Rhian Heppleston, Massage Therapist

Though originally a linguist and translator by trade, I have always been keenly interested in overall well-being and nutrition. My desire to work within complementary therapies stems from personal experience of close ones suffering from chronic pain, but also from a life-long fascination with the workings of the human body. The key for me is in the term ‘complementary’; I don’t see it as a substitute to western medicine, but rather as a partner. A firm believer that complementary therapies are integral to the pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, I encourage clients to embrace both conventional treatments and complementary therapies, where possible. Living a preventative lifestyle can help pre-empt pain and sickness, and natural medicines and a holistic approach to healthcare can play an important role in achieving this.

I aim to provide a safe, nurturing space to experience the full benefits of therapeutic massage, and to ensure that each client’s individual needs and wishes are respected and met.

What I particularly love about massage therapy is the variety: no one day is the same, and no one client is ever the same. As a result, it is proving to be an extremely rewarding and enriching career move.

Alongside working at KnotStressed Therapies, I also have a weekly clinic at Neal’s Yard Remedies, see clients at my home clinic, volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Charity Butterfly Trust, and work with Athlete’s Angels massaging at sports events throughout Scotland.


  • Pregnancy Massage Training, KnotStressed Training, March 2018

  • Postnatal Massage Training, KnotStressed Training, July 2018

  • Diploma in Remedial & Sports Massage Scottish Massage Schools, 2018

  • Diploma in On-site Chair Massage Scottish Massage Schools, 2017

  • Diploma in Swedish Massage Scottish Massage Schools, 2017