Testimonials for Sports Massage
(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.
(June 2012) Alison Brown works miracles! I have been playing the violin for 23 years, professionally for about 10, and so have many RSI problems. I also have Fibromyalgia which has caused me great pain. Although I have seen many(!) therapists over the years, with varying techniques, Alison has been the most successful. She doesn't believe in hurting you to release an area, but in working on it, then stretching it out so that she can work deeper. It wasn't what I expected from remedial massage, but it really works.I had 4 sessions with Alison to begin with, and will now keep up a bit of maintenance with her. My forearms have always been a problem area and she tackled these so that they became pain free after the first session! She also showed me stretches, which have helped enormously. We built up to my most troublesome areas and I suffered no side effects, which is unheard of! I was completely pain free for a couple of days after each session and overall my pain has lessened. I have fewer muscle spasms, which has changed my quality of life a great deal. I am truly grateful.Alison chatted with me about my condition before I booked the appointment so that we were both sure she could help me, which I really appreciated. She also doesn't believe in having loads of sessions before you see a difference, unlike most other practitioners I have seen, so it is more wallet friendly. And above all, she is lovely!
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.
As a keen sports person (triathlons, marathons, ironman etc) and someone who has had four full-term pregnancies - I have come to know Alison well over many years. Whether it has been back pain, problems with hips, sore shoulder and sore foot/ankle - she has always managed to work away the aches and pains. Alison's manner is very professional and her work is always excellent. And I'm fairly certain that regular massages have helped in achieving my sports goals and kept me injury free.
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 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.
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.
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