Therapists

Please feel free to discuss your individual queries with our highly qualified health and beauty therapists who use high quality products and with their expertise will ensure luxury, comfort and outstanding results.

Meet our therapists below:

Dave Walker

Dave qualified as a Sports Therapist (Higher Diploma) in 1997, with experience of providing Sports Massage not just in a clinic setting but also at events ranging in diversity from the London Marathon to the Cerebral Palsy Games and more intimate events such as local 10k's and triathlons etc. Treatments centre around Sports/Remedial massage combined with  other modalities such as myofascial release and various forms of stretching along with advice on self treatment i.e exercises/stretching to try and achieve a successful outcome. Alongside the physical treatment, Dave can also provide advice on the management/rehabilitation of sports related injuries.

Active Isolated Stretching (A.I.S), in which the client gets to put in a little bit of effort with a little guidance from Dave, often forms part of a Sports Massage session, this is also available  as a stand alone treatment. Alternatively if you just require a nice relaxation massage then Dave can provide that too.

Medical Acupuncture is now available with Dave, not to be confused with Chinese Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture is solely for the treatment of muscular pain and can be used in conjunction with sports/remedial massage or as a stand alone treatment.

Hours:
Monday: 1200-1900
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1200-2100
Thursday: 1200-2000 
Saturday: 1000-1400

 

Gail McAndrew

Gail began her massage journey in 2000 with a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy and since then has gone on to gain qualifications in a number of complementary massage therapies including reflexology, sports and hot stone massage.  Having worked from Napiers Herbal Healthcare in Edinburgh until 2011, Gail then returned to full-time study and began to focus on the provision of massage at sporting and leisure events as well as within workplace-based settings.  She is trained in both therapeutic and remedial massage techniques which can be used either to address specific physical symptoms, or alternatively provide a luxurious treatment focused on pure relaxation.

Treatments with Gail will begin with a short consultation where the client will have an opportunity to discuss, in confidence, any existing health conditions, injuries or lifestyle concerns that they may have.  This will allow Gail to direct each individual treatment towards meeting the client’s needs using the most effective techniques possible.  In line with her personal ethos, Gail uses ethically-sourced, organic oils that are rich in nutrients and kind to your skin.

Hours:
Friday: 1400-2100

Gemma Groundwater

“Many thanks to the new sports therapist, Gemma, for her professionalism, expertise and warm welcome. She aired an injury I have had for months. She advised me on how to look after my muscles long term and it was much appreciated.”

As a Sports Therapist, Gemma can offer sports massage whether it is pre-event, post-event or if it is just for a general massage, as well as conducting rehabilitation programmes for clients following injury. 

Hours:
Monday: 1000-1500
Tuesday: 1730-2030
Thursday: 1500-1900
Friday: 1100-1700
Saturday: 1000-1200

Edith Rosie

Edith is a qualified SVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapist. She offers hair removal, hair tint, manicures, pedicures and facials.

Edith owned a beauty salon and property business for 15 years before coming to work at The Pickaquoy Centre ten years ago and offer more hands on treatments. She renewed her qualification in 2004 and has continued to develop her skills and experience to offer a better service to her customers. Currently she is researching and providing greener, more natural products for her treatments which will be expanded in the near future.