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.
Lindsay Mahon worked as a civil servant in central London for over 20 years and had developed the kind of stress and tension that damaged her health and wellbeing. She suffered back and neck pain and at one stage could barely move her neck and shoulders. Physiotherapy and acupuncture did little to help her. She decided to try massage and happened upon a Raynor practitioner near her home and didn't look back. Her interest in how and why the Raynor technique had been so effective led her to train in the technique herself at Brandon Raynor's School of Natural Therapies where she qualified with a Diploma in Raynor Massage. She moved to North Devon earlier this year in search of a better lifestyle after 23 years of commuting and has established her remedial massage practice NuBody Massage in Barnstaple. Lindsay is a professional. She has a gentle and caring personality, and is on a mission to bring the kind of relief to others that she has experienced herself and she works with skill and clear intent.
Her treatment room is open 9am to 7pm on Fridays. Other appointments may be made by arrangement.
For more information go to www.nubodymassagedevon.co.uk
Middle Campscott Farm is a small farm owned and run by Karen and Lawrence Wright,high on the hills of Lee just outside Ilfracombe where they lovingly rear sheep in small flocks from which they produce top quality cheeses as recommended by Gourmet Britain. Soil Association accredited, they maintain the highest standards of organic farming and from time to time produce organic lamb, mutton and beef from their livestock. They sell their farm produce at the Tuesday and Friday Pannier Markets in Barnstaple where they have a regular stall and direct from the farm. Karen is an open, friendly and very kindly lady who will be pleased to help you with anything you want to know about Middle Campscott, and their gentle and loving approach to farming.
Debbie West trained at the renowned Pilates Foundation UK and has taught Pilates for more than 10 years. Debbie is also a specialist in pre and post natal Pilates, a member of the Pilates Independent Teachers Association and has taught clients with a wide range of pathologies including Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Prolapsed Discs and Hip Replacements. She developed an interest in the relationship between body and health and particularly in Hannah Somatics over the past two years and completed a course to teach others how to practice Hanna Somatics to gain control of their muscles and eradicate muscular pain. With her calm, confident, kind and encouraging approach, Debbie helps her clients achieve their goals safely and with the utmost care and to also enjoy their practice in relaxed and peaceful settings. For more information about Debbie and Somatics go to www.northdevonpilates.co.uk
Amtheyst Wave Therapies is owned and run by former family support worker Tabitha Saunders who has trained in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2, Indian Head Massage, Crystal Therapy, baby massage and full body massage and also gives card readings and House Cleansing. She offers inner balance and rest from life's challenges with positive therapies and readings to support the mind and encourage healing. Tabitha gives treatments 6 days a week and has evening appointments available. Although this deal is for Crystal meditation at Tawstock Court on Monday evenings, she practices her other therapies at her purpose made therapy hut in her garden at Newton Tracey known as The Nest. She is able to also provide treatments in your home as a mobile practitioner. You can find Amethyst Wave Therapies on Facebook here
For more information about Lang's Traditional Meats go to www.langstraditionalmeats.co.uk
Naturally Slim was set up last year by qualified CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructing Trainer and Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer Gemma Mullinger.
Gemma has a passion for health and nutrition which she developed during her 4 years at Holland and Barret and then at Barnstaple's ladies only gym Go30 where she helped women to lose weight, gain strength and feel great about themselves. She wanted to create a more flexible approach to weight loss,exercise and fitness and combined her unique experience to set up Naturally Slim in a dedicated studio space at Unlimited Dance on Mill Lane a stone's throw from the very centre of Barnstaple.
For more information on Gemma, her fitness classes or her Healthly Weight Loss Groups go to www.naturallyslimhealthandfitness.co.uk
Atlantic Jive was born in September 2005 and then re-born under new supervision of Stacey Vaughan in April 2008.
Although Atlantic Jive has THE youngest teacher in Modern Jive it is considered to be one of the fastest growing venues in North Devon.
Stacey has promised to deliver a stress free and fun dance class where you are not part of a group but a family. She welcomes you to join her on a Wednesday evening.
Sarah Farrell-Roberts owns and manages Washhouse Studio. She is a working artist in North Devon based at her newly opened art workspace Unit 6 on Mill Lane, next to Rolle Quay in the heart of Barnstaple where she produces her own paintings and upcycled and reclaimed furniture pieces, runs an art club for local people and now also specialist workshops for those interested in crafting. You can find Washouse Studio and get in touch with Sarah on Facebook here