Providing a client focused service aiming to facilitate improvement through a variety of techniques, from manual therapy to pain education, so you are always in control.


Swedish Massage    1 Hour - £30    45 Min - £25
An overall gentle massage for back, neck and shoulders, lower back and legs or full body.  Mellow and relaxing, Swedish Massage reduces stress and is thought to promote circulation, re-hydrate tissues and improve delivery of nutrients and oxygen to tired muscles.  It can help to relieve aches and pains, lower blood pressure and reduce muscular tension. 



Remedial and Sports Massage    1 Hour - £30    45 Min - £25
A deeper form of soft tissue massage which targets specific aches, pains and areas of tension.  Not just for sports people, it can also help to relieve the symptoms of many pain conditions and injuries.  It can decrease muscular tension, increase perceived recovery from activity, improve aching muscles and offer relief from RSI, tendon pain (eg tennis/golfers elbow) and muscular strain.
 

Hot Stone Massage    1 Hour - £30 
A speciality massage where the therapist uses smooth heated stones as an extension of their own hands or by placing them on the body.  The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work deeper into the tissues.
 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage    1 Hour - £30    45 Min - £25
A soft touch, rhythmic massage primarily for reducing swelling and stimulating lymphatic circulation.  Particularly useful for treating lymphoedema, swelling from bone fractures or ligament sprain and post surgery.  It can also be enjoyed as a more general relaxation treatment for persistent pain conditions such as CFS and fibromyalgia for which a deeper pressure is uncomfortable.
 

Bowen Technique with Izzie Cambell     Promotional offer £30 per session

Clients may find Bowen helpful with muscular-skeletal pain (sports injuries or other unknown), managing stress, anxiety, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic and hormonal issues. Bowen is suitable for all ages and stages of life.

Bowen is a hands on therapy that works with your body to promote balancing and healing. Muscular-skeletally, your body is not just a pile of bones stacked on top of each other, it is held by a series of tensions within the soft tissue. Problems can occur through accidents but pain can also creep into people’s lives without an obvious culprit. The culprit is often gravity – the body naturally compensates to manage an imbalance which works for a while until the imbalance is no longer sustainable pain free.

Each session builds on the last, so for many conditions it is recommended to have two or three sessions initially, ideally five to ten days apart. Sessions times vary but usually around 45 minutes.


Body Whispering with Gurcharan Singh   90 minutes - £60

Over the past twenty years, I have developed a pluralistic approach to my work, bringing in elements of different models of mind and body. A key observation many years ago was that during a body-based-therapy, there invariably came a time when a structured dialogue felt useful and appropriate. Similarly, during talking therapies, there was often a compelling reason for body work. I have developed an integrated therapy that brings massage and dialogue into one structured session to facilitate therapeutic change. I call this process, ‘Body Whispering’.

This therapy is for clients wishing to do ‘inner work’. Perhaps there are aspects to your being that you do not fully understand or are uneasy about and you wish to explore these. Perhaps you have ‘everything’ in life (the career, spouse, house, car, kids, financial security) but still experience a ‘dissatisfaction’. Perhaps you know what you want to ‘work on’ within yourself but have not found one single therapeutic strategy that has quite worked for you. Maybe you are looking to ‘de-clutter’ internally in order to free yourself up to do whatever your next challenge in life is. There are many individual reasons for embarking on this therapeutic strategy.

I will explain each stage in much greater detail before you commence sessions. I recommend an initial session to see if it is what you are looking for after which I contract for an additional five sessions. I have found that it takes about six sessions to make serious inroads into your inner life. A session lasts approximately 90 minutes.
 

Things can get quite busy with appointment slots filling up 2-3 days ahead.  Think a week in advance to get the time that suits you best!
To book call 01350 727 173 or email us at info@insituclimbing.co.uk

Our Therapists

Alison Annison

Alison has a chequered career history from a brief stint in the forces a lifetime ago, to equine groom, postie, children's outdoor activity instructor, drystane dyker and tipi builder. A lengthy past of sports (and some non sports) injuries piqued an interest in rehabilitation and pain reduction. She is qualified in Remedial and Sports massage as well as Swedish massage, manual lymphatic drainage and sports taping. Through an interest in pain and it's impact she has also completed the Explain Pain course to deepen her understanding and address misunderstandings about tissue damage and pain. Experienced both in clinic and events massage, as well as work with sports teams she has an interest in health and fitness generally.
 
Motivated by the many questions asked about the whys and hows of the human body, she is also studying for a Sport and Exercise degree, full time at Abertay University in Dundee. Upon completion she intends to add Strength and Conditioning to the range of services on offer, not just for the sporty but also for those with persistent niggles or muscular issues from living life. She believes in a person centred perspective, not just focusing on the structure of the body but also on a persons individual experiences and how they affect the body.

In her free time Alison likes to go rock climbing, running trails with Rockstar (the terrier), riding Scotland's impressive roads on her motorbike, mountain biking and attempting to grow a variety of vegetables in her garden. She is also easily persuaded to go skiing, canoeing, or any other kind of adventuring! 


Steven Buttrick

After spending 7 years working in France as a water sports instructor in the summer and chalet hosting/ski guiding in the winter Steven pursued his passion for fitness by completing a diploma in Personal Training in 2013. For his own personal development within the fitness industry, he wanted to understand more about the functioning of the human body with regards to alternative methods for recovery so completed a course in Swedish and hot stones massage in 2015.

After many injuries whilst snowboarding and receiving massage for a dislocated shoulder he was amazed by what was achievable from the variety of different techniques used within a sports and remedial massage. These techniques that he recently learned from this qualification and incorporating the knowledge gained as a personal trainer has helped him to be able to assess and treat the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management in both a clinical and sporting environment. 


 

Gurcharan Singh

Hello!

My background is in Medical Sciences. I studied Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and did my Masters in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen. I greatly value my scientific background, since it fits in well with my curious and inquisitive mind. I am always looking for ways of doing things that are cleaner, more efficient, more effective – basically better and simpler!

One of the turning points in my life was studying Swedish Massage at the Grampian School of Massage and then subsequently Counselling at Aberdeen Counselling & Information Service (ACIS). There is an enormous power in the very simple acts of touch and listening. Both offer the opportunity for connecting at a deep level. Both allow working with a person as a whole which is the most important aspect of my work as a therapist. Another vital element of the work I do is that everything has mindful intentionality.

In essence, my work is Holistic and Intentional and is contained within the core conditions of Person Centred Counselling, namely, Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (acceptance) and congruence (honesty). This way of working brings with it the potential for deep and long lasting therapeutic benefits for my clients.

My Health Related Training:

BSc (Honours) Biochemistry

MSc Clinical Pharmacology

Diploma in Swedish Massage

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling

Trained Co-Counsellor

Person Centred & Solution Focused Counsellor

Hobbies:
Massage! My work is my passion. How lucky for me!!
I am a biker and have ridden since I was a teenager. My favourite trips have been extensive rides around many countries in mainland Europe, wild camping along the way.
I am a private pilot and love flying. Flying is a meditation for me. I have to be mindful and in the moment the whole time, especially when there is a high workload in the cockpit.
I trained for three years as a Luthier (stringed musical instrument maker) and have built a guitar and an instrument of my own design. Instrument making is therapy for me.
I like walking, reading, technology, singing. and playing Indian keyboard.
Life is full. Life is good.



 

Useful links:
Low back Pain
painscience.com
runningphysio.com
greglehman.ca
bodyinmind.org

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