Barbican Therapies offers a range of complementary therapies for the body and mind

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Allison Trott

Aromatherapist Holistic Clinical Honours & Reiki Practitioner
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Opening the Barbican Therapy Centre in September 2007, my vision was to create a home for therapists offering a complete range of restorative treatments that would be available to all.
I have been practicing as an Aromatherapist since 1995 undertaking formal training at the School of Complementary Health in Exeter. I continued my studies with a diploma in Nutrition and Sports Therapy and a Holistic Clinical Honours Diploma I.T.E.C. and Indian Head Massage at the School of London Champissage.
I studied Reiki part 1 and 2 in 2012 and Reiki 3, Practitioners/master course in June 2014. More recently in 2015, I have studied and qualified in Reflexology and Geo Thermal Therapy (hot and cold stone massage).
I successfully qualified in Constitutional and Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture in March 2018.

As my work seemed to be moving towards facilitating workshops I studied at Plymouth University to become an adult educator receiving a Certificate in Education. At the centre I hold recreational workshops in Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and Couples Massage Workshops.

I also work one to one with people with learning disabilities, both at the centre and in the community.

I am interested in research in complementary therapies and undertook a research module at Exeter University. Approved Massage Therapist Plymouth with Capes Health Professionals in Association with University of St Mark & St John.

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Jonathan Shaddock

Holistic Therapist

Having returned to my home city of Plymouth after a number of years in Dorset, I am delighted to be working at the Barbican Centre with a great team who are committed to helping people to restore in one way and another.

For many years I have been helping people to live more happily in their own skin. I am trained in talking therapies, massage and sports therapies as well as meditation and guided relaxation.

In each of these ways I am committed to helping people to return to the relaxed state we were designed for. So if you are stressed or struggling to find your way home to happiness or if you have simply pulled a muscle in sport or everyday activity, I am here to help.

Simply get in touch and we can design the best way to help you in your current situation. I look forward to meeting with you. Meanwhile, enjoy your day :-)

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Shaji Devadasan

Indian Head Massage therapist
(Member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapist)

I am a qualified practitioner in Indian Head Massage therapy. I have been working as a registered nurse since 2000. My ambition is to practice natural medicine which I began studying two years ago.
This therapy is an integral part of the Ayurvedic healing system, which uses a variety of techniques to massage soft tissues. Indian Head Massage not only helps to achieve a state of calm, peace and tranqulity but also it can provide lots of positive health benefits to a person.
For me, it is a great privilege to work with Barbican Therapy Centre. I have Diploma in Indian Head Massage therapy and I am studying a Masters in Integrative Medicine (MIM) with the Quantum University, Honolulu, Hawaii to explore more in natural medicine.

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Joy Tettey

Aromatheapy, Reflexology and Swedish Massage

My 3 year experience at the University of Plymouth studying BSc. Nutrition, Exercise & Health has taught me what health is all about.
In 2016, I became a qualified complementary therapist in Swedish massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology after I researched that Massage actually reduces anxiety and depression. Just imagine how healthy our world will be if we all eat healthily, exercise and enjoy massage regularly.
I’m here to help you live healthily. Apart from giving advice on healthy diet, Exercise, I offer Swedish massage, Aromatherapy & Reflexology.
The BTC is a warm and friendly place with a wonderful team who has a lot to offer . I can assure you your needs will be met. See you soon!

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Nick Malyon


I have been practicing Traditional Chinese medicine a long time now. Initially graduating from a 4 year degree in 2002, I went on to gain a Master’s degree in 2009 and then spent 6 months in a hospital in Northern China for further advanced study in Chinese medicine.
I have several areas of special interest, from infertility and gynaecological conditions, neurological and pain disorders, integrative oncology, skin problems, stress, anxiety and disabling emotional states. As an acupuncturist, I am quite used to being the ‘last port of call’, for obvious reasons, but this is also my strength, long standing chronic conditions.
In Chinese medicine we treat the ‘big picture’, from skin to musculo-skeletal, the nervous system to internal organ dysfunction and on to emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It is as important to discover the source of a disease as it is to treat the symptoms themselves.
I utilize many techniques in my treatments, depending on the patient and the condition. As well as acupuncture, I use tui-na massage techniques, cupping and warming techniques – don’t worry if you don’t want needles, I always listen to a patient’s needs and can work around that.

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