Sarah Woodhouse Reflexology, Fertility Reflexology and Relaxation Techniques
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Bowen, Reflexology & Reiki: Natural health and well-being for you & your family in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area

More of us than ever are choosing to take a more natural and holistic approach to our health and well-being, and I am passionate about enabling my clients to do this through:

  • Bowen, Fascia Bowen and Scar Work
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki

    "Getting to the root cause of your symptoms, condition or situation"
    Although different in their own ways, each therapy is extremely gentle, making them suitable for anyone of any age - and for whatever stage they are at in their lives. What unites them all is their holistic approach in treating the whole body rather than just the symptoms, condition or situation, ensuring that we get to the root cause of your health and well-being issues, and that change is long-term or permanent.

    My clients come to me for a variety of reasons; some because they need the time out to relax and recharge, but many because they are facing conditions, symptoms or situations that they want support with, for example:

  • Painful Musculoskeletal issues: neck pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sciatica, back pain, knee pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sports injuries and sprains

  • Emotional and organic issues: stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, chronic fatigue, asthma, IBS, asthma, hay fever, headache and migraines

  • Reproductive / Fertility issues: fertility, menstrual / period pains, endometriosis, assisted conception, pregnancy, post-natal support, hormone balance

  • Babies & Children: colic, constipation, teething, anxiety

  • My Treatment Rooms: Bury St Edmunds and Woolpit

    I have two lovely clinics. The first is based in the beautiful village of Woolpit, which is just off the A14 and is within easy reach of Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Newmarket, Cambridge, Stowmarket, Diss and Ipswich, and the second is based right in the heart of historical Bury St Edmunds, at The Therapy Rooms above Neal’s Yard Remedies on Abbeygate Street.

    About Me

    I am an experienced practitioner, registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for my Bowen and Reflexology work, I am a member of the College of Bowen Studies (CBS), the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA).

    In addition to Bowen, Reflexology and Reiki, I am also a practitioner and instructor in Reflexology for Babies and Children, and am trained in Ear Candling, Relaxation techniques, and Fertility Support through Reflexology.

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    Bowen Therapy: Bowen & Fascia Bowen

    With incredibly gentle moves, Bowen, whether traditional, Fascia, or a combination of both, is suitable for anyone of any age. Truly holistic in its approach, it works with the whole body, getting to the root cause of your situation or condition rather than just focusing on the symptoms. The light and gentle moves used kick start the body’s own innate ability to heal itself, and for many of my clients the results have been profound and quick, with most needing no more than 3 treatments to resolve even long standing conditions.

    This is the experience of one of my clients who had experienced back pain for years:

    For more information about Bowen Therapy, the subtle differences between Bowen and Fascia Bowen and how they might be able to support you, please click here.


    By stimulating and massaging points on the feet or hands that correspond to points in the body, I work with your own body's ability to restore balance and harmony. For some the benefit of a Reflexology treatment can be as simple as relaxation, for others it can help with stress and anxiety, or specific issues like back pain or migraines. With fertility treatment on the NHS more difficult to obtain, many people are also coming for support on their conception / fertility reflexology.

    For more information about how a Reflexology treatment with me, either at Woolpit or Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, might be able to help you, please click here.

    Your Pregnancy & Fertility Journey: Bowen and Reflexology

    You might wish to explore the use of Bowen Therapy or Reflexology as part of fertility journey. Many women also find Bowen and Reflexology helpful during pregnancy and in preparing them for the birth of their baby: Gawri Motha, author of “The Gentle Birth Method” recommends both as great ways to support mum-to-be in relation to back pain, nausea, pubic and pelvic pain, mastitis, and for mothers who are tense or anxious.

    To find out more about how Bowen Therapy or Reflexology might be able to support you on your pregnancy or fertility journey please click here.


    Bowen Therapy and Reflexology are suitable for babies and children, not least due to their very gentle nature, and I offer reduced prices for treatments on children aged 0-18. For more information please click here or see my prices here.


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    No? Nor did I until I attended a talk last week on Pain by Julian Baker, Head of the College of Bowen Studies and a Functional Anatomist. Not only that, but science (and common sense) has proved that pain isn’t actually a good indicator of damage. So how and why do we feel pain, and what does this all mean for complementary therapy treatments like Bowen and Reflexology?

    The pain we experience is actually created after the brain has translated a series of sensory signals, inputs if you like. Let’s take a paper cut as an example - I can already see you wincing. We see the piece of paper next to our skin, we feel the change in texture as the paper edge slides across our skin, we see the blood, our brain takes those sensory inputs and then outputs a pain signal. Contrast this against getting ready for a shower after an afternoon clearing the garden, noticing dried blood on our leg and realising we must have scratched ourselves. It’s only when we see the blood that our brain might alert us to the damage with a stinging session, a stinging session we did not feel at the time the damage occurred.

    Sometimes the pain signals we receive are a signal that there is damage in that area, but this is not always the case. If you think about it right now, can you feel your little finger? Your shoulder? Your tummy? Yes - you have a really good sense of them and ‘how’ they feel. But now try and think about your liver. Can you feel where it is in your body, can you feel it’s movement as it filters blood and secretes bile? No. So if there is something wrong with your liver, how is the body going to make you feel it if you can’t feel it? Simple. It will send the pain signal to somewhere you can feel it Click here to read more

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