Meet the Team

Meet our team at Essentials Beauty & Health Clinic

In order to give you the best possible service, and to stay at the front of industry developments, all our staff are fully qualified therapists and all undertake further training to update and extend their qualifications. Everyone likes doing the variety of the treatments offered at Essentials Beauty & Health Clinic (we would get bored doing the same treatment all day, every day!) but we all have some treatments that we may consider as ‘favourites’. Our aim is to make every visit to us a wonderful experience, giving you ‘uncommonly good’ service and leaving you feeling better than when you arrived – be that physically or emotionally.


Pat Parkin Owner of Essentials

As well as owning the salon, Pat is a working complementary therapist. She specialises in using forearm massage, but loves any of the other complementary therapies too. Apart from working in the salon, Pat has also done Corporate massage and has taught complementary therapy and counselling skills.

She has been involved in cat rescue for over 35 years and so shares her home with assorted cats! Other than the rescue work, outside of work, Pat loves reading, especially books that are, or are based on, ‘true life’. She likes walking (including helping walk a friends 2 Rottweilers) and loves the sunshine!


Chloe Senior Beauty TherapistChloe, our Salon manager, joined us from a city centre salon, where she had worked her way up from ‘Saturday girl’ to Senior therapist.  She was looking for ‘a new and exciting opportunity’ with the chance to offer a larger range of therapies and be part of a larger team.  Like the rest of the team, she is an animal lover and has cat at home, called Alfie.

Outside of work, Chloe likes horse riding and going out for nice meals and meeting up with friends.  Her favourite books and films are the Harry Potter series, and she also likes reading books by Adele Parks and Jojo Moyles.  She has taken up running again, though at present can’t say she actually enjoys it!     Her hair regularly changes colour so you never know what it will be when you arrive!   🙂



Sara Beauty TherapistLike all the therapists, Sara loves the variety of treatments she does, but her absolute passion is everything to do with nails and nail art. See our Facebook page for some of her fantastic work shown there. She trained after leaving her former job and having a complete change of career!

Sara lives with her fiance, Nathan, their little girl Ivy, and 2 cats, Poppy and Piper. Outside of work, when she has time, she likes going to the cinema – her favourite films are ‘anything Disney’  She also says she is a ‘foodie’!




Amanda Joins us like Pat and Sara, having decided on a change of career. Amanda loves skincare and waxing, but enjoys the wide variety of treatments of treatments she can offer.

In her own time Amanda likes watching reality TV, keeping fit, going on adventures (ask her about them!) and baking – and eating the results!






Norma is our visiting acupuncturist and Reiki therapist, carrying out both traditional needle acupuncture as well as ‘needle free’ acupuncture as well as other treatments such as taping, gua sha and Bowen. She is self employed and available most days by prior arrangement.

She has considerable previous experience as a nurse and midwife. Norma also ‘does’  cat rescue, at the moment having 3 cats in her care until a permanent loving home can be found for them. She is another member of the team who loves reading and learning!

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