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Stephen Forde

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Choosing The Right Therapy For You


Most go us at some time in our lives experience some kind of physical malfunction, if you’re lucky given a a few days or weeks it very well might put itself right, after all the human body has a great ability to fix itself. So the simple option is just to wait and see if it can fix itself.


If however you find yourself in serious discomfort or you’re just just not that patient, you may want to give the body a bit of a nudge to get it back on track.


‘Giving it a nudge’ is very much the approach I take to therapy, because the body can usually fix itself, giving it a nudge we can help  it fix itself more quickly. The benefit of not forcing a fix on the body is that a fix that the body finds for itself will in most cases be long lasting. Force the body and it’s very likely you’ll need another fix in a few weeks time.

Tui Na is a traditional form of Chinese Bodywork that dates back thousands of years. It involves various manual massage techniques, passive and active stretches and gentle joint manipulations. Note: There are no forced or harsh joint ‘crunching’ techniques that you may have experienced previously.


Bowen Technique is a relatively modern form of therapy developed in the middle of the twentieth century. It has the benefit of being gentler than most forms of physical therapy. Whereas Tui Na is usually delivered as a whole body therapy Bowen is often a little more targeted and thus the treatment sessions are shorter. Bowen usually takes around 45 minutes Tui Na is over an hour. Both methods can be delivered through light clothing, Some Tui Na does involve the use of oils on the skin, where deeper structural work is required.


Follow the links in the menu to read a short description of the therapies that I offer.


If you’d like to discuss taking a course of treatments Please email 

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