My name is Sarah and I have been living and working in Edinburgh since February 2009, having previously worked from my own clinic in the Highlands.
Living with Chronic Fatigue for 7 years, I found massage was one of the few things that gave me relief from my symptoms and contributed hugely to my recovery. When my health had recovered sufficiently to pursue a course of study, I trained in Swedish Massage, and I have not looked back since!
I love to travel, and my work has taken me all over the world! In 2010, I spent three very happy months in Chiang Mai, Thailand, training as a Thai Massage Teacher. I fell in love with Thailand and I now return every winter to further my training.
I have also toured with the Edinburgh based Irish Dance group “Absolutely Legless” as their massage therapist for festivals in North Carolina and Slovenia.
From the very beginning of my training, I had a special interest in working with people living with Cancer. I started my training with the IRIS Cancer Partnership in 2010, including workshops, courses, case studies and hospital work to become a Level Two qualified IRIS Practitioner. I actively fundraise for IRIS and I also run workshops teaching basic massage techniques for carers.
As a tutor for Scottish Massage Schools, I teach the On-site Massage course, as well as running Thai Massage Workshops. I also co-ordinate groups of students to work at events such as the Edinburgh Marathon, supporting charities including Breast Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK.
I feel incredibly lucky to do a job that brings me so much pleasure, allows me to meet some truly inspiring people provides me with some simply unforgettable experiences.