I have worked at the Tarka Clinic for well over 15 years. I am a qualified massage/aromatherapist ranging from a gentle soothing massage, Swedish massage and helping to heal a specific injury. I am also qualified to teach baby massage.
I have been a Human Givens Practitioner since 2002. As well as seeing clients privately I am an affiliated counsellor for Cic, PTSD Resolution and Red Poppy. Human givens is a holistic approach to counselling and helps from minor phobias and self-confidence right through to addictions, PTSD and chronic depression.
In the past
I taught and tutored at a senior school for pupils aged 11-18 for 10 years.
Respite and supervised contact at Devon Social Services.
8 years for Action for Children running courses in Parenting, Ante natal, domestic violence and home visits.
I have also worked for Addaction.
Diploma in Anatomy Physiology and Body Massage
Teacher’s Certificate in Peter Walker’s Developmental Baby Massage & Movement
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Skills (Human Relations)
BA(Hons) Psychology, Biology and Mathematics
City and Guilds Further Education Teachers Certificate
Sharon Reed is a professional in Sports massage myofascial release and remedial massage techniques, these are used to treat all types of complaints and conditions.
Sharon deeply believes in Complimentary therapies and treating each and every client with their well- being a primary concern. Sharon’s philosophy is all about finding a healthy balance, as her aim as a massage therapist is to use her skills to help clients achieve the equilibrium in their lives. If the body is balanced then healing can take place.
For more information please visit Sharon’s website here.
MFHT MICHT ITEC
Sports Massage & Holistic Therapist
Health & Wellbeing Consultant
Louise has been a practitioner since May 2008. She has a number of years experience in a variety of settings treating a broad spectrum of clients.
As a qualified Health & Wellbeing Consultant, she offers personalised Wellbeing Programs, empowering you to take control of your own health. With your commitment and Louise’s support and know-how, you can work through a program that is tailored to your individual needs, creating a healthier, happier you so that instead of simply existing, you will be thriving. Louise is very passionate about this aspect of her work, reaching out to others to enable them to improve their lives for the better.
Louise is also a Meditation Teacher and offers workshops, courses and one-to-one sessions. Meditation is becoming increasingly more popular in the Western world. In fact, many GPs are now recommending it. Regular practice develops inner calm and mind clarity as well as improving our productivity and creativity. As a result, large corporations are now offering Meditation classes to their employees.
The treatments she currently provides are Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Body Massage, Reflexology, Indian head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Reiki and Holistic Face Massage. Louise is a Reiki Master and offers attunements. She also holds a CPCAB Certificate in “Introduction to Counselling Skills,” which enables her to listen to her clients and reach a deeper understanding of their needs.
Louise’s massage qualifications were acquired through training with Gail and Derek Lowe at the Devon Academy of Complementary Therapists. Gail and Derek have a reputation for training therapists to a very high standard.
She was particularly keen to qualify in Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage so that she could provide corrective treatments. These address the cause of the problem opposed to the symptoms, relieving muscle congestion, breaking down adhesions, reducing pain, accelerating the healing process and preventing re-injury. Her Swedish Body Massage treatments incorporate a variety of moves. These treatments can relax, soothe, nurture, energise, release tension and relieve pain depending on the individuals needs.
Louise's Indian Head Massage tutor was trained directly by Narendra Mehta, a physical and manipulative therapist, who brought the tradition of this treatment to the Western World. Most Indian Head Massages last for thirty minutes. Louise has created a deeply nurturing hour long treatment which has proved very popular with her clients.
Louise worked as a Volunteer Complementary Therapist at North Devon Hospice for eighteen months treating patients, carers and the bereaved. She found this work particularly rewarding and discovered how regular holistic therapies can play a significant role in helping people to cope during such a challenging time in their lives. She has also provided treatments to private clients suffering from cancer.
Her clients include the elderly and children as young as eleven. In addition she has worked with a number of people suffering from stress-related illness.
Louise is passionate about the therapies that she provides and is driven by a desire to nurture her clients and aid their journey back to good health. Listening carefully to their requirements, she can tailor each treatment to the client’s individual needs. Louise is a firm believer that regular holistic therapy can act as a form of preventative health care maintaining the body’s natural balance.
Further information can be found here.