"The massages I received from Mike whilst in Edinburgh were the most healing, helpful, thorough and accurate massages I’ve had in the last few years. He reaches the epitome of what a sports massage should do for your body. His ability to provide the perfect individual limit of pressure is fantastic, as is his level of care for your wellbeing.
My opinion comes from a history having massages roughly every week for the past 8 years. And I have no hesitation in saying he is one of the best if not the best massage I have ever received. I highly recommend him to anyone, but in particular to those in an athletic profession."
Rowan | Acrobat | Circa
"I started going to see Mike about a year ago and over that time he has helped immensely in the understanding of my body and improved my general health.
He has a fantastic grasp of the human body knowing precisely how much pressure is required on tight parts and possible knots. He always appears one step ahead, locating tight spots and reducing painful areas. He explains what he is doing and communicates effectively.
I partake in lots of heavy weight lifting especially squats, deadlifts and olympic lifting and I now see Mike as an essential part of the training process. I leave each session with greater flexibility, reduced stiffness and a renewed feeling of ‘lightness’ and energy.
I would recommend Mike to any athlete looking to stay on top of their recovery and general well-being."
Kenneth Rae | Weightlifter and Athlete
"The care, precision and constant dialogue about pressure and sensation led me to trust Mike very quickly. It is clear he has a great deal of both knowledge and, more importantly, passion and interest in offering treatment. I am very grateful for having been treated by him and will continue to be whenever I am in Edinburgh."
Tom Pritchard | Professional Dancer
"As a Buddhist Monk I spend the bulk of my time practising mind training, with an emphasis on sitting meditation. This is an arduous training and I recently completed a 4-year cloistered retreat.
I presented myself to Michael suffering from upper-back pain, stiff neck and anxiety – a gnawing feeling of discomfort in the
stomach area. I was also having problems sleeping and would often wake up with a very stiff neck.
Leaving the massage session I always feel invigorated, relaxed, lengthened and re-aligned.
What is most empowering about Michael’s unique approach is his communication with me during the session and his diagnosis and assessment of the source of my bodily stress and discomfort. In order to maintain myself between sessions Michael taught me some very easy stretches which take only a
few minutes. Although Michael works on my body, in actuality, the most profound effect is on my mind, that gnawing neurotic tension in my stomach also subsided. I also sleep better."
Tingdzin Namdak | Tibetan Buddhist Monk
“I spend most of my time at my computer, leaning over my keyboard and slouching badly. Once a week I manage to get out and play some ultimate frisbee to fit in some sort of exercise in my otherwise sedentary life. When I get a massage from Mike we start out with a little chat about my aches and pains, he then combines sports massage for my aching legs with some Swedish for my tense shoulders. It’s so nice to know you’re being worked on by someone who knows what they’re doing! It means you can just relax and get fixed. Mike even gave me some great pilates exercises to strengthen my core muscles and keep up with my sporty team mates! ;)”
Tomás Sheridan | Filmmaker | Polifilm Media Ltd.
“A thoroughly relaxing experience and the full body massage literally covers head to toe. Stretching muscles and calming the mind, the massages are tailored to individual needs. Afterwards I felt rejuvenated and my body realigned.”
Lili Sandelin | Project Manager | Black Isle Productions
“As a physical theatre performer and dancer my body is in constant use. I had a whole course of massages with Mike and he healed my training related injuries and made me feel generally rejuvenated. I can strongly recommend him.”
Jusztina Hermann | Performance Artist | Delighters
"Mike has a great healing approach and a great set of hands. With my background as a physiotherapist and a professional acrobat I know and appreciate quality care; Mike is one of the best massage therapists I’ve had the pleasure of being treated by."
Triton Tunis-Mitchell | Acrobat | Gravity and Other Myths
"Mike's massages are second to none. He provided my body with some much needed care during a period of heavy workload. His fluid and adaptive technique continues to impress me and his constant communication and warm personality make his massages a real pleasure. Cheers Mike!"
Lachlan Binns | Acrobat | Gravity and Other Myths
"I arrived in Edinburgh and first thing on my list was to contact Mike to set up massages. I had him last year and every time I would wake up sore, I would ask the team “Where’s Mikey when you need him!” As an acrobat, I rely on my body to be in top working condition and thanks to Mike I spent the whole month of Ed Fringe in great shape! He’ll be hearing from me next time!"
Jacob Randell | Acrobat | Gravity and Other Myths