I believe in the power of healing. My philosophy is based on a holistic approach that health is not only a physical state but mental, emotional and spiritual too. Good health is dependent on equilibrium in life. In modern society, so many pressures and demands lead us to feeling off kilter or out of balance. Regular treatments can help you help connect with all these elements and leave you feeling in control and grounded.
I have worked in a variety of environment from events including 'Body and Soul' fairs and from businesses, large and small as part of staff appreciation or health events, fundraisers like the Edinburgh Moonwalk and Marathons and as part of the Scottish Government's healthy living initiative, 'Healthy T' at T in the Park for the last 7 years.
In 2011, I started volunteering at the Wester Hailes Health Agency, offering complementary therapies to vulnerable people in the local community with a range of physical and mental health difficulties. In 2012, I also started working from a clinic within the 'Westerhaven', a MacMillan Cancer support and advice centre. From here, I work with people living with cancer. I am currently undergoing training to become a volunteer listener with the Samaritans in Edinburgh.
I am constantly studying and developing professionally. I am insured through Holistic Services Insurance and a member of the Complementary Therapy Association (CThA).
Reiki Level 1 Cert. - Robin Reiki 2007
Reiki Level 2 Cert. - Robin Reiki 2008
VTCT Dip. Holistic Therapies - Edinburgh College 2010
VTCT Cert. Indian Head Massage - Edinburgh College 2011
Pregnancy Massage Cert. - Inspire Massage Workshops 2012
Intro. to Thai Foot Massage - Inspire Massage Workshops at CAMexpo 2012
Intro. to Thai Herbal Compress Massage - Inspire Massage Workshops at CAMexpo 2012
Intro. to Counselling Skills Certificate - Edinburgh College 2012
Intro. to Ayurvedic Facial Massage - Puna Academy Workshop at CAMexpo 2013
Massage for people with Cancer - Level 1 - Iris Cancer Partnership 2014
Intro. to Reflexology for people with Cancer - Workshop at CAMexpo 2014
Advanced Clinical Massage for Headaches & Migraines - JING Workshop at CAMexpo 2014
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate - Edinburgh College 2014/15
Intro. to Advanced Pregnancy Massage - JING Workshop at CAMexpo 2016
Intro. to Aromatherapy in Pregnancy and Childbirth - Expectancy at CAMexpo 2016
Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage - Gateway Workshops 2016
Diploma in Hot Stones Massage - Gateway Workshops 2017
Diploma in Myofascial Release Tecnique - Gateway Workshops 2017 (Pending)
“So, I learn from my mistakes. It's a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there's no gain. I found that to be true in my life. You miss a lot of opportunities by making mistakes, but that's part of it: knowing that you're not shut out forever, and that there's a goal you still can reach.” - Johnny Cash