Testimonials for Body Massage

(January 2013) I would like to recommend Calmblue Holistic Therapies, firstly because the staff are so welcoming and friendly with genuine caring hearts. Secondly their holistic therapies I have experienced were amazing, particularly the Remedial Massage with Alison Brown; she has been a life saver to me in helping relieve my severe neck and upper back pain. Additionally, her Deep Tissue Massage skills and techniques leave your body and mind feeling amazingly relaxed and rested. So a huge thank you Alison for your magic hands.

I would also like to recommend the Guided Meditation Group Sessions with Carol Watson. Carol has created fabulous meditation journeys which has allowed me to take time out in my life, to de-stress and to recharge the old batteries; its also a good way to meet new people. Massive thanks to you Carol.

I have only been using these holistic therapies for a short while, but the benefits I have gained during this time have been gratefully received and it is well worth trying it out for yourself.


(January 2013) Just to say a note to say thank you for all the help you have given me over the last few years. I first came to you for a relaxing massage after I had an accident to my knee, and my body was feeling somewhat battered. After the massage the body just seemed to give a sigh. Since then I have had regular treatment and I find I move freely, and my general physical condition has improved.


For many years I suffered from a knee problem and back pain. A friend suggested that I went to see Alison Brown who might help to relieve my discomfort. I did this, and found that Alison was able to greatly alleviate the pain and swelling in my knee and also the pain in my back. This has improved my mobility and enabled me to undertake things that would not otherwise have been possible, and greatly improving my quality of life. In addition to her considerable knowledge and skills, Alison has a charming personality.


A massage from John not only helps my back problems, but my feet and legs have never felt better! I feel several inches taller when I leave! I have been able to walk further than I did previously, and enjoy it much more.


I have a lot of problems with my Achilles tendons. With the advice and massage from John I managed to complete a pain free half marathon. His massages really help with muscle tension and pain.


Fiona's treatments are utter bliss and so relaxing. My favourite is the hot stone massage - a real stress buster.


I would recommend John's Gesell Massage to any person. It has improved the blood circulation in my leg muscles so much that I no longer need a walking stick. This physical improvement has resulted in emotional well-being too.

Jane M

Until Pamela put me back together I hadn't known how many pieces I was in. Profoundly healing. I'm full of light, astounding. Enjoying being in my body.


I was first referred to Alison in 2007 when I was suffering from severe shoulder pain. I had already tried many different therapies to no avail and was delighted to receive a personal recommendation. I was very impressed by Alison’s exceptionally professional and thorough approach. In the first session Alison spent a great deal of time analyzing my problem and its causes and the impact it was having on the rest of my body prior to deciding on the best treatment. After only two or three follow up sessions Alison had successfully treated my injury and the problem has not recurred. Over the years I have returned to Alison for treatment with a couple of other injuries and I would not consider going anywhere else. In all cases Alison’s treatment has proved highly effective. I have already recommended Alison to many people I know and will continue to do so as all have been delighted with the results.


Alison Brown is one of a kind! She has been my sports massage therapist for over ten years, and I simply can't recommend her highly enough. She's very professional and will quickly pinpoint what your problem is - due to her experience and profound understanding of the workings of the human body. She is also discreet, kind and empathetic, and although I arrive at her treatment room with aches and pains, I never fail to walk away with my spirits, and body, uplifted.


I started to see Alison a few years ago after experiencing about 4 years of lower back pain from having children. I felt immediate relief after Alison used her gentle but extremely effective stretching techniques, which realigned my pelvis. Now, whenever I feel any tension or twisting in my back or shoulders, I always go to Alison. not only is she an excellent therapist, she has a lovely manner and always remembers things we have chatted about. This is a great skill as it makes it a very personal experience. I would (and do) recommend Alison to anyone suffering from back, neck and shoulder problems.


I have visited Alison half a dozen times to resolve some issues I have had with my Achilles tendon and with my back. Alison immediately puts you at your ease and takes time to understand your issues in the context of your overall well-being. What particularly impresses me about Alison is her belief and determination that she can sort you out in one or two visits. This has been the case with the two issues I have had - and I have gone back for further sessions because they are enjoyable and for 'care and maintenance'. Alison gave me exercises to do for my Achilles which were most beneficial. As well as sorting out my back she identified the root cause of the problem - my car seat. If you have an illness or an injury, or are just feeling a bit stiff and need to loosen up a bit, I have no hesitation in recommending Alison - she is an excellent Remedial Massage Therapist.


Fiona is the genuine article - well trained, professional and committed. A few years ago, I recommended Fiona to colleagues at the Lothian Primary Heathcare Trust, and she has since been providing massage to learning disabled adults within the service, many of whom are labelled 'difficult'. Fiona's emphatic approach has enabled her to build up trusting and beneficial relationships with these clients.


I have been going to see Alison Brown for remedial sports massage for a number of years, due to various injuries and muscle tension. I have always found Alison to be very competent in dealing with the problems I present with, taking the time to listen to what I say, keeping detailed notes and checking back on previous issues. Alison has a very 'person-centred' approach to her job and is very good at exercising various methods in order to get results, including muscle stretching, some manipulations and stretches for me to do at home. I have a great deal of respect for Alison's professionalism, she has great knowledge in what she does and is not afraid to refer on, if there is something that she thinks is beyond her remit to deal with.


Our family has used Alison Brown's 'sports and remedial massage therapist' service for many years with good results. This has included, after a major car crash, significantly improving articulation and balance caused by the accident trauma. in addition, Alison has assisted horse riding and field support injuries sustained by our teenagers. We have continued to have routine checks from time to time to improve our general muscular-skeletal well being. Prior to treatment a detailed assessment, before addressing symptoms presented, is always carried out and a set of notes on progress between sessions is always carefully kept. We have always found her approach highly professional. Overall we would have no hesitation in recommending Alison for sports injury and general remedial massage therapy.


Alison has successfully treated an injury to my knee, severe shoulder pain and a torn calf muscle. On every occasion I have been impressed by Alison's thorough approach. She considers not just the injury or painful area in isolation but looks at the whole body, including stance, and takes account of wider issues such as whether you work at a desk, how you sit, whether you drive, carry bags etc. In addition to a very thorough preliminary examination she employs a range of massage and stretching techniques and provides helpful advice for exercises together with adjustments to try with regards posture and sitting positions. The sum total amounts to a highly effective remedy with long lasting beneficial effects. Accordingly I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alison - indeed I have been so happy with her treatment of my various injuries that I have already recommended her to several of my friends and every one of them has contacted me to thank me and say how pleased they have been with the results Alison achieved for them.


Thank you so much Pamela, not just for the massage but listening to me and my woes. It helps so much as a full time carer to get things off my chest and have the space to relax.


Body has been dense, have created space in molecular structure. Felt like a sandy beach being washed by waves, gentle sea rocking. Aura greatly expanded. Head screwed back on. (Thank you so much Pamela.)


Alison was highly recommended to me by a colleague of mine and, having had a couple of treatments, I would not hesitate to pass on the recommendation to anyone looking for a good Remedial Massage Therapist. Alison is very professional and thorough and creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for treatment. She has successfully treated my back problem and given me good advice to help prevent and re-occurrence. I will definitely use her again if I need any other treatments in the future.


I would recommend John's Health and Wellness Massage to anyone. Thanks to him, I no longer need a stick for walking, nor painkillers. The physical improvement is matched by a mental improvement as well.