OMH Therapies is a product of the unique vision of its founder Sadna. Our fusion of wellbeing and therapeutic treatments from different cultures has been carefully constructed through passion, determination, experience and quality training. Sadna holds BSc in Complementary Therapies - Aromatherapy from Edinburgh Napier University and has been featured in Glamour magazine , Scotland on Sunday an other local and national press publications.
An expert in her field, Sadna plays an active role in the training and continued development of her team. As she embarks on new ventures to Malaga, Spain, she has now entrusted the care and guardianship of OMH to Lee, her long standing friend and colleague who has been connected with OMH from the beginning.
Lee Noquet, BA (Hons), BN
Lee's association with OMH almost spans almost a decade as she worked at both at the Edinburgh Airport site before assisting in the move and management of the OMH to Thistle Street.
Lee spent many years in Hospitality and Catering Management of Small Hotels prior to moving to Edinburgh. She trained in Massage in Edinburgh with a BA (Hons) in Complementary Healthcare in both Reflexology & Aromatherapy. She is also a qualified and registered nurse (BN) specialising in IVF Nursing.
She is also qualified Swedish, Deep Tissue, Indian Head and Seated Acupressure Massage therapies and is a Reiki Master. She has a passion for people and a particular interest in women's health. Lee directs her therapies and shares her knowledge generously with her clients working from a place of self-empowerment not dependency encouraging individuals to be the best that they can be.
Roberta Giovedi, (Dip)
Roberta has a background in marketing and business communication which she studied to degree level in Italy where she originally comes from.
Feeling that she wanted to see the rest of the world and experience different paths, Roberta travelled extensively Australia and South East Asia until she got into environmental activism and worked in Indonesia as a project manager for the Orangutan Foundation. Finally, she moved to Bali to work on permaculture and sustainability programs with local farmers. In Bali Roberta had her first approach to massage therapy by training for Balinese massage at a school for local women for holistic therapies.
Her main interest is how to bring resilience and self-sustainability in the body and spirit of the individuals as much as she had experienced in the environment, in the communities and in traditional cultures during her 7 years of charity work in Indonesia.
Since then Roberta has qualified in Ayurvedic Abhyanga, Balinese Hot stone, Indian Head massage Reiki healing as well as Swedish massage and Therapeutic massage with Chinese Cupping of the body and the face. She has also attended various CPD courses in Ayurvedic Face Reflexology, Hands Free massage. Roberta massage is holistic and intuitive at aims to bring balance in the body, mind and soul.
Currently Roberta is training in Shamanic healing and ceremonies as a form of therapy for the support of individuals and communities. Roberta runs monthly Women’s Circle and informal lunch time meditation classes to create abundance and support around the OMH community.
Roberta is passionate about helping people to create sustainable life styles, her tailormade massage that sees a unique combination of different techniques looks at all aspect of being, body, mind and spirit. Being also a yoga practitioner herself she combines relaxing massage with deep tissues, alignment and stretching techniques to help the body in its whole.
Nicky Stevenson DSM, DRSM, SMTO
Nicky trained as a dental nurse in her teens and later became a driving instructor. She had always had a desire to work with people and decided to train in Sports & Remedial Massage with Scottish Massage schools in 20, where she completed her Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage. She also trained in Indian Head massage and has now gone on to study Advanced Remedial Massage which she hopes to complete soon.
Her kind, patient and calm nature has meant she has developed a following and has excelled in the development of her techniques, fast becoming a very popular part of the OMH Therapy team.
She adapts her treatments to suit each client individually to deliver a very comprehensive treatment, offering sound advice on muscular injury, rehabilitation and prevention of further damage or strain.
Giovanna Castaldo (BSc, MSc)
Giovanna, originally from Italy, is an experienced and fully qualified therapist who is very passionate and committed to delivering in all holistic disciplines and therapies. She practices through with a person-centred approach, ensuring that she understands a person's needs in order to determine the most suitable therapy.
She graduated in Biological Science (BSc, MSc) in 1998 and in 2004 she became Specialist in Nutrition both with the first class honours at the University of Naples.
For the past 9 years, she has been practising a variety of therapeutic massage techniques as Shiatsu, Reflexology, Bio-Energy Manipulation, Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage) and also Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques: Cupping and Moxibustion, which are particularly helpful to cure low level pain. In addition she is qualified in several relaxing treatments as Hot Stone Massage, Swedish Massage and Thai Oil Massage.
Timea Jakab (Dip)
Originally from Hungary, Timea is a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist with 10 years experience as massage therapist and personal trainer. A keen sports woman herself Timea understands the importance of excellent nutrition, training and stretching habits which can strengthen muscles and enhance performance. She is very motivational and encourages her clients to best they can be.
She is also a qualified Hot Iron and Spinning Trainer and hopes in the future to offer 1:1 private 1:1 sessions and general fitness classes at OMH in the future, watch this space...
Timea is a breath of fresh air with a very positive and "can do " attitude that is a welcome addition to the OMH Team.
Stefano Turnu (Dip)
Stefano has a background in studies of Ayurveda treatment, one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems, deepening extensively the fundamental principles of energy healing, bodywork, and Ayurvedic medicine, which he studied in Sardinia where he originally comes from. He also studied Swedish Massage with Scottish Massage Schools.
He firmly believes that most of us, certainly in this culture, are touch-deprived. In recent years, studies have been carried on some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch, suggesting that touch is truly fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health. He feels that one of the most powerful forms of touch is massage—the most rehabilitative therapy that has been used in one form or another across the globe throughout history.
After 12 years of experience in Ayurveda, Stefano moved into Edinburgh to nourish his spirituality and to develop different massage techniques by adopting a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, myo-fascial release.
Stefano undertook specialist training in the treatment of people living with cancer, He has also studied Indian Head massage and Reiki, believing that all bodies deserve a safe, non-judgemental space to recuperate and heal from all life takes out of us. He applies his knowledge of Reiki for self-care and believes in the power of Reiki to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing for others.
Stefano’s goal as a massage therapist is to assist clients to actively participate in their own health. All his massages are carefully crafted to respond to exactly the type of bodywork that is the best fit for you.
Lin Graham (BSc, Dip)
Lin studied biochemistry to degree level and for many years worked in Medical Research.
Feeling that this path was not quite right she began her training in bodywork some twenty years ago with Aromatherapy and Swedish massage. Since then she has qualified in Seated Acupressure Massage with advanced techniques, Indian Head Massage, Reiki Healing and Balancing and Hot Stone Massage. She has also attended numerous CPD courses in bodywork and movement and dance. Her main interest is how body mind and spirit are interwoven within the whole being each affecting the others. Lin is passionate about helping people to find a way to release unwanted stresses as she believes they have far reaching effects on body mind and spirit. Many years of dance training in several different styles has lead to her interest in, and awareness of alignment. Working at first on herself she is studying the connection between alignment and stresses on body mind and spirit and how that can be used to help heal and balance. Also as a Pilates teacher Lin often combines massage and alignment issues in a session. Areas of tension are identified and addressed in massage, stretching techniques and suggestions for self-care. She will tailor a massage to suit the client using a combination of different techniques.
Lin splits her time between the Clinic, Corporate On-site Acupressure teaching Pilates and other workshops, and Dancing.
Audrey Yeardley B.Ed (Hons)
Give or take the odd detour, Audrey took up a self-imposed challenge at a very early age to follow the voice of her intuition. Like most psychics, this means listening to an inner voice-and being comfortable in the dream world- frequently being taken out of personal comfort zones, where the road to developing and fulfilling this kind of potential is like travelling though a labyrinth; and trust in what you are being told is essential.
Audrey visits OMH most Thursday's from 11.00 - 16.00 and is available for spiritual guidance, Tarot Cards and Numerology and sessions last from 30 -90 minutes. Audrey has always been very generous with her time but she does have to travel some distance to be with us and therefore we kindly ask that you offer at least 24 hours for cancellations.