Studio Times: Wed PM

Matwork Venues: Tuesday @ Edinburgh Academy Junior School

Katy combines her extensive dance training with a keen interest in anatomy and physiology. She has been studying with Pilates teachers in the UK and United States since 2000. She trained with Modern Pilates, receiving her Matwork Pilates qualification in 2009. Since completing her matwork qualification, she has also qualified to teach pre and post natal Pilates (Modern Pilates) and Advanced Matwork (APPI). She is currently training to teach Pilates studio equipment classes, also with APPI.

In addition to her Pilates training, she has experience teaching dance to students of all ages, and is a trained pointe shoe fitter! When she isn’t teaching Pilates, she creates hand embroidered art.


Claire Hay, DipSM, DipCA, SMTO
Claire is a registered massage therapist and has worked at Balanced since 2011.
After qualifying in Swedish massage and then clinical aromatherapy, she has continued regular training in order to enhance her practice. This includes training with Jing Institute of Advanced Massage, which has provided her with clinical techniques that she regularly uses with clients who are dealing with muscular pain. These techniques include myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretching (passive, MET). Massage treatments are adapted for the pregnant client to help with the physical and emotional changes that they are experiencing.
‪Having completed ‘Massage for people living with cancer’ with the Iris Cancer Partnership, she is currently participating in their Level I programme.
‪In her treatments she uses her own handmade oil blends and also makes face oils to order for clients to use at home. All blends have a high organic content.
Whether the client is dealing with stress, aches and pains or simply looking for relaxation, Claire uses a range of massage techniques and her knowledge to provide a massage treatment tailored to the clients’ needs. 
Therapies: Swedish massage, clinical aromatherapy, Indian head massage, pregnancy massage, deep tissue & bodywork and cancer care massage.


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