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Relaxation | Recovery | Wellness

André Duarte, Olive Tree Therapies founder and lead therapist

Nice to meet you and welcome to my practice! 

My name is André (he/him/they/them) and I’m an experienced bodyworker and integrative therapist informed by Polyvagal Theory, Ayurveda, Yoga and my 12-year background in the mental health field. This means my approach is to treat body, mind and spirit as a unified whole and never as separate entities.


I combine different disciplines and techniques as and when appropriate to create a treatment completely tailored to your needs. Techniques I may use include several modalities of massage, Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Ayurveda and Reiki.

I also offer Somatic Trauma Therapy sessions at a reduced rate until I complete this qualification in June 2024. 



  • Somatic Trauma Therapy (School of Holistic Therapies, Edinburgh - currently studying, to be completed in 2024)

  • VTCT (ITEC) Diploma in Complementary Therapies (Citylit, London - Distinction)

  • 100 hours Certification in Ayurvedic Massage and Panchakarma Therapy (School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Kannur, India - Distinction 'A' grade)

  • Certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy (School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Kannur, India - Distinction 'A' grade)

  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (London School of Massage, London - Merit)

  • Diploma in Oncology Massage (Cancer Support Scotland, Glasgow)

  • MA Fine Art Practice / Filmmaking and Photography (Glasgow School of Art - Distinction)

  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Criminology (Coventry University - 2:1)


Short courses:


  • Deep Tissue (Brighton School of Massage, Brighton)

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Gateway Workshops, Glasgow)


My ethos

Olive Tree Therapies offers you a place where you can feel safe, relax and heal – a sanctuary where you can focus on your own needs, slow down and momentarily put down some of the burdens of this busy world.


Olive Tree Therapies is an inclusive, body positive and LGBTQ+ proudly owned business and ally to all Queer people. 


My ethos is to offer person-centred, honest and evidence-based care for each client. I strive to provide a safe, nourishing, trauma informed and judgement free space to leave each client with a profound sense of wellbeing. 


I can support you whether you have specific aches, pains or medical problems, are working towards a sports event or goal or whether you simply want to relax and de-stress. 

If you are looking for other types of healing I can also support you with this via my training in Ayurveda, Reiki or Somatic Trauma Therapy

When needed and requested, I will provide you with adequate signposting, information and advice about your condition and symptoms. When appropriate, I will signpost you to another healthcare professional who might be in a better position to support you.

If you have more questions about me, my practice or the way I work, please read the FAQ’s section of the website or get in touch with me directly.

André Duarte, Olive Tree Therapies founder and lead therapist
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Contact Info

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North Junction Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6HN - Paid parking on Admiralty Street 

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