Our Team

Penny

Centre Manager and Beauty Therapist

In 2005 Penny started her own business after many years of working as a therapist in salon, spa and cruise ship environments. Her ambition was to create a place of calm and quiet where the pressures of everyday life can be forgotten. Her passion and knowledge for massage along with her vision for the salon resulted into the development of the Signature range, treatments exclusive the Edge.

As the centre has expanded, more therapists are now able to offer a wider variety of treatments ranging from counselling to chiropody.

Penny returned to the salon in May 2014 after having her daughter Molly, she decided to take a step back from treatments and instead, focuses on managing the business and also volunteers at The Peak Academy in Dursley.

Becky

Beauty Therapist

Becky is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist and has been in the industry for the last 6 years. The Edge is Becky's second job after working at Bannatynes Health Club and Spa in Bristol where she gained lots of experience, particularly in Deep Tissue Massage.

Becky joined The Edge Health and Beauty in July 2011 where she enjoys having a variety of treatments and has built a regular client base. Since being at The Edge she has gained more experience in waxing which she now particularly enjoys.

 

Becky is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Rosie

Beauty Therapist

Rosie joined The Edge in March 2013 as an apprentice. After finishing college Rosie was fully qualified in Level 3 complimentary therapies and Level 2 Beauty Therapy, and now works as a full time Beauty Therapist.

She has a passion for massage and enjoys exploring and developing new techniques. In the future Rosie plans to train in sports massage and injury.

 

Rosie is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Claire

Beauty Therapist

Claire is a fully qualified beauty therapist with 20 years experience.

She works Wednesdays and some Saturdays at the salon and is busy being mum to her 2 children the rest of the week.

Claire believes in a holistic approach to treatments, treating your mind, body and emotions as a whole.

Karen

Beauty Therapist

Karen has worked within Customer Service for nearly 20 years, but more recently has studied beauty therapy at college. Following this Karen is now combining her skills and knowledge to ensure that the clients at the Edge have a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jess

Apprentice

Jess joined the Salon in 2016.  She was already qualified in Manicures and Pedicures but is now doing an apprenticeship to complete the level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification.   She particularly enjoys using the shellac range on clients because of its flawless shiny finish. She is continuing to learn lots of new skills both at the salon and in college and is excited to broaden her treatment range.  Some of Jess's treatments are currently being offered at a discounted rate.

Kirsten Van Nispen

Massage Therapist

I qualified as a Holistic Massage Therapist with Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork in 2009. Since then I have expanded my knowledge and experience by doing several courses, qualifying in Hot Stone Fusion in 2010 with Jing Massage School in Brighton and Hands Free Massage with Darian Pritchard.

Holistic massage benefits the mind, body and spirit. As a holistic massage therapist I tailor the massage completely to what the client needs on that particular day, at that particular time. This allows me to be of most benefit to the client.

I am also a Level II Reiki practitioner. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

I trained in Baby massage and have been giving short baby massage courses to small groups of mothers and their babies. This is a lovely way for Mums and babies to connect and it is known to be very beneficial for both babies and Mums.

Currently I am training to become a Holistic Equine Therapist and Animal Healer. I am really enjoying the challenge and am looking forward to working with humans and animals in the future.

Alison

Holistic Massage Therapist

Alison qualified in Holistic Massage and Bodywork in July 2014 and Graduated from The Bristol school of Massage & Bodywork. Where she continues her professional development and is also a member regular supervision group to help maintain her high Standards.

Holistic Massage is a person centred Massage which draws from range Massage Techniques tailored to the individual needs of the client.

Massage can reduce the stress Hormones by switching off the stress response, improve localised circulation and joint mobility and give the recipient feelings of relaxation & well- being.

It’s hard to take good care of ourselves within our busy lives.

Alison is available from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and from 9.20am to 11.20am each Wednesday.

Kirsten 0’Neill

Sports Massage

Kirsten is a fully qualified Sports Massage therapist and completed her training at Cotswold Academy in 2016. After working in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor/personal trainer, she decided that she wanted to learn more about exercise and therapy for rehabilitation purposes and now works at Stroud Hospital as a Physiotherapy assistant. Kirsten is also qualified in GP Referral and is going on to study Level 4 Lower Back Pain management to help expand her knowledge with massage and exercise prescription as well as recently completing her training in Reiki, for an alternative approach to therapy.

Kirsten will be available for treatments on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Alida

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Therapy can enable you to work towards increasing your self-awareness and find the resources to help yourself. You can talk openly about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in a non-judgmental place.
Therapy is at your own pace and in your own time.

Alida has experience of working with people from all walks of life and across the age spectrum.

A fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I adhere to all the codes and ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) and Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA).
I see individuals, couples and offer supervision.

Louise

Osteopath

I originally trained and worked as a massage therapist. I graduated as an Osteopath in 2008 and from September 2008 I worked at the Wotton Osteopathic Practice. I have now decided it is time to establish my own practice and work from both here at The Edge and Church Street Practice in Bradford On Avon . Please see my website at www.louisemeganowen.co.uk.

I was drawn to osteopathy because I have experienced in my own life how effective it can be. It has something for everyone. Training to become an Osteopath takes four years full time at university. Learning anatomy, physiology, neural science, clinical examination and diagnosis. As well as learning osteopathy and technique. Before you qualify you spend two years treating real patients during a total of 1000 clinic hours.

I treat both structurally and cranially. My structural work consists of massage, and articulation. Relaxing and realigning the muscles and joints. I also do cranial osteopathy which is the treatment of choice for some patients. This is because it is very gentle and relaxing but is equally effective. I tailor treatments to meet my patients’ needs as different people respond better to different treatment approaches. Because Osteopathy is so adaptable, it is suitable for everyone, from the new born to the elderly. I enjoy the challenges that treating such a wide range of patients brings. Treating children and babies is highly rewarding as a little treatment can produce very happy parents.  Treating osteo-arthritis is also highly rewarding as it can make such a difference to peoples quality of life. Because a registered Osteopath is a primary health care giver you do not need your doctor’s permission to have treatment.

Louise is available for appointments at The Edge on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Keith

Bowen Therapist

I trained with the European College of Bowen Studies and have over the last 10+ years worked with a variety of clients and problems with great success. I now specialise in chronic (long term) pain and recurring sports injuries, treating you as a whole rather than just a presenting condition.

I am Chair of the BTPA (Bowen Therapy Professional Association) a national organisation promoting Bowen Therapy and representing its practitioners.

I am also a Licenced Trainer and Advanced Practitioner in Meridian Energy Therapies treating many emotional issues e.g. Stress, Anger, Jealousy, PTSD, Phobias, Personal and Sporting Performance and Self Image issues.

I offer a FREE, no obligation 30 min consultation for both therapies here at The Edge.

Keith is available at The Edge on Saturdays.

Deb

Receptionist

Deb joined the salon in August 2014 as a part time receptionist.  She worked in telecoms for many years before leaving to have a family.

Deb enjoys working in an environment that promotes well being and relaxation.

 

Anne Richardson

Chiropodist/Podiatrist

Anne is a Chiropodist/Podiatrist registered with the Health and Care professions council.  After qualifying in 1998 Anne established her own highly successful private practice in Weston-Super-Mare which quickly gained a reputation for thorough treatment and attention to detail in a friendly and caring setting.  Anne is committed to on going training to ensure a high standard of treatment is offered to each patient and adheres to all aspects of the patient charter detailed on her website 'ABS Chiropody'.  Anne was initially drawn to Chiropody after having foot issues of her own during her teens and is particularly keen on preventative care.  As a people person, Anne says she finds her work thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding.

Anne has a weekly surgery at the The Edge every Monday

Ally

Nurse

Having nearly 10 years of clinical experience, I graduated with a first class honours degree in adult nursing in 2014 and received an award for academic work based on a holistic approach to care.  This is demonstrated in my job as a treatment room nurse, allowing me to ensure people feel both psychological and physical benefits during and after treatment.

Botox is  a highly effective skin rejuvenation  treatment that can be used to refresh the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.  Injections are painlessly delivered and provide an alternative to invasive surgery.  I pride myself in offering a professional and friendly service, promoting client safety and confidentiality is paramount.  Prices from £150-£230 depending on areas wishing to be treated.

I offer a free, comprehensive consultation to provide treatment information and discuss client preferences.  An aftercare service is included in the cost of the treatment. Even if you are not sure if this service is right for you, feel free to give me a call via my mobile or The Edge and I'll be happy to discuss it with you. I work from the Edge every Monday and Wednesday evening

Mobile: 07719906376 or 01453 844653

Email: ally@edge-aesthetics.co.uk