Garry Toms has over 20 years experience running health clubs and opened Drove House clinic in 2008 with Sports Therapist Helen Palmer. Garry has been a well established and respected practitioner in Bridgwater, Somerset for many years. Garry has now released some fitness and back care DVD’s. More details at www.garrytoms.co.uk
At the beginning of his career, Garry worked in private pain clinics with top athletes; a job that took him around the world. Working with the New Zealand cricket team (while on tour in the UK) and the athletes on the popular TV show Gladiators in the UK, America and Russia, Garry soon became a trusted expert and began teaching his pain relief techniques whilst continuing to treat his own clients.
By researching numerous effective techniques, Garry soon developed his own pain relief workshop, which suits people of all ages and conditions and is now the foundation for therapies and treatments at Drove House.
Throughout recent years, Helen Palmer has been mentored by Garry Toms and has now taken over the day to day running of the clinic, and also has her own Sports Injuries Clinic.
Over recent years, Helen has been a massage therapist and undertaken numerous exams to be become a fully trained Sports Therapist. Helen has since celebrated qualifying as a Sports Therapist. Since 2006, Helen has worked across the UK, including being a part of the London Marathon Team, Bridgwater Swim Club, Burnham-On-Sea Football club, and the Hi Flyers Trampolining Club. She has now gained enough knowledge and experience to treat people from all walks of life.
Helen is our highest recognised fitness consultant and still devotes a large portion of her time attending to our clients fitness needs.
Samantha has been working as a massage therapist since 2011, qualifying in March 2014 in an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. Before joining the team at Drove House in November 2014 Samantha worked in a High Street Complimentary Therapy Salon for two years gaining experience with a diverse range of people, learning to adapt every treatment to each individuals needs.
Here at Drove House Samantha offers a Deep Tissue Massage for those looking for that firm pressure. Combining Holistic body and Sports Massage techniques this treatment can include the release of muscle tension, relief from achy muscles and maintenance of muscle repair. This treatment would compliment an active persons lifestyle such as Golfer, Walkers and Gardeners.