Suilven Centre Therapists

For appointments and further information, phone Meg at the Suilven Centre on 01856 875433 or email

Or contact the therapist direct by phone at the numbers below or by email

All practitioners are fully qualified.



Kay McCarroll MChiro, AMC

McTimoney Chiropractor for humans and animals

Registered with GCC & Member of MCA

Advanced Kinesiology Practitioner

Hyperton X Instructor & Practitioner

Educational Kinesiology & Brain Gym®  Instructor and Consultant

Phone: 01856 875433



Kay has worked in complementary health for many years with Kinesiology, Muscle Work and McTimoney Chiropractic.  This cumulative experience has enabled her to open her own McTimoney Chiropractic clinics in Hendon in London, Inverness and Keith in Scotland and Kirkwall on Orkney.  Her work and teaching has gained her a reputation in the complementary health care filed internationally.

She brings to her work her experience and skills in Kinesiology, Chiropractic and Educational Kinesiology & Brain Gym® to help sports injuries, general physical problems, learning difficulties and personal growth.  She enjoys working with clients from babies to senior citizens. Her Animal Chiropractic work covers horses, cows, sheep, dogs and cats.

Kay qualified as a Chiropractor in 1987 and is a Trust Member of the McTimoney Chiropractic College.  Educational Kinesiology/Brain Gym, which originates in the USA, was brought to the UK by Kay in 1984 and is now used in many schools, homes and workplaces to help learning skills.  It was because of the Brain Gym work that Kay, a dyslexic, was able to go back to train at the age of 39 as a Chiropractor.

Stephen Yang MChiro

McTimoney Chiropractor for humans

Registered with GCC & Member of MCA

Phone: 01856 875433

Stephen’s interest in Chiropractic came from liking the idea that manual adjustment of the spine could positively affect health. He graduated with an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2012, having worked for many years in the field of rehabilitation in the hospital environment. Stephen is also qualified in a number of soft tissue techniques and remedial exercises, which he uses and teaches in combination with his Chiropractic treatment sessions.

Stephen is keen to help his patients empower themselves with the knowledge to actively participate in maintaining their wellbeing. He is happy to work with people from all stages of life who may be experiencing acute pain and discomfort, recovering from illness and injury or wishing to improve their sporting performance.

Stephen is delighted to be coming to the Orkneys to join the McTimoney Chiropractic group at Suilven Centre. He is looking forward to meeting the Orcadian people and being able to help many who may have not yet experienced the soft techniques of McTimoney Chiropractic.

  1. Meg Hasham

    Hopi Ear Candling


    Phone: 01856 870423


I qualified as a Thermal Auricular Therapist (Hopi Ear Candling) in July 2007 in Bournemouth, where I gained a Diploma for Hopi Ear Candling.  I have been practising this treatment ever since.

Paula Hemsley



Phone: 01856 851036

Mobile: 07815 765031



Paula is a chartered physiotherapist with 20 years experience, working both with the NHS and privately registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine.  She currently works part-time in the NHS as a triage therapist, working alongside the visiting Orthopaedic Consultants, and the rest of the time for herself. 

She has been working at the Suilven Centre for 8 years since moving to Orkney.  She is the physiotherapist for Orkney Rugby Club and employed by Highland Park to treat their staff.

Assessments and treatments are available on Tuesdays and Fridays and some early evenings during the week, if work makes day-time appointments difficult.  She tries to be as flexible as she can to make appointments to suit her clients.

Paula sees a wide range of conditions and uses a variety of different techniques, including acupuncture, mobilisation, massage and exercise therapy, to treat them.  For more information on what treatments and conditions she sees, click on the link to her website.  If you are unsure whether physiotherapy can help your condition, please call her and talk about your symptoms with her.

  1. Shona McKinnon MA, Dip Theo, Dips ED, AMIH



    Phone: 0131 332 9503

    Mobile: 07500 397264


Shona has over 40 years of teaching experience behind her, her pupils ranging from pre-school to adult.  With a background in philosophy, she offers a true listening ear and, where desired, the therapy to alleviate anxieties and help the individual to embark on new pathways through life.  Using the age-old skill of hypnotherapy when requested, the fears and phobias which have handicapped an individual can be swept away.  She is also skilled in life-coaching and in the strengths of NLP when appropriate.  In each and every consultation the client is assured of her total confidence and professionalism.  She is based in Edinburgh but has been holding clinics now on Orkney since 2002.

Fiona McNab

Medical Acupuncture

Phone: 01857 644239

Mobile: 07759 922145


Karen Withams MA (Hons) Dip Vib Med

Vibrational Medicine Practitioner & Reiki

Mobile: 07951 656970



Over the last few years I have developed an increasing interest in the field of alternative and complementary health which has led me to explore various therapies and practices. During this period I have realised that there is a place for many different approaches to health depending on an individual’s requirements at any given time however, the method that I have found to be

the most powerful for humans is something called Vibrational Medicine. My training with The Scottish School of Vibrational Medicine in Nairn was carried out over a two year period and I qualified as a practitioner in October 2011.

Vibrational Medicine is not very well known (at the moment!) but as a practitioner I use a pendulum to identify problems within the body by means of dowsing. Once identified I then use Homeopathic and Energy remedies, dowsed from nature, to treat the root cause of the problem (which often is not the presenting symptoms). The remedies are made up in small vials of organic sesame seed oil which are then placed on the skin over Acupuncture points on the Meridians for a specified amount of time.  The results from this process are often remarkable as the body heals itself naturally in response to these remedies.

In addition I can also offer Reiki sessions which may, on occasions  be incorporated into a Vibrational Medicine session if that is what is required by the client’s body.

I am also happy to work with animals, with horses being of special interest especially through a bodywork modality called Equine Touch - please contact me to discuss your requirements.


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