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Pilates & BarreConcept

Veronika Dudasova

Veronika has been teaching Pilates since 2007
In 2013 she trained in the BarreConcept method,
becoming one of the first trainers in the UK.

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Cranio-Sacral, Reflexology, Massage

Amanda Burnett

Amanda originally qualified in 1999
and offers Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology,
Massage and Pre Natal Therapies.

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Sports & Remedial Massage, Mat Pilates

Jane Haddow

Jane qualified from the London School of Sports Massage
in 2001. She has worked for many years building up a
successful practice in Edinburgh benefiting many clients.

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Acupuncture

Anu Sharma

Anu is an experienced acupuncturist, she graduated
from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York in
2007 and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council
which is the UK’s professional body for the practice of
traditional acupuncture.

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Pilates Mat Classes

Jane Haddow

Jane has taught Pilates for the last six years after qualifying
in 2009 with a certificate in Mat Pilates Teaching Level 3 CYQ.
She helps her class members develop strength, mobility and
flexibility through a progression of varied classes each term.

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Welcome to HappyBeing

Welcome to ‘Happy Being’ a complementary healthcare centre in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End which offers you a kind and caring way to better health for the body and mind through Massage, Pilates, Acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and much more. Please take time to view the Happy Being website and choose a treatment or class to suit you.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our highly qualified, experienced, mindful and compassionate practitioners are committed to helping you find the happy being within you. We hope to see you here soon.

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is part of a system of healing that originated in China and other Eastern countries over 2000 years ago. It is based on the principle that good health comes from a smooth and balanced flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced chee) in the body.

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SWEDISH MASSAGE & AROMATHERAPY

Massage is a treatment which relaxes the muscles and the mental state, and which stimulates and balances all body systems.

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BARRE PILATES

This unique workout combines the elements of Pilates, yoga, resistance training and ballet into a highly effective regime performed on the mat and at a ballet barre. The technique utilises the body’s own resistance in conjunction with weights, bands and small balls. The effect is a long, lean dancers body without being a dancer.

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SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Deep tissue, remedial Massage relieves muscle tension in tight knotted tissues realigning and stretching the muscle, using a series of techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, myofascial release and trigger pointing.

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CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY

Craniosacral Therapy is a hands on holistic treatment for the whole body and mind that works mainly with the body’s connective tissues. It uses gentle techniques to reduce chronic aches and ailments while alleviating the stress that is so often behind them!

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PRE-NATAL THERAPIES

Pregnancy can be a happy but also an uncomfortable time! Pre natal clients use regular treatment to work on existing symptoms, prevent new ones, reduce stress and help prepare themselves for the birth.

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MAT PILATES

Pilates is an approach to whole body conditioning that is adaptable to your unique needs and objectives, small classes are run at Happy Being. Pilates is suitable for everyone irrespective of age, gender, fitness level, ability or experience.

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REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a popular complementary therapy that focuses mainly on your feet. Reflexology helps your body to heal itself; it removes tension and brings balance to your body and mind. It’s gentle and non-invasive; all you have to do is take off your shoes and socks, so it’s suitable for almost anyone, anywhere.

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REIKI

Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique using “Universal Life Force Energy”, the energy that is flowing abundantly around and within all living things. The treatment is great for relaxation and general well being.

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CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure plant essential oils to help relieve a variety of ailments ranging from stress-related conditions and mental tension to stimulating the immune system.The aromatic qualities of essential oils are soothing and beneficial in themselves, but when applied topically (on the skin) combined with massage therapy, the effects of the oils are enhanced as massage stimulates circulation and eases muscle tension.

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AYURVEDIC MASSAGE

*Ayurveda* is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge) which was developed thousands of years ago by the sages of India. It is a holistic health system created to support people, helping them to stay vibrant and healthy their thinking- prevention being better than the cure.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a common means of treating musculo-skeletal disorders and can be carried out on the full body or tailored to treat a specific area.

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Here at Happy Being together we can help with ……

  • Back Pain (Lower/Mid/Upper)
  • Shoulder & Neck Pain
  • Joint and muscular pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Knee Stiffness & Pain
  • Improving Posture
  • Increasing Energy Levels
  • A general sense of wellbeing
  • Improvement in concentration
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hip pain
  • Vitality
  • Reduction of Stress
  • Relaxation & Calming the Mind
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tension Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Calf Strains
  • Longevity
  • Women’s Health

Read what our clients’ say…

  • I came to Amanda via a recommendation from my Osteopath and initially I went for massage treatments. Amanda was however quick to observe that reflexology and reiki might prove to be more beneficial for me so she started to incorporate those therapies into our sessions. That ability to observe what is often an unstated need and then adjust the session to the individual is so important. Each session with Amanda is different because it is based on my needs at the time, she offers a highly personalised and holistic approach to health.

    Joyce Dalgleish
  • I have been going to Frances for several years now, and she is without doubt the best massage therapist I’ve been too. She has learned so many different things now that she comes at your treatment holistically, and you get the best of all her talents.

    Doune, Edinburgh
  • Your BarreConcept workout is always good; it is developmental and well crafted. It is also very good for my toes, so thank you for that too.

    Jennifer
  • I’ve been a regular patient of Jane for over 6 years – as an office based workaholic and irregular runner, I’ve found regular sports massage essential to my well being. Jane is a very talented therapist and considers the holistic patient, she is able to identify and deal with specific problem areas, as well as offering practical suggestions of exercises that really help. Jane has a wonderfully personable manner – I can’t recommend her highly enough.

    Susan
  • I started seeing Anu about 5 months ago after suffering for many months with chronic fatigue and digestive problems leading to weight loss. After a couple of months of treatment my energy levels were so improved I felt like a new person, eager to get on with my life again. My digestive problems have also improved markedly. I continue to see Anu intermittently for ‘top-up’ treatments which keep me in good form. Well worth it. Highly recommended!

    QT, Livingston