Here at Arden Cottage we offer a place to stay where you can also enjoy treatments. You’ll leave feeling more relaxed and ready to face your busy life with renewed energy. You can pre-book a treatment or speak to Jane on arrival.

Jane qualified as a Bowen Practitioner in 2004 and in 2006 undertook her Anatomy and Physiology training. In 2010 she qualified as a Shibashi Tai Chi and Tai Chi Bang Instructor and now runs 6 local classes a week. If you are interested in finding out more about her classes, please call her. She continues her knowledge with regular CPD courses.

Jane is insured with CThA and is on the CBS register


The Bowen Technique and Facia Bowen - A Straight forward, remedial therapy that is non-invasive, gentle and very effective. 

This non-invasive, holistic therapy consists of a sequence of gentle rolling moves, using thumbs and fingers on precise junctions of the body, stimulating energy into the muscles and soft tissue, the disturbance of the muscle links to the body’s nervous system sending messages to the brain, asking the body to find where there are any areas of dis-ease or imbalance. To allow time for the body to process the information and make subtle adjustments, initiating the healing process, the moves are interspersed with periods of rest where the therapist leaves the room, allowing the body to be.

Here are just a few problems that Bowen can help muscle/joint pain, depression, stress, chronic fatigue, frozen shoulder, back pain and much, much more.

Men, women and children of all ages can benefit from Bowen. It is an excellent way to prevent injury or if injured it can speed up the body’s recovery.

Individual Shibashi Tai Chi Lessons


What is Shibashi Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is sometimes described as Meditation in Motion

  • Shibashi Tai Chi consists of a series of 18 gentle Qigong moves. These slow, flowing movements are easy to learn and are designed to co-ordinate the movement with the breath
  • By learning to link abdominal breathing with the movements helps aid concentration, balance and co-ordination and generates Qi (energy) within the limbs
  • These energy-enhancing exercises are deeply relaxing and help calm the mind and body
  • They can be practiced by anyone and can be done either seated or standing

What can it help?

Practitioners of Tai Chi have found Tai Chi can help them recover from illness as well as prevent them from becoming ill in the first place.

  • It exercises the whole body and improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Helps pain relief
  • Relieves headaches and anxiety
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves lung efficiency (helping with Asthma)
  • Boosts your energy levels
  • Improves balance and co-ordination
  • Brings your body and mind into harmony
  • Beneficial for arthritis, chronic back pain, MS & Parkinsons