Client Reviews

My husband and I had the pleasure to have Karen Rome for a full weekend in an amazing Hypnobirthing workshop. Karen is a great teacher, patient and kind. Karen has a really deep knowledge and knows what she is talking about. I was looking for a course like this because I was feeling really insecure to give birth to my first baby and now I am full of confidence. If you are looking for someone to bring you all the information you need and even more, to bring you confidence and all the tools to have a beautiful labour, Karen is the one!! Thank you Karen!                            Evelyn & Leandro, Aberdeen

 

♥ Kevin is an excellent acupuncturist, highly skilled with a keen sense of therapeutic techniques that target sports injuries. He addressed a two year old knee issue with great results.     Marilyn Koletzke

 

♥ Had my 1st Kahi Loa shamanic healing treatment with Karen Rome yesterday and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Karen explained the procedure thoroughly before we started, explaining it was done fully clothed, like Reiki or Shiatsu as oppose to a skin touch massage. The different strokes and techniques transported me into a totally relaxed blissful state right from the start, even the face ring on the coach didn’t bother me as she put some cloth over it to stop my face getting sweaty and sticking to it.

Felt the stress n tensions quickly wash away as I saw myself as an eagle soaring high, totally free as the wind blew through my feathers as Karen swept the stress and tension off of my physical body, it felt truly magical. If she hadn’t asked me softly to turn onto my back I think I would have fallen asleep as I was already in a deep meditative state. As I relaxed onto my back all I could see was the most amazing bright purple glowing and radiating from behind my closed eyes and felt Karen doing gentle strokes down the front of my body as i felt the energy move the stress and tension down my body and out through my feet, leaving me feeling light and energized. She gave me ample time to come back to myself, integrating my experience into this reality as she went and got me some water.

When I left I was amazed at how light and relaxed I felt, having felt so heavy as if the world was on my shoulders before I went in. Was releasing through yawning for quite a while afterwards. Had a lovely rejuvenating sleep that night and awoke feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed, even my teenage son holding me up the next morning didn’t phase me i just took it in my stride!

Huge heartfelt thank you for a beautifully relaxing treatment Karen in a warm safe place to totally let go. I booked another appointment the next day! Highly recommend a treatment from Karen as she truly works from the heart and loves what she does so you feel the love flowing through her treatments. A very gentle, loving, caring soul Thank You Karen you’re a Star    Mo, Peterculter

 

Kahi Loa with some Bone Washing

Karen explained in full the principles of both of the above healing sessions, which sounded wonderful and something I definitely wanted to try. Karen is a very professional and caring therapist and put me at ease straight away. The room had a lovely feel to it. I felt relaxed straight away especially when I sank into the very comfortable treatment bed.

We started with Kahi Loa a gentle healing treatment. I felt very safe. Karen’s touch was gentle and I could feel the warmth in her hands as she worked. I could feel something shifting in my body which she explained was a release of energy moving around. My session also covered bone washing (I thought how is she going to wash my bones)! The movements were very gentle. Karen picked up on a problem I hadn’t told her about and worked gently on that area. I was very aware of definite shifts in my body energy. I would certainly recommend these treatments.      Maggie ,Aberdeen

 

♥ Laura Davison is an excellent Shiatsu therapist and I highly recommend her. She has helped me overcome many health problems during the last few years including cancer and kidney issues. Thank you.   Eileen Reid

 

Today was so good, surrendering to the expert touch of Karen and the sensual aroma of coconut oil and relaxing massage. I was tense at the start but eventually gave in to the flow and enjoyed the Lomi Lomi Massage very much. Absolutely loved it thank you very much. Walking tall … feeling good …that coconut is even better than my Calvin Klein aftershave !!       Graham, Aberdeen

 

Kay is a kind gentle soul who is able to lift your spirit. I have gone to her for many years and she gives me hope. Would recommend her to everyone! My angel.         Diane Londragan

 

♥ Just had another Advanced Remedial massage from Kathy Kennedy. Excellent – have tried many other places, but this stands out above the rest. Kathy gets right to the problem and tackles it. Thoroughly recommend her and the Clinic.    Billy Nicol

 

Wow! … What an amazing two-hour experience for my first visit. From the outset I was made to feel comfortable and at ease, the room was warm, secure and peaceful; and Karen explained about the Lomi Lomi massage and process in detail as being a connection of mind and body. The massage itself combined the pressure of a deep tissue massage with the strokes of Swedish massage, and I soon realised Lomi was very different from traditional methods I’ve experienced that work in sections, as it flows across and under the entire body in relaxing random sweeping patterns…I quickly lost track of time allowing my mind to stop thinking about where the massage was going next, but instead to “let go” and fully relax… Karen is an amazing therapist who is passionate about what she does and afterwards I really felt light the whole day and so energized!
There is a lot to be said for embracing well-being therapy and getting a Lomi Lomi massage from Karen is a great place to start. Totally highly recommended.. .Thank you, Karen.            James Bolland, Aberdeen

 

Karen Rome offers incredible treatments. I love her Lomi Lomi Massage, it is quite simply amazing. This is an extremely relaxing and intimate massage for women and is a wonderful way to reconnect with your own body and to completely relax with someone else’s touch. I felt very safe and held. This massage is unlike any I have experienced before and it left me feeling completely de-stressed and contented. The healing I received during this treatment was definitely the strongest and most profound I have ever experienced. My body was quite simply soaking in the energy coming through her hands like a sponge. I turned up to see Karen in perhaps one of the most distressed and rundown states ever. The shift in my emotional, mental, physical and spiritual body was so remarkable that I am still feeling the positive vibes weeks afterwards and am really looking forward to my next session. Thank you Karen, you are one very special and gifted lady. Highly recommended. Karen, Aberdeenshire 

 

I have experienced significant back pain during the last 5 years since being diagnosed with congenital stenosis and herniated discs. I was in so much pain standing, sitting or sleeping was very difficult and walking more than a few steps impossible. Kevin’s treatments, care and advice have substantially reduced and stabilised my pain levels, which allows me to function more normally in many areas of my life. Kevin is professional, extremely competent and caring, and always has time to listen carefully.        Mrs P. Pickard

 

Had a treatment done by Karen very relaxing highly recommended *****     Tommy, Aberdeen

 

Loved my pregnancy Lomi Lomi massage today will definitely be back post baby for another relaxing session thank you Karen x      Kristina Teasdale, Aberdeen

 

Had a fantastic Shiatsu massage with Laura Davison yesterday. So good at knowing how much pressure to use. Felt like a different person afterwards and for the rest of the day.      Jannette Budge

 

I received a fabulous reflexology foot massage from Karen a day after my due date and less than 12 hours later I was in labour! It was a spontaneous delivery and she even predicted confidently the sex of our baby, a boy! I am very pleased with the service I received from Karen ⛥⛥⛥⛥⛥ 5 massive stars!   Gabrielle Churchill, Aberdeen

 

I visited Karen for hypnotherapy and reiki over various visits and found her to be excellent. The sessions were really good and she definitely has an ability to help you relax and get the most out of the session. The reiki was my first experience of that and I really loved it, very relaxing and felt in much better spirits following my visit. Craig, Aberdeen

 

I experienced the Lomi Lomi massage this week and just loved it. It is complete and utter indulgence. Karen is so warm, friendly and knowledgeable. I came out feeling so relaxed, good about myself and being a woman. Highly recommend….  Sandra, Stonehaven

 

Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind Programme…
Although overjoyed to be pregnant with my second baby I instantly felt anxious and scared for the birth. After a very medicalised 1st birth that ended in emergency C-section, I felt myself panicking for what was ahead.
During the 1st session we talked about my experience and rewind it like it was a movie to turn it into a more positive experience. This instantly made me believe that I was not a failure the 1st time round and made me able to believe the second birth could be positive. During the 2nd session I visualised everything going how I would want it to. Focused on having a happy pregnancy and feeling positive about the coming birth. Karen is amazing! She has helped me completely change my outlook of how my second birth will be and I can now enjoy my pregnancy and be excited for the arrival of my second baby.      Gail, Aberdeen 

 

After a very medicalised 1st birth with my daughter I was very anxious for the upcoming birth of my second. I wanted a calm natural birth and this is when I looked into hypnobirthing. Karen instantly made us feel at ease and gave us a great understanding of the birthing process. We came away with so much more knowledge than anything covered at antenatal classes. I only wish we had found Karen the 1st time round! Even my very sceptical husband was convinced and enjoyed the course! He is now full of confidence to be a great birthing partner. I can’t wait to use our hypnobirthing techniques during labour.      Gail & Ryan, Aberdeen

 

I have had many massage treatments from Karen over the years. She is at all times professional and her massage technique is fantastic. A number of my treatments were when I really needed a lift and I always felt so much happier and more positive after each session. I would definitely recommend Karen as a massage therapist      Gordon, Huntly

 

 I don’t know what I would do without my shiatsu treatments and Kay Marino has changed my whole life. So gentle so passionate so helpful.  Everyone out there You need Kay Marino in your life.   Carol-Anne Gall

 

I visited Karen for hypnotherapy and reiki over various visits and found her to be excellent. The sessions were really good and she definitely has an ability to help you relax and get the most out of the session. The reiki was my first experience of that and I really loved it, very relaxing and felt in much better spirits following my visit. Craig, Aberdeen

 

♥ Kay is a highly skilled, experienced, gentle and wise practitioner.  Simon VL

 

 Central location, easily accessible by bus or car and friendly therapists who know their stuff n make you feel relaxed and at ease. Received Lomi Lomi as a gift I didn’t doubt for a minute it would be good as Karen is a beautiful soul, full of love and empathy, a truly unique therapist ( I’ve done courses n had various other treatments in the past) This is by far the gentlest most relaxing massage ever totally blissed out xXx     Morag Rollo

 

♥ I attended reiki 1 live training on 5th Oct in Aberdeen with Karen Rome.
Karen is very talented as a teacher and explained and demonstrated everything in a very easy to understand way. The pre-course materials were very detailed but easy to understand. I feel that this course has motivated and empowered me to do Reiki 2 and eventually my mastership. I have no negative comments about this training, only praise. Thank you      Derek Scorgie

 

♥ I’ve had wonderful therapies here and trained with Laura and Martin whom I can’t recommend highly enough. If I lived in Aberdeen I’d be here much more.  Jen Wood

 

Having been to Karen for a couple of other therapies I decided to also go for an aromatherapy massage on my back and shoulders. Karen was great – just what was needed for reducing the tension in my back and shoulders (which were more tense than I had even realised!) The environment at the centre is ideal and left feeling far more relaxed. Highly recommended      Mr M, Aberdeen

 

♥ Who would have believed that I believe in complementary therapies. Great! Well worth the investment in yourself 🙂 5 out of 5        Lynn Wood

 

♥  I had Reflexology with Karen during my pregnancy it was amazing so relaxing and eased all my aches and pains! I also had my placenta encapsulated by Karen her service was second to none, I received my pills within 24 hours and everything was made hassle free. Karen was fantastic at answering all my questions with her lovely personality and vast knowledge. I would 100% recommend her services, thank you Karen!     Harri Campbell

 

Hi Karen, I just wanted to let you know that my frozen cycle worked and I’m now 13 weeks pregnant! Thank you for helping me relax!  Rebecca – Aberdeen

 

Trying to put into a few short words the many ways in which the CBT, Reiki and Reflexology helped me is impossible !!
I wouldn’t be understating things to say that with Karen’s help and support, my life was truly changed. Our end goal of a pregnancy and birth were achieved, but there were so many other benefits too. Over a year has passed since my last treatment and I still say to myself “What would Karen say?” during times of stress !! She is a positive and calm voice in my head.     Julie Gellatly

 

♥ I found Karen at a time when I was searching for ways to help not only with my fertility but with my general wellbeing. My fertility journey has been an emotional rollercoaster having been able to conceive naturally however then suffering from recurrent miscarriages for which no cause could be determined. This not only impacted my general emotional state but had led to changes with my cycle from irregular periods to no periods to, very sore and light periods. I was exploring natural therapies that had been shown to help fertility issues when a friend suggested that I contacted Karen. I didn’t know what to expect and was very nervous attending my first appointment but was willing to try anything that may help. Karen was fantastic from the onset; she was professional, supportive, calming and explained everything before starting any treatment. She made me feel at ease. I had decided to try the massages for 3 months to see how they helped and to monitor my cycle to see if there were any changes. I have to say I was blown away by how effective they were for me; not only did they help remove scar tissue from my womb but my cycles become more regular. Karen is such a good listener and is so supportive the regular sessions also helped with my mental wellbeing and kept me calm. After 5 months of seeing Karen for a monthly massage I was over the moon to find out I was pregnant again. It was an emotional time and during the first trimester my emotions were all over the place from being excited to feeling very anxious. I saw Karen for a massage every 2 weeks initially during this time to keep my stress levels at a minimum and they really did help keep me calm. I am now entering the third trimester and have been seeing Karen for monthly pregnancy massages which I feel have made a huge difference by keeping me calm and relaxed and thus allowing me to enjoy my much longed for healthy pregnancy. I highly recommend Karen to anyone suffering from fertility issues, it can be such an isolating journey which is an emotional rollercoaster and having Karen’s support in addition to the benefits of the massage has made a real difference to me.   Nicola, Aberdeen  

 

♥ Been to courses organised by the Centre. They’ve always been very enjoyable and insightful.    Nathan Benson

 

♥ Hypnobirthing is incredible. I cannot recommend it enough. Genuinely, if I can do it anyone can. I really suprised myself. I was anxious about the birth of my 2nd child. So my husband and I attended Hypno birthing classes with Karen. The class was great, we learned lots, it was such a lovely couple of days and it really made us feel prepared. We also came away feeling like a team.
I practiced the methods taught and used them on the day. It was amazing how controlled and calm we managed to welcome our baby into the world. It really was remarkable. We can’t recommend it enough. It was a fantastic experience, I also believe it’s contributed to be recovery too. This was such a fantastic gift to have.       Jenna Gravier

 

♥ I recently attended Karen’s hypnobirthing course to prepare for the birth of my first baby. It was fantastic, Karen had posted me out a Hypnobirthing book before the course started so I could familiarise myself with the techniques. And during the course we broke down the process of labour and practiced the techniques to help me through it. I was frightened before about being left in a busy,understaffed labour ward but now feel confident that I can handle labour with or without help and excited about meeting my baby. Thank you Karen! X       Jennifer Gans-Bona

 

♥ Can highly recommend Karen and her services. She was professional, very friendly and made our experience a positive one.   Lynne Bowie

 

♥ Have just completed my Reiki Masters course with Karen. Her teaching style and personality makes you feel so relaxed it is easy to take in information and achieve your goals. Karen goes above and beyond to ensure the courses fit your individual needs. Just a very special person.     Anne MacEwan

 

♥ Karen is an excellent teacher and brings with her a wealth and depth of knowledge and Reiki skills. Her emphatic nature puts you at ease and she makes learning fun. Would thoroughly recommend attending any of Karen’s workshops and also as a Reiki client.    Patricia Anderson

 

I’ve just done the Reiki First Degree Level course with Karen. The self-study part was easy to follow and the practical exercises were fun and fascinating! Had a great day with Karen and the other women on the course. Thank you.     Trisha Harvey

 

♥ Highly recommended. My life is already starting to change for the better since I did this course with Karen. So excited to see what happens after my Reiki 2 course in June.    Angela Walker

 

♥ Loved meeting you Karen, very welcoming, intuitive lady. Already feeling the benefits of the level one course. Looking forward to shares and meet-ups.  Sarah Mouat

 

♥ Got a cast made by Karen of me and my 4 year old daughters hands. Was so quick and easy to do and little one thought it was fun putting her hands in the goo haha. Really nice keepsake to have, so pleased with it. Would definitely recommend thank you xx    Judith , Aberdeen

 

♥ I had my cast done when I was 20 weeks pregnant and I’m away to have another one done by Karen, it was a great experience and I felt comfortable and very welcomed. I would highly recommend to have this experience.     Sarah-Jane , Kintore

 

♥ We have beautiful casts of our son’s hands and feet from Karen. She was so patient and kind with our monkey of a child, and the whole process was straightforward and fun! Would recommend Karen and this service – the casts are a wonderful keepsake.      Danielle and Chris , Aberdeen

 

♥ Beautiful family hand casts. Quick and easy to do, Karen was very friendly and has a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone asks about it when they see it. Love that it’s unique being our hands as well!    Kim, Aberdeen