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.
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Gemma qualified in 2007 from Brunel University, London as a Physiotherapist and has gained broad experience working in a wide variety of paediatric posts, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. She has clinical interest in early intervention and treating neurodevelopment/ neurological conditions in the growing child. Since having her own daughter she has become increasing interested in neurodevelopment and motor (movement) pathways with all children. She loves the complexity and individual variation seen across all ages and stages. Having competed at international level in sport (she has always been keen on exercise and health, again since her daughter came along she wanted to create an environment where she could continue to exercise but also have fun with her baby! So she started up Mumma Circuits. Having grown up in another area of Devon, Gemma moved back to the county in 2016, and currently lives in Ilfracombe with her family.
Jenna is new to the Devon area, having qualified with Tantruth Professional Beauty Salons Technical Training Course in Dorset. She is also a qualified Manicurist & Pedicurist. Please see Jenna's Facebook page; Jenna Nel Beautician.
Iconic is owned and run by experienced and qualified hairdresser and beautician Connie Dinnage who, having qualified in Beauty in 2009 and Hair in 2011(both with distinctions) has since been trained to Level 2 in super cover makeup with Zaf Ansari and in Airbase Airbrush. Connie was a hairdresser in a Barnstaple salon and she started Iconic 2 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. Connie has bags of hair and makeup experience working with models and clients wit photographers and in photographic studios and on various weddings throughout North Devon. Her work has been featured in Bride magazine, Devon Life online magazine, Re:story Magazine and was featured on TV as part of Baby Faced Brides. For more information go to www.iconic-hairandmakeup.co.uk
Megan Sturley is a State Registered Physiotherapist with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She is also a registered Stotts Pilates instructor and takes a holistic approach to assessing and treating the body. She has spent many years as a physiotherapist in professional sport including premiership Rugby and Football. She is currently the physiotherapist for the International Tongan Rugby Team. It is there that the she learned the need for a specialist assessment in all musculoskeletal injuries but especially neck and back trauma. Currently working in both the NHS and as a private Physiotherapist in North Devon and Exeter providing high level assessment, diagnosis, treatment and injury prevention to the area. Megan is enjoying her role working with the elite gymnasts at Falcon's gymnastics club. The ability to use evidence based medicine within her working practice ensures the highest quality care is provided.
Lotus & Sage is managed and run by qualifed therapist Vivika Nielsen ( Vicky) who has been training in a range of therapies for the past 10 years, and has recently set up her wodnerful practice at Raphael Therapy Rooms in Mill Street Bideford. Vicky specialises in creating unique and thematic treatments to sooth the soul as well as treat the body using natural and home made products where ever possible. Open 10am til 3pm two days a week by appointment. You can find Lotus and Sage on Facebook here
Set in a Valley just outside the village of West Anstey on the edge of Exmoor, Deer's Leap Retreat has been welcoming guests for over 30 years. The March family (Heather, James and their family) arrived there 8 years ago and made it their home and way of life. Since then it has been gradually and lovingly restored and refurbished to provide visitors with a mixture of homely luxury and natural beauty for the pleasure of holidays, retreats and courses and workshops. For more information about Deer's Leap visit www.deersleapretreat.co.uk
Nanna's Kitchen is in Combe Martin, just a 5 minute walk from the beach at 2 Hangman's Path EX34 0DN. The restaurant seats just 14 people so it is essential to book and if you want to drink alcohol then please bring your own, for which there will be a small corkage fee. You can check out some great reviews on Trip Advisor here and also keep informed about opening times and menus on their facebook page. To book a table please call 01271 883888 or if you would prefer to send a text to 07779 011236 or email at email@example.com
Lisa Warran set up her practice in 2005 and is reassuringly qualified to ITEC Level 3 in reflexology and massage, and has completed a raft of courses to widen her knowledge of alternative therapies including metamorphic technique to extend her practice. Many people will know Lisa as Holistic Harmony and she has a passion for holistic treatments like metamorphic technique which she continues to practice under her new name of Sole 2 Soul . She has over 40 regular clients and some spread all over the world who come to her on every visit. You can find Lisa on Facebook here
Chris Atwell trained as a Constellation Therapist in Denmark over two years having done this unique kind of therapy himself over the previous 8 years. He is now a fully qualified therapist in the Franz Rupert school of trauma constellation therapy and facilitates groups as well as working with individuals on a one to one basis. For more information about Chris's Constellation work you can find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TraumaConstellationWorkshops