The Buttafly Technique - Practitioner Training

Join our growing team of practitioners and enjoying watching your clients get better faster

The practice of using the Buttafly to facilitate a release of the spine is changing lives and no wonder – posture is fundamental to health.

From the time we wake up in the morning every thought, emotion and activity plays out in the body causing stress and strain, and disturbing the natural alignment of the spine.

Since the beginning of time man has sought to counter the effects of daily living and records dating back to 4000BC describe traction beds that are much the same as those still used in physiotherapy today.

The Buttafly Technique works in a very different way, however.

Rather than something being done from outside the body, the changes happen from within, drawing on the wisdom in the body that is hard-wired for self-healing.

A realignment nearly always takes place, correcting posture and easing back and neck pain and stiffness.

The Buttafly Technique is also effective for relieving hip and pelvic pain and has been shown to ease the chronic nature of musculoskeletal conditions and abate recurrent episodes.

It’s both gentle and extraordinarily effective and can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other modalities.

The Buttafly Technique is endorsed by:

  • Dr. Fatemeh Rezaei-Sajadinia, Back Pain Physiotherapy Specialist of the year 2021– UK
  • Wendy Powell, the founder of MUTU System,  a clinically proven programme for pre and postnatal fitness.

Earn CPD Hours

The Buttafly Technique practitioner training course is accredited by the Complementary Medical Association.

This course together with the required case studies will earn you a minimum of 24 contact hours – the CMA’s annual requirement for membership.

Course Requirements

  • Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Craniosacral Therapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Pilates instructors with hands-on experience
  • Midwives
  • Personal trainers, level 4 and above
  • Completion of 10 case studies

Course Content

  • How to safely and effectively incorporate the Buttafly Technique into your work
  • Learn about the benefits for back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions
  • Understand the benefits for Women’s Health conditions including pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pregnancy
  • Know when to refer your clients on 
  • Empower your clients – teach them how to set up the Buttafly Technique at home to help manage their symptoms


  • 2-Day Workshop with Loulou James, the creator of the Buttafly and the Buttafly Technique
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Discounts on Buttafly purchases
  • Be eligible to be included on our website as a practitioner


Michelle Needham, Holistic and Beauty Therapist

I love introducing my clients to the Buttafly.

It’s made a big difference to so many of my clients and many have gone on to buy a Buttafly to use at home.

I really notice the changes in their posture after the treatment – they go out of the clinic very differently.

It’s really nice to have something to share with them that empowers them and gives them knowledge of the wisdom in their body. It’s good too because they can adapt it to their needs. 

What I’m working on now is how best way to encourage my clients to use it on a regular basis. People get all excited, buy something, and then don’t get around to using it. I’m finding my way bit by bit!

Earlier today, a lady came today with a bit of a bad back after doing body balance last week. She went on the Buttafly and it instantly relieved her pain. She said how comfortable it was to lie in position. I used the breathing techniques Loulou showed us during the training to help relax her. She was still tender when she got up but there was a definite improvement.

There are so many people who benefit from the Buttafly, it’s amazing and helps them understand the body in a new way.

For them to have a step-by-step routine for using the Buttafly at home is life-changing. Thank you, Loulou for making a difference to so many people – you are AMAZING.

Eleni Vrahimis, Physiotherapist 

I attended a two-day class with Loulou on how to best use the Buttafly for therapeutic purposes and in yoga class. I found her to be very informative and passionate about the use of Buttafly Effect and its ability to help people.

I’ve gone on to use it successfully with patients suffering from low back pain and specifically coccydynia.

Our lessons were on Zoom and I found her teaching to be clear and the two days were paced beautifully.

Neil Baird, Yoga Therapist

The training with Loulou was time well spent in many ways. Although at first, I couldn’t imagine how we would spend two days on the topic, as soon as we began I realised that this was to be much more than I had expected. We were not simply going to be learning about the benefits and uses of the Buttafly products, but we would learn from Loulou’s experience of working with clients and students as a bodyworker, physiotherapist, healing practitioner, and yoga teacher.

We came to understand through hearing her experiences and exploring for ourselves why the Buttafly is such a powerful tool. And while in two days we could not cover Anatomy in any depth, I learned a great amount about the human body in those few hours in the context of teaching yoga.

We explored for ourselves, and with others in the class, about our own postural strengths and weaknesses, the individuality of our bodies, and how to support our own progress. We worked with idea that ‘less can be more’ when the right interventions are made in the appropriate way.

Loulou taught us that if we support the body well, the body’s intelligence will allow a postural release to occur naturally. We learned that the subtlest of shifts or changes to our posture while sitting in Sukasana or lying in Savasana can have a big impact on our experience.

I think we all came to realise that too often, the fundamentals of posture can be too easily overlooked, or problems are even obscured by notions of what is the right way to be doing something. And of course, we learned how the simple unique design of the Buttafly can be an invaluable aid in working with our students or clients. The days flew by and I am looking forward to doing more.