Stephen Forde MFHT

Stephen Forde MFHT

Studio 17
Egerton Road South
Heaton Chapel

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Studio 17
Egerton Road South
Heaton Chapel

About me

Achieve a lasting change.

I’ve been involved in various aspects of holistic health for over twenty years. My primary area of activity was for many years Tai Chi and Yoga. I trained in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage and Advanced Massage in the 1990’s and more recently in The Bowen Technique.

I’ve found Bowen Technique to be quite amazing in the range of its application and its effectiveness, Bowen has become a very useful therapeutic modality. It complements advanced massage techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET). It's particularly useful as an easy introduction to physical therapy when you are in pain or worried about experiencing pain.

TPT and MET are great for making deep structural change to long lasting physical issues, such as poor posture, hyper tonal muscles and restricted joint movement.

Because of my extensive background in Tai Chi and Yoga I am experienced in the analysis of structural and anatomical function. I also use aspects of these arts to help you relearn how to move properly to improve the effectiveness of the treatment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Trained and qualified with the European College of Bowen Studies.

Over twenty years experience in Advanced Massage Techniques.

Registered and insured with the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Member organisations


Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Muscle Energy Technique, Trigger Point Therapy ,Tai Chi, Chinese Yoga, Dao Yin.


  • Basic fee scale:
  • First two initial sessions booked together for a total cost of £70, this includes initial case history.
  • Any subsequent sessions £40

Further information

The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body.  There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used.  The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing.

There’s no deep pressure as you might experience with say Shiatsu or Sports Massage. Very specifically there is no snapping or crunching of joints that you may have experienced with Chiropractic or Osteopathic therapy.

Advanced Therapeutic Massage uses Trigger Point Therapy and Muscle Energy Technique to create movement in deep fascial and muscular tissue. Great at addressing poor posture, restricted movement and painful joints.

I work out of a private Yoga studio in Heaton Chapel, Stockport. It's called Studio 17 and is located on Egerton Road South, SK4 4LS.

The studio is a few hundred yards from Heaton Chapel railway station and the main A6 Manchester to Stockport road which has several bus routes running along it. Free on street parking is available outside the studio.

Important information

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

Stockport, SK4 5BR

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I can provide appointments on Saturdays and Sundays and some evening house calls.

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