Bradley Blair – Bsc(Hons)
Bradley completed his 5 year training and graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2007. Bradley also has diplomas in Sports Therapy, Spinal Acupuncture, and Cranial Osteopathy and is a fitness instructor and personal trainer. Bradley has worked as an osteopath in London, Gleneagles Hotel and Glasgow. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and walking in the Scottish Highlands. He describes himself as a fitness fanatic and goes to the gym 5 times a week.
Carole is a Podiatrist registered with The Health Professions Council. She graduated in 1979 and worked for the NHS at Ninewells Hospital and as School’s Podiatrist in Dundee for 5 years. Carole then moved to Aberfeldy and started her own private practice in 1984. After having her family she moved her practice to Auchterarder and subsequently settled in Perth in 2006. Carole has worked as a chiropodist/podiatrist for over 36 years and moved her practice to the Althos Clinic in 2012. Carole finds that one of the benefits of being at the Althos is being part of a team again, and she particularly enjoys working with a range of health professionals, rather than being a sole practitioner.
Kirsten Sturman BSc (Hons) MBAcC
Kirsten is a graduate from the University of Salford where she completed her three-year Acupuncture training and gained registration to the British Acupuncture Council in 2003. She has also completed a post-graduate training course with a teaching hospital in China.
Throughout her time training and practicing she had the opportunity to experience other complementary therapies. She was taught Swedish massage while at university as part of the course, this was the standard knowledge she needed to pursue other types of therapies including Reflexology, Indian head massage and Hopi ear candling.
After spending 7 years working in France as a water sports instructor in the summer, and chalet hosting/ski guiding in the winter, I pursued my passion for fitness by completing a diploma in Personal Training in 2013. For my own personal development within the fitness industry, I wanted to understand more about the functioning of the human body with regards to alternative methods for recovery so I completed a course in Swedish, Remedial and Sports Massage. After many injuries whilst snowboarding, and receiving massage treatment for a dislocated shoulder, I was amazed by what was achievable from the variety of different techniques used within a sports and remedial massage. The techniques I learned from this qualification and incorporating the knowledge gained as a personal trainer, has helped me to be able to assess and treat the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, and pain and injury management, in both a clinical and sporting environment.
Clare Grundel is a BANT registered Nutritional Therapist and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. She trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, gaining a PGDip in Nutritional Therapy and is currently completing an MSc with Middlesex University. Her dissertation focuses on nutrition evidence in relation to a range of conditions that the NHS recognize as difficult to treat, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.
Clare provides one-on-one consultations, personalized cooking sessions and group programmes.
Pamela Martin BSc (Hons) CST DARM RMT
Pam is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Advanced Remedial Bodyworker and TRE Provider. Pam has over 20 years’ experience of working with individuals and groups of all ages to restore balance and relieve pain.
Treatments are suitable for everyone, from newborn babies through childhood/adolescence and on into adulthood and the senior years.
Her unique approach encourages awareness, movement, understanding, freedom and breath.
Pam is inspired by her ongoing study of the human bodymind connection, indigenous healing traditions, yoga, nature and life.
She lives and works in Edinburgh and Perthshire offering individual sessions, workshops and classes.
Amanda Gwynne RGN. RM. ITEC. MNSPH.
After a long career as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, Amanda has a desire to provide holistic care to her patients and this has led her on a journey of exploration and learning. To complement her skills and expertise, Amanda has qualified in complementary therapies and Bio-resonance therapy. She believes in the benefits of bio-resonance as a natural, vibrational, healing therapy; the holistic approach to treat the whole person.
Having completed an honours degree in languages and spending 15 years in a corporate environment, Catherine felt it was time to change direction and explore her passion... massage.
Qualified in Sports/Remedial, Indian Head, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Ayurvedic, 'No Hands', and Pregnancy massage amongst a variety of other modalities, Catherine's massage career started out in Beauty Therapy where she proudly won the coveted Dermalogica Student of the Year Award (2011).
From there, after gaining valuable industry experience and further advanced professional training via salon work, it was time for her to go it alone into the scary world of self-employment.
Striving to bring the best and most effective treatment possible for her customers, Catherine travels far and wide to continually update and gain new techniques and knowledge. Her travels have seen her massaging in India and Turkey, as well as the UK.
Having worked as a full time busy Massage & Beauty Therapist for the last six years, she considers herself extremely fortunate to combine her passion for her career and hopes that she can translate that to all her customers on the massage table.
Agathe trained at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance in Dundee. As a Contemporary dancer, Agathe has developed a deep, hands on understanding of the body. She has also been practising body conditioning, Pilates and yoga for many years, which have given her further insight and different perspectives from which to observe and learn. In her Stretch and Strengthen sessions, she uses various exercises and techniques, depending on the needs of the client.
Born in France, Agathe moved to Scotland in 2000 to read her PhD in Computer Science at Glasgow University. Having danced all her life, it’s only aged 30 that she decided to go back to college to train professionally in Contemporary Dance. She has now been teaching dance and body conditioning since 2008. When she is not sharing her passion for dance and exercises, you will find her hiking the hills of Highland Perthshire with her beloved Border Collie Barra!
Jonny Lovett Dip. AH
Jonny holds the Diploma in Analytical Hypnotherapy and is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. Before completing his hypnotherapy training Jonny worked in social services managing a team of dedicated home carers and training staff for Perth & Kinross and Fife Councils. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Jonny has been living in Perthshire since 1996. He specialises in addiction after kicking his own 30 year cigarette habit in 2012 using a blend of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. In addition to this he works with people to overcome phobias, lose weight, beat depression and improve performance in sport and business. In his spare time he is a keen motorcyclist.
Lyssa is a Homeopath working in Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway and Perth and is a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths.
She rediscovered Homoeopathy nearly 30 years ago and was fascinated by the philosophy and ideas. Lyssa was excited about the potential for Homeopathy to enhance and support health and well-being and she has been using homoeopathy personally ever since.
Lyssa has three children, two of whom are now young adults. Homoeopathy has been invaluable in supporting their health from before birth and though their baby and childhood years to teenage and adult life.
Lyssa completed a 4 year Homeopathy training course in 1998 in Edinburgh and continues learning through attending a wide range of Continuing Professional Development seminars, courses and study days along with personal study and professional supervision.
Along with her constant explorations in homeopathy Lyssa spends as much time as she can singing, learning to grow food in containers, using homeopathy in her garden, spending time with her feisty grandchildren and getting to as many good plays and films she possibly can.
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