Massage by Knot Stressed, Onie Tibitt.
Last weekend I attended a massage taster session as part of an open day at Yoga Stable in Montgomery Street Lane (at the rear of Elm Row on the section with Valvona & Crolla). I was made aware of this deal through the massage therapist’s twitter stream. I booked an appointment hoping it would be a good quality session and wasn’t disappointed.
Onie is well qualified in a number of massage therapies and related fields and her prices are average for Edinburgh but her quality is exceptional. Following on from my 2010 kick to get healthy, I am also going to be treating myself to indulgent treatments such as massage, which also benefit my health and general well-being.
The Yoga Stable and the therapy room that Onie uses has a lovely atmosphere and I was transferred to an oasis of calm in the middle of the city. No traffic noise can be heard from the treatment room.
Onie took my medical history and then I relaxed on the massage bed as she covered me in freshly heated towels before starting.
I had a deep therapeutic massage and Onie really knows how to make someone feel good. I have used mainly male masseurs in the past as I prefer the firmer touch, but Onie was excellent and we found a pressure that worked well for both of us.
It was only a taster session and lasted 30 minutes, but I was so impressed with her skills, that I have booked a further 2 appointments over the next month or so and look forward to a full one hour treatment which I am sure will be more beneficial.
Onie does a lot of baby-related massage therapies and pre and post natal treatments (she is a mother of two herself), but for a normal deep tissue or Indian head massage, I can personally recommended her.
Update April 2010
I have now had two excellent full hour massages from Onie and can report that the quality is fantastic. My only problem is finding the energy to get off the massage table when my time is up – I am so relaxed! I have been sleeping better, far less back pain and general well being is better. I have just booked in my mum for a massage which I have every confidence she will enjoy.
Update Autumn 2010
I am stil receiving regular massage from Onie and it was definitely my best Edinburgh discovery for 2010! I will be asking Santa for gift vouchers for Onie as there is no better present than an hour of total relaxtion heaven, loose muscles and a good nights sleep.
Suitable for disabled? Yes, the Yoga Stable and Onie’s room is on the ground floor, but you would have to discuss which treatments would be suitable if you couldn’t transfer to the massage table.