The Linda Scotson Technique (LST)


Two transformational resources for all ages to assist those living with mental, physical or emotional stress or illness.


The diaphragm – the forgotten organ

Nourishes and balances mental, physical and immune health and is the foundation of all developmental abilities. More than just a breath.

No single organ does more

Stresses before birth and in early and later life weaken the diaphragm and disrupt its control, leading to mental and physical symptoms and chronic conditions which clinical medicine finds difficult to treat.

Until the “Linda Scotson Technique (LST)” with its innovative use of gentle breath like pressures, clinicians were limited as to how to work on the diaphragm and so the incredible multifunctional diaphragm became the forgotten organ.


Life can be better for mind, body and spirit.

The diaphragm plays complex respiratory, circulatory and postural roles so that improvement in diaphragm breathing may be reflected in positive changes in physical, mental and emotional health.

The way we breath can cause anxiety and disturbed emotional states affecting both mental and physical health and well-being.

Anxiety and disturbed emotions caused by stressed breathing patterns may in turn have further increasingly negative influences on us.

Breathing quality influences oxygen delivery to both the brain and the body and this affects the vitality with which we engage in life.

Our breathing may therefore have a profound influence on our quality of life, level of immunity, and the time it takes to recover from mental and physical stress or illness.

LST does not involve physical exercise. It teaches the application of very specific, light gentle pressures delivered across the lower ribcage designed to re energise the diaphragm.

While breathing techniques and exercise may be helpful many find these approaches difficult or unsustainable.

This is because the diaphragm weakness causing the underlying problem can be hidden by the use of spontaneous compensatory breathing adaptations which remain dominant as long as the muscular fibres of the diaphragm remain weak.

For many years it has been clear both to Linda from her own research and observation, and to those using the LST approach, that LST strengthens the diaphragm in a transformative way.