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The therapists

Jacqui Kinnon

Jacqui is a qualified complementary therapist, and also has Diplomas in Aromatherapy and Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy. Since qualifying in 2009, she has worked regularly with Glasgow Warriors rugby team, provided massage therapy for NHS staff, worked at many major sporting and charity events throughout Scotland and provides individual treatment for private clients . 

Jacqui is also a qualified nurse with 20 years intensive care experience.

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Sara Briggs

Sara has been teaching and practicing yoga for many years, she has further qualified in Swedish massage with the Western School of Massage. Sara has used her skills as a yoga teacher and therapist in her work with people who have addiction and mental health issues. Sara is interested in the full well being of the body. Exploring emotional and physical connections of the body by encouraging clients to tune in and trust their ‘gut’ instincts and use their intuition. “I have a background in art and like to take a creative approach to life, which I feel translates well into my practice as a therapist. When working with people I am interested in building resilience and encourage people to be self-nurturing.” Sara has recently undertaken to train as an Indian Head massage therapist and seated massage therapist…”learning should never end.”

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Sheena Cadenhead

Physiotherapy

Sheena is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist with many years experience in the NHS and eighteen years in the private sector. She has extensive post graduate training in neck and back conditions including the McKenzie regime, pilates, swiss ball core stability work, muscle energy techniques and acupuncture. She has wide experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, back & neck problems, orthopaedic conditions, surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, trauma and work related conditions such as repetitive strain injuries.

Sheena is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and is state registered with the Health Professional Council. She is also a member of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP), the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE).

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Bara Hreidardsd'ottir

Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pressure Point Massage, Reflexology, Integrated Myofascial

Bará is an experienced therapist who previously ran a successful clinic in Reykjavik, Iceland before moving to Scotland. In 1997 Bara studied at the Massage School of Iceland where she gained a Diploma in Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Lymphatic drainage, Aromatherapy and basic Kinesiology (touch for health).

She also recently gained a Masters Degree/Honourary Diploma from the Massage School of Iceland and has undertaken training in Natural Nutrition.

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Maureen Karnowski

Acupuncture

Maureen is a graduate of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading where she studied Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for three and a half years. She has completed postgraduate training in: Acupuncture for fertility; Acupuncture whilst preparing for assisted reproduction treatment; Acupuncture for facial revitalisation; and Chinese Patent Herbal remedies.

Maureen holds a Licentiate in Acupuncture from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and a Diploma in Chinese Patent Herbal remedies. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Maureen is a fully qualified acupuncturist who can offer treatment for a broad spectrum of conditions. She has a particular interest in fertility issues. www.maureenkarnowski.co.uk

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Margot Manson

Swedish Massage, Remedial & Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Massage for People Living with Cancer, Pregnancy Massage

Margot is an experienced massage therapist holding Diplomas in both Swedish Massage and Remedial & Sports Massage. A member of the Scottish Massage Therapists' Organisation and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, she has been in practice in Glasgow for a number of years. In addition to her practical work, she is also a Teaching Assistant at the Western School of Massage in Glasgow. She is a strong believer in the importance of massage in promoting both physical and emotional wellbeing, and in 2010 she undertook a Post Graduate Course in Massage for People Living with Cancer.

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Paul McGowan

Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Remedial & Sports Massage

Paul is a member of the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation and first qualified in 2002. He has gained qualifications in various massage treatments and continues to update his studies. He gained a Diploma in Remedial & Sports Massage in 2007, has attended advanced massage workshops and recently conpleted Level 1 in Integrated Myofascial Therapy.

Paul provided massage at the prestigious Loch Lomond Golf Club during summer 2007 and has also worked at various sporting/charity events throughout Glasgow.

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Pamela Loch

Clinical Massage

Pamela received her Diploma with Honours in Clinical Massage Therapy from The Soma Institute - The National Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy, Chicago. In addition, she is committed to furthering her knowledge and has completed numerous continuing education seminars. Perhaps most notably, Neurology and the Kinesio® Taping Method - both invaluable adjuncts to her understanding of the human body and consequentially the evaluation process and techniques applied in the massage setting. Pamela's initial qualification in manual therapy, an ITEC in Anatomy, Physiology and Swedish massage, was gained in London 2003.

Working Stateside and closely with Chiropractic Doctors in a long established clinic, she developed and maintained a successful practice, treating a wide range of conditions. Her experience also includes: providing sports massage at the Chicago Marathon, US National Gymnastic and Swim meets. Pamela was honoured to provide clinical massage at Northwestern University Hospital, assisting with the palliative care of cancer patients.

Pamela is thrilled to be working in her native Scotland again after a thirteen year absence. With eleven years experience as a therapist and more than thirteen in the Alternative and Complementary health field she is equipped and excited to offer her services to a diverse demographic as part of their health care management.

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