“When I first came to visit Lillian I was suffering from terrible tension in my neck and shoulders which impacted my life at home and at work as I was in almost constant discomfort.
I had no reservations about working with Lillian as she was and always has been warm and friendly, but always very professional and knowledgeable. I have always found working with Lillian to be far superior to other massage therapists because her treatment is all encompassing. She would give me exercises to do at home or suggestions for working out that would enable me to come back to the next session with less pain/discomfort. She has always been more interested in the longer term holistic approach. Lillian’s positive attitude is infectious too!
One of the best results I’ve had so far from working with Lillian is I no longer suffer from the tension/pain I once had! It’s more manageable.” – Sarah.
“I have seen Lillian many times over the years, but most recently I was in real pain from my hips and lower back.
I have no reservations about working with Lillian. She is so professional and welcoming at the same time, as well as, supportive. You listen to my chattering as well as heal my pains!
One of the best results from working with Lillian is I now have better mobility and suppleness.” – Zoe
“When I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee I was sent for physio. After the physiotherapist manipulated my knee I found it was easier to get about and a lot less painful. I mentioned this to him and he suggested massage would be good. So, I went in search of someone who could help me. I struck gold first time with Lillian!
I had no reservations about working with Lillian, I didn’t know what to expect as I had never had any form of massage therapy before.
Going to Lillian is like a social visit, we chat about lots of things un-associated with my knee.
One best result I’ve had from working with Lillian is that my knee is stronger and I can go to my dog shows, and gallery visits without having to worry about whether my knee will hold up. – (Denise London)
“Before I started to work with Lillian, I had injured my knee 2 years ago and had not been able to do much exercise. I missed not attending a weekly class at the gym and playing badminton with friends. Lillian said that she could help me to build up the strength in and around my knee to enable me to participate once more in these activities.
I trusted Lillian completely and she took things slowly at first to build strength and stamina. The exercises progressed weekly and were clear to follow.
I enjoyed training with Lillian. She encouraged me throughout to do exercises such as squats and lunges, which I always would have avoided incase I injured my knee again.
I am delighted to have returned to the weekly exercise class and to badminton. Lillian has taught me how to move to protect my knee and this has given me the confidence to trust my knee when exercising. I couldn’t have done it without her. Thanks Lillian!” – *Helen
“I decided to see Lillian after I had a particularly bad back from over working. I was recommended by a friend and it was the best recommendation I have ever had!!
I have learnt something every time I have either been in a class with Lillian or on the treatment table. Whether it be to do with posture or stretching she always says things in a way that makes sense and sinks in. Lillian is such a amazing instructor/trainer/therapist and always has such a welcoming smile. Please don’t let that fool you though or don’t be deceived by her tiny frame…this woman is super strong!! Her massage treatments always sort me right out!
I have no reservation in recommending Lillian to everyone I know. She is definitely one of the best therapists I have ever had!!! – (Sadie Hewlett)
“I am a professional printmaker so the majority of my time involves operating heavy etching presses and using silkscreens. Inking and editioning prints requires the same repetitive actions, so over the past ten years I have been doing untold damage to my poor old body!
The wear and tear on my back, shoulders and neck was significant! The build up of tightening muscles and tendons that audibly cracked were not only having an impact on my sleeping patterns, but just my general quality of life, as the limited range of movement and general discomfort was constant.
In my first appointment, Lillian had easily identified where the most problematic areas were and began to work her magic! She has concentrated on those areas combining deep tissue massage that have helped to untie all of the deepest knots, through to pulling and stretching out tendons that have become restricted over time.
She has also made useful suggestions of what exercises I should focus on in order to help myself after a long day of printing and I really like getting her emails during the week. They have great nuggets of wisdom, which we all know, but tend not to apply to ourselves. It’s a bit like having a good mate checking up on you, reminding you how to look after yourself!
I cannot recommend this lovely lady highly enough. She’s an absolute ‘Oasis’ of calm in my life – Jo D
“I first came to Lillian when I was working long hours dancing and teaching dance and personal training sessions. My body was stiff and tired and it was beginning to impact on my work. I had got into a pattern of reaching breaking point, seeing a physiotherapist to fix me and then starting the cycle all over again. I had reservations about how much it was going to cost to see a sports massage therapist on a semi regular basis but I knew I had to give it a go and it has been incredibly worthwhile. The time I spend with Lillian compliments my own training program and helps me stay fit for work. My back is where all my tension begins and over time radiates out to affect my whole body. Eventually, I tighten and my body begins to shut down. Lillian keeps my back mobile and gets into places I didn’t know existed! I can now manage my workload, my stress and my body. Thank you! – Clare.
“Before going to Lillian for the first time I was about to retire and had joined a gym because I was worried about merging into a sofa. However I was also on arthritis medication and tramadol (morphine) for bone and muscle pain in the middle of the night. My shoulders were tight and I needed help to put my coat on. Kneeling was a thing of the past as I needed to use my forearms to lever myself up as my wrists were agony.
So I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try a massage to loosen up. I knew Lillian from the changing room at the local gym, so asked if she thought she could help me and she said, “maybe”. She lied! After the first massage I went home and snuggled up on the sofa and miraculously slept through the night with NO medication. Within 6 months I was off medication altogether! I didn’t have arthritis in my shoulders and wrists and knees. I had tight muscles because I hadn’t been using them enough. The results have been permanent.
My shoulders are fully flexible, my wrists are good and my knees are bendy. Lillian has miracle fingers. I am grateful to her for helping me make more of my retirement. – Bev.
“I have a job where I sit down a lot in front of a computer. As a result, my body had become stiff and I had aches in my lower back. Another massage therapist in the centre where Lillian was working at the time recommended her as someone ‘who could really iron me out’. She has done since on many occasions and as a result I’ve been in much better shape most of the time.
Lillian is always fun to talk to and she gives valuable and concise advice on how to feel better. She makes sure the client feels comfortable and relaxed.
Overall, I’ve learned to spot symptoms of stress in my body before it’s too late and develops into aches, and pains. I just book my sessions with Lillian and she is more than adept at spotting what’s wrong, and treating it accordingly. Sessions with Lillian are always beneficial and go a long way to increasing wellbeing.”