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Pain? Discomfort? Stressed?

Gentle bodywork to ease pain and discomfort

by appointment in Portsmouth and Southsea

With Jill or Paul, who aim for a positive difference for you in every session

We call our combined bodywork Bow-EMM therapy.

We combine EMMETT Technique with Bowen Therapy uniquely for you,
to ease pain & discomfort.
To improve physical balance & stability.
To make movement more comfortable.
To simply relax & release tension.
To reduce inflammation

It’s gentle and quick, performed through light clothing and suitable for all ages and every session is aimed at getting a positive result for you.
We are Jill & Paul Dagless, and we use our therapy on each other so know the benefits first hand.

Appointments available at:

The Grove Centre,
Osborne Rd,
PO5 3LB.

Also at various events


Bow-EMM Therapy

We combine bodywork aiming to restore the balance and proper function of the musculoskeletal system and soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Using these light pressure techniques we aim to reduce pain, increase circulation, and improve mobility, which can lead to improved overall health and well-being.

The EMMETT Technique is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tensions resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body.
Bowen Therapy consists of a series of gentle moves, which allows the therapist to assess the muscle tissue for inconsistencies whilst giving the body opportunity to self correct and relax muscles .

Jill with client during session

Full body or targeted session

We keep it simple offering a full body session, which can be used as needed or for regular wellbeing maintenance, or a single issue targeted session.

Image of room at The Grove Centre

Southsea appointments

Appointments available at The Grove Centre, an Accessible room in the heart of Southsea, with nearby parking.


What our clients say

‘Give it a go..’

“Well what can I say – I have been visiting Jill for months and I was having problems with both feet and my knee and at some points I could not walk and sometimes I had to use a walking stick due to the pain. I was told about Jill and Paul, paid her a visit and I could not believe the results I got with a couple of visits. I now go and see Jill as often as I can to keep up the work she has done and I am pain free and can walk for miles which is something I could not have done before.

Believe me when I say GIVE IT A Go, you will be surprised.!”


at events

“Very good relief from so many areas was great”

DAVID BAYNE, Castle Rd, 2022

Thank you I can move now”

BEVERLEY, Victorious Festival 2021

“Eased Shoulder pain
Thank you”

SHARON, Victorious Festival 2022

back pain eased

I’ve suffered from back pain for ages and I’m due to have lumber injections in a few months. I see a physio twice a month and also an osteopath once a month but my pain is often unbearable (especially nerve pain) I was very sceptical about alternative therapy like this, but thought it was worth a try so visited Jill just under a week ago. Even during the therapy I found it hard to believe some of the things she was doing would help but I can honestly say even though my backs not cured (I didn’t expect it to be) It’s not felt this good in around a year.
So if you’re really struggling like I was I’d highly recommend giving this therapy a try.

Billy Bessey, on Facebook page

find us at events

Upcoming Event

Image of our set-up art Wickham with Paul sat in front on a sunny morning
Sunny Wickham morning


Near Fareham, Hampshire

We are so happy to have been invited back to Wickham Festival this year, apparently in a different location, so it’ll be interesting to experience. We will be offering both Combined and EMMETT Technique targeted sessions, during the weekend as well as seeing a band or two!

bow-emm therapy

Why choose us

Experience the difference

It really is best to experience our therapy, describing doesn’t do justice how quickly & gently a body can respond.

Gentle results

Each session is gentle and uniquely tailored to your needs at that time for a positive result.
And all with you clothes on

All ages

Suitable for everyone at any age, for the whole family (it’s even used on animals)

6 reviews on
Oritsegbubemi Okon
Oritsegbubemi Okon
I enjoyed every bit of the therapy. Very soft touches around the body but I feel really great in every part of my body. No aches anymore so far 😀 Great work Jill.
Rachel Tregenna
Rachel Tregenna
I found Jill through an Internet search, following a Bowen therapy recommendation from my niece in Devon. I have a number of back issues and one in particular was causing me a significant amount of pain and subsequent loss of sleep. In short I was desperate to find immediate relief, so thought I would try this. To be honest although hopeful, was a tiny bit sceptical as Jill was so careful nd gentle, I wondered whether it could possibly help, but it did. After a week of not being able to sleep for the pain, the result has been amazing. I ached slightly the day after the treatment, but thereafter my mobility without pain has got better day after day. I can still feel where the pain was, it is still tender, but the acute pain has gone, after just one session. I am going back for more work on my neck now as well. Thank you Jill. I had hoped for a miracle cure and I got one.
Mary Saunders
Mary Saunders
I always feel a thousand times better after a treatment with Jill! She is so intuitive and uses a combination of therapies to really get to the core of the issue. I visited Jill today with aching shoulders and emerged feeling so much looser around the neck and arms and no longer in pain. Thank you Jill!
Jean Simpson
Jean Simpson
We are both feeling the benefits of our sessions at Stanstead but Peter says you don’t seem to have helped his brain ! Maybe next time . Thank you.
lisa wood
lisa wood
I have had Emmett from both Jill and Paul and can't recommend them enough. Feel amazing after and never knew my movement was so restricted til after treatment. Thank you both.😁
Rachel Woodisse
Rachel Woodisse
When I first heard of Bow-Emm Therapy I wasn't sure what to think and if it would help me. I have now had many sessions and it's just amazing! I suffer from lower back pain and a very painful right hip and this therapy has helped me so much. After my first session I actually felt taller! Jill and Paul are very caring and experienced therapists and I can't recommend them highly enough.