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

Welcome. Plant

Natural health and well-being for you & your family in the heart of Suffolk, close to Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket

More of us than ever are choosing to take a more integrated, natural and holistic approach to our health and well-being, and my passion is enabling my clients to do this through the use of Bowen and Reflexology. Both very gentle, these treatments are suitable for anyone of any age, from babies through to the elderly.

In the next few months I will also be offering Reiki, McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release, and Fascial Release.

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 or situations that they want support with, such as musculoskeletal aches and pains, emotional and organic issues (respiratory, digestive, hormonal etc), and problems involving the reproductive system. A list of the conditions and situations that my clients have sought help with can be found here.

All of my treatments take place either in my treatment room based in the beautiful village of Woolpit, situated between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, or from The Therapy Rooms at Neal’s Yard Remedies on Abbeygate Street in the heart of historical Bury St Edmunds.

Click below for more information on:

Bowen Therapy
Fertility & Pregnancy
Children's Clinic
About Me
My Blog

Bowen Therapy

With incredibly gentle moves, Bowen Therapy 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:

Here's a short video about Bowen, what it is, how it works, and how people have found it beneficial:

"I had my second Bowen Therapy treatment last night and for the first time in months woke up pain free, have no numbness and more movement in both arms, amazing". DM

For more information about Bowen Therapy and how it 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.

Children’s Clinic

Bowen Therapy and Reflexology are suitable for babies and children, not least due to their very gentle nature. I run a Children’s clinic on Tuesday’s at Neal’s Yard in Bury St Edmunds, and the rest of the time from my treatment room in Woolpit, a lovely village half way between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.

Appointments for Children aged 0-15 are £10, and £15 for those aged 15-16. Reduced prices are also available for those in Higher Education or on Apprenticeships. For more information please click here.

Welcome. Bowen

About Me

Born and raised just outside Bury St Edmunds, I have Suffolk ingrained in my blood with a family history that I can date back a few hundred years. Perhaps that's why, after traipsing far and wide across the globe, I finally felt the lure of home, and returned here to raise my kids. I love Suffolk and the lifestyle and opportunities that it offers, and because there is a growing acceptance of complementary therapies and the need for us to lead more sustainable and complementary lifestyles.

I am a member of the College of Bowen Studies, and the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and I am registered with the CNHC, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, for my work as a Bowen Therapist and Reflexologist. The CNHC is the UK register for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up in 2008 with government funding and support. I also host a Facebook Group for complementary therapists in East Anglia called East Anglia Complementary.

As well as Bowen and Reflexology I am also a practitioner and instructor in Reflexology for Babies and Children, and am trained in Relaxation techniques, Fertility Support through Reflexology and Ayurvedic Foot Massage.

What's Happening This Week...

Each week I try and bring you a little bit of something interesting - it could be a recipe, it could be some useful research, a poem, or more information about the work that I do, or sometimes it can be something useful for my fellow therapists or small business owners. This week, I’ve been mainly looking at:

Welcome. Smart

The empty appointment book & being SMART

It can be really disheartening when you qualify and find your appointment diary looking rather bleak after your first couple of months. Your initial euphoria fades as the phone remains silent, no-one texts you for an appointment, and your inbox remains empty. Your family and friends don’t book for treatments, only a couple of your case studies come and see you once a month, and you’ve only had one new enquiry. It can make you feel like all your hopes and dreams of starting a new life have been dashed, and even worse that you are a bad therapist, no good at what you do. But you shouldn’t - having an bleak looking appointment book is something that most therapists experience when they start out.

Some of these feelings come from unrealistic expectations that have been planted as a result of our own hopes and dreams, and sometimes through what we have been led to believe. The reality however, is that your friends, your family, your case studies, while they have enjoyed receiving free treatments from you and have loved what you have done, do not, for the most part, end up forming your client base. They have wanted to support you, and have enjoyed supporting you, but that doesn’t mean that they want to become a paying client once you qualify. And actually, there is a strong argument that suggests that you shouldn’t want them to be your clients:

- your market is real people you don’t already know. Keep your friends as friends, don’t try and make them into customers….For one thing, they might resent it, for another, their custom is unlikely to be sustainable. And then you will worry; do they really like what you are doing or are they just trying to be nice? Instead, find real customer: the people who love what you do.”
Tom Hodgkinson, Business for Bohemians

What about everyone else?
As much as we love what we do and know the positive impact complementary therapies can have on a person’s health and well-being, not everyone else does - yet. Unless you are very very lucky, building up a client base will take time, and while marketing will definitely help you on your way, you will still need a little patience while your reputation and your business develops. But this can be hard, so I would really recommend setting yourself a target to help you manage your expectations, at least in these early stages, although I still use this exercise today.

Setting yourself a target gives you something solid against which to work towards and against which to measure your success, rather than just this feeling that you must be rubbish because your appointment diary isn’t full. For me I knew that I wanted to give up my part-time job in the next year, so I set myself the a target based on the average number of treatments I would have to do each month in order to replace Click here to read more...]

Welcome. CNHC

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