Customer Feedback

Julie gives amazing massages. My muscles hurt and ached through coughing and the pain was lifted. She is a lovely lady and provides a wonderful service"

(Sahira - January 2018)

Another fabulous massage by Julie . Total relaxation, and she manipulates the knots out of my shoulders without me having any pain during or after. Would definitely recommend"

(Katy - Cale Green - January 2018)

Really enjoyed Julie’s yoga class on Thursday evening. I have to say it was the last thing I wanted to do on a cold wet and windy night but I’m so glad I did! The group is small and welcoming and great for people wanting to give yoga it a try without feeling intimidated. I enjoyed the class so much and can’t wait for next week.

(Andrea - December 2017)

Wasn't sure what to expect BUT thoroughly enjoyed the class and Julie was lovely, created calm and relaxing environment for the practice. Really felt at ease and particularly liked the concentration on breathing technique combined with a slower pace than I've previously been used to. Felt the benefit of the intense stretch movements. Also felt very relaxed afterwards. Will certainly be returning and hope to continue on a regular basis. Thank you Julie it was a lovely experience overall. There are positive benefits from smaller groups I feel"

(Margaret - December 2017 after a yoga class)

I experienced my first Kinesiology session with Julie last week and I can't believe how amazing I feel already in such a short time. Through a series of muscle tests and specialist techniques, Julie was able to diagnose and immediately rectify my problem. Julie also identified a vitamin deficiency which I can easily remedy with my diet. Julie is a true professional and has given me the confidence I need to make the small changes in my life for a healthier and happier me. I would recommend Julie to everyone seeking a non-invasive holistic approach to their health. Thank you Julie. xx

Susan from Saddleworth (August 2017)

Well this lady has pretty much fixed me ! I was suffering with pain in my knee - leg-hip for a couple of months , after two Bowen treatments I can walk so much better & am in hardly any pain at all . Her knowledge and advice are second to none . I would definitely recommend x  (Katy S, Offerton - July 2017)

I am 33 weeks pregnant and for the last 2 weeks have been in agony with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my arms and hand. It was so bad I was waking up during the night in tears and due to the pregnancy there was nothing I could take. Since having Bowen with Julie I've had no pain at all in my back and arms and the carpal tunnel symptoms have improved dramatically. Thank you so much for making me comfortable again.  (Angela, Heaton Mersey May 2017)

Had a lovely evening at the mini facial workshop - highly recommended. thanks julie x  (Kate, Cheadle Hulme. July 2017)

Absolutely fabulous I took my son who is 13 and been suffering with Allergies. Julie assessed him using Kinesiology my son was pretty blown away by it! Julie balanced him and the results of the allergies confirmed past thoughts and some interesting allergies were found
I can't recommend Julie highly enough she is warm, knowledgeable and really put my son at ease! I'm very grateful".  Julie with Joe, Cheadle Hulme. July 2017


Bowen Technique worked wonders, thank you Julie! I would highly recommend if you're suffering with back, shoulder and neck pain. Totally eased my pain and discomfort a few days after the treatment"  FH, Wythenshawe.  June 2017


Couldn't recommend Julie enough. I had the Bowen technique while pregnant for a number of things carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic pain plus sciatica. It worked wonders and I was able to continue to look after my 2 children and work without being in pain constantly. I have recently been to see Julie again but for my newborn with colic. Still amazed how much it has helped my little boy and she was so lovely and gentle with him. Thank you x  (Nicole - Cheadle) June 2017

I've been to see Julie for two health issues that doctors could not fix;
One was extreme unexplained bloating; Julie discovered via kinesiology that it was emotionally related and fixed me. I've never since had the extreme pain I used to suffer from!
The second was a very scary constant dizzy feeling; a loss of memory; confusion, leg pain and continual vertigo. A neurologist couldn't find anything wrong and I'd been forced to resign from work. After one visit to Julie for a session of kinesiology, I left feeling absolutely fine. She fixed me in less than an hour!
I can't explain her treatment as I still don't understand it, but I 100% recommend her as a therapist. She has such a delicate and compassionate disposition with her patients and I can honestly say I hold a very special place for her in my life now.
Thank you Julie X  (Sarah - Flixton)


Kinesiology has played a very significant part in my recovery from Borreliosis (Lyme Disease). Having suffered very severely for a period of over 12 months, my consultant recommended seeking other holistic treatments, to complement aggressive antibiotics prescribed by my GP. My initial scepticism of Kinesiology was put to rest within 48hrs of my first treatment. I could barely believe the improvement in my physical symptoms – something I hadn’t experienced in over a year. I have now had 4 treatments and each has facilitated a marked improvement. I am now fully returned to work, gently running and cycling again and really enjoying family time J.
Julie was recommended to me by a friend – and I would not hesitate to do the same for others.  (Jeff - Manchester)

I recently injured my back while lifting heavy boxes at the same time as feeling stressed after an argument. The pain was in my lower back and was stopping me moving, walking, sitting or lying easily. The pain scale was around 7-8 although not continuous. I have had Bowen technique before for a different injury some 5 years ago, and it had worked really well. I was delighted to find Julie working not far from where I live. I required  only 2 sessions in total. The first was effective but there was still a twinge coming and going. After the second treatment the pain literally disappeared altogether and I have had no further twinge or pain at all. Bowen is brilliant and I highly recommend Julie as a very competent and professional practitioner. By the way, the treatment is non-invasive and gentle (Fran - Cheadle)

I initially went to Julie for treatment on my back. I had chronic sciatica and middle back pain. After the first treatment the sciatica went totally and has not returned to this date.  Julie treated other part of my back, did hip and height corrections. 10 years ago I was diagnosed with bursitis in my right hip. After treatments I now have more strength in my right hip and for the first time in 10 years I am able to cross my right leg over my left leg.  The treatments have made my body more flexible and less stiff and I have more strength.  Julie has been able to recognise and treat my stomach problems and has shown me methods and techniques on how to maintain my health.  Overall I feel that my health has improved.  Emotionally and physically, it has helped me to come to terms with a bereavement and to cut down on smoking and drinking.  I feel more confident and in control.  (Margaret M in Hazel Grove after Kinesiology)

Had a fab night on Monday at the aromatherapy workshop, great company, very interesting and Julie is lovely and a great host. Highly recommended. What intrigued me most was that we had our own individual favourite choices in oils but when learning more about the benefits of those particular oils how they perfectly matched that individual ... amazing. (Hayley Sept 2016)

I came to see Julie after having a bad virus, which had left me struggling with my Fibromyalgia. I had been to see my GP, and was just told to take painkillers and rest, the same advice I have had for the last 10 years or so. I came to Julie after looking for a holistic therapist who had experience with Fibro, and who was going to look at me as a whole not just as a person with chronic pain. I had hoped to get a session of Bowen therapy, however Julie thought otherwise!

She suggested that we try Kinesiology to see how I responded, as she felt that some of my health issues could be emotional, mechanical or diet related. If I am honest, I was not expecting much from it, but I was immediately put at ease by Julie, and we started working.  The therapy is very gentle, you just lay down and try to not let your arm be moved by her - all very easy you think? Well, actually no.

Julie tested me for emotional issues, it came up that I had a problem with fear. This is very true as I had a severe head injury over 2 years ago which still causes me problems with anxiety. We also looked at food issues. Thanks to Kinesiology, I have cut out wheat, gluten and sugar. I am down to 2 mugs of coffee a day, instead of about 8!  When I left after the two hours I was there, I felt very calm. Which is not something that I have been in a long time. The day after I was like a new woman. No back pain, no joint pain and even now some 8 days later, no facial pain. This has been unheard of for the last few years. I do not pretend to understand how Kinesiology works, and I did not believe that this would work as well as it has. BUT I just know I now feel of beans and feeling like I can face the world again. Something which no other therapy (or prescription drugs) have been able to do. I would have no doubt in recommending Julie or Kinesiology to anyone in the future.  Thanks Julie! (Sarah - Stretford)

Just wanted to email you and say thank you for the treatment you gave my mum. She was really impressed with your lovely attitude, the detailed discussion in choosing a combination of oils and that she didn't feel in any way rushed. She also thought you were a really lovely person and enjoyed the relaxed conversation with you. Thanks for such a personal touch. (Beth - Hebden Bridge)

I have had back Pain for 10 years, after a few sessions of Bowen Therapy with Julie it was like magic no pain, I was also having medical treatment for an over active Thyroid Julie once again using Bowen Therapy techniques helped my TSH increase and now I am in remission and no more medication. I would recommend Julie to anyone she puts you at your ease straight away and gives you confidence. I wish I had met her years ago I would not go to anyone else. Thank you Julie. (Jacky - Glossop)

I came to Julie and Bowen as a bit of a wreck. I had been in two car accidents twenty odd years ago and had racked up quite a mass of muscle scar tissue and disc injury round my neck and shoulders. Having tried steroid injections, physio, pain killers and having been off work for a year, I was ready to try anything. Interestingly it was my consultant (neurosurgeon) who suggested Bowen treatment. I nearly fell off my chair when he mentioned it as it sounded so avant garde. Well it was either that or some diabolical operation, so I thought what have I got to lose? My first session was very strange. After the usual health Q&A, Julie explained that basically all I had to do was lie still and let it wash over me. I didnt even have to believe that the treatment would work. There was no manipulation, no reverberating crack of bones, in fact there was an interesting lack of "magical showmanship". Just a few deft presses on my back and we were done. Is that it? I asked, being used to lights, camera and action. Yes, came the reply. Just lie there and let it work. So I lay there quietly. And it washed over me like a soothing zephyr. I left intrigued... Over the next few days I felt things moving! Imagine a slow -moving, windy river where the bends are all clogged up with branches and weeds. As the river becomes less sluggish, the waters run more smoothly and start to eat away at those clogged weeds and branches. They break away and get taken downriver by the rising flood.....soon the bends are free and the now the waters run smooth and clare..........This, for me, is Bowen.......if you too are sick of drugs and conventional treatments then have a have nothing to lose but your pains :o) (Clare - Marple)

I first discovered Bowen in Australia almost 10 years ago. I have a history of recurring back problems which countless visits to chiropractors and physios never seemed to cure and after each flare up I would face weeks of discomfort and a lot of expensive treatments. Since discovering bowen I have found I can keep my body in alignment through regular sessions and if my back should suddenly go I find it can be treated with only one session. Over the years I have also used bowen to treat knee pain, neck pain and even a sore thumb! Of all the bowen therapists out there I have found those with the Bowtech qualification to deliver a consistent technique with high attention to patient history and needs. Julie is no exception and I love everything about her therapy from the space she offers, to the skill with which she delivers the technique and I cannot recommend both her and bowen therapy highly enough! (Angela - Wigan)

A friend recommended Julie to me as I was suffering with shoulder and neck pain. The Bowen Treatment was not what I was expecting, but the results have been amazing. It wasn’t instant, but within a week I felt so much better and have been pain free ever since. I then recommended Julie to a friend and she has now also been converted and is also pain free. Julie is calm, professional and a miracle worker and I owe her a big thank you  (Jodie - Poynton)

Bowen is my saviour!  I am so confident now, after having Bowen treatment for my lower back, neck and shoulders, wrists and elbows and now my left foot, that when ever I need help Bowen is the first option I consider.  The fact is, it always has worked and given me complete relief from pain and stiffness.  I recommend this treatment to many people especially those who have tried lots of other treatments and remedies that haven't worked for them.  I know from those who have had Bowen that they have similar relief and in some cases given them a new lease of life.  I say to people just try it - nothing ventured nothing gained - in the knowledge lots of people will be so pleased they did! (Shelagh - Cheadle Hulme)

I met Julie Elder when i was at my lowest, diagnosed with breast cancer, and advised not to change my diet or have any massages. She advised treatment by Bowen, for my aches and pains, for the effects of the chemotherapy, and for the stress I was going through. I found I could sleep deeply, offset some of the harshest parts of the treatment, and feel relaxed knowing that she was on my side in a very dark place. Nowadays, I go back again and again, and find the same relief. Julie Elder is part of my life care (Paula W – Bramhall)

I have been so busy with work and having to move house so I have not had time to get back to you. I think the Kinesiology has really helped me. I still get the odd day when I feel tired but it is definitely not as bad as it was and given that life is moving at 100mph at the moment it is not surprising! My back is fine too and I am feeling mentally much stronger and dealing with things much better. So all in all it has been a great help and a positive experience. (Sheena - treated with Bowen and Kinesiology)

I find the treatments fascinating and amazing as they often hit the nail on the head. Julie moved through it bringing differences needed at the time - my leg is so much more comfortable on leaving today and things corrected were things I had felt weren't in sync..(Pauline - Wilmslow after Kinesiology)

I have enjoyed the treatments although I don't fully understand how it works. I do think the treatments have had a positive effect on me, particularly on the hiatus hernia.  The dural torque also worked really well on my back.Kinesiology is new to me but it is certainly something I would want to use in the future.  Julie has been very professional throughout the treatments - very kind and explained what she was doing as she went along.  The sessions have been really interesting and enjoyable and I really feel i have benefitted from them. Thank you Julie. 
(Heather C in Cheadle Hulme after Kinesiology)

I had been suffering with ear, head, neck and shoulder ache along with sinus problems for several months. I had changed my diet over those months and was trying to eat healthily as I was convinced I also had numerous food allergies. I had been to my gp who's suggested treatments were ineffective. On visiting Julie, she used my muscle responses to diagnose me with an illiocecal valve problem which she then proceeded to treat by applying pressure to parts of my body. She tested me for food sensitivities but these proved not to be the cause of my problems. Julie advised aftercare of a 2 week detox diet after which my symptoms had almost disappeared. I had one further treatment and am now symptom free. I'm really glad I visited Julie. She has helped me enormously with a problem that I was beginning to think would not get resolved. Thank you (Wendy O - Fallowfield)

Having suffered with chronic lower back pain and sciatica since my early twenties, which radiated through my buttocks and hips, regularly impacting significantly on my mobility and always residing as a low level pain 24hrs a day even on a good day, I was recommended to try Bowen by a friend.  My MRI scans show significant disc degradation which will continue to worsen over time and so admittedly I was very sceptical on how and if Bowen could help and tried it only as a last resort more than anything after being immobilised on a particularly bad weekend.
Having had 3 sessions of Bowen over the last few months I am virtually pain free for the first time in 17 years.  I have some stiffness on occasion and am aware that my discs will progressively get worse and pain will return at times, but knowing now that I have the option of visiting Julie to 'tune up' and help to relieve that pain is fantastic. I have needed no painkillers since having Bowen - something I previously took on an almost daily basis. Having been a sceptical non-believer I cannot recommend the treatment highly enough due to the relief it has given me and the mobility I have regained.
(Helen -Worsley)


Before 2002 my attitude towards Alternative Therapy belonged to what I now call ‘un enlightened skeptics.’ I had lifelong allergy to cigarette smoke, dust and pollen, which made it impossible for me to breathe without nose drops or to function without prescribed anti histamine. Wherever I lived in the world I had the same problem. After a severe sinus attack on Lufthansa flight over Frankfurt in 2002, which left me with a death wish I decided I had enough and tried homeopathy in Sheffield UK which worked miraculously and I am now totally free from any allergy!
Fast-forward 2012 and I fell on the stairs at home and was left with a very painful right bum muscle (glutes) which made my doctoral write up year a complete misery. I was x-rayed and NHS referred me to physiotherapy but I did not get any relief. Sitting was a serious problem. Walking was just about OK. I turned to hot stone massage, which was helpful but very short-termed. After my PhD graduation in November 2014, I had time to research alternative therapy for my pain and in February 2015 I decided on Bowen Technique so I booked an appointment with Julie Elder at Totally Holistic in Cheshire and voila! -one visit and the pain is now history. There is something special about Julie Elder who treated me. She exudes confidence without being patronizing and she listens with an extra ear. She told me exactly what she was doing but not to convince me, instead I knew she communicated directly to another dimension of my person, which is a signature of Holistic Therapies. Quantum Physics tells us that humans are not just the blobs of flesh that we can see and touch but also a sum total of pure energy! For this reason I knew I needed Julie to treat my other energetic problems that caused me bad digestion since childhood because she is also a certified Kinesiologist. Kinesiology is a bit like a body energy MOT I later found out.  Guess what? I visited the clinic on Thursday the 5th of March for Kinesiology treatment that lasted one hour fifteen minute and the rest is history?  I now have excellent bowel movements, cluster headaches gone, my stiff neck and shoulder have improved –not to mention my improved sleeping pattern.  Eliminating waste from the body is a problem that many people do not talk about but I am afraid that my research shows that many dis-eases begin right there in the gut!
I was diagnosed with ‘sleeping disorder’ a few years ago and prescribed strong medication, which turns me into a zombie. I am 100% sure I won’t need them any time soon. (RK (PhD), Cheadle Hulme)


I first went to Julie years ago but have just been through chemo last year so went back for kinesiology. I have to say that not only is julie so lovely but she is very professional and takes time with you. Kinesiology is amazing and definitely works. The one thing I never mentioned to Julie was that I thought I had a problem as many do, with the iliaocaecal valve and to my amazement julie pulled it up from my session. My daughters are going for anxiety to and I couldn't recommend julie enough. A treatment with her you will want to go back for sureI booked in for Bowen Treatment for shoulder pain after a recommendation from a friend.  I am awaiting surgery for a spur to be removed from my shoulder as well as a repair to rotator cuff tear. 
I have had 3 treatments whilst waiting for surgery. I have gained more flexibility in my arm & shoulder. The pain & discomfort I experienced have greatly improved.  Julie has a very friendly manner & is approachable & makes you feel at ease. Thank you Julie - I will be returning in the future without a doubt & would not hesitate in recommending her services to family & friends.  Many thanks 
(Gill - Cheadle Hulme)

I have been having various treatments with Julie for many years. Her knowledge, techniques and advice are second to none. I went to her with recently with a calf injury and I have no doubt my recovery has been aided by the Bowen Technique! Thank you Julie 🙂  (Amanda - Cheadle )

Fantastic holistic treatment, massage and Bowen thanks so much Julie  (Claire - Cheadle Hulme)

Julie is fantastic, very professional and friendly, would recommend her to anyone, absolutely amazing 🙂  (Andrea - Stockport)

I couldn't recommend Julie more, she is brilliant at what she does, takes extra time on working personally with you without charging you more and never rushes through appointments, amazingly priced, very qualified and really knows her stuff. Very pleased with all her treatments, best I've ever been to and will definitely be taking the time to treat myself again soon 🙂  (Kim - Bramhall)

This lady is truly amazing no way would i be at the point in my life without such support passion and professionalism which Julie provides .I started with Kinesiology amazing never fails to blow me away when ever I have a treatment also Julie's massage with aromatherapy oils truly amazing like a floppy doll when treatment ends Reiki is beautiful I find Julie's Reiki very connecting and powerful it's lovely and I have just had 1 Bowen treatment 5 day's ago that has supported me tremendously xx a very special lady many thanks Julie could never ever thank you enough for our journey together much love always Julie xx (Christine - Reddish) 


Amazing kinesiology treatment for my 10 year old daughter for hayfever, Julie made us both feel very relaxed, and we had fantastic results. Will defiantly recommend your services to everyone. Thank you again. (Erin - Stockport)

I came to see Julie because I had some ongoing back and neck pain from a historical whiplash injury. I was also going through a challenging time emotionally in my personal life , caring for my Mum who has Alzheimer's . Julie suggested a combination of Kinesiology and Bowen to target both the physical symptoms and the emotional symptoms . This combination has worked well for me . I feel much calmer and more emotionally balanced after the treatment . The pain in my back and neck has also significantly improved (CF - Gatley)



Julie is absolutely amazing. Her treatments are always outstanding and the care and attention you get is fab. Thank you   (Emma Nov 2016)

I attended Julie's aromatherapy workshop recently, it was very interesting and good fun. I would also highly recommend an aromatherapy massage, Julie definitely knows her oils and is always very welcoming and I leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.  (Nicola V, Sale.)