Jill McLaggan 

Jill McLaggan 

Jill McLaggan




Jill is a fully qualified and insured Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist offering Outcome Based Treatments, the aims of which are to:

  • reduce physical pain & increase range of movement
  • reduce levels of stress and/or anxiety

thereby improving the patients' quality of life.

She is an expert in the treatment of chronic (i.e.long-term) pain, with an excellent understanding of the different stages of pain and a sound knowledge of a great many common pathologies. Techniques that may be used in treatment include: soft tissue and myofascial release; deep tissue massage; stretching; craniosacral therapy; Trigger Point work, dry needling, self-care & guidance.

Every patient is unique, therefore every treatment and treatment plan is also unique.

Treatments are tailored to the individual's needs, taking full account of their emotional needs, as well as the physical requirements.

It is the patients' aim that will determine the type of treatment and the most effective techniques to employ, to achieve the desired outcome.

Commonly, a combination of techniques is most effective for pain conditions, however the patient can also choose to have a full session of, for example, massage or craniosacral therapy.

Common conditions treated include, 'frozen' shoulder, low back pain, headaches, RSIs, anxiety, unexplained pain.

Jill has been working to improve people's health for over 25 years, initially as a fitness instructor and personal trainer then as a Physical therapist.

As well as continually adding to her portfolio of qualifications, in 2014 she upgraded her original sports massage qualification, achieving distinction in the Advanced Clinical Massage Certificate, awarded by the Jing Institute of Massage Training, Brighton.

In addition to In-Clinic appointments, Jill also offers online consultations, meaning that you can access advice wherever you are in the world.

These Online consultations are available for help and support for physical pain issues for eg. Your back spasms whilst on holiday and you can’t quite remember what the best thing to do is.

Most recent additions to her Online appointments, include MenoMateTM and Advocate appointments.

During these appointments, support and guidance are given to help the patient advocate for themselves during medical appointments.
MenoMateTM appointments for those going through the menopausal transition and Advocate appointments are for all other issues. 

My passion is educating the patient; my job satisfaction is reducing their pain 

Jill practices from Napiers Edinburgh Clinic.
For more information you can visit her website here www.jillmclagganmassage.com.

To book an appointment, you can do so here https://JillMcLagganMassageAppointments.as.me/.

Jill is registered on the C.N.H.C. (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) an independent register of UK based complementary healthcare practitioners, set up by the Government to protect the public.

Cat Rush

Cat Rush

Cat Rush

Holistic Massage: using Swedish massage techniques for relaxation

Deep Tissue Massage: using a combination of myofascial release and focused muscle stripping to release tight muscles

Trigger Point Therapy: using palpation and a knowledge of referred pain patterns to locate and treat trigger points within tight bands of muscle and/or associated fascia   

Advanced Sports Stretching: offering an appropriate range of stretches, including Passive Stretching, PNF and Active Isolated Stretching  

Pregnancy Massage: massage specially aimed at expectant mothers

Cat began her training in massage therapy in 2010 with an ITEC accredited qualification in Holistic Massage. This diploma combined traditional Swedish massage techniques with the principles of mindfulness and meditation to create an excellent grounding in client care and body work. 

Since 2013, Cat has increased her skills and expanded her understanding of anatomy and physiology by undertaking a qualification in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training. This allows her to offer appropriate clinical application and integration of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Sports Stretching, whilst using Eastern techniques of acupressure, meridian lines and mindfulness.

During an appointment with Cat, she will assess your motivation for receiving treatment and create an appropriate individual treatment plan. This plan could be primarily to combat stress and for relaxation or it could be more focused on specific muscle work to deal with tight or painful areas of the body.

Cat originally trained in the visual arts, completing a BA and MA in traditional tapestry weaving.  Because of a progressive visual impairment, Cat retrained in massage therapy in order to possess an entirely touch-based skill, and feels incredibly lucky to have discovered body work as it is such a rewarding profession.    


2011    Diploma in Massage ITEC Level 3 

            Holistic Massage Training with Lolit Gilbert, Edinburgh 

2015    Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy 

            Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, Brighton 

Member of Complementary Therapists Association since 2011

Cat practices from Napiers Edinburgh Clinic
If you would like to book an appointment with Cat please contact Napiers Edinburgh Clinic on 0131 225 5542, or email us at edinburghclinic@napiers.net