Welcome to Body & Sole

01626 572800

Release, Relax, Unwind

Clinic Proprietor
Sports Therapist
Holistic Therapist
Beauty Therapist
Gym Instructor
Pilates Instructor

My name is Melissa Alexander.  I love working with people and as a result of my past experiences I created Body and Sole in 1998.  In July 2010 I had the opportunity to create a new clinic at Ashfield Lodge.  I have full Diplomas Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage and a First Class Honours Degree in Sports Therapy.

"If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape you are old.  If at the age of 60 you are supple and strong then you are young"

- Joseph Pilates


Sports massage with aromatherapy essential oils
-pre event
-post event

  • Physical assessment

  • Sports injury assessment

  • Sports injury rehabilitation

  • Nutritional & lifestyle assessment

  • Electrotherapy treatments including:

    • “G5” massage machine

    • audio sonic

    • ultrasound

    • infra-red

    • interferential muscle stimulator and TENS

    • Laser

    • Exercise prescription and advice


Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy treatment with oils extracted from plants.  It was first used by the Egyptians in 4500 BC.


Aromatherapy has great healing qualities:  psychological, physiological, emotional and spiritual.  It is relaxing, calming and balancing on the mind and body.


A full consultation will be taken prior to any treatment.


A skin care system researched and developed by the International Dermal Institute Dermalogica skin care products are all natural plant based, free from artificial colours and perfumes. They are created to improve all types of skin conditions and problems and will not cause blackheads to form (non-comedonegenic). For males and females.

Beauty treatments can be combined along with Holistic treatments for a wonderful pampering package .

Perfect as a pre holiday pamper, birthday present, before a special event or just as a treat to yourself.

A complete mind and body exercise method developed by its founder Joseph Pilates.

Benefits are:


• Improve strength, flexibility, agility and overall mobility
• Restore body to balance
• Postural improvement, move more efficiently
• Strengthen core muscles (back, abdominal and pelvic muscles)
• Develop longer, leaner muscles
• Tones and reshapes the body
• Improve overall sense of well-being
• Re-educates and restores optimum muscular and skeletal function
• Help sports enthusiasts improve their game


Pilates is a holistic approach appropriate for medical and orthopaedic conditions regardless of age and fitness level. It is one of the safest forms of exercise today.  A series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.  Gentle floor exercises modified for the beginner with progression to intermediate or advanced levels. All classes are mixed ability.


Sports therapy always advocates exercise.  Exercise is about stretching tight muscle groups or strengthening weak ones, or even a combination of both.


Health promotion is extremely important for physical, mental, emotional and psychological health.  Exercise releases endorphins that give the "feel good factor" and reduces pain signals.


Tel: 01626 572800


Tree Tops

Exeter Road

Newton Abbot

TQ12 6PP

Clinic opening times

Mon, Tues, Weds Fri  9.30 - 21.30

Thur, 9.30 - 14:00

Sat 8.00 - 15.30


Rehabilitation Gym:

Sat 8.00 - 11.30 am

Other times by prior arrangement


Mon 9.30, and 19.00

Tues 20.15

Weds 17.15 and 18.15

Please note Pilates and Gym will expand hours as demand increases for these services.

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