Mindful Holistic Bodywork
I spent many years living in different places, doing different jobs; always enjoying life but feeling that something was missing, that I wasn't living the life I was born to live. These days, I can hand-on-heart say that where I choose to live and the work I do, are totally me!
Both coming to Ibiza and starting a career in massage therapy didn't feel like choices I made consciously. It's like there was a force inside that was guiding me. Back in 2009 whilst travelling in Latin America I found myself enrolling in a massage course in Guatemala. I'd worked in TV for 11 years, so I can't tell you why I made that seemingly random decision. But it changed my life. During one of the training sessions I had a "lightbulb moment". I looked down at my hands and knew with absolutely clarity that what they were doing felt completely right. At the end of the course I received a treatment from my teacher and I was blown away how incredible I felt afterwards. I just knew that if I could make other people feel even half as good, then this was the career path for me.
I have an active mind and I love to study. I've completed courses in various forms of bodywork and massage techniques over the years but it was learning Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine that made me see and understand the body in a way that makes sense to me. The "qi" that flows in, around and through us, is everything. I meditate and practice every day, connecting, playing and experimenting with energy. I know the calmer I feel in my body and in my mind, the more receptive I am. The more in flow I feel, the more I can facilitate the flow in those I treat.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"Alison is the most wonderfully instinctive Massage Therapist. Her healing hands have calmed me through times of great stress, energised me when I was low and taken me to places of intense bliss. She is a wonderful Therapist and a beautiful person to get a treatment from. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Hannah - Music Executive
"I have had many, many massages over the years but I can honestly say that Alison is hands-down the best. You are left feeling energised yet calm, and her ability to find and then dissipate areas of tension is incredible."
Sarah - Property Lawyer
"Alison has worked magic on my body. I came to her complaining of aching shoulders, hips and knees, and low energy, and left with a wonderful sense of well being! My shoulders have fallen back into a more natural and comfortable position and I can now turn my head without restriction. My lower body is happier to move and it feels as though my whole system has been reconnected. I wouldn’t have believed one treatment could make such a difference and so look forward to the next one."
Sheila - Office Assistant
"Alison is truly a gifted soul - she has such a deep compassion for her clients and is so skilled in truly understanding their needs. I worked with Alison to complement traditional treatment of a mental health crisis - a very dark and difficult time in my life. My weekly sessions with Alison brought a deeply healing element to an otherwise chaotic time and her input was invaluable. Alison really focuses on working holistically with her clients and the Shiatsu therapy she offers compliments this perfectly. As someone new to Shiatsu, Alison made me feel completely at ease with the process and worked with me every week to tailor it to my specific situation. I would highly recommend Alison - she provides a safe and caring pair of hands to help heal body and mind and ensures that her clients needs are at the centre of everything she does."
Emily - Charity Worker
"Alison is an extremely professional, skilled and thoughtful therapist. I immediately felt at ease with her and my physical and mental health have benefited greatly as a result of the massage and Shiatsu treatments that I receive on a regular basis."
Nancy - Women’s Health Counsellor
"I've suffered from chronic insomnia for 15 years, the result of life trauma thus leading to anxiety. This resulted in sleepless nights as well as whole weeks. Having tried everything from CBT therapy, changes of diet, daily exercise and continually being otherwise very physically fit and healthy; I arrived to the welcoming arms of Alison as a distraught insomniac, a shell of my former self. I was at the end of the road. However, with only one session I slept solidly for the first time. She has changed my life. I feel less anxious and I now enjoy the process of falling asleep and staying there! I can't imagine my life now without the help of Alison's calming touch. I see her regularly and we're spreading the treatments now that sleep is finally here. I couldn't recommend her more for transforming my life. She has miracle hands and the kindest of hearts."
Becca - Advertising Manager
“Facing the prospect of surgery for neck and shoulder injuries and suffering from constant pain and depression, I was looking for alternative solutions. I am so pleased to have found Alison and be introduced to Shiatsu and Yoga. The result has been amazing. Alison not only has a deep understanding and passion for her craft but is also a consummate professional.”
Mark - Retired Print Designer
"In addition to her thorough massage skills, Alison brings a rare meditative presence into her body work which makes her a great Therapist for both body and soul."
Cenneth - Entrepreneur
Shiatsu Practitioner (3 year Diploma) with the European Shiatsu School
Qi-Release Massage Diploma - Alchemy of Touch
Advanced Clinical Massage for treating pain conditions, Jing Massage School
Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy Certificate
ITEC and BTEC professional massage Diplomas, Essentials for Health
Deep Tissue Massage and Pregnancy Massage, Gateway
Hatha Yoga Teacher Diploma, Yoga Vidya, India
100 hour Anusara Immersion training, Bridget Woods Kramer
Feng Shui Certification - Marie Diamond
“You possess the ability to tap a bottomless well of physical and psychic energy.
With it, you can harness the magical power of the universe. Yet most of us unknowingly block the flow of this power, and live out our lives not reaching the potential that we could achieve if we only knew how.”
L.V. Carnie, Author of Chi Gung