The Carrick Clinic is a complementary health centre in Prestwick, Ayrshire. We’ve been helping people feel better for 25 years!
Many people put up with daily aches and pains and health challenges. We’re here to tell you that you don’t have to! Whether it’s a dodgy back, an aching knee, a few extra pounds or you feel like you’re carrying the world on your shoulders we can help.
Contact us to find out how we can support you on your health journey.
We believe in better, supportive, empathic, nurturing, empowering, integrated healthcare. We are the only centre offering this wide range of complementary medicine and alternative therapies in Ayrshire.
Karl Grimm is our expert on back and joint pain. We call his clinic the Pain Clinic and he sees patients five days a week. Karl is the person you need to see if you are in pain. From joints out of alignment, to pulled muscles, sporting mishaps and old injuries, he will have a treatment strategy to bring you pain relief.
Aromatherapy is a type of massage using essential oils. Essential oils have been used as far back as Roman and Egyptian times for their health giving properties and are distilled from aromatic plants. Aromatherapists create a blend of oils specifically for you which are then diluted in a carrier oil (like Grapeseed Oil or Sweet Almond Oil).
In Biomechanics we examine foot function and the effect this has on the rest of the body. By assessing your posture and analysing your gait, our therapist can see whether any misalignment in the foot is causing problems further up the body.
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to man. It means using whole plants – leaf, root, berry, flower and bark to create medicines. Countless drugs are still derived from plant sources and more than 80% of the world’s population still depend on herbal medicine for survival.
Whether you're looking for a really deep massage to get rid of all the knots in your back or whether it's a specific problem with a joint or muscle you'll be well looked after here. I've been for treatment with Karl for a number of neck and shoulder issues and have found him to be professional and aware of where the problem lies in order to get me moving again. Lynsey is just superb at massaging away everything - even though you're in a "clinc" her therapy room makes you feel pampered if you tell her what you need. I also had treatment from Pamela whose empathetic manner and knowledge of which herbs could benefit me and treat my health issue at the time was excellent. Carrick Clinic is not obtrusive. Carrick Clinic is not pushy. I honestly feel that they want to help you feel better rather than make money. Cannot recommend highly enough.
I was in a really bad place at the start of this year and felt nothing was helping (wasn't sleeping and felt sick constantly.) The doctor said I had anxiety. By chance I found thrive on Facebook and I sent a message not knowing what to expect. I spoke to Morgan who introduced me to the Thrive programme which included sessions/a book to read. Also Morgan was also available by Facebook messenger throughout the process and I know she continues to be there if a rare blip does occur. I believe this is a very helpful programme which doesn't focus on the bad but the good points in your life and proves that your thinking styles CAN affect the way you feel.
Been seeing Fiona for back, neck shoulder and Indian Head Massage over last few months. Highly recommend. She's an excellent therapist blending bespoke essential oils according to how you're feeling at the time. Benefits are many from just feeling so much more relaxed, improved sleep, smoother skin texture and good lymphatic drainage. The oils are a terrific hair conditioner as well! Go and find out for yourself and take advantage of the special offers on at the moment.
I have a massage every month by Lynsey. I always leave feeling healthier, loose and happy as the whole body and mind has been treated. Recommend this lovely lady therapist who loves her work and is so enthusiastic and happy.
My first visit to the clinic was comfortable & informative. I was provided a herbal tonic for a few medical issues that I am experiencing. And I am excited to report that in less than 2 weeks my pain is sunsiding along with a few other symptoms. I am looking forward to my next visit in a few weeks.
Having spent a number of years suffering and trying bone crunching techniques Janet introduced me to KCR. Rather than focusing on clunking joints in one area Janet works through your entire frame from your toes to your head. Gentle manipulation, really working on relaxing your body with deep breathing makes you mould to your proper alignment. But the best bit is you continue to feel the improvement for a number of days if not weeks after the session. Not the short term instant relief of other techniques but quiet relaxing realignment. A wonderful experience and one I would truly recommend. An open mind is a happy body.