heat therapy




practitioner in Edinburgh

  • Peter Conrad

    Acupuncture Society Member

Welcome to the only clinic in Edinburgh dedicated to TUINA manual therapy. Since 2014 I have treated people from all age group and all walks of life. From athletes to performers, from veterans to artists. A human body and mind is what we all have in common!
Having experienced the effects of TUINA, I couldn’t resist the call to recognise it as my path. I am fortunate to have encountered exceptional teachers, who continue to motivate my further study, which in case of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a life-long journey.
I try to popularise TUINA and establish it firmly in the mainstream consciousness. Therefore, I’m open to wide collaboration and projects.




visceral function

structural alignment

mind at ease

Deeply rooted in the Traditional Chinese Medicine this massage tradition treats a wide array of conditions and is easily adapted into every day contexts of our modern world. In China hospitals usually have a Tuina department. There are aspects of TUINA common with Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, shiatsu, bone setting, reiki.

A monthly general tuina session is perfect for restoring the balance, preventing diseases and stagnation, and makes you feel at home in your body!

Some of the conditions treated:


musculoskeletal problems (eg. frozen shoulder, neck pains, lower back pains, sciatica, stiff hips, sports injuries) • curculatory and respiratory problems.


[fire, vacuum, slide]

Simple principle with an array of applications

Creating vacuum causes suction of skin and underlying tissues into the cup. This has an opposite effect to a massage – instead of applying pressure it lifts tissues. In doing so pores open up, blood and fluid circulation is significantly promoted, muscle tensions released. Cupping may be stack or sliding. Stack is similar to acupuncture and usually leaves marks while sliding may be described as a pleasant cupping massage.

Cupping is often used to treat:

musco-skeletal conditions  respiratory conditions • gastrointestinal disorders • swellings • pain


[traditional heat therapy]

Traditional moxa (short for moxibution) involves burning dried mugwort over a specific point or area of the body thus warming it up. This can be done indirectly using a cigar or directly  by placing a mugwort cone on the skin.

Moxa is pleasant and does not leave scars nor cause pain. To avoid smoke, smokeless variants are possible. In a clinical setting, heat lamps are also widely used.

Heating with moxa has a tonifying effect on the body, strengthens immune system, promotes circulation, alleviates pain.

often used for:

cold and damp comditions arthritis  respiratory problems  digestive disorders  relaxation  muscle spasms  acute pain from sprains, tendonitis, strains

20:08 31 Mar 24
Peter is immensely skilled and knowledgeable he took time to find out what the problems were and dealt with them. I can't recommend him highly enough. A wonderful experience.
23:38 19 Jan 24
It is a very magical massage parlor. Friends who are familiar with domestic massage may find it novel. Peter’s massage concept is completely different. For traditional massage, it is about dredging. If there is blockage, there will be pain. If it is unblocked, there will be no pain. So why doesn't it work? Because it's blocked. How to get through? dredge. Unblocking requires force. It takes force to push open, soft open or press open. Peter's philosophy is communication, communication with the body, not just the mode of forceful dredging. New friends may think it’s “not enough”, but in fact, you can be gentle but not rigid.
Anna LouiseAnna Louise
21:58 22 Dec 23
Unreal knowledge about the body. He has excellent lifestyle advice that has helped me from my very first treatment! I have full trust in Peter, and I highly recommend!
Monika NiemczynowiczMonika Niemczynowicz
06:52 26 Oct 23
Peter's expertise and dedication to finding out what is truly at the core of your various aches and pains is unmatched. I have been seeing Peter for a few years now for lots of different issues - abdominal pain, lower back pain, sciatica - and have always found great relief after his treatments.
Rhys GilchristRhys Gilchrist
11:22 12 Jul 23
I highly recommend visiting Peter for Tuina.I stumbled into Tuina because I was gifted a voucher. I didn’t really have any idea what to expect but after 1 session I could already feel such a significant difference in my mind and body. I felt more balanced and in tune than ever.I’ve been visiting Peter every month for nearly a year now and I’ve never felt so good in my own body. Not only do I feel balanced and ache free after my session, I often leave having learnt something new about my body and Peter always takes time to answer any questions I have, along with practical advice and stretches to work on.Additionally, having regular Tuina Therapy has allowed me to perform at my best physically when rock climbing and exercising.If you’re looking to deal with any aches, injuries or want a relaxing massage, I’d highly recommend visiting Peter.Thank you for all you do, Peter!
Dana GivanDana Givan
15:13 07 Nov 22
Piotr is so kind and fitted me in as an emergency last week. I was put at ease and following actions at home after advice and therapy itself my pain has greatly reduced and I can get comfort again. Pricing is extremely fair too.
Joy WJoy W
19:23 20 Mar 22
Peter is highly skilled and knowledgeable at what he does. He gives great advice to compliment the TuiNa therapy but also effortlessly puts you at ease. Very grateful to have found him and I'll definitely be back for top up treatments. Thank you Peter!
Anne KeeganAnne Keegan
00:41 24 Jan 22
I just wish I had found you before Peter. After my first session, I had so much energy. This time I am exhausted, but know that good things have happened. It is the best tissue massage ever, combined with stretching and manipulation. I really needed it and looking forward to my next visit. You are one in a million and I will be recommending you to others.
vlz 22vlz 22
16:12 07 Jan 22
I had a fantastic experience. Peter is very kind and knowledgeable and I do feel much better after my massage. I highly recommended.
jasmine fyvejasmine fyve
19:19 16 Sep 21
Peter is a miracle worker. I’ve gone to him for a back issue over recent years, and always leave extremely happy. Today I went to him with a complex hip problem that an experienced physio has not been able to resolve over several weeks. The pain and stiffness have almost completely disappeared after one treatment. It may well return, of course, but if it does I’ll still be going back to Peter as I’m so confident in his ability to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues. Having had treatments from various different practitioners all over the world over the last 20+ years I can confidently say Peter is the best on I have found.
19:29 16 Jul 21
Cannot recommend Peter enough. I felt absolutely amazing after his Tuina massage. He's friendly, professional and very experienced therapist. I will be coming back!

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***Please note: Apr 2022 update.***


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