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Meet our Practitioner - Sam Todd, Beauty Therapist

Hi there

Recently I've been introducing you to some of the practitioners who work with us at Napiers Clinic. One area that we've been expanding in over the past couple of years is that of Beauty Therapy and we now offer several treatments using some of the top names in skincare and beauty.

Sam Todd

Our Senior Beauty Therapist is Samantha Todd. Here's what she has to say:

I was born and raised in South Africa, where I qualified as a therapist in 2006. After working for 2 years, my family and I made the decision to move to Scotland. We settled in Linlithgow and I proceeded to work there for 18 months. Soon I decided to venture to London, where I worked at Lesley Leale-Green Skincare Clinic. Lesley was the very first therapist to introduce Guinot into the UK, which soon developed in a passion of mine. I stayed in London for a couple of years but soon craved somewhere warm and free. This led to me moving to the Balaeric Islands where I focused on developing my massage therapy skills. After a glorious summer I decided to head home to Scotland where, by chance, Napiers Clinic was hiring. Finding the position felt like it was meant to be. I felt like I was EXACTLY where I was supposed to be. I had come HOME.

Guinot was already established in the clinic so it was just a case of developing brand and self awareness. We have gone from strength to strength and after just one Hydradermie you will see amazing results. The Hydradermie is a deep cleansing, hydrating treatment designed for all ages and skin types. We used two different electrical currents on the skin and these currants are both used in the medical field and were modified by Rene Guinot for skincare use.

In May 2013 I trained in the Dr Haushka one hour facial, and we introduced it back to the clinic. It's an incredibly relaxing relaxing facial which makes you wish it would never end. A holistic facial, we incorporate the feet and/or hands, extending the skin care to other areas. The scents and textures are beyond luxurious and a definite MUST for a chill out treat!

Whichever facial appeals to you more, you can be rest assured that your skin will look fresh, radiant and rejuvenated. I love a skincare challenge and take great interest in solving any problems, no matter how insignificant or great it may seem. I truly love my profession and feel complete job satisfaction everyday. Making someone feel better about themselves is incredibly fulfilling and I hope to continue doing that in the future.



Dee Atkinson MNIMH

Dee is one of the UK's top herbalists and owns and runs D. Atkinson Herbalist in Edinburgh - a herbal dispensary and shop which provide a wide range of herbal medicines, vitamins, supplements, herbal skincare as well as a herbal dispensary. Next door is Napiers Clinic.

Dee qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1988 and took over Napiers the Herbalists in 1990, building it up into one of the UKs most respected and trusted Complementary Medicine Clinics.

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