web_res_AS_002I am a clinical and sports massage therapist. I specialise in the treatment of chronic pain which can arise in the muscles and soft tissues. Many people suffer from chronic pain due to a number of reasons. Poor posture is the most likely cause of chronic pain because we live a more sedentary lifestyle and spend a lot of the day sitting down. Another reason is due to the repetitive use of muscles (as a result of increased use of mobile phones and computers). Finally, chronic pain can also arise following an injury.

Pain symptoms can present as a dull nagging ache, sharp stabbing pain, burning pain or a gnawing pain. It can be intermittent or constant. In addition, stiffness and reduced flexibility of the joints may also be affected. Often I find symptoms have developed over a period of time, sometimes years.

Clinical and sports massage uses a combination of techniques to treat the muscles and soft tissues in order to reduce the pain and increase the range of movement. The number of sessions can vary depending on the problem. Between 1 – 6 sessions should be sufficient although occasionally more sessions may be needed. Once the problem is under control monthly maintenance treatment may be advised.

Some conditions we can treat include:


  • Muscle strains or ligament sprain
  • Muscle tension, spasm and stiffness
  • Herniated disc  (commonly called slipped disc)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatica / Piriformis syndrome
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff injuries (shoulder injuries)
  • Back Pain
  • Hip and pelvic Pain
  • Leg, knee and foot pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • RSI conditions e.g Carpal Tunnel and tennis elbow
  • TMJ and jaw pain


For more information or to book an appointment contact me by:

Phone 07760100279 or email me at info@alison-emery.co.uk

I am conveniently located in Cosham, Portsmouth, which is easily accessible off the M27 if travelling by car or Cosham train station is a 15 minute walk. Resident parking is available on the road.