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An antidote to stressful living

In our fast paced lifestyles, hustle and bustle is seen as the norm. Often the busier we are the more we feel we are achieving. Trying to balance work and life is no easy task and can leave us stretched to our limits both mentally and physically.

This is why we believe it is so important to take some time out from today’s busy modern world to rebalance and refresh our bodies and minds. Just having a little time for ourselves can make the biggest difference to our overall well being and give a whole new perspective to life as whole.

From the moment you step inside Bliss, we invite you to switch off from the outside world, relax and recharge. Take this time to calm your mind and let your stresses and tensions just melt away. A visit to us is an immersive experience. You may come in feeling tired and run down, but our team will immediately put you at ease and make sure you leave feeling totally rejuvenated.

Whether you’re looking to soothe away your aches and pains with one of our bespoke massages or feel more confident with one of our bespoke beauty treatments, time spent at Bliss offers you a haven of peace and tranquility far from the stresses of the modern world.

Rachael's Story

Rachael Forde

Founder & Owner at Bliss

When I was younger I used to suffer from anxiety and it really held me back from making the most of my late teens, early twenties . Feeling lost about how to overcome my feelings, it was recommended for me to try aromatherapy with massage. To my surprise the regular combination of taking time out to relax my brain and unwind, along with the added sensations of massage and aromatherapy scents really helped me to keep my feelings in check. It gave me more confidence to be myself.

In 2005, I launched the business working from home, as my clientele grew, I decided to take the jump and open Bliss renting premises in North Methven Street, before moving to the current salon in Hospital Street in 2015.

I strive for people to view Bliss as a safe haven. A place to come and unwind from their daily stresses. A place to recharge.

All of our treatments are carried out to the highest standards, and our team’s holistic approach to well being helps us to build long term relationships with our clients as they adjust their mindset from treating themselves on special occasions to making treatments part of their regular routine.

Give yourself the permission to unwind.

At Bliss clients aren’t squeezed in, so appointments always run to time. The premises are always scrupulously clean and the team 100% professional.

Rachael x

Meet the Team

All Bliss staff are highly trained and caring individuals, who are always on hand to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience. Our therapists are fully qualified in the treatments they carry out and fully insured.If you would like a particular therapist then please request them by name when booking

I'm a Receptionist in Bliss. When I left school I attended college with the hope of becoming a chef, but after a year of training I realised I enjoyed eating the food a bit more than cooking it! I then went on to train as a bookbinder, which I did for 16 years. I started at Bliss in 2008, had another career change in 2018 but my heart was here and missed the girls terribly, so now I am back with my Bliss family and our clients, some of whom I've known now for many years. As a mum and grandma I don't have a lot of spare time, but when I do it usually involves long dog walks, food and travel.

I've worked as a beauty therapist at Bliss since 2012, and really enjoy the difference I can make with clients. I decided I wanted to retrain as a Nurse and I'm currently studying at University to gain this qualification. When I'm not at university or on placement I carry on seeing my clients within Bliss. When I'm not studying or at work I love spending time with my dog Ralph!
Originally from Oban I joined Bliss in January 2022. I love being in the industry and learning about different brands and techniques. However, my passion lies with wellbeing treatments like reflexology and massage. Out with salon life I enjoy going for walks although Oban's seafronts are sorely missed. Then my top way to relax is spending time with loved ones.

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