Complementary Health & Holistic Therapy

Mariette LoboWith over 20 years in practice, I have developed a blend of Eastern and Western therapies to create a holistic, preventative approach to healthcare.

I am a coMra Therapy practitioner and also specialise in The Bowen Technique, The Emmett Technique, Tuina, Reflexology, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Indian Head Massage, and Spa Therapies. I am a Master Teacher/Practitioner in Reiki. I continue to support the integration of complementary therapies within traditional healthcare so that they can be widely available to all.

Private Training Provision

Body in Balance TrainingBody in Balance is an independent training provider for therapists and student therapists. Body in Balance Training courses exceed all national awarding body training criteria.

Therapy Awareness Courses are also available for people who simply wish to treat family and friends safely but do not wish to become professional practitioners.

More information and a full list of courses are available here.



McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR) image
McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release® A quick and effective method of scar tissue treatment, McLoughlin Scar Tissue
coMra Therapy with Mariette Lobo at Body in Balance

coMra Therapy

Mariette Lobo is a qualified coMra professional who uses the Delta Laser in her Body in Balance Clinic as an
Chinese Cupping Therapy with Mariette Lobo
A safe, fast-acting treatment that can be used alone or in conjunction with other drug-free complementary
The Emmett Technique at Body in Balance
A unique form of body therapy for realigning and balancing the body using no hard-tissue manipulation or force.
Reflexology Diploma at Body in Balance


A complementary therapy that targets reflex areas in the feet & hands which correspond to all parts of the body.


A natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal.
Back Pain

Bowen Technique

A versatile and effective therapy for realigning and balancing the body using no hard-tissue manipulation or force.



The therapeutic use of essential oils to help deal with everyday stresses and emotional wellbeing.


A skilled communication aimed at directing the imagination to help elicit change in thoughts & behaviours.


The Hypno-Band Weight Loss System tackles obesity with none of the risks of invasive surgery. (4 x 1 Hour Sessions)

Ear Candling

Known as ear-coning or thermo-auricular therapy. A therapeutic technique using hollow, cotton candles.
Body in Balance Hynobirthing Programme


A priced by arrangement, educational programme on how to maintain control of your birth experience.


Massage Therapy

Relaxes soft tissues, increases delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, helping the body to relax.
Aims to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head.
Advanced Indian head Massage with mariette Lobo


Literally meaning 'push' and 'grasp' Tuina treats conditions that in the West might require an osteopath.
This unique form of health-care helps promote the development of a healthy body and a strong immune system.

Spa Therapies

Priadara is a powerful holistic treatment using natural herbal compresses to soothe aches and pains.
Gentle heated pieces of smooth bamboo are used for kneading tight muscles and rolling out tension. (90 Minute Session)

April 2016: Scottish Government updates guidance on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The revised guidance provides information to all NHS Boards, Special Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland about the Professional Standards Authority’s accredited registers programme.

It states: “the Scottish Government recognises that Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) may offer some relief to some people living with a wide variety of long term health conditions.

It also makes clear that use of accredited registers such as CNHC’s: “can have a number of benefits for practitioners, patients, contracting organisations and employers; providing reassurance that professionals are subject to a level of appropriate scrutiny.”

The full text of the guidance can be viewed on the Scottish Government’s website. (Pdf download).