Jane Snell Cert BTPA, ECBS, ITEC
01984 656492 / 07596 175973
I have been a qualified Bowen Practitioner since November 2004 and in 2006 qualified in Anatomy & Physiology and Holistic Massage.
I have treated many people in the village with the Bowen Technique who continue to return to me for regular 'maintenance' sessions to enable them to continue with the hobbies/lifestyles they enjoy.
I continued my development in July 2010 by qualifying as a Shibashi Tai Chi and Tai Chi Bang Instructor. I have worked for AgeUK until the funding ran out and then started my own private Tai Chi classes and Bowen practice from home. I enjoy teaching people from within the community as it's wonderful to see their progress and develop this relaxing form of exercise. Several of them now come to me for Bowen and Massage treatments.
In September I continued my CPD by undertaking a very gentle Facia Bowen Level 2 workshop with Howard Plummer. This very light touch therapy combines beautifully with my Bowen practice and works on the connective tissues, dermatones and chemistry (especially Serotonin) of the body.
The Bowen Technique and Facia Bowen are very helpful in treating chronic conditions such as:-
* muscular skeletal conditions (backache, hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists)
* sports injuries
* menopausal symptoms
* strokes/Parkinsons Disease
* frozen shoulder/tennis elbow
As Howard Plummer says "you touch the surface to stir the depths".
My treatment room is based at Sawpits Close and I am Registered with The Complimentary Therapists Association and Insured with Holistic Insurance Services.
Training, qualifications & experience
- November 2004 Qualified in The Bowen Technique at the E.C.B.S.
- ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage in June 2006
- Practitioner in Hot Stone Massage in May 2007
- OCN Qigong Shibashi Tai Chi Instructor July 2010
- OCN Tai Chi Bang Instructor March 2012
- CPD in Fascia 2 workshop with Howard Plummer September 2012
- CPD Spinal workshop with Julian Baker September 2014
- CPD Practitioner workshop with Jiham Adem February 2016
Other available therapies
Bowen Technique Practitioner
Shibashi Tai Chi Instructor
Tai Chi Bang Instructor
Trigger Point Massage
£45 per massage treatment. A treatment can be designed to suit your personal requirements. I am happy to listen to what you would like and adapt the massage as required.
£48 for the first treatment and £40 thereafter. I initially recommend between 1- 6 consecutive visits as Bowen is a progressive treatment that allows the body time to get to the 'cause' of the symptom, followed by maintenance treatments every 6-8 weeks or to suit your needs to keep on top of the condition.
Shibashi Tai Chi and Fragrant Qigong
I now teach 5 local classes in Stogumber, Minehead and Allerford. For more information please contact me at home in the evening to discuss the different venues and times. I charge £36 for a block of 6 classes or £8 if you pay as you go.
Individual sessions are available upon request at £10 an hour, plus petrol expenses, depending on where you live.
Appointments can be arranged both during the week and at weekends. It is best to call me to discuss your particular requirements.
I personally found the Bowen Technique after suffering a fractured right thigh 30 years ago. I was on crutches for 7 months (non-load bearing) and during this time my shoulders, elbows, arms, wrists and left leg all became overtired and symptomatic. I tried various other forms of treatment that helped a bit, but nothing helped me long term. Out of desperation I found the Bowen Technique and was amazed by the results. After several treatments my body started feeling more comfortable and balanced. I found I slept better after the treatments and my whole body felt more relaxed. I was so impressed that I asked my therapist about how to train in the Bowen Technique and was convinced this was what I'd been looking for. I haven't looked back since and I'm continually amazed at how Bowen works and what Bowen can achieve.
Having had my right hip replaced in January 2014 (after suffering 2 years of chronic pain and osteoarthritis in my hip) I'm now about to undergo a left hip replacement on 18th October. (The result of my fracture 30 years ago). This enables me to appreciate and understand how pain can impinge on doing the things you enjoy and the importance of maintaining the good health of your body both before and after operations. You need to allow the body to get back into alignment in order to regain both muscular and skeletal strength and stability.
I have already seen a chiropractor and to ensure my skeletal balance and seen a Bowen Practitioner to get my muscles in alignment. I also have a date booked to see a Bowen Practitioner 3 weeks after my operation to help speed up the healing process, breakdown the scar tissue and allow my body to rebalance itself, so I may return to teaching my Tai Chi classes and resume all the things I enjoy like Yoga, Pilates and walking dogs in the amazing countryside I have around us in Stogumber.
In the new year I shall continue my CPD training and look forward to treating many more people in my new treatment room.
The human body never ceases to amaze me with what it can accomplish with a little help from the Bowen Technique.
I'm a qualified First Aider and I'm fully Registered with the CThA and covered by Holistic Insurance.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Please feel free to telephone me or send me an email to arrange an appointment or if you just need to discuss anything of concern.