About Us

Balanced Lifestyle


 Balanced Lifestyle is an urban health retreat in south Edinburgh.   We are based in the stunning, Kingston Grange manor house at Liberton, just 10 minutes drive from central Edinburgh (parking is free). 

  The beautifully elegant, calibrated practice therapy space and somatic studio are a hidden secret haven on the first floor of Liberton Golf Club;  completely private from the rest of the building, and the rest of the world. The building itself is historic old Georgian, built around the turn of the 18th century and set in beautiful spacious, nature-nurturing grounds. 

Our Methods


Our aim is to help restore health, energy and well-being on all levels.

 Incorporating an eastern style ambiance, Balanced Lifestyle is the perfect place for you to escape the challenges of work and family life.  So if you would like to feel better physically and emotionally, react more positively to the demands of life, create a more stress free and healthy lifestyle, relax and reconnect with yourself, Balanced Lifestyle is here to help 

The Team


 Since 2011 Balanced Lifestyle has grown into a small friendly team of passionate individuals, who all offer a strong level of professionalism and bring their own unique set of skills and expertise to the retreat. 

Shona McDiarmid - Founder & Therapist

Nicola Jarvine - Administrator

Francis Lucie - Pilates Instructor

Anna Baker - Pilates Instructor

Nathalie Young - Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Linda Barr - Pilates Instructor

Caroline Toshack - Body Movement Coach 

Chell Harrison - Yoga Instructor

Sh Svitlana - Beauty Therapist

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Massages Therapies



Balanced Lifestyle’s Signature Body Treatment (1 hour) - £62 / (1 hour 30 minutes) - £88

Holistic Massage (1 hour) - £62 / (1 hour 30 minutes) - £88

Intensive Muscle Release (1 hour) - £62

Hot Stone Massage (1 hour) - £70/ (1 hour 30 minutes) - £90

LaStone Massage (1 hour) - £70 / (1 hour 30 minutes) - £90

Total Body Experience (2 hour) - £120

Facial Treatments



Balanced Lifestyle’s Signature Face Treatment (1 hour 30 minutes) - £85

Microdermabrasion Diamond Peel (1 hour) - £70

Organic Face Massage (1 hour) - £65

Alternative Therapies



Reiki (1 hour treatment) - £55

Chakra Balancing Massage (1 hour) - £62

Transformational Therapy (1 hour) - £62

Mini Retreat for Two (2 hours) - £119 / £59.50 per person

Pilates & Yoga Timetables



Wednesday - Multi-level  with Sean

9.30am - 10.30am

6pm -    7.30pm

Monthly standing order Membership £36

(Flexibility on classes)

Friday - Multi-level with Anna

9.30am – 10.30am

6.00pm –   7.00pm

Monthly standing order Membership £36

(Flexibility on classes)

Email: Sean or Anna



Monday  6.15pm - 7.15pm - Chell Harrison


Block of 4 classes - £30

Drop-in £11




Balanced Lifestyle creates their own unique massage blends:






New Client Discount

£10 off any treatment 

Any Massage Block Booking

Block of  6 for £316.20  (15% discount/£55.80)

Block of 12 for £595 (20% discount / £148.80)

Block of 6 x 1.5 hour massage for £408 (15% discount)

Facial Block Booking 

Block of   3 treatments £165* (15% discount)

Block of 12 treatments £624* (20% discount)

*offer does not apply to hot stones massage and Signature Face Treatment



 Shona is provided exceptional service, professional massage tailored for my needs. Amazing experience. -  A S

5* GOOGLE Review

 Beautiful calm surroundings, friendly staff and a spacious, elegant treatment room. I love my regular massage from Shona, she works wonders on my aches and pains and I come out feeling on cloud 9. I really recommend Balanced Lifestyle, it's been a real gem of a find for me. -  J S

5* FACEBOOK Review

 Have been at Balanced Lifestyle for 3+ years now. Once a month Shona finds the 'niggles' and sorts them all out. She is just amazing! Definitely recommend Shona and her team. But, over and above that, Balanced Lifestyle has started Pilates classes and never having been at Pilates before I decided to give it a try. Am now hooked with Nicola in charge! I would suggest you need to give everything a try. - J G

5* GOOGLE Review

 If you want to have a really good experience; one that sorts out all your body's aches and pains and can at times make you feel so relaxed that you are in danger of dozing off.   If what I have said appeals to you then you cannot do better than visit Shona McDiarmid at Balanced Lifestyle.   She is amazing and truly professional and I just want to thank Shona so much for the help that she has been.   I've been to a number of massage professionals over the years but Shona is the best. -  R S

5* FACEBOOK Review

Great place .work around you to fit you in, great staff and make you feel welcome from the first step in the door.   P M Cpt of Liberton Rugby Club


 This was my first time at Balanced Lifestyle...there is a lovely calming atmosphere and the place had a great ambiance. Both Shona and Anne were very friendly. Shona gave a deep massage which was brilliant... (one of the best ones I have had). Came out feeling amazing... (will definitely be back.) Oh and plenty parking spaces. - M T

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Tel:   0131 672 2286 

Text: 07921 823 930

Balanced Lifestyle

Location: 1st floor, Kingston Grange Liberton Golf Club 297 Gilmerton Road EDINBURGH EH16 5UJ




Reception Opening Times

Monday:        Open for classes only

Tuesday:       1.30pm-6.30pm

Wednesday:  1.30pm-6.30pm

Thursday:      9.30am-2.30pm

Friday:           9.30am-5.30pm 

Saturday:       9.30am-5.30pm

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