Tracey Elliott B SocSc (Hons), MMSM (Dip RM, Stress, Aroma), MGPBT, Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage
Tracey worked in HR for many years before becoming disillusioned with corporate life. She completed her initial massage training at the prestigious Midlands School of Massage in Nottingham, and has since supplemented her training at many other excellent institutions throughout the country. Her holistic passions are medical massage for the treatment of pain, (using a variety of remedial massage techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy and advanced stretching), pregnancy massage and stress management. Tracey shares her life with Richard, Sticky and Lump, two of whom are cats. Tracey works Monday and Friday 10am – 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm, and one Saturday per month 10am – 3pm.
Debbie Allmond ITEC, VTCT, FHT
Debbie is one of our longest standing team members. Debbie used to work as a management trainer before leaving the rat race to gain her VTCT Diploma in Holistic Therapies as well as her ITEC qualification in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. Debbie offers a wide range of massage therapies including Indian Head Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. In addition Debbie also practices reflexology, hopi ear candling and skincare therapies. Debbie believes in the philosophy that “prevention is better than cure” and believes in using natural therapies wherever possible to help the body and mind restore and heal itself. Debbie works on a Wednesday from 3pm – 8pm and one Saturday per month 10am – 3pm.
Ruth qualified in Precision Reflexology in 2000 having trained with Jan Williamson at the excellent School of Precision Reflexology in Devon. She is also a member of the Association of Reflexologists. Ruth juggles her work with bringing up a young family and helping out at the children’s school. In comparison she finds the giving of treatments almost as relaxing as receiving them! More recently Ruth has discovered the use of hot stones on the feet which has surprised her in adding an extra dimension to an already amazing treatment! If that doesn’t appeal Ruth also offers Natural Facelift Massage to lift and tone the face without chemical or surgical intervention. Either way you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in the true Real Retreat manner! Ruth works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 2.30pm and two Saturdays per month 10am – 3pm.
Beverley brings with her a range of skills in her field. Bev currently teaches Holistic Therapies for New College Nottingham, primarily in the community, but also at Clarendon College. She also works on a Sensory Panel at Boots, developing new products for their retail stores. She is married with two nearly grown-up children.
Bev offers massage, with or without aromatherapy, Gentle Touch Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candles. She is also currently studying facials, manicure and pedicure, and will be expanding her repertoire soon! Bev works Thursdays from 10am – 8pm and one Saturday per month 10am – 3pm.
Lynne Taylor MMSM, Sports Massage Level 4
Lynne juggles a family life (having 2 young children) and a part time career as a fashion designer with her passion for massage. As a highly qualified sports massage therapist, Lynne works with sports clubs, at sporting events, within a physiotherapy practise and now at Real Retreat. Combining anatomy knowledge with remedial massage therapy allows Lynne to identify soft tissue and functional conditions, and to provide appropriate and safe treatments utilising deep tissue release, joint mobilisation and stretching, whilst increasing circulation within the tissues to improve healing times. Lynne also gives a heavenly Swedish full body massage, combining soft tissue techniques with pure relaxation to improve emotional and physical wellbeing. We dare you to stay awake! Lynne works Mondays 10am – 6pm, Fridays 3pm – 8pm and one Saturday per month 10am – 3pm.
Tarnia Janisse ITEC, MFHT
Tarnia is a fully qualified, professional massage therapist and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). She completed her initial massage training with ITEC in 2002 and has since gone on to complete courses in Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling and the ever-popular Hot Stone Fusion Massage. Tarnia has recently returned to work after having her little boy, Sam. She is also an Usbourne Books Organiser – contact her at Real Retreat if you would like to organise a party at your home or workplace. Tarnia works Wednesdays from 10am – 4.30pm.
Doerte Tetley graduating from New College Nottingham to a VTCT Level in 2002. She also holds a Diploma in Sports Massage, is qualified in Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage. Doerte is committed to the No Hands Massage modality, continuing her training to the Mastery level. Doerte provides a relaxing yet deeply effective massage, using a variety of techniques to suit the client. Doerte works on Tuesdays 3pm – 8pm and one Saturday per month 10am – 3pm.