Which therapies do we provide?

At Strathmore Therapies, you can find the following range of treatments: Sports massage, sports injuries, No Hands Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, remedial massage, holistic massage, taping and strapping, reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Ultrasound Therapy.

In addition, relaxation or taster sessions through groups, employers and voluntary organisations can be arranged.

What do the therapies do?

All therapies work holistically – on your body, mind and spirit - and the results can be very powerful. It’s important to remember that each treatment is for specifically-designed for you and you will receive a thorough free consultation before your treatment so make sure the therapist can properly plan your care.

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What issues can we treat?

Sciatica, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, whiplash, disc issues, shoulder pain, arthritis, biomechanical problems, soft tissue injuries, acute/chronic pains.

We're moving!

We are moving our clinic. From the 27th June 2011 our new address will be 26 Montrose Road, Forfar DD8 2HT.

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Who Are We?

  • Scott Shepherd

    Scott specialises in sports massage and sports injuries, cryotherapy, remedial massage and taping and strapping.

    He graduated from Luton University in 2003 with a BSc in Sports Therapy, having already graduated with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Napier University. During his studies, he was lucky enough to be involved with both the Great British Judo team and the Scottish Rugby League team.

    “I have gained great experience from the range of sports and athletes I have been fortunate to have worked with,” says Scott. “It is for this reason that I am delighted to bring my services to a thriving town like Forfar, as both Donald and I feel that Forfar has a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop as a sporting community, something we both would like to be part of,” he added.

    Scott also adds that he is keen to help not just the sporting community, but also the working community: “Having studied for five years, I fully understand the stresses and demands on the human body in any working environment. It is common nature for people to pay more attention to their work than their own wellbeing so I feel strongly that this clinic is also a promotion of the health and wellbeing for the people of Angus as a whole.”

    Scott worked as a Sports Therapist for Dundee United Football Club for five seasons and continues this work now with Forfar Athletic Football Club, a position he has held for the last three years.

    When is Scott available?

    Appointments with Scott are available at Strathmore Therapies at the following times:

    • Mondays – 9am – 5.30pm
    • Wednesdays – 9am – 5.30pm
    • Fridays - 9am -5.30pm
    • Other times by arrangement.

    For appointments or to find out more, you can call Scott on 01307 460243 or email: scott@strathmoretherapies.co.uk


    • One hour session - £44
    • Half-hour session - £28
    • Club accounts - £23
  • Julie Bell

    Julie specialises in aromatherapy, holistic massage, reflexology (ITEC Diplomas), Indian Head Massage (IPTI) and is an Usui Reiki Master. She can also provide group relaxation or taster sessions for any interested group, employers or service users, so that people can find out more about what they can do to look after their own stress levels. For example, many employers now work towards Healthy Working Lives awards – workplace stress is a major issue.

    Julie began practicing Reiki seven years ago and set up Spirit Level Therapies three years ago after ten years as a senior communications manager in the NHS. Julie also has a wide range of experience working in journalism, radio broadcasting and mental health in the voluntary sector. During her time in radio, she became particularly interested in mental health and well-being – she is passionate about helping people to manage their ever-increasing levels of stress and to find balance in their lives.

    Julie says: “I’ve been interested in stress management for a long time but my work in the NHS is the reason I became qualified in complementary healthcare: you will find that most, if not all, physical dis-ease stems from emotional or mental stress and I was appalled at how stressed my friends and colleagues were. As a therapist, I find it’s crucial to look at people holistically – that is, their whole being, not just the physical symptoms they are experiencing. Once balance is brought back into people’s lives, they can make more confident decisions about what they need to do to move on. That’s why it’s so important to focus on each client individually so that the care I give them is tailored specifically for their own needs.

    “I believe we don’t pay nearly enough attention to our own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. It’s time that changed! I’m delighted to bring Spirit Level to Strathmore Therapies and to continue to work with people across my home community of Angus and, indeed, Tayside.”

    Julie is also chairman of Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA), which provides information, counselling and support to children, young people and adults relating to alcohol misuse, which is a voluntary position.

    When is Julie available?

    Appointments with Jule are available at Strathmore Therapies at the following times:

    • Tuesdays – 10am – 8pm
    • Thursdays – 10am – 8pm
    • Saturdays – 10am – 4pm
    • Evenings Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 5.30pm-8pm
    • Other times by arrangement

    Some home visits may be possible for people with restricted mobility, depending on treatment required – please call for details.

    For appointments or to find out more, you can call Julie on 07988 599742 or email: julie@strathmoretherapies.co.uk

    Spirit Level Therapies
  • Karen Law

Find out more about the therapies offered:

Remember - you will receive a free and thorough confidential consultation before any treatment and you will be given individually-prepared after-care and home-care advice to maximise the benefits of your treatment.

  • Sports Massage

    Keep those muscles in great condition by draining the build-up of lactic acid, relaxing the muscles and tendons, imp[rove flexibility and prepare your body for the next event.

  • Sports Injuries

    Acute to chronic injuries, we cover all injuries within/outwith sport, providing a range of treatments and rehabilitation, taking you to full recovery.

  • No Hands Massage

  • Hot Stone Therapy

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Strapping and Taping

    Unstable joints, swelling or where support is required, strapping and taping covering all joints will promote healing and ensure a steady return to fitness.

  • Remedial Massage

    Drainage of toxins, increase in blood flow to tired muscles and muscle relaxation are covered in this treatment, covering the whole body and promoting a full state of wellbeing.

  • Reiki

    This is a powerful yet gentle treatment which uses the universal life force energy that flows through us all to provide a completely natural, non-invasive healing. Reiki uses the chakra system of the body to release energy blockages – it works on all levels and is particularly good at helping you to release old emotional traumas which impact on you in physical ways. The client remains fully clothed throughout a Reiki treatment and the therapist may or may not place hands directly onto the body. The treatment brings a wonderful sense of relaxation and well-being. Reiki treatment - £27

  • Reflexology

    All systems and organs of your body are mapped onto areas of your hands and feet. It is therefore possible to treat the whole body by treating the hands or feet. These areas are called reflexes – it is very relaxing and is particularly good for relaxation, pain management, headaches, tension and muscular and joint pain. Reflexology treatment - £27

  • Holistic Massage

    Using organic, ethically-traded body waxes and oils, a delicious massage will soothe away aches, pains and the stresses of everyday living, reduce muscular tension, improve lymphatic drainage and venous blood flow. Whether you’re an athlete who needs relief for muscle tension or an office worker experiencing high levels of stress or a frazzled parent, your treatment will be individual to your requirements.
    Full Body Massage - £44
    Back, Neck and Shoulders - £22
    Legs only - £20

  • Indian Head Massage

    Drawn from the ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition of holistic healing, IHM includes treatment of the back, arms, neck, shoulders, head and face – it is great for headache problems, strain from posture issues and sinus congestion. ndian Head Massage - £25

  • Aromatherapy

    Using pure essential oils, aromatherapy harnesses the life essence of plants and their healing properties to tailor treatments as individual as you are. Absorbed into your body through your skin and by breathing into your smell receptors to your brain, the oils used in this therapy will help you in many different ways and require careful consideration to ensure the therapist prepares the ideal blend for you. Full Body Treatment - £50


If you have any questions or would like further information on any of the treatments or therapies that we offer, please feel free to contact us.

26 Montrose Road,
Tel: 01307 460243

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