For reflexology -
"Fiona has a lovely, calming presence. When I was pregnant, she visited for regular reflexology treatments and they were amazing and instantly dissolved any tension in me. It was so calming and relaxing. Thanks Fiona - I can only recommend!" (Roberta)
"I am not a person who relaxes easily, however with Fiona and reflexology I have found a truly relaxing treatment and therapist. Fiona is someone who is so skilled at what she does, that I am at ease within minutes. The sensitivity and care with which she carries out her treatments are exceptional. Particularly during my pregnancy I found each and every reflexology treatment to be very beneficial for me and my baby" (Angela, Mum and Psychologist)
"This was the first time I had reflexology and I wasn't disappointed. Fiona has such a lovely manner and instantly puts you at ease. She has many years of experience and I could tell how knowledgeable she was. I really enjoyed my experience. Thanks Fiona!" (Morgan)
“Fiona has a natural healing ability; her genuine and caring approach is therapeutic in itself. She has a deep understanding of the connection between mind, body, spirit and environment, which makes her a very skilfull and successful practitioner” Clare (Nurse)
“I found Fiona's person-centred, open heartedness very welcoming, and was easily put at ease with her gentle hands and confident knowledge of reflexology” Andrew (Coach)
"Fiona was amazing! I am now a total reflexology fan! It was amazing how she could work out where my pains were from how my feet felt. I was tingling as she opened up the sensitive areas, incredible!" (Fran)
"Fiona's reflexology treatments come highly recommended! Fiona has a beautiful calming nature and her reflexology massages are extremely relaxing. I had 2 treatments during my pregnancy - one at 36 weeks where I had complained about pelvic pain and constipation. Just after the first treatment, within minutes, my body felt different - I instantly felt the benefits. My 2nd treatment was at 38 weeks - Fiona's massage was that good that within 30mins my waters broke! I recommend Fiona to my mamas to be. It is the best place to go to if you are looking to relax, float and release for the hour ❤ Thanks Fiona!" Rosy (Yogabellies yoga teacher)
"Thank you Fiona for a fantastic block of baby massage sessions. As a massage therapist myself, I can really appreciate someone making massage easy to understand and showing so much care and dedication to her work. The hot drink and biscuit at the end made the session all the more enjoying for a chance to catch up with all the mammas & babies, which you don’t always get a chance to do in other classes.
I cannot recommend Fiona enough for the lovely memories she has given my little boy & myself during maternity leave. He now sleeps like a dream 🙂" (Rachel)
"Fiona created a wonderfully warm, welcoming and totally relaxed vibe which instantly rubbed off on me and my daughter making us feel at ease. The opportunity to learn about massage, meet other mums and to chat about the joys and the challenges of newborns with someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Fiona was so useful and reassuring. My baby had issues with wind and using the techniques I learned at the class has made a big improvement in both our lives." (Heather)
"Our baby massage sessions were definitely the most relaxed and open environment I have attended out of any of the baby classes." (Becky)
Active Listening Therapy
Fiona's facilitation skills start with her being a good listener. She is intuitive and innovative in her exploration of problems and with a kind and gentle way of helping, she is a safe pair of hands. I would trust her implicitly." (Elizabeth)
"Fiona is one of the kindest, most caring people I know. She is very intuitive and empathic, but with her feet on the ground. She is able to travel deeply yet gently with people into their process if that's what's needed, and to hold a compassionate loving space. I would have no hesitation recommending Fiona as a facilitator, especially for sensitive people." (Ben)
"I wanted to thank you for all your support and wisdom over the past year. You have set me on a path of deeper knowing and connection to myself. I feel so much more strongly aware of my feminine intuition and worth and for that I am eternally grateful to you" (Amy)
"I was conscious of feeling much lighter after the workshop, both in terms of luminosity and weight. My partner said I was "sparkling" when I got home."
"Something obviously shifted for me and I felt the workshop was much more beneficial than any counselling I have had."
"Thanks again for the really useful workshop. It was great to connect with other childfree women and reassuring to hear that we shared many of the same experiences and feelings, such as depression, anger, guilt, loss, exclusion etc. I felt uplifted to know that we are united in our quest to find alternative sources of meaning, play and creativity."
"Fiona is the perfect host to hold the space for you in whatever way you need. I’ve been on a couple of retreats and both times Fiona has nurtured and nourished me both physically - with awesome food and providing a tranquil environment and spiritually – always present but never invasive. It is a joy to be in her company and experience her peacefulness and down to earth nature. Oh, and playing the game of self mastery was a very interesting mix of profound musing and lightness of being with a good dose of humour." (Amy)
"I booked Fiona’s 1:1 retreat at a time when I felt I would benefit hugely from some nourishment. I received that both in terms of her beautiful conscious cuisine and nurturing nature. The location is ideal for walks in the Scottish countryside, to help clear the head, while still being conveniently close to Edinburgh. Highly recommended if you’re seeking some ‘me’ time." (Bethan)
"I hope you know how beautifully you hold space and what a difference your presence makes - truly very special. I love the way your care extends throughout the rings from the physical to the inest layers of your stillness. I loved resting, eating, sitting, singing with you as well as the elemental Glen and Roslin Chapel" (Jane)
"Fiona provided a nurturing, friendly, comfortable retreat space for me to explore my issues, and she helped me to gain some insight and direction – I left feeling a lot calmer and more focused. The morning meditation and walks in Roslin Glen were a lovely part of the experience, and the icing on the cake was her wonderful cooking!" (Deepa)
The Game of Self Mastery
"I found the game was incredibly insightful, but think that was only the case because of the safe guidance environment that Fiona facilitated " (Bethan)
"Playing the Game of Self Mastery was a very interesting mix of profound musing and lightness of being with a good dose of humour." (Amy)
As wedding ceremony facilitator
"Fiona was an absolute blessing as our wedding facilitator. She spoke with us many times as the wedding date approached and was full of enthusiasm and thoughtful ideas, and listened so thoroughly to what was important to us in a ceremony. We were often so busy organising the food, the transport, the marquees, it felt wonderful to trust her entirely to co-ordinate the ceremony. And I'm so glad we did. The ceremony was the most beautiful, most memorable experience of our lives. Fiona made it so personal to us, and to our beliefs. She has a real gift in listening to people, in her creativity and in her heartfelt way of communicating." (Aoife and Joe)
"I enjoyed an amazing session with Fiona yesterday. I walked in tired, a bit stressed out and in need of some real self care. Fiona's massage felt a powerful blend of natural intuition and technical skill.I felt warm, held and supported. It was beautiful. I walked out glowing, alive and a new person." (Rosie)
As Post Natal Doula
"Thank you so much for all you have done for me over the past 5 months - your help has been invaluable. You are like an angel appearing once a week and picking up on all the things I haven't been able to do. You have kept me fed and watered, been a listening ear, a sounding board and a wonderful carer for my children when I haven't been there. You have been such a great support and my strength and confidence now in work and in my new expanded family has come in no small part to you and your understated and warm manner" (Laura, postnatal Doula client)
"I was able to relax and have some down time. A new baby is a big responsibility and I needed some time off. This was especially important for me because I don’t have family nearby.Having a doula also helped me to enjoy being a parent more, because I wasn’t always trying to take care of the baby and do other jobs at the same time. I could give the baby to Fiona and then quickly and efficiently do many other things. I especially appreciated it that Fiona could play with my older child as well as the baby. The older child felt like he was having a special visitor and really appreciated the adult attention. My husband is really glad we have a doula. Fiona was also great at pitching in with odd jobs around the house. She helped with laundry, cooking and even buying groceries sometimes. When Fiona arrived, I often felt like I’d hit the bottom and was barely managing. By the time she left I’d sort of been picked up and dusted off, ready to go again. " (L, postnatal doula client)
"Fiona is very kind, caring and attentive, she anticipated our needs even before we mention anything. As first time parents with no immediate family around, Fiona's help during the postnatal period gave us precious time to rest and bond with our little one." (Sim, postnatal doula client)
"Fiona has a calm, warm and confident way with children that my baby immediately responded to. From the start, my daughter loved her completely. Whenever Fiona looked after our daughter I knew I'd come back to a happy smiley baby who'd spent the afternoon playing games and singing songs. Having that bit of space in the week also helped me be a better mum." (Caitlin)
"We were so very grateful to have Fiona with us on our journey to parenthood. Planning for a caesarean birth, and with no family in the country, we knew we could do with some support. In the hectic days after the birth, we looked forward to her calmly coming and restoring order to chaos. It was such a joy to us to become parents, but that joy was sometimes lost in the treadmill of feeding, cleaning, cleaning some more, cooking and lack of sleep. Fiona has a warm and caring manner, and a real skill in finding the best way to help at the right time. She has a lovely way with children, and we engaged her on an ongoing basis because our daughter really bonded with her after their afternoons of playing and singing. We really believe this little bit of extra space has inspired us to become the parents we hoped to be.For me as a new mother, I thought I would find it hard having someone coming into my home when I was in my pyjamas and everything was upside down. Fiona would never judge or comment, simply help where she was needed. She helped me process my birth story and anger about lack of breastfeeding support by listening, when everyone else was interested in the new baby.
Fiona has my highest recommendation as a post-natal doula, I couldn’t have asked for anything more." (E and S)
As Birth Doula
"It was lovely to have a female companion on the journey. Someone I could be very open and honest with, someone to share my fears and concerns with. Often when I met with Fiona I was feeling scared or tearful but by the end of our meeting I would feel optimistic and hopeful again. She has a very gentle but effective approach. I have such gratitude for Fiona and the tireless support she has given me through this process. She is inherently a very beautiful, warm and loving soul with a deceptive strength of character." (A, doula client)
"Thank you again for helping in every way - it made 100% difference to how I felt and how the outcome was reached - I am very grateful." (K, mother after a vbac)
"It has been such a pleasure having you as our doula. I honestly don't know what we would have done without you during the 48 hours of Leon's labour and birth. For me, you helped turn that situation from something possibly beyond my capacity to cope with into something beautiful and inspiring" (Chris, Leon's Dad)
"Fiona was sensitively present, available and resourceful throughout, which greatly contributed to a hugely positive experience, both on a practical and emotional level. We found the preparation sessions really useful, and were grateful for the aftercare. Thank you Fiona!" (L &S)
"We can't thank you enough for the beautiful way in which you supported us and Leon on his journey into the world. Before, during and after you held us with such strength. The way you are with Leon is a joy to see. And the teas, reflexology, massage... etc, etc gave us such incredible healing. We will never forget the loving kindness you brought to our journey into becoming a family" (Elspeth and Chris)
"I can’t recommend the lovely, kind, caring and professional Doula, Fiona, enough. She held my hand throughout my pregnancy and into post partum. Ensuring I felt so well supported and cared for. This included both emotional and physical work (with reflexology). Fiona is so passionate about her work and this really shines through. I’m truly grateful that she was with me throughout this magical time! Thank you Fiona" (Lauren)
In relation to conscious cusisine
"Fiona is one of the most loving and kind hearted people I have ever met. An absolute delight to spend time and work along side with. She has an incredible creative passion that comes through in abundance in her foodie endeavours. We are talking food bursting with love, love love that tastes amazing. I love Fiona’s gentle strength and kindness and willingness to always go the extra mile in everything she does. Big YES to Fiona and her plant-based workshops and culinary delights." (Anastasia of Kind Earth)
"Fiona's Conscious Cuisine workshop was an amazing inspiration for me and gave me a totally new way of looking at my food and eating patterns. The course brought me a new passion and excitement for cooking. Cooking is now relaxing, pleasurable and enjoyable. It has become a mediatation, I feed my soul as well as my body" (Maria)
"We’ve just spent the most wonderful afternoon cooking and eating with the very lovely Fiona Reilly, who came to share some delicious vegan recipes with us. Sweet potato falafel, colourful beetroot, kale and apple salad and the most delicious sundried tomato hummus I’ve ever tasted was lunch, and we’ve been left with an amazing seed loaf/roast and mushroom gravy for dinner.
Molly especially loved helping make dessert - chocolate coconut truffles (with almonds and dates).Fiona puts so much love into her cooking that I’ve been inspired to cook these delicious and healthy recipes more often. It really is quick and easy to make tasty falafel that even my baby loves!
Thanks Fiona, we’ve had an absolutely lovely day." (Karina and family)
"I worked on a retreat with Fiona who produced consistently fabulous and wholesome food for the whole week for a group of us. I found her to be skilled, committed, dedicated and conscientious at all times. Highly recommended." (Rich Horn)
'I can attest that Fiona cooks yummy healthy food with much love and dedication. Deliciously recommended!' (Marije)
For Baby Sing and Sign
"Me and my son attended the sing and sign classes and we had a wonderful time. Fiona is so good with the babies and makes everyone feel so welcome and at ease. I can now communicate with my little one and he can tell me things like food, drink, more, finished, change and signs along to songs. It’s really helped ease some frustrations for him knowing he can tell me what he wants and the other ladies i met there were so lovely, it’s probably one of the best groups I’ve been to and we do miss it! " (Becky)