A few words about us

After a career as a research scientist Ulla decided to retrain, and qualified in holistic massage in 2007. Ulla is fully qualified in the therapies listed on the right and is a member of the Complementary Therapist Association (CThA). Ulla is also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for massage therapy.


Therapist members of the CThA follow a professional code of practise and further information on therapies offered by the association is described on the web site. Ulla is insured by Holistic Insurance Services.

CNHC is a voluntary regulator which aims to protect the public and was set up with support from the government.  CNHC is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Gardenacre House
Gardenacre Therapy is based at Gardenacre House in the centre of Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Gardenacre House is an old cottage from 1815 surounded by a walled garden in Ladycroft, just off the Main Street of Balerno. A dedicated Therapy Room has been set up within the house to offer you a pleasant experience whether it being for a relaxing massage treatment or remedial massage to balance tense muscles, help recovery from injury and realign joints.


Below you'll find a list of the diplomas Ulla has gained since 2007.

  • 2007: Anatomy and Physiology (with distinction) - ITEC - The Edinburgh Therapy Academy
  • 2007: Holistic Massage (with distinction) - ITEC - The Edinburgh Therapy Academy
  • 2007: Professional Conduct & Business Awareness (with distinction)  - ITEC - The Edinburgh Therapy Academy
  • 2008: Seated Acupressure Massage (with distinction) - The Academy of On-site Massage
  • 2010: Remedial and Sports Massage - Scottish Massage Schools
  • 2011: Dorn Method and Breuss Massage - The UK Dorn Method Centre
  • 2012: Hot and Cold Stone Massage - Gateway Workshops
  • 2013: Postnatal Massage Therapy - Knotstressed Therapies, Edinburgh
  • 2015: Completion of the Advanced Remedial Workshop Programme - Western School, Glasgow
  • 2016: Natural Lift Facial Massage/Facial Rejuvenation - Gateway Workshops
  • 2017: Pregnancy Massage Therapy - Knotstressed Therapies, Edinburgh
  • 2018: Massage for People Living with Cancer - Iris Cancer Partnership

These qualifications has been further supported by First Aid courses, CPD workshops and meetings along with studying articles on relevant subjects.