Therapists

Meet our team of qualified therapists to see why our friendly atmosphere is best for your healthcare needs.

mags1_webMargaret Taylor

I work from the clinic at Meadowbank Terrace in Edinburgh. I have been a therapist for over 25 years specialising in the treatment of soft tissue injuries / sports injuries.

I have run a very successful clinic using different massage techniques, stretching exercises and electrotherapy. In 2006 I trained at the International Vodder Institute in Austria for the treatment of Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema where I learned this specialist technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Decongestive Therapy MLD/CDT

I am fully insured and a full member of MLDuk.


Raminta Alisauskaite

I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and massage therapist. I believe that accurate individual examination, education and the right treatment are the most important aspects of the therapy process which will help achieve the best results.

I received my degree in Physiotherapy at the Vilnius University, Lithuania. I practiced as a physiotherapist and massage therapist in various hospitals and development centres in Lithuania.

I have accumulated experience working with musculoskeletal, neurological, developmental disorders, cardiology, respiratory and trauma conditions using hands-on therapy, post isometic relaxation and creating individual stretching programmes.

I believe in helping the client to learn how to exercise purposefully and effectively so that they are able to return to their normal day to day routine while reducing the possibility of the problem reoccurring.

This is what makes me proud of the work I do.


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 Barbara Rowell

I qualified as a Sports Therapist in 1997, I have a diploma with The International Institute of Sports Therapy (Dip.IIST) and I am an affiliated member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

As a Sports Therapist, I love nothing more than seeing a client leave the treatment room whose pain has been relieved as a result of my treatment. Over the past 17 years, I have worked on all sorts of injuries and musculoskeletal discomfort, applying a range of therapies that I carefully select and tailor for each client’s needs. This typically includes a combination of hands on treatment, exercises and education.

I greatly enjoy the problem solving aspect of my work, always striving to get to the root of the problem so it can be effectively managed. I find spending time with my clients, getting to know their story and ambitions helps me to develop a logical rehabilitation program.

My love of sport and outdoor pursuits has given me a particular insight into numerous sports injuries. Through doing, I have gained significant experience in the bio mechanics of different sports such as running, cycling, rock climbing, surfing, badminton and squash. During my career, I have had experience treating a range of amateur and professional sports people, including footballers, rugby players, cyclists, horse riders, runners, volleyball and racket sport players.

I also have experience working with clients who have back, neck, shoulder, hip, leg and general musculoskeletal discomfort. Amongst other causes, these conditions can be triggered by stress, poor posture, work related conditions or accidents. Using therapies such as Sports and Remedial massage, Swedish massage, Hot stone therapy, Ultrasound, Kinesiotaping, Rehabilitation and Fitness instruction, I help my clients overcome their pain and learn how to stop this from happening again.



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Andy Macdonald

I hold a diploma in therapeutic, sports & advanced remedial massage, hyperton-x, electrotherapy & currently studying for a diploma in treatment of musculoskelatal conditions with the freedom from pain institute.

My interest in massage therapy stemmed from my own experience of successful treatment for severe nerve impingement which seriously affected all aspects of everyday life, a few treatments cured a problem that had been plaguing me for months, and inspired me to change career and train to devlop the type off skills that helped me so i could pass on assistance to others in similar situations.

I have been in the industry for about 12 years now and during that time have treated several professional sportsmen , as well as amateur athletes competing at a high level , this experience in assisting people   with soft tissue , tendon and ligament  injuries , and also using stretching and mobilisation techniques in the rehabilitation after injury has helped me in my continuous learning process of restoring function and mobility in individuals who have suffered an injury or restrictive condition  .

This method of treatment has proved very effective in treating everyday conditions such as sciatic impingement,frozen shoulder, joint problems , muscle strains and tears & tendon and ligament conditions , with the goal of trying to help the client regain normal function and optimum mobility so they can get back to everyday life without pain or restricted movement


Ellie Harte

I graduated from Leeds university in 2004 with an honours degree in sport Science.  Originally I chose to work supporting and engaging young people to access and progress in sport, exercise and outdoor learning.

I am passionate about the positive effective movement and physical activity have on our whole wellbeing.  Hence I have always utilsed a good massage and believe strongly in holistic therapies for keeping your body moving and feeling well.

I qualified in Swedish Massage in 2010 and Remedial and Sports Massage in 2013.  I have completed CPD’s in advanved sports stretching, pregnancy masssage and taping.  My bodywork treatments use a combination of deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, swedish massage and movement.

I have always led an active lifestyle. My work and studies has afforded me the opportunity to partcipated in numerous activities from aerial dance to sea kayaking. I particularly  enjoy snowsports and have been instucting since 2009.  I am a keen swimmer and I also love my yoga.



Mio Kuroiwa

I am a Remedial & Sports massage therapist.

I attended the Scottish Massage Schools and gained diplomas in Remedial & Sports massage and Swedish massage in 2016. I have completed CPD’s in Medical acupuncture, Indian head massage and Hot stone massage. I am fully insured and a member of Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO).

Treatments are available for general musculoskeletal problems, back pain, shoulder & neck stiffness/aches, repetitive strain injury, sports injuries, pre/post event, rehabilitation, maintenance, stress and fatigue. Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs using a variety of techniques including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and Medical acupuncture. My aim is to work with clients to assist with recovery and improve on their overall health and performance through massage.


Lisa Saunders

After returning in 2014 from Singapore where I received a diploma in Biochemic Medicine, I continued my studies in Scotland and qualified as a Sports and Remedial Therapist, Medical Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist and currently now studying MLD. Working with many different athletes in particular those who have competed in Ironman, Triathalons and Marathons has taught me that no two injuries are the same. How people train and recover is unique and therefore their treatment plan and recovery sessions must also be tailored to meet their individual needs.

The Biochemic healing method began as the work and research of medical doctor, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler (1821-1898). This natural form of medicine is about – diagnosing which Mineral salt(s) are lacking in the body – establishing the cause – treating by temporarily supplementing the required Mineral(s) in order to stimulate the cell system. My objective is to bring these two therapies together offering people a complete solution where health is being restored inside and out in turn creating balance and optimising well-being.