We have moved …

We moved to Peebles in May 2019.

This was a great decision for my family but, I appreciate, not so convenient for Edinburgh clients.

I am continuing to offer some appointments in Edinburgh on Sundays so hope to see lots of you there.

There are many clients I no longer see since the move and *sniff* I do miss you. The working relationship that builds up over a number of appointments gives, I feel, a better experience and result for the client and makes for rewarding, enjoyable work as a therapist.  However, life often changes so I am embracing the new and enjoying meeting new clients in Peebles.

Do get in touch if you have any questions about how massage might be able to help you.


Fascia-nating Conference!

The Scottish Massage Therapists’ Organisation holds an annual conference keeping us in touch with pioneers in their fields and the latest research.

2018 was all about Fascia, led by the inspiring Ruth Duncan (founder of Myofascial Release UK) and Linda Currie.

You might have seen recent media articles about ‘The Interstitium’ being classed as a new organ – it’s basically fascia by a different name – how interstiti-eresting!

Fascia runs throughout the body covering all muscles and organs and has often been dismissed in favour of muscles & bones, with the assumption it’s a fairly inert, boring thing.  However, research is demonstrating it’s actually highly sensitive and responsive tissue which plays an active role throughout the body including involvement in muscle contraction and pain perception.

Ruth describes superficial fascia as ‘a big yellow onsie’ as it covers our entire body. As hands-on therapists, we have access to this superficial tissue, which in turn gives us access to deeper tissue – it’s all connected like a 3D web.

For me, it was an exciting and thought-provoking weekend and I want to know more (hence the 2 books and a lot of new internet bookmarks). Although I’ve only just started learning about this, I could probably ramble on, but I think I just heard someone snore so maybe I should move onto:

What this means for you as a client ...

I have some new ‘fascial’ techniques which we could include in treatments

Fascial techniques can be particularly useful in helping chronically tight muscles and persistent pain

Fascia responds to a much more gentle approach and it’s got to be ssslllloooooooooooow – so a hold or pull can last for 5 minutes or more.  It might not feel like much is happening, however, having spent a weekend practising with other therapists, I’d say it’s definitely worth investing 5-10mins of your appointment time to give it a go.


If you want to know more …

Intro to Interstitium [Independent]

Ruth Duncan @ British Fascia Symposium 2014







The view from my ‘desk’

This was the view from the massage tent at Tweedlove on the Green – the sunshine between the showers, well, at least it washed some of the mud off the bikes!

It was great to work alongside other inspiring therapists and to work with people pushing themselves to their physical & mental limits. Respect is due.

Practice day for the 5-hour mountain bike Enduro was the busiest – It seems more people are realising the benefits of massage to help their muscles recover and prep for an event, and that it’s a good idea to sort out ‘niggles’ before they turn into real issues which will affect performance. We also had visits from the stall holders (who were suffering from long drives, hefting equipment and days standing in a tent) and from visitors to the Bike Festival for consults on various injuries – everything from trampolining to cleaning.

It’s been a privilege & an amazing experience working at Tweedlove events over the last 3 weekends. The massage team are already planning next year, although I expect the organisers who live & breathe these events to make them happen could probably do with a week’s sleep!

Website Launch


Like our bushy-tailed Autumn familiar, I have been busy squirreling away and am excited to launch my new website. Hope you like it. Feel free to use the webform to give any feedback or to book in your next appointment.

Bookings can, of course, still be made via email, text, calls and FB.