Ellie Blott

Ellie Blot qualified as a Swedish Massage Therapist in 2005. She is registered with The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) in the UK.  She specialises in retraining the muscles to function properly again following accidents or any misalignment of the muscular-skeletal system, e.g, due to poor posture.

Swedish Massage offers deep tissue massage which relieves pain, increases the blood flow, increases flexibility and reduces stress. In turn, this improves the immune system, whilst at the same time supporting emotional wellbeing.  Among the conditions she treats is sciatica, pulled muscles, muscle spasm and muscular ‘knots’.

Realistic treatment plans are tailored to meet the individual patient’s set of symptoms as no two bodies are the same.  Ellie prides herself on this individualistic approach which is why she is well respected within this profession, often accepting referrals from within the NHS.

She offers a warm and inviting environment and looks forward to helping you optimise your health

Kathy Royale

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
Professional Membership


Sharon Reed

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.

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01271 373346

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