Alexander Jackson
I can’t recommend Nicole highly enough! She’s spent years mastering her skills and is an extremely dedicated and able practitioner, which definitely comes out in the care and attention she shows during a session. In every session I’ve been left totally at ease, and the benefits really do last.
LikeReply5 December 2012 15:39

Katy Lonsdale
Costume at National Theatre of Scotland
Nicole has to be one of the most compassionate practitioners I have had the pleasure to meet. She applies this compassion along with her extensive knowledge in various healing therapies to every session; providing a secure environment in which to fully immerse yourself into the treatment.
Through various therapies, Nicole has helped piece me back together and I can honestly say I feel far stronger, happier and grounded as a result.
If you’re going through a difficult time, physically or emotionally, I highly recommend
seeking some form of therapy with Nicole to help get your life back on track .LikeReply12 December 2012 18:06

Diese Willeweis ·
Universität Mozarteum
Getting a session with nicole is a real treat for me! She provides a wonderful and absolutely relaxing atmosphere and the time always passes by too quickly. I mostly visit her for shiatsu or hot stone massages and I can say that these are the best massages I have received so far.
LikeReply10 Januar 2013 19:57

Larisa Bee
Shiatsu is the most peaceful realignment I have experienced. The NLP session can be powerful and intense but safe and containing with Nicole’s professional approach. Her environment is so soothing that even your problems don’t seem that big. Sometimes, it’s almost as if you don’t realize how much effect it’s had on you until you have completed a session and you felt this airy feeling as if something has been lifted and you can actually get a grip on your problems… and do something about it. Would recommend a million times over! Immensely needed even when you’re not quite sure why or what exactly is wrong! Amaziiiiing!
LikeReply6 December 2013 22:29

Sabine Hellmann
Nicole’s Shiatsu sessions are devine! Not only did I feel completely relaxed, I also felt as if 10kgs of weight have been lifted off my shoulders and I walked out of the session feeling light and relaxed. It’s great to have a personal therapist who is sensitive and knowledgeable with an abundance of advice and thoughts on alternative healing, nutrition and therapies! Highly recommended!
LikeReply7 April 2014 05:11

Joe Allen ·
London, United Kingdom
Nicole has a sensitive and intuitive touch, I felt that I was in a very safe, experienced and knowledgeable pair of hands throughout our session. Afterwards I felt grounded and balanced, I definitely recommend Nicole.
LikeReply7 November 2014 13:26

Gemma Bone
Nicole really helped me through a difficult time I was having. She has warmth and compassion and even though I went for the Shiatsu I found that the NLP was of the greatest benefit. However the Shiatsu was amazing, it is all very powerful stuff. I think that you would struggle to find a more generous and caring practitioner.
LikeReply1 January 2015 19:28

Jayne Seawright ·
Queen Margaret University
I have been going to Nicole for Shiatsu for around 7 years now and I just couldn’t be without that time with her.
She is a highly experienced and intuitive practitioner who just taps into exactly what you are needing at that particular time. The feeling of peace and clarity that follows a session with her has been a continual reset button for me over the last few years, allowing me to take stock, recharge and breath If you really want a special treat then have a hot stone massage, this is just amazing. Put simply, I would see Nicole every day if I could.. Go!
LikeReply220 March 2015 11:12

Craig Harrison ·

Airdrie, North LanarkshireWell, where do I start? How can I put into words what Nicole has done for me? Well, if you imagine yourself standing at a precipis looking straight ahead, not realising there is a thousand feet of nothing below you. The sky is blue, the sun is shining brightly on your face, making you feel warm and content……But something changes, something happens that draws your focus downwards. So you look down. The instant you do, the sun is covered by a dark cloud, the wind pushes on your back edging you closer and closer to the darkness that has appeared below you. At this point you know that if you aSee more
LikeReply10 June 2016 22:31

Anna Sphondylium
Really amazing powerful treatment. Nicole is wise and highly intuitive, and will give you just what you most need. Her hands are amazing. The space she works in is very lovely and makes you feel very at peace.
LikeReply18 June 2016 22:20

Imprevisto Danza ·
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I have been seeing Nicole for Shiatsu for the past two years, she has been an amazing support during and after my pregnancy. I truly recommend to try Shiatsu with Nicole. She is a wonderful intuitive and experienced therapist. She really knew what I needed!!! Thank you Nicole!!
LikeReply13 February 2017 18:03

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Breathing with the support of stones

Stone musings.

During a recent workshop I danced barefoot and blindfolded in a dried out river bed. I’d been walking there on the days before, and I noticed a curious change under my feet. As I was blindly feeling my way along the ground, I was surprised by the unexpected softness I felt – like someone had smoothed the stones over night and for a moment that really puzzled me. Where I had carefully picked my way before I could now quite easily flow through them.

The blindfold stopped the visual distraction and dropped my whole body into listening & softening. And it struck me, how different my experience was, once my visual focus and analysis of the surface were gone… and how my body now met the ground in a receptive, instead of “estimating & controlling” sort of way. As I softened, I allowed the ground to inform me and my body responded with much more ease.

I’d come across the same principle before when mountain biking, but it was the surprising change of sensation of smoothness under my bare feet that brought my attention back to this realisation – How different life can feel when when we ease off and soften our response. When we take our focus away from where we are locked into struggle with details and tune back into our body to breathe and feel what we feel and then respond to it…

I know how the observation of too many details can hinder me finding flow and trust. Dancing blindly, I immensely enjoyed the strong presence of the stones and their amazing qualities. Small pebbles felt really playful as they bounced off my skin, the bigger ones had a comfortable weight, inviting a deeper breath into my body and creating a grounding foundation around myself as I stacked them all around me to feel into their solidity – being with the stones dropped me into a physical sense of what eternity must feel like for them. Solid trust.

(Later someone shared that) while we were dancing a fox came by to watch and peacefully groom himself, but then was chased away by a dog who’s owner came running and screaming after the dog… all the while I was with the stones, completely grounded and unfazed about what was going on at the edges of my experience.

I wish to remember and take more of this feeling of being deeply grounded with me into my life. So I took some stones with me to remind me when I need them to.


As practitioner I have a solid presence when I give Shiatsu treatments and at times I am the rock for my client and the futon is the riverbed of stones on which we breathe ourselves alive and find presence in our body. It allows us to get up with a new sense of solidity.

In TCM (Chinese Medicine) stones and autumn belong to the Metal element which also governs the lungs and skin, clear communication, judgement, boundaries and structure.

In Shiatsu, when ‘Metal’ becomes a focus, I often think of breath and boundaries and where they can help us to take in or let go, and when clear communication is needed in uncompromising moments – where we have to negotiate our position carefully and draw clear boundaries. Because the Metal element can be quite confronting and unforgiving, but it can just as easily provide stability and a solid boundary.

Navigating around stones needs careful negotiation with clarity and softness – when you move with stones you know quickly if you are in a space that welcomes your shape or not. The Metal element in Chinese Medicine forms connections through “clear communication” – no hints and guesses. But when it is quite out of balance, for instance in times of intense grief, we are often meet with a stony ‘silence’.

As a practitioner I use guided  breath work and body weight that can help my clients to connect with themselves again and find a clear sense of boundary along which we gently allow sensations to resurface again, sometimes with a sudden release of long penned up tears and anger – just like the river brings fresh life force back to the Glen when returning to the riverbed after a long period of dryness.

We can learn much from nature and the elements around us. My therapeutic focus lies on helping clients re-connect with Self and to find new ways of healing and expanding our capacity for sensations. In my Shiatsu sessions it starts with the solid support of my futon… 

Sat Nam and Blessings

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