Membership: Federation of Holistic Therapists
If not at the Back on Track Healthcare clinic, you would find me on the tennis court or spinning to try and work off my husband’s amazing cooking! Then unwinding by playing the viola, going to experience London’s wealth of live music, or walking in our restorative local woodlands.
Alison’s path to massage therapy began in her teens when she was successfully treated by an osteopath for a repetitive strain injury caused by playing the viola. After completing a music degree and several years of receptionist work, Alison qualified and practised as an osteopath for 12 years. Alison enjoyed the philosophy of using an integrated approach to an individual’s health; looking at how each patient has used their body over time, as well as their health beliefs and the psychological factors involved in their wellbeing. However, Alison’s passion has always been working with the soft tissues of the body to relieve tension, and in 2018 she made the change, after gaining an ITEC Diploma in Massage, to become a massage therapist.
Alison combines more traditional, relaxing Swedish massage techniques with those learnt through her time as an osteopath, including elements of deep tissue, trigger point, muscle energy and joint articulation techniques.
Alison decided to add Reflexology to her skill set in 2023 following requests from massage clients for this relaxing therapy. She qualified with distinction and is enjoying seeing clients benefitting from its positive effects.
Alison has a special interest in treating musicians to relieve playing-related pain and tensions. As a musician herself she understands the repetitive strain involved in holding instruments in awkward postures for long hours of rehearsal and performance.
Alison finds the therapy room a very relaxing place to be and feels fortunate to be able to pass on this feeling of calm and wellbeing to her clients … and call this work