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.
Littlebirds Therapy Centre was set up in 2013 by 3 sisters where Becky and Karen Vogelin have continued to work to make it the place to go for a wide range of treatments and workshops. As well as facials and massage, Littlebirds offer pedicures and manicures, aromatherapy, salt scrub aromatherapy, gong baths, indian head and swedish massage, hot stone massage as well as reflexology and other beauty treatments. Littlebirds is easy to find and accessible both from the free parking areas on Highfield Rd and the metered carparks nearby. For more information about Littlebirds go to www.littlebirds-holistics.co.uk
Jacqui is a gifted and qualified reflexologist and and has been practicing since 1982 . She is also a Spiritual Healer, and was a member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers for 20 years. She was also part of the West Country Natural Healing Fellowship and Instow Healers. She also trained in Bowen Technique in 2000. Jacqui combines elements from all of her areas of practice to provide a unique and powerful experience in her spotless home in Northam where she has a dedicated treatment room. She has a welcoming, kind and professional manner with the quiet confidence which comes with knowledge and experience of over 35 years.
Tina Barbeary is a pet nutritionist and representative for Husse Natural Scandinavian pet food for North Devon, based in Berrynarbor covering the triangle spanning from Clovelly across to Minehead and down to Tiverton but able to reach out slightly beyond if needed. Her love of animals and long-standing interest in nutrition and natural healthcare came together when she discovered Husse 'Super Healthy Swedish Pet Food' and decided to take on the franchise for the area so she could spend more of her time with animals and their humans! She loved the nutritionist training and enjoys the support offered by an international network of professionals (including vets and animal healthcare experts) that Husse has developed over its 30 years of existence. Husse currently offers home delivery of a wide range of quality products for cats and dogs (mainly but not only food) and has recently added a range of supplements and hygiene products for horses. Contact Tina directly on 07904 674755 or email@example.com or see the Husse website for more information.
Ruth Chambers has been practising yoga herself for the last 45 years, and teaching for 20 years. She relocated to North Devon from the East Midlands just under 2 years ago in search of peace and happiness, and was drawn unmistakably to Torrington where she runs yoga classes as well as teaching and practising Reiki and Mediation, life coaching and also performs beautiful ceremonies as a qualified celebrant. Ruth is a member of the Yoga for Health and Education Trust and FRYOG - the Friends of Yoga Society and is bound by their codes of practice.
Ruth also teaches Meditation and Reiki to all levels and offer Life Coaching.
Matt Wallin is a fully qualifed personal trainer, soft tissue specialist and is specially trained to level 4 in lower back pain management and nutritional coaching. He is qualified for GP referral ,and is trained to conduct exercise programmes for the elderly and for tens application with Electrotherapy UK. He has a BSc in Fitness and Personal Training from one of the top 5 sports science univerisites in the country as well as a Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence. He is the owner and operator of Tarka Fitness and Therapy providing physical therapy services to people in his very own private studio in Barnstaple. His studio gives you complete privacy and makes you feel welcome, safe and supported throughout your time spent with him. He is available for sessions 6 days a week, daytime and evenings. For more information go to www.tarkafitness.co.uk
Annabel Hill studied degrees in Textile Design and Environmental Science combining her love of art, pattern and nature and is a professional textile designer with a range of beautifully hand printed homewear and soft furnishings. She is an experience teacher and has worked with environmental charities which has influenced her designs which are quirky, illustrative and childlike. Annabel also offers a range of paper and fabirc print and dying courses from her Appledore studio. For more information about Annabel's own work go to www.annabelhilldesign.co.uk or for information on her workshops and courses go to www.appledoreprintstudio.co.uk. Or you can find her on Facebook here
Shine at Nine is owned and managed by Kath Mills,who lives in Bude, and who has been in hair and beauty for over 11 years. She opened Shine first as a hair boutique 4 and half years ago, and in last year she completed a total refurbishment of the upper floors at Shine to create tasteful, stylish treatment rooms using natural pallettes and eclectic chic decor to create something truly lovely. Kath likes quirky yet cool, natural materials and ethical, quality products and the salon favours Aveda as a natural choice with its reputation for earth loving, ayurvedic, organic potions with aromas to treat the mind, body and spirit in one.
This summer Kath has set up a dedicated Spray Tan room at Shine. Its as cool stylish and comfortable as the rest of the salon and is perfect for spray tanning, giving you privacy, tranquility and ease to make it an altogether pleasant, quick and hassle-free experience.
Kristii is a fully qualified level 3 beauty therapist who is St Tropez trained and has joined the team at Shine to deliver the wide range of beauty treatments on offer there from pre-tan waxing or body scrubs and exfoliation treatments to post-tan brow and lash tints and lifts, facials and massage as well as the tans themselves.
Lesley Tucker retrained to become a reflexologist in 2016, after a career in accounting, such was her belief in reflexology as an effective treatment. She trained with the Devon School of Reflexology in Exeter and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists and is bound by their code of conduct. She has continued her learning of reflexology by attending courses on Nerve Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Advanced Reflexology Techniques, Maternity & Fertility Reflexology, Structural Reflexology as well as Facial reflexology. Lesley is also an Ambassador for the Association of Reflexologists for the Devon area She gives treatments at her home based private treatment room in Bickington where there is easy free parking. For more information go to www.lesleytuckerreflexology.co.uk
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
Sharon has been a qualified and practising massage therapist since 2011 and an osteopath for over 5 years working from her home based practice in Combe Martin (Combe Martin Osteopathy), the Body Aware Pilates Studio in Ilfracombe and since March 2019 at the Tarka Clinic in Barnstaple. Working from home has allowed Sharon a certain amount of independence and flexiblity to combine work with family life and she is delighted that she has become established as an asset to her local community. However she is now enthusiastically embrassing all the benefits and opportunities of working increasing with other healthcare professionals to reach a wider population in North Devon.
Sharon trained in Osteopathy for four years at what is now the International College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, and bound by their code of ethics and practice standards. In addition, Sharon is also qualified with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) in Western Medical Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture and to level 3 in Sports and Holistic Massage.
Appointments with Sharon at the Tarka Clinic in Barnstaple are currenlty availalbe on Tuesdays 1pm to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm, at the Body Aware Pilates Studio in Ilfracombe Wednesdays from 1pm to 7pm and Fridays 9am to 1pm and at home at Combe Martin Osteopathy on Mondays 9am to 7pm, Tuedays and Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 7pm. Occasionally, Saturday afternoon slots may be available in Combe Martin. All appointments can be booked online at http://wholesome-seeds.com/book.html or contact Sharon on 07828 137 400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook @OsteoSharonDevon.