Orla qualified as a Massage Therapist in 2007 following the birth of her first child. Having experienced first hand the far reaching benefits of massage for her and her family Orla decided to leave her career in finance behind & follow her desire to establish her own business in a field that she loves. Since then her practice has gone from strength to strength.
Insurance & Registration
Orla is insured and registered as a full Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) which is the largest multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK. She is also registered with the Association of Massage Therapists Scotland. The aim of the AMTS is to bring together therapists from Scotland and the rest of world to further the work of massage within the medical arena.
Orla's Qualifications & Experience
Diploma in Holistic Massage (ITEC Level
Edinburgh Therapy Academy) - April 2007 (Including Anatomy & Physiology
(Distinction), Holistic Massage & Professional
Conduct/ Business Awareness)
Emergency First Aid (St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association) - May 2009
Diploma in Onsite Massage (Scottish Massage Schools) - June 2009
Certificate in Pregnancy Massage (Ronnie Allan) - July 2009
Certificate in Hands Free Massage (Ronnie Allan) - August 2009
Certificate in Indian Head Massage (Me-Time Therapies) - November 2009
Certificate in Massage for People Living with Cancer (Gayle MacDonald) - April 2010
Certificate in Postnatal Massage (Ronnie Allan) - July 2010
Certificate in Passive Stretching (Ronnie Allan) - July 2010
APNT Diploma in Massage and Pregnancy (Wellmother) - Distinction - August 2010
Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage (Advanced Massage Techniques School) - Distinction - October 2011
Enhanced Disclosure with Disclosure Scotland issued March 2010.
Orla has worked in a variety of clinic settings including Physis (physiotherapy), Neal's Yard Remedies, the Dunfermline Acupuncture Clinic, Healthcare Now & most recently The Althos Clinic in Perth.
Orla has undertaken onsite work for Onsite Relaxation Ltd and social enterprise company Centre of Health & Wellbeing. She has provided event massage voluntarily at The Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Care & worked at events such as The Edinburgh Festival & Parents Like Us.