About Joy Gill MAMP RGN (rtd)
Our Consultant McTimoney Practitioner, Joy Gill MAMP RGN (Rtd) has vast experience in the health professions. She started her training as a Nurse in 1980, and worked for 20 years both in the NHS, and abroad. In 1993 she started her complementary therapy training, and gained qualifications in massage & aromatherapy before going on in 1994 to start her training at the McTimoney College in Oxford. She qualified in 1998, and immediately opened up The Joy of Chiropractic Clinic, the McTimoney Way in Trowbridge, Wilts.
Joy relocated to Ayr in South West Scotland in 2007, where she set up A Joy of Health and has now completed over 10 years as a McTimoney Practitioner in Scotland . In 2017 Joy took the decision to join the Association of Classical Manipulation, now the Association of McTimoney Practitioners, as she felt that they embodied the philosophy that she is most happy working with. The philosophy that the body is a self healing organism which requires optimal spinal alignment to express optimal health. Joy believes that by listening to what the physical body is saying, then we can work out what the Soul is trying to say, to bring about health and harmony in the individual. At the end of 2017 Joy took the decision to voluntarily de-register from the GCC. Joy has studyied with Rev Jude Wills in Mystical Healing and is pat of the Mystical Healing Community, which embodies the spiritual aspect of health, as well as the physical.
Joy has a special interest in working with pregnant women and children. See separate pages under Stages of Life
Here at the Joy of Health Clinic our vision is to help you to regain your health using natural methods. As pain is the number 1 presenting symptom, Joy's main method of treatment is McTimoney Spinal Alignment, but as a fully qualified masseuse and aromatherapist she can also recommend massage and oils for a range of situations, from helping you meditate and relax to keeping awake and mentally alert for exams. Joy may recommend exercise regimes depending on your current fitness levels and recommend someone who will be able to help you increase your fitness, from gentle Pilates or yoga to more strenuous workouts with a Personal Trainer.
I do not hold myself out to be, or call myself, a chiropractor, chiropractic practitioner, chiropractitioner, chiropractic physician, or an other kind of chiropractor, either explicitly or by implication.
I am no longer a registered chiropractor, with the GCC, having removed myself from the register in 2017.