Our Therapists

Meet the members of our wonderful Well-Being Team

As a leading care provider, our residents are at the centre of everything we do and we strive to deliver the utmost levels of person-centred care to each person. To complement the traditional care that we provide within our Care Homes, we employ a dedicated Well-Being Team of specially trained therapists.

Our Well-Being Team provide complementary therapies designed to further enhance the quality of life of our residents. Treatments include massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, professional manicures, yoga exercises and breathing techniques and Dementia massage.

Please note that due to the wide spread of our 13 Homes throughout Kent, Surrey and Essex, the Well-Being Team are not available at some of our Homes.

Meet the members of our wonderful Well-Being Team

Well-Being
Meet our Therapists

Our Therapists

Meet the members of our wonderful Well-Being Team

As a leading care provider, our residents are at the centre of everything we do and we strive to deliver the utmost levels of person-centred care to each person. To complement the traditional care that we provide within our Care Homes, we employ a dedicated Well-Being Team of specially trained therapists.

Our Well-Being Team provide complementary therapies designed to further enhance the quality of life of our residents. Treatments include massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, professional manicures, yoga exercises and breathing techniques and Dementia massage.

Please note that due to the wide spread of our 13 Homes throughout Kent, Surrey and Essex, the Well-Being Team are not available at some of our Homes.

Kay Wade

Complementary and Dementia Massage Therapist at Hengist Field Care Home

Having nursed her mother who was living with dementia, Kay decided to retrain and qualified as a Complementary and Dementia Massage Therapist after enjoying a long career as a Bank Manager. The Nellsar Well-Being Team was formed after meeting with Glenda Osmotherly (Director of Operations) in 2016 when they discovered a shared belief that the well-being of our residents could be enhanced by offering a more holistic approach. Kay attended training courses with experts in Dementia Massage, including Luke Tanner and Nicolle Mitchell, and saw how much people with dementia can benefit from nurturing touch and gentle massage with aromatherapy oils.

Shirley Llewelyn

Reflexologist at Hengist Field Care Home

 

Shirley trained as a Reflexologist in 2016 at the London School of Reflexology and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, with her own private practice in Gravesend. Qualified to provide Hand, Feet and Facial Reflexology, Shirley has worked as part of Nellsar’s Well-Being Team at
Hengist Field Care Home since 2016. Shirley previously worked as a Human Resources specialist in the public sector but now thoroughly enjoys working with our residents and staff, providing lovely relaxing treatments.

Dee Brindley

Complementary Therapist at The Old Downs Residential Care Home

Dee works as a Complementary Therapist providing treatments to clients and those with life changing illnesses. In the past, Dee has worked in a hospice for over five years and she has her own private practice. Always expanding her skill set, Dee developed an Accredited Oncology course for therapists and teaches this at a college in Kent. Dee is experienced in Facial Reflexology, Zone Facelift and Zone Facial treatments, and she finds it rewarding working with Nellsar residents who love having hand massage treatments. Safe and therapeutic, these treatments leave residents feeling relaxed and calm, while helping to reduce stress and relieve anxiety.

Nina Long

Holistic Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher at Lulworth House and Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home

Nina is a fully qualified Holistic Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher with over 10 years’ experience. Having completed her massage training at the Richdales Institute in London, Nina qualified as a Yoga Instructor in Spain in 2002, joining the Nellsar Well-Being Team in 2016. The massage treatments Nina provides for our residents are designed with their individual well-being in mind and she adapts every treatment to suit each person, depending on their mood that day, while incorporating various aspects of Yoga as and when possible. Nina loves spending time with residents and is fully committed to enhancing the well-being of each and every person.

Kerry OSullivan

Complementary Therapist at Abbotsleigh Care Home

Having trained as a Holistic Therapist in 2006, Kerry spent several years working with a number of charities as a volunteer alongside her media career. She decided to leave her job in 2017 to concentrate on doing what she loved – making a difference to people’s lives every day. Kerry began working with residents at Abbotsleigh Care Home in 2017 providing treatments including Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage. Alongside this, Kerry is an Inspirational Speaker and a Love and Connection Coach, working with women and couples to deepen the connection to themselves and others.

Linda Haynes

Complementary Therapist at Bromley Park Care Home

Linda was a Nurse Practitioner for over 40 years, working with people living with dementia, and she began working as a Complementary Therapist in 2018. Specialising in Face and Foot Reflexology, Linda uses her knowledge of Massage and Touch Therapy to connect with our residents with dementia. Linda classes working as part of the Nellsar Well-Being team as the ‘most satisfying job she has ever done’ and she is an advocate for intergeneration integration for alleviating symptoms of dementia. With a qualification in Baby Massage and experience in skincare formulation, Linda hopes to introduce these benefits to Nellsar residents too.

Meike Shand

Reflexologist at Meyer House and Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home

Meike is an experienced and dedicated Reflexologist. Having completed her Reflexology training over 10 years ago, she has continued to qualify in specialisms such as Hand and Facial Reflexology. Combining her training with experience of nutrition and well-being, Meike is also qualified in Reiki Level 1. After graduating with a degree in Event Management and Tourism, and a short spell in the industry, she felt her calling was in something more about helping others. Working as part of the Nellsar Well-Being Team, alongside caring for her two sons, Meike also runs her own Reflexology business.

Becky Basso

Holistic Therapist at Hengist Field Care Home

Becky qualified in 2003 with a Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Holistic Therapies and has since developed the range of therapies she can offer, most recently gaining her Reiki Master Teacher qualification. She spent several years working with vulnerable young people in the charitable sector and has worked as a volunteer at Age UK and the Wisdom Hospice. Most significantly for Becky is her personal experience of a close family member affected by dementia and how she was able to help using hands on therapies. Joining the Nellsar Well-Being Team in 2017, she feels privileged to have the opportunity to develop relationships with and offer compassionate and nurturing treatments to our residents.
Sonia Lake Reflexologist at Woodstock Residential

Sonia Lake

Reflexologist at Woodstock Residential Care Home

Sonia qualified in Reflexology with the International Institute of Reflexology in 2016 and has worked as a Mobile Therapist alongside being an Advisor for Kent Community Health ever since. Having completed the Care Certificate in Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities, her passion lies in supporting people to help improve their health and well-being. Sonia has personal experience of Dementia within her family, leading her to take part in the 2015 Action Challenge London to Brighton Run. Joining the Nellsar Well-Being team in 2019, Sonia prides herself in delivering relaxing, one to one therapeutic treatments to our residents and she finds it extremely rewarding.

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Nellsar has 13 Care Homes throughout Kent, Surrey and Essex

Care Home in Bromley

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Meyer House Care Home in Maidstone

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Care Home in Dartford

Sonya Lodge Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

The Old Downs Care Home in Dartford

The Old Downs Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home in Deal, Kent

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Care Home in Maidstone

Lulworth House Residential
Care Home MAIDSTONE

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential
Care Home SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home Staplehurst Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Princess Christian Care Home Surrey

Princess Christian Care Home
SURREY

Silverpoint Court Residential
Care Home ESSEX

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

The Old Downs Care Home in Dartford

The Old Downs Residential
Care Home DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Residential
Care Home MAIDSTONE

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential
Care Home SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home Staplehurst Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Bromley Park Care Home
BROMLEY

Care Home in Bromley

Meyer House Care Home
DARTFORD

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Home
DARTFORD

The Old Downs Residential Care Home
DARTFORD

St Winifreds Care Home
DEAL

St Winifreds Care Home in Deal Kent

Loose Valley Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lukestone Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Residential Care Home
MAIDSTONE

Lulworth House Care Home in Maidstone

Hengist Field Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Woodstock Residential Care Home
SITTINGBOURNE

Abbotsleigh Care Home
STAPLEHURST

Princess Christian Care Home
WOKING

Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home
CANVEY ISLAND