Testimonials

For Sheila Gray . Weightloss hypnotherapy

Virtual Gastric Band

“As, like many women, over the years I had joined slimming clubs, drunk loads of “milkshakes” and eaten the “diet soup”!   Most worked for a time but, having no willpower, as soon as I started “normal eating” the pounds started piling on again.  As I was having trouble with my hip joints and back pain last year I was attending One Allan Park Wellbeing Clinic and the subject of weight problems arose with my Sports/ Remedial Massage Therapist.  She started to tell me about the virtual gastric band and, having gotten to an age where the weight was starting to pile on and not doing my health any good I decided to give this a shot.  In January of this year I booked a four week course with Sheila Gray at the clinic and off we went on four very relaxing hourly sessions.   Sheila focuses on inch loss rather than weight loss and after just one session there were results.   I started eating smaller healthier meals three times a day and never once felt the need to carry on eating after the meal was finished.  After my course finished I was, to a certain extent, worried that I would revert back to my old ways but I can honestly say that was not the case. I do have the occasional meal out and the odd cake or two but the inches have continued to disappear and after only four months I have dropped two dress sizes. I feel healthier and am not so out of breath as I was before.  If anyone is struggling with weight problems and nothing else works, or you think you have no willpower, I would strongly recommend giving the virtual gastric band a try.  ” Agnes Sheriff, Stirling

For Lydia Watt. Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist

For Lydia Watt:

 

“I came to see Lydia for acupuncture because I kept on getting pain in my shoulder and sometimes it would seize up.  She was very attentive to what the problem was and used a combination of physio and acupuncture to treat the area.  I could really feel the tension release during treatment and I have have noticed definite improvements with my shoulder as I don’t get the pain anymore.  Lydia also gave advice on exercises to do to support the treatments.  She offers an excellent holistic treatment.

Bec ”

 

“I had been experiencing severe lower back pain for several months during which time I visited my doctor who prescribed pain killers and anti-inflamatory tablets. I’m not someone who likes to take tablets so I was keen to try an alternative treatment.

 

Lydia was recommended to me by my wife as they are both friends through our children. I had an initial consultation with Lydia and explained my symptoms to her. From there she suggested a series of treatments focusing on lower back massage and acupuncture. After several sessions I began to notice a reduction in pain and an increase in mobility which was great! I continued several more sessions and can now say that the pain I was experiencing is nearly gone.
I also have a fear of needles, however Lydia put me at ease which made the treatment much more enjoyable.
Lydia is a professional in her field of expertise, she is understanding, knowledgable, caring and wants to help and make a difference. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lydia for this type of treatment.
Andrew”

 

For Mhairi McGregor. Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

For Mhairi McGregor . Sports/ Remedial Massage Therapist 

 

“Although I was not in constant pain the massages have “unknotted” me and not only do I feel so much better physically, it has helped me mentally too. For months I felt so tired but unable to get a goodnight’s sleep. After the first massage I got the best nights sleep i’d had for a very long time and now feel so much better and relaxed, where I don’t feel tired and sore. Honestly I feel 10 years younger.

I know its my work that causes the muscles to tighten and this was affecting my attitude towards my work. Now I feel so much better the pleasure in doing my job has returned and (don’t tell Mhairi ), working harder and longer but enjoying it more.
Please pass on my thanks to Mhairi.
Thank you.
Regards
George Mailer
George Mailer & Sons
(Roofing Contractors) “

For Claire Spence. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) Therapist

For KCR in Stirling

The following Testimonials have been posted on Facebook by Claire’s clients :

“Wow Claire!
Had my first KCR session today, have been a bit stiff and sore after pregnancy, finding it painful when getting out of sofa or up off floor.
Was a bit sceptical beforehand but enjoyed the session and felt my posture dramatically improved right away, had a wow moment tonight when I braced myself to get up after sitting awkwardly playing with my newborn and found I moved effortlessly with no stiffness or pain! Massive five stars and highly recommend to everyone!”  Louise

 

“Had another KCR treatment from Claire yesterday and I can’t believe how great I feel! I’ve been suffering from a sore back/hip/leg for sometime and found getting out of bed, standing and sitting for any length of time unbelievably painful but this morning I literally jumped up and have no pain whatsoever! I can’t thank Claire enough for her help and would highly recommend KCR!!”  Elaine

 

“So in the last two days I have been walking taller, not sore getting out of bed or bending down or sitting on the floor but more importantly I have been back on my trampoline, climbing up hills, going down the chute, pushing the swing (and going on myself), on the zip wire and generally running about being chased with my toddler. These were all things I would have tried to make excuses for doing recently and never really realised the extent of my sore back in my life doing simple things. I even pushed the trolley round the supermarket without any discomfort. It’s just a shame I might have to start hoovering again! So I think it’s safe to say KCR has made a remarkable difference to my life, and I just had a baby a few weeks ago!” Julia

 

“Excellent service and easy to talk to and answered any questions I had regards the treatment. I will be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first but thought I would give it a go as massage hadn’t really helped with a sore lower back and sciatica. It’s been just under 2 weeks since Claire came to see me and the difference in my back and legs is brilliant. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.”  Calum

 

“Claire is amazing, so lovely and welcoming and puts you at ease straight away. Treatment has been first class, and I have enjoyed two pain-free, restful sleeps since my session. I thought I was doomed to a life of aches and pains, – but KCR has really given me hope. Someone mentioned feeling 10 years younger – and I agree. Would thoroughly recommend trying this out! Thank you Claire” Sue

 

“Outstanding. I had never experienced this before I undertook our Boys’ Brigade World Record Attempt a week or so ago. However, it was undoubtedly one of the key factors in our success. Not only did we all manage to play football for 55 hours, but we also managed to do it with the whole team still walking the day afterwards. KCR was central to that. It cured knocks and injuries, and it helped us keep going. It was delivered with a fantastic attitude and enthusiasm, I can highly recommend Claire” Cameron

 

“Day 4 after my treatment and my back feels amazing. I have suffered sciatica for 14 years but now finally KCR has helped. The relief of having no instant pains is fantastic. Thank you so much”  Karen

And another:

I fell down the stairs whilst 22 weeks pregnant after 18 months of back/hip and leg pain and on to morphine,ibuprofen and paracetamol after numerous different medicines,injections into my back and physio I was at the end of my tether isolated and stuck on crutches and mentally was struggling. I felt I was letting my boys down an that was the hardest part to cope with. One treatment and WOW I noticed a difference immediately I could bend and move and pick my not so small boy up without being close to tears. I still have some pain but another treatment should do the trick. I am in utter disbelief to the difference 24 hours can make. Thank you so much Claire I can actually see me having a quality if life again and not just an existance.  Lee-Ann X

For Lesley McAulay. Sports/ Remedial and Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Pregnancy Massage and Swedish Massage in Stirling

Pregnancy Massage : Have just finished a fantastic pregnancy massage by Lesley and feel super relaxed! And the Osteopath Helen has made my 9 months so much easier after going weeks with terrible pain from my back. She sorted me out in a couple of visits. Can’t recommend enough. Use the money you’re not spending on wine and treat yourself ! Debbie Mackison ( posted on Facebook)

Swedish Massage: Had a lovely relaxing Swedish Massage by Lesley yesterday in the beautiful surroundings of One Allan Park. Highly recommended. Lynn Richmond ( posted on Facebook)

 

For Dr. Elena Leschen. Nutritional and Functional medicine

Functional Medicine in Stirling and Nutritional Medicine in Stirling
 A testimonial from Lara Ding, June 2105: Chronic fatigue

After doing a thorough investigation of my symptoms and family history, Dr Elena Leschen put me on a course of treatment which has literally turned my life around -something that more than three decades of mainstream ‘treatment’ has failed to do.

One by one my life-long symptoms have started to fall away.   The first change was my debilitating body pain – gone within the first month!  I am now able to stay out of bed all day, I can get dressed and even go out and interact with the world!  Each bout of fatigue and brain-fog is less severe and shorter than the last.    Although I am aware that this is going to be a long journey, every day I see improvements in my physical and emotional health.  For the first time in my life I am confident that I can conquer this illness and lead a fulfilling and productive life – Thank you Dr Elena!

from Lara Ding

 

A testimonial from Helen Morrison, Stirling,  September 2014:  Life changing improvements because Dr Leschen looked at the whole picture! 

I can honestly say Dr Leschen has transformed my life – and that is no exaggeration.  Before finding her, I had put up with decades of intermittent poor health, with the last couple of years seeing more frequent visits to my GP and occasional hospital trips but no clear diagnosis and lots of ineffective prescriptions.  By the time I arrived at my first consultation with her, I was run down, ill, scared and fragile.

Even before my first visit to Dr Leschen, I had an inkling that this would be different. I was sent an in-depth nine-page questionnaire which took a lot of time and thought to fill in. But it made me realise she would then be giving me as much of her time and thought with her response and she would be seeing me as a whole person, not just a series of my latest symptoms.

That first holistic consultation with Dr Leschen enabled me to watch the jigsaw pieces of my lifetime of health issues suddenly come together to create a whole picture of what was happening to my body.  The resulting advice was to start a gluten free diet.  I was a little overwhelmed and had a lot to learn. Firstly and not least – just what is gluten?!

But as I began to learn about gluten and altered my diet accordingly, I felt enormous changes in all aspects of my body’s health and well-being.  It wasn’t an easy adjustment – like most people, I have a busy life that I couldn’t just press pause on. But as my health benefited more and more, I felt inspired to work towards making my diet gluten free.

My health has peaked and troughed over the years, but I had just put up with it and got on with life, as most people would, not knowing it was all related. Coming to see Dr Leschen is the best thing I could have ever done! Even she barely recognised me when I returned 10 months later.

Testimonial by Helen Morrison September 2014

CFS/ME:  ‘Trust Elena’ – A Testimonial by Gareth Davies
“I’d like to say many, many thanks to Elena for all her help and support on my path to recovery.Before meeting Elena I’d had CFS/ME for several years, with partial recoveries and increasingly frequent relapses along the way. Elena struck me as a practitioner who would help identify and tackle the underlying root causes of my poor health, rather than just managing the symptoms.Her advice on appropriate tests, the interpretation of results, and treatment suggestions to resolve the problems highlighted has been invaluable in showing the way to better health. As an example the use of dietary and lifestyle changes to address SIBO has been a fundamental element, as has the need to support my body’s detoxification processes.I’ve also really appreciated Elena’s patience and tolerance on every occasion when I said “I was reading on the internet that…”. Fortunately she did not allow herself, or me, to become diverted from focusing on my own path to recovery. As Elena pointed out my health issues and capacity for healing are unique to me. Just because something seems to have worked for one person does not mean it will work, or is appropriate, for anyone else.Suffice to say after just over a year with Elena’s guidance I’ve made solid progress. I’m now seeing really strong signs that my body is healing. This physical recovery is also evident in a more positive approach to, and enjoyment of, life.I’m conscious that my healing is a continuing process so I’ll continue following Elena’s advice, especially in terms of heeding the messages my body is sending.If the above seems like quite a long bit of text I can summarise it in two words of advice for anyone with similar health issues: ‘Trust Elena’.I’ll finish by saying many thanks to all at One Allan Park for your assistance and support, and I send my best wishes to all the team and clients at the clinic  Yours sincerely  Gareth”
Migraines : “I first visited Dr Elena in September 2012 when I was in despair of ever finding a solution to the debilitating migraines I had suffered with for over 4 years.
The frequency of the migraine attacks were on a two weekly basis, lasting for 3-4 days and at times I had to have morphine injections for the pain .
To my amazement not even the Neurosurgeon was able to offer a solution and admitted that they didn’t really know why people get migraines.
Since seeing Dr Elena and commencing on her programme I have been completely free of migraines, this is amazing in itself, however, it didn’t end there.
With her care and support she has helped me to understand so much about my body and nutrition and the complexities involved in the different processes
our bodies go through on a daily basis, it is truly mind-blowing and the benefits just keep coming.
I would highly recommend Dr Elena to anyone who wishes to get their health back and experience a most amazing journey along the way “
Christine ( surname withheld but on file)
Food Allergies/ Psoriasis/ ME:” I have had issues with food allergies for over 10 years. However, in April 2013 developed a fatigue after a stomach bug. This fatigue continued for months while experiencing severe colds regularly. I went to the GP several times and underwent blood tests, all came back clear with the Doctor suggesting it will go away eventually but offering no treatment.
Feeling depressed after 5 months of illness I met with Dr. Elena, and that moment changed my entire outlook on life. She understood my symptoms and she talked about health in a way I had never heard of before. Before this I thought I led a reasonably healthy lifestyle but I really did not have a clue.
6 months on after working with Dr. Elena I feel much better and experience genuine health benefits: increased energy levels, lost over a stone, no longer feeling bloated, psoriasis cleared-up, skin and hair feeling healthy, my mood is much better, increased mental alertness.
I am now looking to the future positively and I firmly believe my quality of life has improved and will continue to do so. ”  Stephen Kerr

For Joanne Brown. Homeopath

Homeopathy in Stirling

Child Autism:

“A year ago my five year old son got a diagnosis of Child Autism; he spoke only a few words and had behavioural issues. I had never used homeopathy before and had no idea how it worked, I just new it existed through some of my friends, so I decided to try and find someone specialised in treating autistic kids and that is how I found Joanne. The results of the treatment were quite evident very soon after; a year on my son’s speech and behaviour have improved so much, he is calm and happy and has his own friends at nursery.” Giovanna

Stress:

“Joanne gave me great support to help me through an extremely stressful period, with a number of health and other issues.  Her homeopathic knowledge and understanding helped me to gain greater insight into my health and stress issues, and how to handle them. And I would have no hesitation in contacting her again in the future for any other health problems for me or my family.” Christine, Glasgow

 Allergies and Eczema:

“Joanne helped both my son and daughter with homeopathy. My son has multiple allergies and eczema and we have seen Joanne for about 6 months now. Due to the severity of his condition, he requires a longer term approach with homeopathy. I have a lot of faith in Joanne in being able to help his symptoms and hopefully reduce if not remove the allergies and eczema forever! So far he has responded well to the remedies and we have seen an improvement. ” JA.

Anxiety:

“Having undergone some fairly intrusive dental implant surgery, I believe that homeopathy was instrumental in easing the anxiety prior to and during treatment. I feel that it also significantly  aided and boosted the healing process, thus reducing what could have been a considerably traumatic experience.” Mr B, Stirling.

 

“I had not been to see a homeopath before and Joanne clearly explained how homeopathy works, the remedies prescribed and potential benefit. She is very thorough and professional in her approach and really cares about getting good results for her patients. Other members of the family have used her and been impressed with the difference that homeopathy made.” Mrs. S,  Stirling

Hayfever:

“Joanne has now treated me several times for various things, some emotional, some physical. Every time I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my demeanor and health. She is currently treating me for hay fever whaich I’ve had for nearly 5 years, and I’m convinced she’ll have the same level of success. I’m a complete convert to homeopathy and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services. “A. Krieger.

For Linda Buick. Massage Therapist, Dermatology Nurse, Reflexologist, Skin camouflage specialist and Hoppi ear candles.

Skin Camouflage in Stirling

“I am getting married next year and have chosen my wedding dress. Unfortunately, I suffer from a skin condition called Vitiligo which alters the normal pigmentation of the skin. I am very conscious of it, as it is very noticable, especially on my chest and arms.

I met Linda, who has knowledge of a special kind of make-up to cover the condition, which can stay in place for up to 48 hours. She managed to match my skin to a chosen camouflage cream, taught me how to apply it and I managed to obtain it on prescription from my GP.

I am now looking forward to my wedding day, as I can look ‘normal’.

Thanks to Skin Camouflage!”  Karen Paterson, Glenrothes

 

For Sharon Crombie. Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy in Stirling

Osteoarthritis : “I have been going to Sharon for the last year as I have osteoarthritis in my hip and I get a lot of referred pain to my lower back and leg.  Sharon knows exactly how to reduce the pain and stiffness and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is so friendly and warm and after my massage I feel such a difference.  Sharon works hard to produce a bespoke massage to your needs and knows exactly what she is doing.  I have had many massages all over the UK and Europe and she is the best. ”  Emily Simanavicius, Dalgety Bay

 

Lower Back Pain:“I have received massage treatments from Sharon over the past 13 years for lower back problems. After seeing doctors, physio and osteopath, the only real relief I got was through massage from Sharon. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Always gives good advice and we always have good giggle too :-)”  Claire Forbes, Glenrothes

 

Back Pain: “I have gone to Sharon ‘magic fingers’ Crombie for massage treatments for over 10 years. Why ‘magic fingers’? Sharon always gets to the root of my back problem and I always feel loads better after her treatment.  Reiki is another form of complementary therapy I have from Sharon. It’s a very relaxing     therapy. ”  Karelena

 

 

Feel Good :“Can I just recommend Sharon with her wonderful hands I arrived in and really wasn’t sure what was wrong with me I just wanted massage

However soon after receiving my massage my body felt very good, I felt as if someone    had cleared a massive space all over, it’s also a great way to kick start weight loss as your body will flow better.  Everyone should have massage ;)) thanks again. “ Joyce

Full Body :Wonderful relaxing experience! A great intense massage  from Sharon who reached places untouched before1 Well looked after by Fiona on the way in and out, with a lovely cup of nettle tea. Will definitely return , Thank You ! Kathleen McShane ( posted on Facebook)

 

 

For Julie Haswell. Reflexologist

 

“I found my reflexology treatments tremendously relaxing experiences and I felt both refreshed and energised afterwards” Pauline, Stirling

 

“ I felt totally relaxed with Julie.  I have been having regular reflexology treatments for neck pain and insomnia.  I found reflexology with Julie to be deeply relaxing and energising as well as experiencing a significant improvement in my neck pain and sleep”  Isobel, Stirling

For One Allan Park Wellbeing Clinic

We were officially opened on 30th November 2013 by Judy Murray ; here is what she said about the Clinic and the Therapists : 

I’ve really loved seeing around this amazing clinic. It’s exactly the sort of place I will enjoy using. When you reach a certain age you need to look more closely at how you care for your body. One Allan Park offers so many options to help people better understand the importance of wellbeing . Not just the body but the mind too. If you want your body to work you need to understand  what to put into it, how to activate it through exercise and look after it. If your body works well so does your mind”  Judy Murray 

From Gareth Davies, who has given a lovely testimonial for De Elena Leschen :
Fiona – many thanks for being so helpful. You and the team have worked really hard to start the clinic, and it’s a fantastic place. I’m sure that you’ll all continue to thrive! Please feel free to use the testimonial below
 All the best – Gareth