Having just completed Alison’s first Somatic’s course. Not only is she a great massage therapist, she is a fabulous teacher. Loved everything about learning Somatics, such gentle easy to learn movements with massive benefits. Alison’s knowledge of somatics is passed on effectively ensure positive outcomes. Being able to do the exercises at home has improved my lower back pain. Thank you, I’ll be joining you for another course.
Had a problem shoulder for few weeks and after one consultation Alison has increased mobility with it and have less pain still need more treatments but highly recommended
I had been suffering for months with chronic pain. after seeing Alison for a period of time I was pain free. Professional and caring Thank you
I attended Alison’s clinic following a flare up of an on going back problem. As a male nurse for 40 years and having played rugby and golf I am aware this is a common complaint in both my profession and choose sports. Alison works from home and from a rented room at the Cosham Natural Therapy Centre. I found the Centre to be welcoming and comfortable with the receptionist helping me to feel at ease. Each session started with an empathetic history and update of the pain, with helpful targeted suggestions of exercises or posture changes to do at home. I find Alison to be highly skillful, working in a very professional way, constantly ensuring my dignity and checking on my level of discomfort whilst massaging, After four weekly sessions Alison recommended that I reduce to two weekly which has now reduced to monthly maintenance sessions. I am really pleased with my decision to trust in Alison and would recommend her to anyone suffering similar muscular conditions.
Lower Back Pain
I have had chronic lower back pain for as long as I can remember. I have visited other specialists regularly, which have maintained the pain but never cured it. I visited Alison because I was disillusioned with the care elsewhere. I am so glad I did. From the first visit Alison worked on the specific areas of pain and in a way no other therapist has. What a difference! The pain stayed away for nearly 2 weeks. I’ve had more treatments and after each one the benefits last longer and the pain is no where near as extensive as it was. Alison also suggested that she did some scar work on my caesarean section scar which is over 30 years old!!! Alison explained how this may be impacting on my lower back pain. In for a penny I thought. Not only has she reduced the depth of the scar, there has been another massive shift in the pain in my buttock. How? You’ll have to ask Alison because I’m not sure I could explain it as well as she does. I’ve now gone onto a maintenance programme of treatments, which is saving me money on what I was paying on a fortnightly basis to the other therapists I’ve seen. I would highly recommend Alison for her skill and knowledge, but also for her friendly approach.
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Alison has helped me to learn to manage and control my long term back, neck and shoulder pain by using various massage techniques and offering exercise suggestions to help along the way. I have had many years experience of different styles of massage but none compared to this. Alison works intuitively and professionally to alleviate the discomfort I have had for many years helping to bring it under control. I would thoroughly recommend Alison.
I have suffered from migraine for around 25 years, but more recently I was getting 3 a week, despite having regular botox injections with a clinician. I turned to Alison at my wits’ end and she said she would help me. At first I had weekly massages and gradually the pain in my neck, shoulders and back started to ease. I felt taller and stronger and there was “space” in my neck that had never been there before. Alison also suggested some “self-care” treatments, which were simple and fitted in to my daily life. I have been working with Alison for 3 months now, slowly reducing our sessions to fortnightly, and the migraines have decreased to 1 or 2 a fortnight. They no longer last for days and the intensity of the pain has reduced dramatically. My doctor even commented that my neck, shoulder and back muscles are more relaxed and require fewer injections! I highly recommend Alison, she is intuitive and gentle and the more feedback you can give her, the more she will understand your condition.