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.
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
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.
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.
Claire Bracher Bolland is a qualified and experienced Beauty Therapist who is returning to live and work in South Molton after several years away. She has recently set up Beauty Zone, which is located at Lyndy's Hair and Beauty Salon in South Molton. Her open hours are as follows:
Check out what Claire has to offer at www.Facebook.com/clairesbeautyzone/
The Clovelly Soap Company is a family entreprise which is owned and managed by Sarah and Casie Harper at The Old Granary in Higher Clovelly where they have been making soap and related aromatherapy products and running soap making courses for the past 5 years. They sell their soap to hotels and via independent retailers as well as online and from their dedicated shop in Clovelly Village. For more information about the Clovelly Soap Company go to www.theclovellysoapcompany.com
As well as holiding a Diploma in Holistic Massage from the highly acclaimed Meridian School of Massage in the Midlands, she has a degree in music and a Diploma in Sound Therapy obtained from Liz Cooper's school in Bognor Regis. It was initially her desire to use her muscial skills to help people find the therapeutic powers of music that led her into the world of holistic treatments. She has since continued updating her skills and experience. Zara moved from Birmingham to Ilfracombe with her partner to live by the sea where she runs regular sound bath groups as well as giving one to one treatments in sound therapy, mantra and drum therapy as well as full body massage and of course Indian Head Massage. She is available for treatments Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with last appointments around 5.30pm. For more information go to www.zstarasound.co.uk .
Halsbury Barton, just outside Buckland Brewer near Bideford has been in the Slee family for years and brother and sister team Chris and Charlotte Slee grew up on the farm and have been farming there literally all their lives! Charlotte established the Halsbury Flock in 2003 when she bought 3 ewe lambs. She bought a ram and quickly began winning prizes for her champion Jacob sheep at regional shows. As well as breeding prize winners , last year Chris began to breed Jacob sheep for the lamb and now has a flock of 70 ewes and 4 rams. The wool is also excellent and they use it to make a range of throws, rugs, scarves and cushions which you can also buy from the farm . You'll find information about all of their products, about Halsbury Barton and the Jacob sheep flock at www.halsburybarton.co.uk. For more information about Jacob Sheep go to www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk
Willow Tree Holistics is owned and managed by qualified and experienced holistic therapist Debbie Brett who tends to take a different approach to everything she does and she does so professionally and well with energy and love. Debbie was a hairdresser for many years and discovered her clairvoyancy through her work with clients as answers came to her as the talked to her in the chair. She became aware of the presence of angels around her as she needed them to help with specific clients needs and having practiced this way for some time 3 years ago she decided to train as a healer and studied a range of healing approaches, obtaining qualifications from a number of different holistic therapy schools. Last year she moved with her family to live in Cranford Farm, at Cranford near Woolsery where she opened her holistic therapy studio in her secluded private garden. Debbie offers a range of holistic services including Angelic Reiki, Crystal healing and Crystal Reflexology, Crystal Indian Head Massage and a range of Reiki Massages.She is open in school term time Mon - Fri 9:30AM - 2:30PM and Mon & Tues & Thur 6:30PM - 9:30PM and in the evenings from 7pm during school holidays. She can also give treatments at weekends by arrangement. For more information about Willow Tree Holistics visit www.willowtreeholistics.com
Littlebirds Therapy Centre was set up five years ago by experienced and fully qualified therapist Karen Vogelin, who has been giving massage in North Devon since 2010. She works alongside her sister, Becky who had also qualified in a range of holistic and beauty therapies in Hastings before moving back to Ilfracombe. It's probably no accident that Littlebirds has a kind of sisterly, familiar, family feel to it, and Karen's sweet and gentle personality is reflected in the soul of this place. They offer a wide range of treatments including sound therapy and gong baths, aromatherapy, salt scrub aromatherapy, hot stone and swedish massage, as well as reflexology and beauty treatments from manicures and pedicures to waxing. For more information about Littlebirds go to www.littlebirds-holistics.co.uk