Alison Bartram ITEC. IIHHT (VTCT). MCThA.

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Alison Bartram

Over the years Alison has developed a unique stress-relieving massage rhythm using both hands-on and hands-free bodywork styles, utilising techniques derived from Massage Training Institute industry experts and other bodywork specialists.

Alison has been a qualified massage therapist since 2002. Her soft tissue techniques, including Trigger Point therapy,  have successfully helped alleviate many musculo-skeletal aches and pains – whether treating chronic neck, back, shoulder or limb discomforts such as sciatica, or dealing with pre- or post-event sports injury management.

Alison is a massage therapist offering sports and deep tissue massage, remedial massage, therapeutic and aromatherapy massage, also pregnancy massage and table thai massage.

She also offers reflexology, maternity reflexology and 'The Dorn Method' (a non-manipulative spinal & joint realignment therapy.) 

Q&A with Alison Bartram

What are your qualifications?

  • ITEC Diplomas in Anatomy, Physiology & Body Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy & Reflexology.
  • VTCT. IIHHT. Diploma in Indian Head Massage
  • Certificates: The Dorn Method & Breuss Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Table Thai Massage
  • Second Degree Reiki
  • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • MCThA – Member of the Complementary Therapists’ Association

Why do people come to you?

People like to experience a caring, kind and respectful therapist. I aim to offer this service to all my clients, aware that each person has had a different journey that brought them to their current state of tension, pain, distress or dis-ease. As an effective and friendly force for good, providing energetic healing expertise, I can assist and facilitate their return to good or better health.

Do you have any specialisms?

  • Deep Tissue & Triggerpoint Work
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Table Thai Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • The Dorn Method – Spinal & Joint Realignment Therapy

What are the typical complaints massage can help with?

  • Neck / head pain
  • Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper & Lower Arm & Hand pain
  • Upper and Lower Back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Upper and lower leg pain
  • Plantar fasciitis / foot pain
  • Triggerpoint pain in soft tissues
  • RSIs
  • Joint and Range of Motion limitations
  • Tension & Pain Management
  • Stress

What complaints can you help with that many people find surprising?

Soft tissue triggerpoint releases, which can effectively reduce or eradicate pain in many areas, and in so doing help improve or regain functional range of movement. Severe sciatic pain can often be relieved substantially over a few sessions.

Headache / migraines often benefit from progressively reducing pain levels, and less frequent pain onset with regular ‘between headaches’ work.
Stress reduction / emotional release.
Helpful rehabilitation exercises.

Can you tell us a surprising fact about massage?

A 60-minute massage is about the same as 7-8 hours of sleep to your body!