Massage & Body Work Therapies

The Buttafly Technique

The Buttafly Technique – what does it involve?

Essentially, the Buttafly Technique refers to the strategic positioning of the Buttafly lying on your back so that the sacrum and coccyx are left free from any direct pressure. The unique way in which the body is both supported and off-loaded facilitates a natural release of the spine.


What are the benefits of Buttafly Therapy?

The effects of the Buttafly Technique demonstrate that the spine has an innate intelligence and that, as with all our biological systems, it is in a constant state of flux striving to achieve balance.

The Buttafly Technique helps to facilitate the processes by which this happens.

Through Loulou’s extensive research with the Buttafly Technique, it’s become clear that the majority of people ‘hold’ their posture in some way; also that most struggle to find their natural posture – even those who practice yoga and Pilates.

This is where the Buttafly Technique comes into its own. Rather than something external being applied or done to the spine, the body is given a chance to find its own way, at its own pace, and in harmony with the other systems.


Who will benefit from using the Buttafly technique?

The alignment of the spine influences ALL the systems of the body, and anything that changes the alignment will, by the same token, influence all these systems.

For many people, the Buttafly Technique has been shown to boost their overall health and vitality.

At the same time, the Technique really comes into its own as a posture corrector and for the relief of back pain, and in many cases, sciatica too.

Any condition that affects the alignment of the hips, the pelvis, the lower back, and the belly respond well to the Buttafly Technique.

The Buttafly can be considered like a toothbrush for the spine, to be used on a regular basis. We use a toothbrush every day to clean off the remains of food, wash away bacteria and promote long-term oral health, yes? Well, EVERY thought, emotion, and physical activity has a CONSEQUENCE for our spine just and so, for optimal health, it makes sense to use the Buttafly every day too.


Types of back pain that respond well to the Buttafly Technique

The Buttafly Technique works especially well for:

  • Chronic Back Pain. This term is used to describe acute back pain that continues beyond the average healing time of 3 months.
  • Non-Specific Low Back Pain. This term is used to describe a chronic condition where there is no known cause of symptoms.
  • Postural Back Ache. The Buttafly Technique works well for the kind of backache that is due to poor posture, especially when related to long periods of sitting or bending at work.
  • Sports-Related Back Ache. Many runners, cyclists, tennis, and golf players find the Buttafly Technique is very helpful in providing postural release particularly when it comes to the deep trunk and hip flexor muscles.
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Back Stiffness Following Spinal Surgery. E.g. Discectomy and spinal decompression
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain


Other conditions that respond well to the Buttafly Technique

  • Hip pain/ arthritis of the hip/post-hip replacement
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Women’s Health. Including pregnancy, the post-partum period, and organ prolapse


The buttafly can also be used in yoga and for meditation practices.


When to seek professional help

Acute Back Pain. While the Buttafly Technique can be very helpful in easing pain that results from an injury, for example, due to twisting or lifting, we recommend that you see your healthcare provider for a full assessment first.

Acute Back Pain that comes on for no obvious reason: In cases where the pain lasts for more than 48 hours, we highly recommend seeing your GP.

Please note that in the same way that no one exercise or treatment will work for everyone, there is no guarantee that the Buttafly will work for you.

1 hour treatment session with the buttafly £55

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Woman lying on a yoga mat in savasana pose with Buttafly technique props for optimal posture support.
Available location

This session is available at the Washbrook Centre

The Outside Studio in Washbrook is the location in Ipswich where Nina Parnham teaches fitness classes and gives treatments.

Available Options:

The Buttafly Technique

  • The Buttafly Technique

    Single Session

    Duration: 60 minutes


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