Bodyworks Edinburgh was established in May 2013 and focused on Remedial and Sports Massage Therapy to help improve clients postural issues, muscular conditions, sports performance and treat RSI/sports injuries. To offer clients more choice in Massage Therapy, Bodyworks Edinburgh broadened it’s range of treatments to include Physiotherapy, Medical Acupuncture, Sports Rehabilitation and Complementary Therapies such as Reflexology and Aromatherapy Massage.
To ensure clients get the best care possible and the most out of their treatment at Bodyworks Edinburgh, there is an initial health consultation followed by a physical assessment to find the source of the problem and to develop a treatment plan for future sessions. We tailor our treatments to each client as none of our bodies or muscular issues are exactly the same so why should your treatment be the same. Our service doesn’t stop there as we also give you stretches and exercises to take home to work on as this will ensure you get the most from the massage therapy or physiotherapy and reach your health goals as quick as possible.
Our team of therapists are highly trained in their field and are all members of relevant professional governing bodies ensuring we keep up to date with continuous professional development (CPD) and our quality of service. If you require a therapist to be with a specific governing body for insurance purposes, please get in touch before you book your appointment to ensure you are with the correct therapist.
If any referrals are needed between therapists here at Bodyworks we will ensure, with your permission that a good handover is given so that we can continue working with you (without another in depth consultation needed) towards your end goal.
Meet the Team:
Clinic Manager and Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist, SMTO
Ashleigh is a fully qualified Remedial, Sports and Swedish Massage Therapist. She graduated from Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen, in 2012 with an honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science, she then went onto accomplish a diploma in Swedish Massage in April 2013 and a diploma in Remedial and Sports massage in April 2014 from Scottish Massage Schools. She has a background knowledge in nutrition, exercise prescription, anatomy and sports injuries and is able to adapt her massage for the individuals specific needs. She qualified in Kinesiology taping, levels 1 and 2 enabling her to provide non-athlete and athletes with sports injury or support taping and in Seated Acupressure and Aromatherapy.
Ashleigh has a passion for the health and fitness industry and has previously worked in gyms, and has worked with Aberdeen Football Club providing sports massage for the players. She is a keen football player herself having played from a young age and is currently playing for Boroughmuir Thistle.
As Ashleigh is very passionate about the field of health and fitness she is always looking to study new courses and develop her knowledge. She is currently studying Nutritional Therapy and hopes to maintain continuous professional development in order to provide the best treatments for her clients.
Complementary Massage Therapist, Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist & Receptionist, FHT
Jade Davidson is a qualified and fully insured Complementary Therapist, graduating with an HND in Complementary Therapies from Moray College in Elgin. She chose to focus her second year studies in Advanced Aromatherapy and Remedial massage, whilst also studying Swedish massage, Stress Management for clients, Lifestyle advice, Indian Head massage, Stone therapy and Reflexology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Pathology, botanical science, Organic chemistry, Integration of healthcare services and Perspectives of health.
Her interest in health, well-being and complementary & alternative treatments developed during a gap year in Australia. Jade is very passionate about Complementary therapies, providing relaxing and holistic treatments to the clients best needs and is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills further with Continual Professional Development through attending further courses. She has recently qualified in Pregnancy massage, Lymphatic Drainage massage and just qualified in Remedial and Sports Massage in December 2016.
Physiotherapist specialising in MSK Injuries, HCPC, CSP
Raul is a qualified Physiotherapist registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy). Raul is originally from Alicante Spain and moved to Edinburgh in 2013.
Whilst still in High School he studied diversus alternative therapies such as: Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology. Once he finished High School he continued to pursue his career in health care at University studying Physiotherapy.
Since then he has been working with all kind of musculoskeletal injuries including: fractures, muscular pain, tendinitis, posture issues, sport performance, scoliosis which have all expanded his knowledge with a Masters in HealthCare Management in Catalonia, Spain.
Raul considers himself a sporty person, making sports a part of his life routine and studies. He volunteered for a year with a football team in Spain where he perfected his skills in tailoring training, stretching programs and detecting injury patterns.
His philosophy of treatment is to find the cause of the problem, fix it and teach how to prevent it so it doesn’t happen again.
Aranzazu Penaranda Lopez
Physiotherapist specialising in Osteopath Techniques, HCPC
Aránzazu is a HCPC registered Physiotherapist with a full formation in clinical massage and manual therapy: 3 years degree (2007-2010) in the “Physiotherapy and Medicine University of Murcia” (Spain) and 5 years post graduate degree (2011-2017) in osteophatic techniques in the “Osteopath School of Madrid” (Spain).
She has over 7 years of experience in massage therapy, working in high standard Spa’s and swimming-pools where she achieved great knowledge in water and Sport Therapy. The last 5 years she has improved her capabilities and knowledge by working in a quality Osteopath clinic in Madrid.
Aránzazu recently moved to Edinburgh and is available for the diagnosis of sports injuries and back aches. She treats all MSK issues, specialising in headaches. She is also a Pilates instructor and qualified in functional kinesiology taping, dry needling and osteopath techniques. In addition to this she has qualifications in Anti-cellulite Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
She is friendly, patient and a qualified professional who always look for the best results as soon as possible for her patients.
Complementary Massage Therapist, FHT
Ioana is a fully qualified Massage Therapist who can offer a wide range of treatments for her clients. She is originally from Romania and is very passionate about therapies and has a great interest in people and helping them.
3 years ago she decided to learn about the art of therapy back home and studied Massage Therapy covering all aspects including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Thai foot and leg Massage, Facial Massage, Indian Head Massage, Medical and Sports Massage.
She has a wide range of knowledge allowing her to tailor her treatments to the individual’s needs and to offer the best advice for a long healthy lifestyle. She loves to relax her clients with her relaxation techniques and to bring the body back to balance.
Matthew has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and is qualified in carrying out deep tissue and sports massage, as well as a wide variety of manual therapy techniques including: mobilisations, taping and strapping and providing full rehabilitation to injuries using an array of advanced techniques. Matthew is also a qualified Kinesiology taping practitioner having completed levels 1 and 2 during his time at university. Having a high level knowledge in anatomy and sports injuries he can incorporate manual and rehabilitation techniques for treating injuries to both athletes and non-athletes.
Matthew has experience working with Teesside Barbarian power lifting club, national and international power lifters, Middlesbrough Rugby club and also working in general remedial massage and injury clinics ranging from elite athletes to non-athletes. As a keen martial artist and football player, Matthew has a wide knowledge of the demands and injuries related to both sports. Always looking to keep up with his continuous professional development and expand his knowledge attending new courses and keeping up to date with the newest literature available is important to him. He is now qualified in Thai Massage and Medical Acupuncture. Setting high professional standards for himself he is committed to solving people’s problems and giving the best treatment available.
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist
Mel grew up in New Zealand, giving her a love for the outdoors and all things sporty. She has been fascinated by the body and all it can do since a young age. Being an all-around active person, she naturally gravitated towards learning about biology, anatomy and physiology.
Mel has spent the last 4 years gaining as much knowledge in these areas as possible including; Diplomas in Remedial and Sports, Sports Event, Swedish, On-Site Chair Massage and Nutritional Therapy. Certificates in Medical Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping, Hot Stone Massage, First Aid, Sports Event First Aid and is an active member of the SMTO. She also plans to continue this learning with more CPD throughout the years ahead.
She has worked with elite athletes such as the New Zealand All Blacks, Argentina’s Los Pumas and the New Zealand Rugby League team to amateur athletes who just love to move including runners, cyclists, basketball players and skiers.
Having worked with such a wide variety of cases Mel approaches each person with an individual, friendly and inquisitive manner. She encourages people to get more involved in the injury treatment and prevention process, helping to not only ease their aches and pains but to also improve their knowledge.
M.Ost, ND, Registered Osteopath, Institute of Osteopathy Member
Jordan holds a Master’s Degree from the distinguished British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jordan has a lifelong passion for Rugby, sports performance, and a special interest in sports people of all ages, Jordan has also worked as a personal trainer and GP referral specialist for the past 10 years.
He has treated, coached and guided a wide range competitive athlete’s from many backgrounds, including: Rugby players, Power-lifters, Mixed martial artists, Golfers, Triathlon competitors and Climbers. Drawing on all his skills and experience, Jordan strives to deliver the highest standard of treatment using a multi-disciplined and tailored approach- to assist his patients in all aspects of their health and well being. Specialisations: lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, injury rehabilitation, kinesio taping, therapeutic exercise and stretching techniques, soft tissue techniques, joint manipulation, exercise performance and rehabilitation programming and coaching.
“My aim is to empower and educate my patients every step of the way, with a view to restoring peak health and pain free movement”
Joanna qualified as a Massage Therapist in 2014 at The Training Room in Glasgow and is currently gaining some work experience with us. She studied Swedish Massage, Hot stones Massage and Indian Head Massage. Since then she has trained for Deep Tissue Massage and she is currently studying to complete her Sports Massage qualification. Her interest in this industry was spurred on at first by her job at the time as a ski instructor. She was always aware of tight muscles on herself and her client’s movements that were slowed down by the end of a full week of skiing! She realised massage, as well as regular stretching, was the key to her being able to ski for longer without injuries and aching muscles. Joanna is still a keen skier and keeps active by regularly going to the gym. She enjoys helping her clients to relax and relieving them from any aches and pains.
With a PhD in Marine Biology and a background working in outdoor pursuits, Selena has always had a passion for physiology, health and fitness. Running an online marketing company developed her skills in staff management, administration and customer service. With a keen interest in nutrition, Selena hopes to incorporate this into Bodyworks Edinburgh in the near future.
Outside of work Selena enjoys nothing more than being in the outdoors. Setting herself new goals physically and mentally is very important to her; she recently completed a half Marathon.