"Alison has been my massage therapist for around 10 years now. Like most people I tend to hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck, this along with my arthritis, causes me quite a lot of discomfort. I see Alison once a month for a massage. If she feels a knotted area around my neck or shoulder then she will work at softening it, if you ask her to use more (or less) pressure she will do so. Often during the course of the massage she will come across an unexpected sore spot, usually on my lower back, she will gently massage it until I can bear a little bit more pressure and this usually does the trick. Every once in a while I ask Alison to give me Thermo - Auricular Therapy. This is a very relaxing treatment which eases the intense itching I get in my ears as well as reduce wax build up, the ear massage she does with this treatment is wonderful. Each session with Alison leaves me feeling very relaxed, but at the same time quite energised possibly because the pain or stress has eased. Alison is very friendly and we chat a lot during the massage. This is my choice though because I don't like the traditional 'therapeutic music'. I can thoroughly recommend Alison as a therapist; she is very knowledgeable and professional in her work and listens and responds to what I need to relieve my aches and pains."
"I had only one experience of massage previously and it was not a positive one, so I was quite nervous when I booked for a massage with Alison. However I was feeling very tired and run down after a particularly busy period at work and hoped a whole body massage and a bit of "me time" would do me good. On meeting Alison I was instantly reassured by her calm and gentle manner and the careful medical history she took. (My previous massage had been in a hotel spa where it felt hurried and very impersonal.) The treatment room was a real haven of peace and once my oils had been selected I was happy to leave it to Alison and just chill out! I felt calm, energised and clear-headed after the session for the first time in weeks. I also felt truly cared for by this committed professional therapist. I will certainly be back."