About Alison

Alison is an experienced clinical and sports massage therapist. She has undertaken extensive training in order to focus on acute and chronic pain conditions that arise in the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Whether this pain has arisen from injury, poor posture, overuse (i.e. repetitive strain), stress or any other reason Alison’s aim is to relieve your pain and improve your flexibility.

Alison has undertaken extensive training mainly at the Jing Institute of Advanced massage.  and has achieved a BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Clinical and Sports Massage, the highest massage qualification in the UK. This training, coupled with her past experiences as a qualified nurse, has given her a sound knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body as well as the skills and techniques needed to focus on the different musculo – skeletal conditions that could arise.

Alison’s aims to focus on achieving specific outcomes such as relieving your pain and improving your flexibility as quickly as possible. This can usually be achieved in 1 – 6 sessions. Each session is client led and adapted to meet your individual needs. Due to this no 2 sessions are the same. Furthermore, Alison will give you strategies to help yourself between sessions. This will give you back some control over your condition and help to speed up the healing process.

Alison feels it is important to continue with her career development. She is currently training as an Essential Somatics Movement Teacher and is running a weekly class on Thursday evenings. Somatic movements help to release tight muscles which can be causing chronic pain. Alison feels that Clinical Massage and Somatics both help to reduce and manage chronic pain if caused from the soft tissues.

Alison is very passionate about what she does and has a thriving practice in Cosham, Portsmouth.

Qualifications

BTEC Diploma Level 6 in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage; Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist Certificate; Registered General Nurse (RGN), Anatomy and Physiology, Diploma in Swedish Massage, Diploma in  Sports Massage; Diploma in Indian Head Massage; Clinical Hot Stones Massage; Pregnancy Massage; Clinical Massage for acute and chronic pain in the Lower Back, Neck and Shoulder, Shoulder Girdle, Hip and Pelvis, Leg, Knee and Foot and Forearm.