deeply.

Whether you are “seasoned” or very new at this, you will be in good hands with Susan’s course. I learned a lot of new things, greatly broadened my skill set and gained the confidence and knowledge that I provide top-notch service to my clients with what I have learned from this course.

The course is well-thought out and presented so you can do it easily at your own pace. Additionally, Susan is an excellent teacher and mentor. The feedback she provides is timely, well thought out, articulate, easy to understand and easy to apply.

Join the real health revolution so you too can help people heal body/mind/spirit at deep, profound levels as a Mineral-Nutritional Balancing Science Practitioner. Tap into Susan’s deep body of knowledge and sign up. You will be glad you did!

With the course we get access not only to reference guides and fantastic education, but also to forms and questionnaires that can be used with clients.

On top of that, Susan’s guidance for one year post-graduating is invaluable for a new practitioner. She is prompt in answering questions, and her knowledge base—covering many areas of health, wellness, and the path to recovery—is vast.

I highly recommend her training for anyone who would like to enter this field.

  • Lauren Eyton-Jones

I’m grateful for Susan’s warmth, wisdom, and support. I just finished her HTMA Success course and am now in the process of setting up my own business. I’m excited and grateful for this opportunity!

Susan’s course materials were abundant and thorough. At one point I was a little (lot) overwhelmed by all the new knowledge and frankly, didn’t think I was going to be able to complete the course. It was a lot of new information for me and I wouldn’t consider myself particularly science-minded. I reached out and Susan was not only responsive, but took the time to compassionately listen…to hear my heart (and fears)—and promptly talk me off the ledge! 🙂

I am proud of myself for completing the course, and grateful for the knowledge that I can now call my own! I believe it’s going to help my family and future clients regain their health and vitality…and there’s nothing more valuable than that!

This certification has empowered me to live my dream of healing others and getting life-changing results with clients.

Susan has gone above and beyond in providing everything needed to build a solid foundation in the science, launch your practice upon completion, and eventually become a skilled practitioner; all while offering close support every step of the way.

I cannot thank her enough for working to spread this incredible healing science far and wide!

Susan is a thorough coach and always ready with an appropriate answer for any queries regarding hair analysis and client issues! Susan has been the linchpin in my training and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her now for nearly 7 years.

Susan Cachay is an excellent coach with many years of experience in mineral balancing. She provides clear and pertinent guidance and is always prompt in responding to questions. I highly recommend her as a coach and source of extensive knowledge and practical understanding.

I’ve been a nutritional therapist for 38 years. When I added Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis to my teaching 15 years ago, I wondered if I would ever learn all the encyclopedic material!

Susan’s mentorship has been such a blessing, her coaching for me has been both collaborative and instructive. Of her many attributes, I appreciate most her kindness, her attention to detail, and her vast and knowledgeable approach to each client case I present to her.

I feel I couldn’t do the nutritional balancing work nearly as well without her guidance and expertise.

I highly recommend Susan Cachay. Not only was she a great coach for Hair Mineral Analysis, she was also my personal health consultant. I can’t even imagine where I would be or what state I would be in without this program. I really believe HTMA can help mankind in a way never seen before.

Thank you, Susan, for teaching others about something so important. Grateful for you!

  • Kathy Desser
I was looking for the best possible coach after I outgrew my first NB practitioner during the first year. The choice for Susan Cachay was a natural one as she was and is simply the best. Susan has been mentoring me for 8 years now.

I appreciate Susan combining her experience with HTMAs and NB programs and the latest scientific research to provide clients with the most efficient and up-to-date healing possible. And I love her warm, human touch.

I definitely recommend Susan as a coach to anyone who is ready to dive deep into the world of balancing body chemistry.

Susan Cachay’s HTMA Success course is a valuable tool to have as a practitioner to help balance your clients’ body chemistry towards better health. With Susan’s years of experience and her great organizational skills, she guided me throughout the course with directness and clarity.

Thanks to Susan, I am now starting my own practice as a practitioner.

  • Sylvie Jans

I’ve learned so much from Susan. Not only about Mineral Nutritional Balancing, but also dealing with clients—making them feel at ease, being human and showing care, etc. Some people show up in our lives only to disappear without any effect. Others leave their wonderful mark on us, as Susan has with me. She’s been the greatest coach as well as practitioner. I have been blessed.

  • Nouf Al-Fayez