Staff Profile

Maria Szwalec

Maria Szwalec BTEC lv4

Maria trained in massage at Tarnow Business School, Poland, graduating in 2007 as a fully qualified massage therapist in Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, sport massage and a few other disciplines. She believes this provides her with the opportunity to mix techniques to provide effective treatment adjusting to individual needs.

Maria notes: "Changes in my life let me gain new qualifications in various relaxing massages. One of my favourites is an Ayurvedic hot stone massage with aromatherapy elements. I find it is very rewarding to be able to help people with fascial and muscular problems, decreasing stress and changing quality of life. I am passionate about health. I like to keep fit and look after my body by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising several times a week. I believe this is the way to mental clarity, and it helps me to provide high quality treatments."

Offers Help with...

  • Ankle Pain
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Elbow and Arm Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw Pain (Temporomandibular disorder / TMD)
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Cramps
  • Leg Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow

About Us

In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. They found Heather Lodge. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions, often with the support of local charities — ArCaS and the Mary Davies Trust.

Heather Lodge, set in the grounds of the historic Douglas Hotel, was originally a stable, but has been in use as a private dwelling for many years. There is an attractive and secluded garden. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. Plans are afoot to develop facilities for small groups, including yoga, mindfulness and Qi Gong.

Contact Us

Heather Lodge Where to Find Us

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1770 302 827