Sophie McNicholas

Having qualified in Holistic Massage in 2010, Sophie has continued to develop her skills training in Deep tissue, Acupressure Chair Massage and Pregnancy massage techniques.

sh_health_aromatherapy4_280In 2012, she also received a Distinction in her Practical for her level 4 Sports Massage Diploma. More recently, Sophie qualified in Hydrotherm Massage, Reiki Level 2 and Myofascial Release.

As well as drawing on a broad range of manual techniques, Sophie also loves to consider clients postural habits, emotional states and stress levels as a way of delivering the most effective and holistic treatment. She gains immense satisfaction from tailoring each treatment to client’s needs as well as facilitating a sense of physical and emotional well being.

Clients often comment on her warm, calm and caring nature as well as a down-to-earth approach to her work. Sophie is capable of combining the practical necessity of Sports Massage techniques whilst also giving a very healing treatment.

Sophie is a registered Member of FHT – The Federation of Holistic Therapists.


Holistic      Deep Tissue   Myofascial Release   Pregnancy

Sports Massage    

Sophie is now exhibiting her travel photos at Shine, Church Street.

My Reviews

150 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
I have been going to see Sophie monthly, for nearly 4 years. Not only is she a lovely person, her work is focused, professional and dedicated. I could not recommend her enough to anyone looking for either deep relaxation or specific tailored body work.
Salon Review
Clare B
I suffered from sciatica during my pregnancy and was recommended by my GP to have massages. I booked myself in with Sophie, and after one session I already felt so much better. With the massage and exercises that Sophie recommended my sciatica faded quite quickly.
Salon Review
Intuitive and sensitive are two words i would use to describe Sophie's brilliant massage skills. Never the same massage twice, she listens to what i ask for and also reads what i need once a treatment has started. Before and after the birth of my son, I've relied on her talents to relax and revitalise myself at different stages of life.
Salon Review
Lesley Thompson
A wonderful, friendly, welcoming place, both for hair and holistic treatments. I've always had good experiences over several years, and with a number of different stylists and therapists. My current favourite hair stylist is Vincenzo, but alas he's going back to Italy before long. Five stars also for Marta and Dovile for hair, and Sophie for massage. The experience that really stands out, though, is going through cancer treatment 5 years ago, and visiting Shine to have my hair firstly cut short, then shaved as the remains fell out due to chemotherapy, then eventually restyled as it grew back in. Throughout, everyone was unfailing kind and sensitive, and I was (and remain) so grateful to you for your support during a difficult time.
Thanks for such a lovely heart felt review Lesley, we are so proud to be able to offer support to our customers through all their life stages, difficult and joyous. Shine has become my family over the years and I am over joyed when others have a similar supportive experience.