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.
David Holmes (Dip)
Dave Holmes moved from nursing to qualify as a massage therapist in 1997, and completed advanced sports & remedial training the following year.
For several years, he ran busy clinics in Edinburgh and West Lothian, working with sports people from many disciplines, at all levels up to Commonwealth athlete status - also the Australian Wallabies rugby squad and the performers in River dance.
Rewarding though that has been, he has always expressed a preference for helping people with work- and illness-related issues as assisting others to live their daily lives, pain-free, brings the greatest professional satisfaction.
He has taught massage technique in many settings, from basic teaching for parents of people with autism, to university level.
In recent years, he has tended to work part-time, to allow time for travelling and focusing on other projects, but remains passionate about the benefits that deep-tissue massage can bring. As a long-standing colleague of Sadnas, he is delighted to be part of the team at OMH.
Nicky Stevenson (Dip)
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.
Lin Graham (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.
Nerys Donaldson (Dip)
Nerys qualified as a massage therapist in 2004 after working for several years in financial services and seeing firsthand the wide ranging effects that stress can have on people. On discovering a passion for massage, she switched careers and went on to study reflexology and aromatherapy. She spent three years working in a specialist aromatherapy clinic in Knightsbridge under the tutelage of some of the UK’s leading aromatherapists.
She aims to tailor treatments to suit the needs of each client at that time, drawing on a range of different therapies and techniques as required to enable an increased feeling of well-being. Nerys has gained qualifications in Deep tissue Massage Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Indian Head Massage, Natural Face Lift Massage, Pregnancy treatments (reflexology, massage and aromatherapy) and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Caroline Scott BA (Hons)
Caroline qualified in reflexology in 2006. She also has qualifications in massage and aromatherapy and has been a practicing complementary therapist since 2002. She is fascinated by the language of the feet and the importance of a holistic view of the body.
Caroline has a commitment to continued learning and the study of reflexology and has now completed her complementary therapies degree at Napier University.
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.