The Floatarium Spa  – De-stressing Edinburgh for over 20 years

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After the heart racing stress of ‘nearly’ leaping 100ft in the air, I knew I had to:  Dye my hair, which turned white when I leaned over the rail and looked at the tiny dot like people below Head back to The Floatarium Spa for some serious relaxation! To me, floating quietly in a warm … Read more…

 ‘Escaping’ the Chaos and Indulgence of the Holidays at the Sheraton’s One Spa

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My top tips for getting the most out of the ‘Escape’ hydrotherapy package so you get the maximum health benefits of relaxing, de-stressing and detoxifying It’s Christmas Day, 2014.  The sun is shining.  We’ve just finished a walk up Arthur’s seat (dressed in our Santa Run suits of course). Our family dinner is not until … Read more…

GUEST BLOG: Spa in the City  – Edinburgh’s Annual Festival of Pampering and Relaxation

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Every year we are treated to a weekend of pampering when the city of Edinburgh hosts ‘Spa in the City’.   Normally this just takes place in St. Andrew’s Square but this year it spread out across 3 sites with the addition of the Grassmarket and in front of House of Fraser on Princes Street.  Spa … Read more…

The Art of Chi with Anne-Claire, Beginners Tai Chi & Qi Gong

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I had a free evening last week and was scouring the internet to try and pick a new fitness class to try. After a week of walking, cycling, ‘bouncing’, my body seemed to reject any thought of a high-octane workout. I resigned myself to a night in and plopped myself onto the sofa where a … Read more…

Rolfing – a Postural ‘service and re-alignment’ with James the Rolfer

James in his treatment room at Get Down Dog

Without much thought, we regularly pay someone to look after our cars – maybe a service, tyres balanced and re-aligned, but we rarely give our bodies the same attention. Well, not until something goes wrong – but even then it’s not too late.  I’m a massage therapist so I have trained in and tried many … Read more…

Traditional Japanese Reiki – Guest blog by Elaine Rainey MCMA

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Elaine runs Reiki with Roots – an Edinburgh-based business offering individually-tailored Reiki sessions and accredited Reiki training.  Elaine’s focus is on supporting wellbeing in a simple, practical way using Jikiden Reiki – a traditional form of Reiki coming direct from Japan, with its cultural and spiritual roots intact.  Elaine is a certified Jikiden Reiki practitioner … Read more…

Guest Blog: The Shiatsu School Edinburgh; Tamsin Grainger MRSS, Director, TSSED

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There are many forms of massage and we are lucky that in Edinburgh most of the massage disciplines are available for us to try.  Massage is not ‘one size fits all’ so it’s important to know what type of massage is best for you/your condition, what type you would enjoy the most and where to … Read more…