FASCIAL MANIPULATION.  Stecco Method. (Physiotherapy and Podiatry specialising in Connective Tissue throughout the Body)

At our Chichester clinic we offer Fascial Manipulation Therapy, a manual therapy which aims to restore normal movement of the layers of fascia which cover our muscles, internal organs and our skin. This treatment is also known as Myofascial Release.

Fascial Manipulation can treat many different conditions by reducing pain, restoring movement, balancing internal organ function and regulating skin.

At The Boxgrove, we are lucky enough to have one of only two qualified practitioners in the UK. Jane is a qualified physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience in treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. She has a special interest in soft tissue treatment and having studied in Italy is now one of only three fully certified Fascial Manipulation specialists (Stecco Method) in the UK and is the only Physiotherapist to have qualified in the UK.

In addition to Jane we have Ian Liane who qualified Level 1 & Level 2 Stecco Method.  Ian is our Podiatrist and uses Fascial Manipulation Stecco Method for chronic pain and symptoms in the lower limb.

They are a powerful team.

To make an appointment with Jane, our Chichester based Fascial Manipulation therapist, call us now on 01243 696630 or email reception@theboxgrove.com.


Initial Consultation 60 minutes / £83
Follow-up Consultation 45 minutes / £77

Frequently Asked Questions

Fascia is a continuous 3D web of dense connective tissue covering and connecting our whole body. Tension of the fascia in one part of your body can in turn cause pain and dysfunction in another area of the body.
Fascia is vital. It is necessary for regulating movement of both the musculoskeletal system and for internal organ function. It is a pain sensitive structure and helps to control our proprioception (perception of movement).
During treatment, fascial tissue is physically manipulated to create friction, heat and gliding of very specific areas of stuck or ‘densified’ fascia. This kick-starts an enzyme release in our body which is vital to restoring movement and the alleviation of pain.
Acute trauma, chronic movement or strain e.g. posture and immobilisation are some of the causes of our myofascia becoming stuck. Internal inflammation, infection and surgery are also known to densify our internal fascia and skin.
Fascial Manipulation is very effective at treating both acute and chronic pain, restoring range of movement and improving muscle coordination and balance both on the interior and exterior of the body.
As fascia covers our entire musculoskeletal system including our nerves, blood vessels and bones, treatment can be effective in both acute and chronic conditions for example sports injuries, neck and back pain, nerve pain, sciatica, headaches, cramp, lymphoedema, pelvic floor dysfunction and cording after a mastectomy.

Other conditions include:

  • Respiratory e.g. coughs, recurrent laryngitis/sore throats & bronchitis
  • Circulatory e.g. leg/foot cramps and cold hands/feet
  • Urinary e.g. recurrent cystitis, urinary frequency & recurrent kidney stones
  • Endocrine e.g. thyroid issues, diaphragm problems, dysmenorrhea & oligospermia
  • Digestive e.g. reflux, bloating, heartburn and IBS
Directions to The Boxgrove and a map can be found here. Parking is available to all of our patients. We kindly ask all those coming for a scheduled class to park in the Boxgrove Village Hall car park.


Jane Haydon MSc Physiotherapy, Certified Fascial Manipulation Specialist.

Jane is a qualified physiotherapist with over 25 years clinical experience in treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions. She has a special interest in soft tissues and having studied in Italy is now one of only two fully certified Fascial Manipulation specialists (Stecco Method) in the UK.

Jane enthuses that “Treating fascia has changed my life – the Stecco teams’ motto of Manus Sapients Potens Est, meaning, A knowledgeable hand is powerful has never been more apt. I am continually amazed at the number of symptoms and conditions that I have been able to improve by treating fascia”.

Ian Linane Podiatry, Level 1 and Level 2 Fascial Manipulation Specialist. Stecco Method

Ian qualified as a Podiatrist in 1993 and has been in private practice ever since, both within his own clinic and as part of private practice multidiscipline teams. Podiatry has provided Ian with an exciting, rewarding and varied career which has ranged from general lower limb and foot care to injury rehabilitation. In addition he worked within forensic podiatry for some 11 years in the area of Forensic Gait Analysis. Over the last 9 years Ian has written and taught extended scope practice manual therapy courses  in podiatry, nationally and internationally, through his own training company. These have been provided to both private practice and NHS.  A lifelong learner, in 2016 Ian  began training in Fascial Manipulation Stecco Method. He is trained in both levels 1 and 2, hoping to complete level 3 in 2021.

Seven years ago my son (aged 23) fell from a height sustaining a traumatic brain injury. M has had three sessions with Jane. After each session something that didn’t work before has started working. His jaw now functions normally, his hip is sorted and his protruding shoulder blade is now back in place. I can only describe the treatment as miraculous – we are so lucky so have discovered Jane and her skills.