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Sunday, 29 September 2013

So it appears I managed to fall off the grid again, starting back at college, organising and hosting a 21st, being the editor of a magazine aimed at over 20,000 students and getting a new job, apparently are rather time consuming... I miss blogging though and have managed to squeeze in time to attend a few events and catch up with some of the lovely #scottishbloggers.

Today's post is a bit of a rave post, not rave in terms of dancing rave, but raving about how amazing one little lady is, the week before my birthday which seems an age ago I nipped along to Linlithgow on the train to be prodded, pampered and massaged by the incredibly talented massage therapist Siobhan Coleman. I was treated to the Full Body Swedish Massage and the Dermologica Facial, having only had a massage for an injury before and only having had a couple of mini facials, my massage and facial were the perfect opportunity and experience to completely relax and unwind.

Siobhan is not only a registered member of the Scottish Massage Therapists Association but also has a degree in Sports Science, I'm usually a little nervous about letting someone loose on my back as I've had problems with it, but knowing Siobhan's experience and expertise put me at ease. I felt comfortable letting her work on the many knots in my shoulders and back, reassured that I was in safe hands.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the gentle manipulation of the body’s soft tissues to help relieve muscle spasms and
 improve the body’s circulation, to help with the removal of toxins. Swedish massage can also help to reduce swellings, pain and anxiety, whilst improving sleep and boosting the immune system.

30mins, £20 

90mins, £40 (full body)

Dermalogica Aromatherapy Facial

Facials help to improve circulation, maintain skin elasticity, boost the immune system, aid relaxation, ease headaches and sinusitis while helping to reduce stress and improve sleep. After receiving your own personalised skin care consultation, the facial will begin using Dermalogica products. As the treatment progresses you will receive a complimentary hand or foot treatment to further enhance your treatment experience.

60mins, £30 

Since becoming a qualified massage therapist and throughout her training Siobhan has volunteered giving recovery sports massage at many charity events including The Moonwalk and The Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Whether you are looking for a massage for relaxation or to sort out a 'niggling' pain, Siobhan is definitely a top recommendation of mine, Siobhan is based in Linlithgow but home visits can also be arranged (within reason.) 

My Swedish massage was the perfect balance of pain and relaxation, and I was left feeling relaxed and loosened after my treatment, the facial was gentle enough for my difficult skin and helped keep it looking clean and clear ahead of my 21st birthday, the bonus hand or foot massage mid-facial was a bonus too!

I cannot stress how brilliant massages are for super busy, easily stressed, hyper worriers like me; if you're the kind of person who rarely takes time to breathe let alone unwind, making time for a massage makes all the difference, trust me! I cannot recommend Siobhan enough to those in Central Scotland, I'm not the most confident when it comes to being massaged and having someone touch me (it often scares me!) but Siobhan made me feel comfortable and at ease with the whole process, her massages are quickly becoming a monthly must for me as much as getting my hair done! 

For more information or bookings click here: Siobhan Coleman Massage Therapy
Follow Siobhan on Twitter: @speedyshev 

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