One of our highlights in the Highlands!

After a week’s cruise through the Great Glen, we ended our holiday with a visit to Essential Balance. It was definitely a highlight of our time in the Highlands. Essential Balance is located close to the centre of Inverness and very easy to find. Her clinic is clean, well laid out and spacious. My wife arrived with aching knees. After a treatment session with Fi she left feeling light of limb and spirit. Fi is a remarkable woman. Her caring nature, professionalism, and commitment to helping people heal their body and mind shine through. What a joy it was to have spent time with her. If ever we get the chance to visit Inverness again, a visit to Fi will definitely be on our itinerary!! Furthermore, we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Essential Balance to anyone requiring treatment in Inverness.

Nigel Hoy


I have been going to Fi at the Inverness Therapy Clinic for nearly a year and she is without doubt the best Massage
Therapist I have been to. Following a car accident, I suffer from a joint problem in my lower back and have been
apprehensive about anyone massaging this area. I also work in a stressful job which causes me to have incredibly
tense shoulders, resulting in additional pain and discomfort. After my first appointment with Fi, I was hugely
impressed by how much care she takes to gain a full understanding of your aches, pains and mood so that she can
tailor the treatment to suit your needs. Most of my appointments are a mixture of treatments rolled into one,
whether I’m in need of a deep tissue massage or relaxation – Fi appears to have x-ray fingers which find those
troublesome knots I didn’t even know I had, relieving me of the pain and rejuvenating me at the same time.
Wow… it’s better than chocolate?!

J Van Loon

Just wanted to say thank you for doing such a good job. I really appreciated all your extra efforts when
I needed it most! Take care



Fi’s online Retreat on Saturday 30th May was an absolute TREAT! Gentle stretching, yoga positions, massage techniques, meditation and a focus on breathing and some combined to make a relaxing, uplifting and inspirational afternoon. Fi’s preparation and presentation provided 2 hours of pleasure for those of us who were privileged to participate. Thank you Fi.


I found complimentary therapies quite useful in regards to mental health. I started to be more open to people,
my performance at work improved as well as my overall well-being. My confidence started to grow. Thank you 🙂

S Roz

Yoga and Aromatherapy Retreat

What a lovely relaxing day in the charming village hall in Abriachan ! No phones, yoga, relaxation exercises ( I fell asleep twice ! ), an informative session on essential oils,lunch, and a lovely glass rollerball with our own oil blend to take home.Thank you Fionnuala for a great day, what a nice way to recharge your batteries.


I have MS and have a monthly Warm Bamboo massage with Fi as part of my physical care
routine, and it is fantastic. But more than that, Fi has helped me to feel better about my body and be more
positive about how I look. She is a truly holistic practitioner, with magic hands.

N Campbell

Pilates ball massage therapy

A one hour individual session of gentle exercise with a Pilates ball helped release the tension in my back, neck and shoulders. Nothing replaces the magic touch of a relaxing aroma massage by Fionnuala, but it’s the next best thing.

Patricia Salt

Without a doubt the best hot stone massage I have ever had!

S Jones


Fi, I just want to say a huge thanks for the classes you are providing online during this huge period of uncertainty, whilst we are in lockdown. Having had many massages from you in the past I knew they would be good – just exactly what I needed right now, thanks. Looking forward to the next one, and also seeing you again when this is all over – thanks and hugs xox

Anne Macpherson

Free Online Classes

Today was the second session of yoga lead by Fi I enjoyed, with others, via the zoom link she had set up. This was simple to access via her link .
Yesterday’s class was meditative concentrating on grounding, deep and rhythmical breathing and concentrating on the breath.
Then we were guided through simple yoga stretches. Before finishing in relaxation. Amazingly I slept better last night!
Today Fi guided us through a yin yoga class.
Starting with breathing, grounding and thinking of things we were grateful for in this time of crisis. As usual Fi took us through positive thinking, reassurance and self validation.
We moved on to long stretches, using gravity as assistance, to relieve stress around our shoulders and upper limbs.
We finished with an invitation to review how we were feeling after our practice.
A positive, supportive and beneficial experience.
Fi adapts all the poses for all levels of fitness and experience xx

G. Suman

I have had massages all over the world from Thailand, Indonesia, China and Canada but you impressed me!”
G Smith, London

G Smith

Your hands are so warm! Feels incredibly relaxing and you always know where to find my knots. You have the
hands of an angel

C Mallon


I have been going to Fi for about a year now and I can’t recommend her enough. She always manages to find the
knots and help get rid of them. When I first started seeing Fi I was in a lot of pain and couldn’t even think
about going to the gym. A year later, with Fi’s “magic hands” and I am able to go 3 times a week and do fitness
classes! I can’t thank her enough ?? I always look forward to my warm bamboo massages 🙂

Stephanie Harper

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