Jane Snell Cert BTPA, ECBS, ITEC
33 Long Street
01984 634090 / 07794 656 484
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 and they 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 teaching at the local Heart and Stroke Hospital in Williton and enjoy teaching people from within the community. It's wonderful to see them progress and develop in 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 Arden Cottage. 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
£40-£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.
£40 a treatment. I initially recommend between 1- 4 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 to keep on top of the condition.
Shibashi Tai Chi and Fragrant Qigong
I now teach 8 local classes. For more information please contact me at home in the evening to discuss the different venues and times.
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 28 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 well after the treatments and 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.
In January 2014, after 2 years of chronic pain and arthritis in my hip, I decided to go down the route of a hip replacement. Just 3 weeks after my operation I started my own course of Bowen Treatments, kindly done by a Bowen colleague. My body needed the time to rebalance after the operation. I am pleased to report it's been 2 years now since my hip replacement and my life has returned to normal. I get some tightness around my lower back, but as long as I continue with my own stretching exercises and Pilates class I can keep myself comfortable.
I continue my CPD training and I'm looking forward to another workshop in February 2016. I'm a qualified First Aider and I'm fully Registered and Insured and the human body never ceases to amaze me.
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.
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Please telephone or email to arrange an appointment.