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Community Therapies – Practitioners

We first piloted Community Therapies in March 2023 and found there was a need for affordable therapies in Edinburgh. The aim of Community Therapies is to provide affordable therapies for all.  Each of our therapists is in training or is a fully trained massage and/or Reiki therapist and/or Somatic Therapist with insurance.

Currently we have 6 community therapists working with us. Our current therapists offer Acupunture, Reiki, Seated Chair Massage, Somatic Therapy and Swedish Massage.

Each therapists will be offering treatments 30-40mintue treatments by donation and we do ask for a deposit however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funding. Please get in touch if you have any questions.  Donations help fund the Centre and the therapists.

Deposits are requested make best use of the limited slots we ask for a £5 deposit which can be adjusted after your treatment. It can be refunded (minus eventbrite fee) if you give 48 hours notice .

Treatments are on the ground floor. The ground floor level access. Click here for more information about the Centre’s accessibility.

If you have any specific accessibility needs please email chloe@salisburycentre.org

The Salisbury Centre has one accessible toilet with grip rails. All of our toilets are all gender.

Massage treatments can sometimes be in the same room with screens.

Meet our Community Holistic Practitioners


HEARTS Massage & Aroma – With Ying


Nearly a decade ago, I uncovered my love for essential oils, leading me to transition my career and advocate for their safe and confident therapeutic use.

Mindful: My practice centers on your needs in the present moment, embracing your values without judgment.

Holistic: I walk alongside you, considering your individuality, medical history, lifestyle, and environment to tailor effective treatment plans for a comprehensive and personalized service.

Professional: As the only IFA* Professional Essential Oil Therapist in Scotland and one of five IFA* registered Clinical Aromatherapists, I bring a wealth of expertise. As a certified Oncology Massage therapist and aromatherapist specialized in Terminal Illness Care, my approach embraces everyone for who they are, fostering a supportive environment that encourages authenticity. I adhere to strict codes of Practice, Ethics, and Conduct, ensuring your well-being is my top priority.

Lifelong Learner: With over a decade of research experience, my commitment to lifelong learning drives me to stay at the forefront of cutting-edge scientific approaches. I continuously enhance my services through annual professional development.

Join me on a journey towards well-being, where aromatherapy meets personalized care.

Find out more about my services on my website www.aromaticdroplets.co.uk, or contact me on aromaticdroplets@gmail.com

*International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) – Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care in the UK.

See this link for bookings

Somatic Experiencing – with Mikayla

My name is Mikayla and I am a somatic experiencing (SE) student looking to offer this trauma-informed practice to those wanting to learn more about how our nervous systems work and affect our lives. I have been training in SE for the last three years whilst also working in a range of healthcare settings, integrating a more trauma-informed approach into my practice.

With a background in mental health nursing and a belief in accessible mental healthcare, I am delighted to be a part of the Salisbury Centre’s Community Therapy programme. I would be delighted to welcome you into the beautiful setting that is unique to the Salisbury Centre, which is completely conducive to the work we will be doing in the somatic experiencing sessions.

In SE we look at the sensations underneath our feelings and uncover habitual patterns to these feelings. SE facilitates the safe completion of self-protective motor responses of the body. We work with small elements of your ‘story’ (what you have come in with, or what has shown up), noticing how your body (nervous system) responds, titrating these small activations gently. Our bodies learn to self-regulate in a safe and supported space as we now have the time and support to renegotiate a trauma without inducing overwhelm by working slowly.

SE aims to improve nervous system regulation, increase resiliency, improve awareness of the mind-body connection, strengthen boundaries and develop a genuine sense of safety through valuing and encouraging meeting individual needs, noticing what’s supportive/calming, reducing over-responsive threat-responses e.g hypervigilance. Moreover, it can help us to improve our connection with ourselves, the world around us and others.

If you feel you have unresolved trauma that you would like to renegotiate with compassion and a deeper understanding for how your body did the best it could at the time with the resources it had, SE may be helpful. As a complementary therapy, SE can be used as part of a holistic approach to your wellbeing, meaning other therapies and treatments can be used in conjunction.

Training completed with ISE (Ireland Somatic Experiencing)

 For any queries email: suaimhneas777@gmail.com

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Reiki – With Bettina

Have you ever wanted to give Reiki Energy Healing a try, but it perhaps wasn’t available to you or is time to recharge your batteries?

Reiki is a gently, simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self- improvement that everyone can use. Reiki encourages the whole person including mental, emotional and physical healing, improving the flow. The treatment can feel like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.

If this speaks to your heart, reach out and book your spot!

As a fully qualified, experienced Holistic Therapist, Bettina works with clients on a one-to-one basis to establish an optimal treatment plan or therapy to best support your well-being.

Bettina has several holistic treatments to offer, holistic is sometimes referred to as wholistic, is the philosophy and practice of healing that has to do with constantly supporting the whole body meaning the physical body, the mind and the spirit at the highest level of total wellness and balance. Bettina is committed to giving her clients the best experience possible, focusing on their specific needs and tailoring her treatments to suit each individual. She has an innate ability to connect with her clients quickly, making them extremely comfortable, thus enabling her to pinpoint exactly what is needed.

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Seated Chair Massage – with Douglas

Meet Douglas. Douglas’ journey as a masseur began while travelling and living in Thailand where he learnt Thai and Ayurvedic massage, first in a secular Buddhist healing centre and then in Australia, covering both Eastern and Western approaches. His journey continued in Edinburgh where he completed a Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy with the Massage Training Institute, which included Swedish and deep tissue massage. He now specialises in Myofascial Release and is beginning Sports and Remedial Massage training in November 2023.

Douglas offers massage; Swedish, Holistic, Myofascial release, Hot Stones. Check Eventbrite listing for details.

From the initial consultation Douglas will work with you toward your specific aims, whether stress management or the relief of pain. Swedish massage is excellent for relaxation and as a warmup for deep tissue work on chronically tight or sore muscles. Douglas believes that massage is an essential element of self-care. In his own words, “sharing relaxed and body centred presence is one of life’s greatest gifts.” In his spare time he enjoys nature while hiking, cycling or surfing. His supportive, complementary practices are regular yoga, qi gong, and ongoing training in Non-Violent Communication.

You can contact him on 07796482235 or email doromassage@outlook.com

Website https://www.massagetraining.co.uk/therapists/1441-douglas-ross

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Acupuncture sessions with Ron (Evening)

My name is Ron and I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine–primarily Acupuncture. I am licensed in the City of Edinburgh, as well as the state of Michigan in the US, and I have been practicing for over a decade. I mix a wide variety of techniques, from TCM to Five Elements, but believe that using gentle methods get the best results, at least in my experience.

For your session, arrive at your posted time and if it is your first treatment with me, there will be a short intake form. Otherwise, sit comfortably or lay out, and I will check your pulses–six on each wrist. After this, I will start at your feet and gently place needles, about 20, on your legs, arms, neck, and occasionally scalp. You are always welcome to ask any questions you might have, and if you would rather not have certain areas treated (some people don’t like having their feet touched, for example), just let me know! There are plenty of other good points we can use. After the needles are set, relax for about half an hour. If you should feel ready to get up at any time, just let me know. I believe that is your body saying it is done with the treatment, and the needles are ready to come out.

After a treatment, some people feel something right away, but most feel something after a sleep cycle or two. Drink lots of good water, though with our evening sessions, maybe just a little so you are not up all night, then see what you notice over the next couple of days.

My treatments provide an alternative to mainstream medicine, without medication, and with little to no side effects. I am happy to help with physical and emotional concerns, as acupuncture is a tool for balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Questions are always welcome, and I can be reached at ron.hough.lac@gmail.com or texts/calls at 07843 786426.

Thank you very much!

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Holistic Massage with Beth

My name is Beth and I am a fully qualified therapist in Holistic Therapeutic Massage. My motivation in this work is to offer a space of deep rest and relaxation. I believe in the body’s innate capacity to heal itself; sometimes all we need is a safe space to allow ourselves to let go and be at one. On a physiological level, as well as reducing pain due to muscular tension, massage also increases the flow of blood and lymph fluid, which is essential for good health. On a spiritual level, being held in the care of another and letting go into timeless time facilitates a space in which you can listen deeply to yourself and hear the quieter murmurings of your being. I offer a space in which the wisdom of your body and soul can rise up and be known.

The term ‘holistic’ refers to an integrated and intuitive approach, grounded in an anatomical understanding of the body and learnt techniques, whilst being led by deep listening, embodied sensing and intuition. I will work with you to find the right pressure, and can be as light or as deep as you need.

I am really happy to be involved with the Community Therapies Clinic at the Salisbury Centre because I want to live in a world where these therapies are not reserved for those who can afford it, and this initiative moves us in that direction.

I am fully trained with the Edinburgh School of Holistic Therapy, insured with Balens Insurance and registered with the MTI (Massage Training Institute).

Therapist’s website: https://www.holistictherapywithbeth.co.uk/

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Relaxed Seated Massage with Maryna

Maryna is a massage therapist with 20-year experience, offering various massage services, including full body massage, face massage and energy therapy.

Her main objective is to improve your overall wellbeing. She has completed her training at the Academy of Integrative Medicine in Ukraine, where she studied psychosomatic interactions, Craniosacral Therapy and various types of massages.

Currently, Maryna offers her treatments at several locations, including Edinburgh (Glamourize), Perth (Vida Therapies) and Stirling. Each person comes to a session with their own individual needs, which means that it is necessary to choose a bespoke treatment to improve their well-being. Maryna loves her work and improving her client’s wellbeing brings her joy.

This inspires her to keep on mastering her techniques to provide best possible care.

Instagram: MBMT.Massage

Website link here.