Soma Osteopathy based in Leith is an osteopathic inspired healthcare clinic. The name Soma comes from the ancient Greek meaning body, hence our core focus on physical well-being that in turn benefits the whole person.
We offer a professional service in a safe environment with a select group of practitioners. A small team allows for good communication between therapists, allowing the most appropriate treatment for each individual to be selected and assessed during the healing process.
All ages are welcome. We treat the whole family from newborns to the elderly.
Originally from France, David qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2009, also completed a 1 year post-graduate course at the Institute of Classical Osteopathy studying the osteopathic treatment of constitutional disease. He has studied extensively with The Sutherland Cranial College. His particular areas of interest are the treatments of chronic conditions, children and babies. David enjoys integrating structural, visceral and cranial work.
He has also been a qualified Shiatsu practitioner and a cranio-sacral therapist in the Upledger curriculum since 2001. He is a member of the BOA, SOS and the Shiatsu society. His treatments are suitable for all age groups. David is passionate about yoga, surfing and mindfulness meditation.
Mary has been a Registered Osteopath since 1999, focusing on the more subtle, so called ‘cranial’ osteopathic approach. She offers gentle, effective osteopathy for everyone from babies to seniors. She likes to get to know her patients and what you are going through in your life and with your family, so that she can support you to better health, not just with hands-on treatment but by listening and helping you to think things through. She especially enjoys treating whole families – caring for grandparents, parents, children, newborns and sometimes the family pets too (she treats dogs and horses as well as people). Some of her patients have been with her since the very start of her practice and she loves the depth of relationship that that long connection brings.
Much of Mary’s post-graduate study has been devoted to honing these subtle skills, including completing the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy’s (SCCO) 250 hr Pathway, studies in Biodynamic Osteopathy and gaining an MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy. She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners. She teaches osteopathy at a post-grad level in the UK and internationally and is currently a Trustee of the SCCO.