Meet the team

Our qualified and experienced therapists work closely with you to provide you the care and help you need to achieve the outcome desired.

All bookings should be made through Picky reception on 01856 879900. Enquiries can be directed to the therapist through their contact details below:

 

Meet the team:

Holly Elliott

Osteopath

Holly is a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council. Prior to her osteopathic studies she worked in the professional dance world as a dance artist and teacher after receiving her Bachelors in Performing Arts from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Her love of movement and working with people to improve their wellbeing inspired her to study Osteopathy, and she graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017 with distinction. Since then she has worked in several osteopathy clinics in London and Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to Orkney in 2021.

Holly has worked with a wide range of patients including celebrities and athletes but she prides herself in being down to earth and approachable. She has special interests in treating runners and dancers but enjoys helping patients of all ages (12+ yrs) with a wide variety of problems from arthritic pain to lower back pain and cervicogenic headaches to sports injuries.

She believes that the best outcomes are achieved if patients understand what is happening in their body and why, and encourages questions and patient engagement in their treatment.

Osteopathy sessions include hands on treatment but will also focus on self help and advice so that improvement can continue beyond the end of the session.

Holly is more than happy to speak to you if you are uncertain if osteopathy could help you. All bookings should be made through Picky reception on 01856 879900.

Contact:
Mobile: 07377 689 237
Email Holly

Qualifications:

  • British College of Osteopathic Medicine - M.Ost ND DO Master of Osteopathy and Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance - BPA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Performance
  • JEMS Movement ART Analysis, Rehabilitation and Training Course 1
  • Mum and Baby CPD training courses - Postpartum Mum - ‘treating the postnatal patient’
  • Mum and Baby CPD training courses - Bump to baby part 1 - ‘treating the pregnant patient’
  • Steven Lassetter BSc (Hons) Ch.14003 - Clinical Biomechanics
  • OMT Training - Medical Acupuncture ‘Dry Needling for the treatment of muscular pain

Professional bodies:

  • General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
  • Institute of Osteopathy
  • Associated practitioner of Arthritis Action and Dance UK

Hours:
Monday – 0800-1630
Thursday – 1600-2000


 

Lee Rendall

Sports Therapist

Lee has recently gained an HND in Sports Therapy from Edinburgh College in 2021.

Throughout his course Lee has learned about bodily dysfunctions, pain and injuries, and how to treat them effectively through exercised based rehabilitation. One of his main goals is to be able to educate his clients about how their issues have occurred and why he is prescribing specific exercises to target these issues. Lee can also provide the application of rigid support tape and kinesiology tape to help give support to injuries in the rehabilitation process.

In the near future Lee is looking to complete CPD courses including dry needling and cupping as he believes these can be used as great tools alongside sports massage and rehabilitation exercises to help his clients in the best way possible.

Lee offers 45 and 60 minute Sports/Remedial massage. If you would like to discuss anything before your treatment, you can contact Lee directly.

Contact:
Email Lee
Find him on Instagram @sportstherapywithlee

Qualifications:
HND in Sports Therapy

Hours:
Tuesday – 1000-1500
Thursday – 1500-2000
Saturday – 1300-1745


 

Gemma Groundwater

Sports Therapist

Gemma studied Sports Therapy HND in 2015 at the City of Glasgow College and has been self employed at Picky for four years. She has recently been working within the NHS during the beginning of the current pandemic as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Gemma utilises her skills, knowledge and experience between the two roles and loves working as part of a team as well as working independently. She also enjoys meeting new clients as well as working with her regular customers, building up a good clientele base and regularly receiving referrals from other professionals. 

If you have anything you would like to discuss ahead of your visit, we invite you to contact Gemma directly via her contact details below, and if preferred to complete a Consultation Form.  

Contact:
Email Gemma
Gemma Groundwater Sports Therapist Facebook page

Qualifications: 
Sports Therapy HND
Certificate in Chinese Cupping Therapy

Hours:
Fridays: 1430-1715


 

Gail McAndrew

Massage Therapist

Gail is trained in a range of both therapeutic and remedial massage techniques and uses a range of these skills to address specific physical symptoms. Alternatively she can 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.

Currently 60-minute appointments are available in the following services:

  • Sports, Relax and Remedial massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Thai foot massage

You can contact her directly with specific questions before your treatment through her Facebook page below.

Contact:
Knead Massage Facebook page

Qualifications:

  • Indian Head Massage – Practitioners diploma
  • Hot Stone Fusion for reflexology
  • Thai Foot Massage (Practitioners course)
  • Course of Instruction on Reflexology
  • Diploma in clinical aromatherapy
  • Practitioners diploma in hot stone therapy massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports massage

Professional bodies:
IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists)

Hours:
Fridays: 1230-2000


Fiona Blair

Massage & Mobility (Fiona starts on Wednesday, 8 December 2021 )

Fiona studied massage in her 20's and trained with Clare Maxwell-Hudson in 1991 followed by the London School of Sports Massage in 1997.

Fiona worked in Paris and Edinburgh in health clubs, in particular with dancers and anyone looking to enhance movement skills. She also spent 20 years teaching salsa, hula hooping and exercise classes, and is a gym instructor with qualifications in exercise referral, pre and post-natal, low back pain and postural stability (falls management exercise).

Contact: 
Email Fiona

Massage Qualifications:

  • Diploma Sports Massage (London School of Sports Massage)
  • ITEC Certificate Massage (Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage)

Exercise Qualifications:

  • Level 4 - Specialist Postural Stability Instructor
  • Level 4 - Low Back Pain
  • Level 3 - Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 - Older People Exercise
  • Level 3 - Pre and Post-Natal
  • Level 2 - Gym instructor and exercise to music
  • Salsa and hula hoop teacher

Professional Bodies:

  • ISRM (Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage)
  • Later Life Training

Hours:
Wednesdays: 1000 - 1500


Edith Rosie

Beauty Therapist

Edith owned a beauty salon and property business for 15 years before coming to work at The Pickaquoy Centre 16 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. 

Services: 

  • Hair removal
  • Hair tint
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures

Qualifications:
SVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Hours:
Tuesdays: 1200 - 1500