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Douglas Caird

Douglas Caird locationEdinburgh, Lothian

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Intuitive Holistic Therapy

Intuitive Massage, Reflexology, Holistic Hypnotherapy, Reiki and EFT.

I offer individual sessions of each Approach or bespoke sessions based on an appropriate combination of Approaches to suit your specific needs. Specialisms include: Stress release, rebalancing, pregnancy and childbirth.

Sessions available at my practice room in Frederick Street, Edinburgh New Town, or at your home/venue.

I have 21 years experience and am fully qualified and insured. I am happy to provide references should these be required.

Clinics and Centres I have previously practiced from in Edinburgh include: Napiers; The Centre for Holistic Health; The Mews; The Edinburgh Physiotherapy Centre and The Edinburgh Floatarium.

Douglas Caird Reviews

Douglas Caird Reviews

Review of Douglas Caird by Lisa
5 10/12/2016

I have just been alerted to the "review" below. I am the friend in question, and whilst what is written is true .. this page is about Douglas' business. I may be appreciative of the support I have had from his friends, including the one in Gloucestershire who I have been informed has written the one below .. but I have already added my endorsement to Douglas' business on this page - he is an outstanding complimentary therapist .. and I will always wholeheartedly lend my support to Douglas, and therefore would appreciate - as no doubt would Douglas - that no more personal comments are brought into this page please. Thanks.

Review of Douglas Caird by Laura
5 03/10/2016

Can't rate Douglas highly enough, his massage's are like an outer experience. He completely tunes in with you and and it slowly feels like my burdens dissolve and I walk out feeling as light as a feather with my body and emotions back in synch and I'm ready to take on the world. Blissful. Thank you for all what you do.

Review of Douglas Caird by Lucy Seddon
5 11/08/2016

Douglas is an excellent therapist. He focuses on the individual needs of his client. His massage is restorative and healing, and feels safe and very relaxing. Good for the body and the spirit.

Lucy Seddon
Review of Douglas Caird by Giada Gaslini
5 31/07/2016

Reflexology with Douglas is a hugely powerful treatment that allows yourself to reach your balance and to go through a deep process of inner transformation. I came away feeling calm and energised. He is able to teach you that healing not only comes from relaxing holistic treatments but from a deeper spiritual understanding as Reflexology helps on all level

Giada Gaslini
Review of Douglas Caird by Rona MacRae
5 30/07/2016

Douglas quite simply gives the best massage I've ever had. A massage with him is profoundly relaxing, calming and healing. His combination of Indian head massage, reiki and pressure points is incredible. I could not recommend him highly enough.

Rona MacRae

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Services provided by Douglas Caird

Douglas Caird Services

Intuitive Massage

The massage I offer is the massage that I feel intuitively is right for YOU at the time of the treatment, and based on my training and experience. I am trained in Traditional Swedish Massage and Holistic Massage, Deep Tissue and Aromatherapy Massage Techniques, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage (Champissage) and Ayurvedic Massage Techniques. I offer an Integrated Massage which is based on incorporating a range of techniques within a massage, based upon how you are feeling at the time of the treatment and on my intuition as the treatment progresses. I am happy to offer massage during pregnancy after the first trimester.


Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique system of manual techniques designed to therapeutically stimulate these reflexes, allowing the Reflexologist to locate and dissipate stagnant energy in the body to facilitate a more balanced energy flow. This aids the body in returning to a state of wholeness and homeostasis. A Reflexology treatment can be one of the most relaxing experiences imaginable, easing the body into a state of least resistance and thereby allowing a process of natural and uninterrupted “self-healing” to occur. This treatment is suitable during pregnancy after the first trimester.


Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique using “Universal Life Force Energy”, the energy that is flowing abundantly around and within all living things. When we are in excellent health, there is a powerful flow through the body. However, during stressful times, this energy flow is slowed down or restricted, manifesting as illness, mental or emotional upset or a general feeling of “out of sorts”. Reiki is a way of channelling energy through the hands of an attuned practitioner, which are placed on or above different parts of the client’s fully clothed body. Reiki re-balances and harmonises the recipient in a holistic way on a physical, mental, emotional & spiritual level and accelerates the body’s own natural healing process. The healing energy flows to wherever it is needed in the body; promoting deep relaxation and a feeling of profound wellbeing and greater inner calm. Suitable for people of all ages and in all states of health and can help to kick start your body’s own natural healing abilities bringing you back to a more healthy and balanced state. I work with the Usui System of Reiki.


Hypnotherapy unlocks the healing power of the unconscious mind to restore harmony both physically and mentally. Hypnosis is a state of profound relaxation, helping you to become inwardly focused on the solutions to problems. It helps you access your natural intelligence focusing your unconscious mind on overcoming a variety of problems and limitations. Like daydreaming, you are in control, at all times, in this ‘trance’ state. I also offer Past Life Regression Therapy. See my website, for further information.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

EFT is a remarkable system for addressing all kinds of emotional problems. It was developed from TFT (Thought Field Therapy), the first discovery in energy psychology. EFT is a psychological version of acupressure, incorporating methods from Ancient Chinese Medicine and modern-day Applied Kinesiology. EFT is a gentle and non-invasive technique which is painless and has no known side effects. It is a process that involves tapping on energy meridians whilst tuning into an issue. The basis of EFT is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. EFT balances the body’s energy system, removing any disturbance to the energy flow. As the basic technique is easily learned, it can be taught to anyone to use as a self-healing tool for any issues in their lives. It thus becomes a method of EMPOWERING people to take control in any negative situation. Commonly, EFT is used to help with everyday fears, phobias, cravings and addictions.

Work history from Douglas Caird

Work History

See below and my website, for details.

Douglas Caird

Clinics and Centres I have previously practiced from in Edinburgh include: Napiers; The Centre for Holistic Health; The Mews; The Edinburgh Physiotherapy Centre and The Edinburgh Floatarium. Whilst the majority of my work has been as an independent Therapist, between 2008 and April 2011, I worked as a Senior Therapist at the twin Gloucestershire Spas at Calcot Manor and Barnsley House. During 2010/11, I worked as a Variable Hours Lecturer at Stroud College teaching Massage, Indian Head Massage and Spa Treatments and have a CTLLS Teaching Certificate for teaching in the lifelong learning sector.


Reiki Level 2 Training

I am planning a Reiki Level 2 Training this Autumn. Please contact me if interested. A Reiki Level 1 Training will also be running soon.

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