Dorn Method Therapy

Dorn Method is a gentle and safe manual complementary therapy focusing on the cause of back and joint pain, in the spine and other joints.  The treatment is used to correct misalignments of the spine and other joints, targeting common health problems including:

Back Pain.  Neck pain.  Headaches and Migraines.  Joint problems such as Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Ankle and Jaw.  Leg lenth difference.  Sciatica.  Balance problems such as Vertigo and Menieres.

The Dorn Method was developed in Germany nearly 40 years ago by Dieter Dorn. It focuses on the causes of common back and joint pain.  Today, the Dorn Method is used by thousands of therapists all over the world. Here in the UK, The Dorn Method has been practised for around 12 years and enjoys praise after praise from very many happy clients (you can see some of my testimonials below).

Dorn Method is a gentle manual non-manipulative therapy.  Being very safe, the therapy involves no ‘clicking’ or ‘crunching’ sensations, which some people fear or dislike. It is also suitable for people of all ages.

The aim of Dorn Method therapy is similar to Osteopathy and Chiropractic, i.e. to help people who suffer from back and joint pain. Dorn Method is a gentle and very safe manual therapy developed to correct misalignments of the Spinal Column and other joints, which so often are the cause of pain and grief.

Rather than remaining passive, a person undergoing Dorn Method therapy works together with the Dorn Therapist at all times.  Together, we use dynamic techniques designed to help your vertebrae and joints slip more easily back into their natural positions, without using any heavy force or thrust moves.

The Dorn Method Therapy treatment can be enhanced by being combined with massage which safely stretches, aligns, energises and relaxes the spine and the muscles.

In many cases, only two or three sessions are sufficient to realign the spine.  However, this does depend on the individual circumstances and more sessions may be recommended for some clients.

With some after-care advice and exercises to do at home, Dorn Method Therapy is a great maintenance and preventative system to help you stay healthy over a longer period of time.

Tracey of PlumEssence is an Advanced Dorn Method Practitioner.

Only Advanced Dorn Method practioners can be listed on the Dorn Method Therapists Association Directory.  My listing can be found here


“Just some of the comments received in a card today:  “I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the extra time you spent with me … I had no idea Reiki would start to bring it all out.  You are a brilliant listener, adviser and therapist, and you are, in my humble opinion, so perfect for the vocation and role of MHFA.   PS, I went out last night. It was the first time in months that I’d been, and no pain or discomfort in my back. When the usual question came “how’s your back? Is it still really bad?” I could say with a big smile ‘it’s really good thanks! I found a miracle worker in Great Haywood!” X x”  LK, September 2019

A MASSIVE thank you to Tracey Nixon at Plum Essence Therapies who sorted my back out last night after being in agony, it was a miracle (or maybe her expertise on the Dorn Method).” Emma E (via FB) December 2017

“I have had some treatments with Tracy, who has used The Dorn Method on me. I had a variety of symptoms and issues, but I can honestly say I am much improved since I started seeing her. I suffer from debilitating tiredness, and over the last few weeks, since I have seen her, realise that this has eased quite considerably – I no longer feel that I can’t function, and actually feel like I have some energy occasionally! I also suffered from quite severe period problems (despite the ‘best’ efforts of conventional medicine..) and literally overnight this has improved immeasurably, and I can honestly say this has been the best result ever! Additionally, she has completely cured my daughter of restless leg syndrome, which was causing her to be completely exhausted as she wasn’t able to sleep until very late at night. She is a different person, and feels so much better!” Sally W, September 2016

Tracey truly is a miracle worker. I went to see her yesterday and was in cronic pain with my back. I hobbled in bent over. She worked on the areas I had problems with using the Dorn method and I walked out a lot straighter. When my husband dropped me off for my appointment he said to Tracey I need you to perform a miracle and when he picked me up she told him she had. I can now attend a very important meeting today because of her treatment. I cannot thank Tracey enough. Thank you.” Kelly Nation, July 2016 – after one session of Dorn Method Therapy

“I have had issues with my neck, shoulders, knees and lower back for around 3 years now. I have received other treatments for this however never had much relief with them. Since seeing Tracey and receiving my dorn treatment 11 weeks ago I have found the issues have been significantly improved and continue to get better with each treatment. This has meant I am able to spend more time playing with my children at home and I have found my working days more manageable. Thank you Tracey. You have managed to relieve my pain and discomfort when others failed. I would highly recommend this Tracey and this treatment to others.”  MN, July 2016

“Another great neck and back treatment.  I’ve noticed a huge difference in my movements and also nowhere near as much pain and aching.  Tasks such as bathing the kids and playing with the kids have been made much easier.  Also when sitting at my computer there is less pain at the top of my shoulders”.  MN, June 2016 – after 2 sessions of Dorn Therapy

“Great treatment of my neck and back. I feel like a new man!” Mat N, May 2016

Dorn method in PlumEssence garden
Dorn method in PlumEssence garden

Dear Tracey.  Thank you very much for my Dorn Method treatment. Having had the treatment outside in the sunshine made it a little bit more special.   Having had lower back pain for a good month as well as aches and stiffness in my right shoulder and neck area I can honestly say the Dorn Method has made a fantastic improvement.  My lower back pain has disappeared since the alignment of my pelvis and leg length. My shoulder and neck aches and stiffness are much reduced and my shoulder mobility vastly improved. I have also slept much better since the treatment.  I love the fact it’s a gentle treatment with such great results and would highly recommend it to everyone.  Your personality, enthusiasm, care and knowledge makes the whole treatment a fabulous experience.  I will be back for another treatment soon.  Thanks again.  Diana”  Diana White, May 2016 – after one session of Dorn Method Therapy

“Thanks for yesterday, already feeling the benefits.  I’ve been sat at my computer for the last 2 hours and nowhere near as uncomfortable as prior to the treatment.  There is still a slight niggle in my shoulder and neck, but nowhere near as much as previous.  I’ve even found a difference within my everyday life.  Even when doing simple tasks like putting my shoes on and driving.  My neck, shoulders and back seem more relaxed and less tight, making movements much easier”  MN, May 2016 – after one session of Dorn Method Therapy