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As well as holiding a Diploma in Holistic Massage from the highly acclaimed Meridian School of Massage in the Midlands, she has a degree in music and a Diploma in Sound Therapy obtained from Liz Cooper's school in Bognor Regis. It was initially her desire to use her muscial skills to help people find the therapeutic powers of music that led her into the world of holistic treatments. She has since continued updating her skills and experience. Zara moved from Birmingham to Ilfracombe with her partner to live by the sea where she runs regular sound bath groups as well as giving one to one treatments in sound therapy, mantra and drum therapy as well as full body massage and of course Indian Head Massage. She is available for treatments Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with last appointments around 5.30pm. For more information go to www.zstarasound.co.uk .
Halsbury Barton, just outside Buckland Brewer near Bideford has been in the Slee family for years and brother and sister team Chris and Charlotte Slee grew up on the farm and have been farming there literally all their lives! Charlotte established the Halsbury Flock in 2003 when she bought 3 ewe lambs. She bought a ram and quickly began winning prizes for her champion Jacob sheep at regional shows. As well as breeding prize winners , last year Chris began to breed Jacob sheep for the lamb and now has a flock of 70 ewes and 4 rams. The wool is also excellent and they use it to make a range of throws, rugs, scarves and cushions which you can also buy from the farm . You'll find information about all of their products, about Halsbury Barton and the Jacob sheep flock at www.halsburybarton.co.uk. For more information about Jacob Sheep go to www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk
Willow Tree Holistics is owned and managed by qualified and experienced holistic therapist Debbie Brett who tends to take a different approach to everything she does and she does so professionally and well with energy and love. Debbie was a hairdresser for many years and discovered her clairvoyancy through her work with clients as answers came to her as the talked to her in the chair. She became aware of the presence of angels around her as she needed them to help with specific clients needs and having practiced this way for some time 3 years ago she decided to train as a healer and studied a range of healing approaches, obtaining qualifications from a number of different holistic therapy schools. Last year she moved with her family to live in Cranford Farm, at Cranford near Woolsery where she opened her holistic therapy studio in her secluded private garden. Debbie offers a range of holistic services including Angelic Reiki, Crystal healing and Crystal Reflexology, Crystal Indian Head Massage and a range of Reiki Massages.She is open in school term time Mon - Fri 9:30AM - 2:30PM and Mon & Tues & Thur 6:30PM - 9:30PM and in the evenings from 7pm during school holidays. She can also give treatments at weekends by arrangement. For more information about Willow Tree Holistics visit www.willowtreeholistics.com
Littlebirds Therapy Centre was set up five years ago by experienced and fully qualified therapist Karen Vogelin, who has been giving massage in North Devon since 2010. She works alongside her sister, Becky who had also qualified in a range of holistic and beauty therapies in Hastings before moving back to Ilfracombe. It's probably no accident that Littlebirds has a kind of sisterly, familiar, family feel to it, and Karen's sweet and gentle personality is reflected in the soul of this place. They offer a wide range of treatments including sound therapy and gong baths, aromatherapy, salt scrub aromatherapy, hot stone and swedish massage, as well as reflexology and beauty treatments from manicures and pedicures to waxing. For more information about Littlebirds go to www.littlebirds-holistics.co.uk
Alison Prichard trained and qualified in beauty therapy in Coventy, Leamington Spa and then at Leicester College over 24 years ago and ran her own salon in Warwickshire for 8 years before becoming a teacher in her local beauty school while continuing to work as a therapist herself. She and her family relocated to Bideford in search of a better quality of life a few years ago and she now gives her treatments at the Treatment and Therapy Rooms, 50a Mill Street Bideford. She limits her treatments to the more advanced therapies including semi-permanent makeup, eyebrow and eyeliner tatooing, microdermabrasion, skin peels, oxygen facials, electrolysis and waxing.
Originally from France where she had been incorporating a therapeutic approach into her work with babies and children in nurseries and in special education, Sara came to the UK in 2012 and established Cocoon Time Massage Therapy. She works in various highly acclaimed therapy centres in North Devon providing Thai massage and reflexology, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage and also runs baby massage classes helping mums and dads connect with their babies. Her practice is focused on well being with the aim of helping people feel good about themselves and live pain-free lives. In order to offer a unique and personalised treatment, she adopts an intuitive approach, listening and responding to her client’s body whilst utilising a host of different styles and techniques.
Renata set up Vibro Gym over three years ago in her conservatory at her home in Littleham. She has 2 professional vibration plates which are much much more powerful than the kind of plates that you get for the home or than the kind you find at the gym. Renata is a highly experienced trainer who has been in the health and fitness industry for over 5 years. She's an accredited Registered Exercise Professional which means that she is a specialist instructor with cardiac rehabilitation expertise, and leads exercise classes for people of all ages in addition to running her vibro gym providing 1-2-1 personal training so you can be sure you'll be in safe hands. She's a warm and welcoming lady with , as you'd expect, bags of energy and plenty of motivation. She'll be fun to work with but also keep you on course. Sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 8am til 5,30pm.
Susan has been an ITEC qualified massage practitioner for 20 years. Susan considers herself lucky to have experienced and trained in so many types of massage, all beneficial and unique in their own way. She is expert in her own unique brand of Therapeutic Massage combining Swedish Body massage, some deep tissue, myofacial release and rebounding. She is also expert in Abdominal-Sacral massage which she studied after a period of illness during a trip to Belize where she first received this treatment herself and is a strong believer in looking after your belly.She is passionate about what she does and so pleased to have found her vocation. She set up her practice called Pure Massage in North Devon and Cornwall and treats a wide range of clients at Shine in Bude, famous for its beautiful upstairs therapy rooms which are appointed to a very high standard. She also practices in Bideford.
You can find out more about Susan and Pure Massage at www.susandemuynck.co.uk
Dance Fit is owned and run by qualified and experienced dance and fitness instructor, Pilates, belly dancer and burlesque fitness teacher Anne. Anne has been dancing the whole of her life and is trained in Latin American, Belly Dance and Burlesque and teaches all three in dance excercise. She is also a qualified fitness and Pilates instructor and started teaching in 2009. She has an open and empowering style of teaching, bringing humour and fun to her classes, inspiring self confidence in all ages and abilities. www.dancefitdevon.co.uk
Carol Briggs has lived in North Devon since 2007 but has worked in the beauty and holistic treatment industry for over 20 years. As well as offering this fantastic facial her other treatments include holistic massage, Indian head massage and facial rejuvenation massage. Carol is ITEC and Reiki qualified and is a member of Embody and is fully insured. All appointments are available 7 days a week - booking essential. Carol likes to combine the physical and spiritual into her treatments and her caring and kind nature really adds to her service. Mortehoe is situated just one mile from the surfing gems that are Woolacombe and Barricane beaches and is the start part for the stunning National Trust walk around Bull point – so there’s plenty to do in the area if you like the outdoors.