Hello and welcome.
My name is Roland Baskerville and I am a fully qualified and experienced Bowen Fascial Release Technique Practitioner working in the Birmingham and Bromsgrove area. I am an engaging friendly therapist and enjoy helping people get the best from life.
Bowen therapy is a form of light touch therapy that encourages the body to reset and repair itself. This fantastic form of bodywork is gentle and uninvasive yet very effective at releasing excess muscle tension and relieving pain. It is used by Bear Grylls as well as many others to restore balance to the body.
- Sport specific treatments
- Pain relief
- Neck, back and shoulder restrictions
- Flexibility issues
Training, qualifications & experience
2003 - Diploma in Personal training and Sports Massage. (Premier Training)
2004 - Advanced Diploma in Sports Massage (Sports Massage Association)
2008 - Certificate of competence in the Bowen Technique (European College of Bowen Studies)
2016- Auricular Acupuncture Certification
Currently working with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and National Karate team.
Initial consultation and treatment £50 (approx 60-90 mins)
Follow up treatments for Bowen £40
Sports Therapy £50 for 60 mins
Initially I begin with a full consultation which helps me and the client find out where the problem may have come from. This can last anything from 15 mins to an hour depending on how complex the issue is. Once this is done I visually assess the person to see what I can notice. I will always look at the whole person and not just the painful/problem area as often they are all interrelated. Also I will run some tests to assess current flexibility and posture as this is always useful.
The initial treatment lasts around 40 mins. Bowen can be done through light clothing so there is no need to disrobe. A series of gentle uninvasive moves are applied using fingers and thumbs with short rest periods to allow time for the body to respond. People generally feel very relaxed once the first few moves are applied. Once this is complete I will ask them to come back in 7 days for a second treatment so we can see the changes and work out where to go from there.
When a person comes to see me with pain I look to find the route of that pain rather than treat the symptom. People are complex and quite often the reason for their pain can be complex so I endeavour to find a solution that helps them to change their life for the better.
I don't offer quick fixes I offer skillfull bodywork and education to transform a persons body and lifestyle for the better.
I also have a wide network of other excellent therapists who I can refer to to achieve the best possible outcome for the person.
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
Type of session
I work Wednesday to Saturday 09:30-20:00. Wednesday to Friday in Birmingham and Saturday in Bromsgrove.