Welcome to the GrooVees Locally Rated online directory. It’s a searchable list of all local independent businesses who have run past GrooVee deals to support local people and help develop a sustainable local community.
It’s simple – the more smiley faces the higher local people rated each business.
Cathy Nettles is owner, manager and chief therapist at CN Holistics which provides therapeutic and holistic treatments from Nutritional Medicine, including weight management, health management, detox and complete body MOT to Massage and Meditation Therapy, courses and classes.
Cathy has a Bsc in Nutritional Medicine, a Teaching Certificate in Meditation and Diploma in Meditation Therapy. She also has a Diploma in Aromatherapy, Thai Foot massage, Eastern Acupressure facial massage and an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, in Reflexology and in Herbal Medicine and is fully trained in the Face The World® techniques, Certificated in Spa manicure and Spa pedicure. She's a most professional lady, with a calm and polite manner, does not impose her personality in any way which makes her a perfect guide through the meditation and healing therapies she offers.
For more information about Cathy and any of the therapies offered by CN Holistics go to www.cnholistics.com (link is external)
Strategies and Structures for Success is a unique consultancy and educational service set up by image consultant Penny Blower and change consultant Sarah Davies to help individuals manage change in their lives and achieve success particularly in the job market which is increasingly competitive and which can be daunting for everyone at various different stages of life.
Penny's entire career has revolved around people and the strong belief that we can all be more than we think we can be with the right skills, support, and self belief. Her work addresses the way we present ourselves and how others perceive us. Sarah has 30 years experience as an educator, innovator and change manager focussing on people using simple tools and practical methods to manage change effectively and achieve successful outcomes.
For more information go to www.ssfstraining.co.uk
Josie is a fully qualified osteopath (GOsC registered), sports massage therapist and modern medical acupuncturist, as well as having a background in personal training. Having recently relocated from Brighton, Josie is making the most of living in North Devon and is often out surfing or running on our rugged coastal paths! She is passionate about helping people live happy, healthy, pain free lives and can be contacted via Hands On clinic in Braunton where she currently practises. Appointments are available at Hands on Mondays 1-5pm, Wednesdays 10am-1pm, and Saturdays 10-2pm. Appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are subject to availability but Josie will do her upmost to accommodate. Further information can also be found at Ocean Osteopathy.
Spirit Unleashed is dedicated to supporting individuals on their inner journey to true self-discovery through being the bridge to the real self. Sue Marcantonio has specialised in Personal Development for over 40 years. She is a teacher of Pilates, a Reiki master, Shamanic Facilitator, movement specialist and holistic coach. Sue has a bright and friendly personality and a caring confidence which makes you feel instantly safe in her hands. Continuously exploring new therapies and treatments, Sue has developed a range of spiritual and practical therapies under Spirit Unleashed to enable you to become more alive, integrated and connected with yourself and the natural world around you, which in turn enhances your experience of life, love and relationships. For more information on Sue and Spirit Unleashed go to www.spiritunleashed.co.uk
Nature and Science is the brainchild of Instow based Marianne who is a qualified Naturopath and Cellular Microscopist with two decades of experience in the NHS prior to starting her private practice. Marianne has worked in Haematology, Transfusion and Biomedical Science Laboratories, Paediatric Leukaemia clinics and Oncology. She qualified in phase contrast microscopy in 2007 as well as Darkfield Microscopy in London 2009. She is fully trained in the use of Asyra Biosensitivity analysis and runs a range of clinics both in Devon and London as well as The Naturopathic Retreat which provides residential retreats to those seeking a unique solution to health and wellbeing which combines a cutting edge science based analysis with Naturopathic solutions. For more information go to www.natureandscience.co.uk
Devon Oke Designs have been supplying the National Trust and the RSPB with its beautiful exceptionally high quality, unique tables and seating in natural solid oak for years. A local family business, established by Danny Oke in 1991, it was taken over by the youngest member of the family, Dominic Scotting in 2013. Dominic is passionate about continuing the family tradition and to delivering a wider range of hand made, practical and exceptionally designed garden furniture and accessories in oak to exacting standards for use in private and public garden spaces everywhere. You may well find them at the Chelsea Flower Show in the next couple fo years. For more information go to www.devonokedesigns.co.uk
The Spice and Sagor Tandoori are both well established and much loved sister Indian restaurants . The Spice overlooks Bideford Quay from the first floor restaurant and seats over 70 people. Sagor is the smaller of the two, on the ground floor on Chingswell Street. There is plenty of parking on the Quay or The Pil or even directly in front of the restaurants. The Spice is accessed via lift or stairs. The Spice can accommodate any party size small or large. The Sagor is better for parties up to a maximum of 6, and both restaurants have reassuringly high hygiene ratings. For more information visit their website at www.thespicebideford.co.uk, or for reviews on Tripadvisor click here
Melanie Maddocks is owner and manager of Not So Shabby which opened its doors on Market Place last autumn to provide an outlet for the work of local crafters of all kinds. This year Melanie converted a small anteroom in the shop with its unusual grade 2 listed original intererior walls and stone flooring into a cosy and quirky little treatment room where she is able to offer her range of holistic and beauty treatments. As a fully qualified Reiki 1 healer and advanced Reiki practitioner, Melanie went on to train as a Holistic Therapist. Open Tuesdsays , Fridays and Saturdays for treatments 10am til 4pm ( sorry no evenings). You can find Melanie and Not So Shabby on Facebook here.
Calming Quay Treatments is the offspring of Clovelly based Em Long who grew up in Newquay and then trained and practiced in a range of therapies in Asia, London, Brighton and Windsor before moving to Clovelly two years ago. Originally down on the Quay itself Em has relocated this year to a charming newly lrefurbished treatment studio at the top of the village which is directly easily accessible from the car park and which is next door to Clovelly Soap and the Pottery. Em is qualified in Reflexology, Aromatherpahy, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymph Drainage Massage and Hopi Ear Candling. She is also trained to treat cancer patients and pregnant women and has experience in treating those with rheumatoid arthritis and ME conditions. In addition she offers a range of specialist treatments for sports people and professionals, those in high stress jobs, golfers, walkers as well as running pamper events and hen parties. She's available for treatments 7 days a week by appointment.
For more information go to the Calming Quay Treatment website at www.calmingquaytreatments.co.uk
Hogwash Soap is a Torrington business and all products are hand made and ingredients are locally sourced as far as possible, as well as being kind to the skin.
In addition to a tempting range of products to nurture and delight Hogwash Soap also provide soap making parties for groups and for hen nights. They are a fun and different way to celebrate.
Hogwash Soap also make beautiful hand made wedding favours.
This is one to watch!!
For further information see Hogwash Soap facebook page here www.facebook.com/pages/Hogwash-Soap/504926242898284?fref=ts