The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself. Clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy, as well as an improved feeling of wellbeing.
The moves can be made through light clothing or directly on skin. A series of short breaks allows the client to rest and their body respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment and gives the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments.
The treatment is suitable for all ages - babies through to the elderly. Please click on the video below to see more information on how Bowen has benefitted children and their mothers.
Each Bowen therapy session takes around an hour and varies according to the particular issues of the client, aiming to balance the whole person, not just work on the symptoms. The average number of treatments people have is three to four. There are always exceptions to any rule, and some people will need further or even ongoing treatment.
Common presentations include back and neck pain, headache patterns, knee problems, RSI, frozen shoulder tennis elbow and respiratory problems. Bowen is being widely used for sports injuries as well, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs showing interest. Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly, they also notice enhanced performance.
The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia and came to the UK in 1993.
Brief consultation and taster session available on request.
Please note: the Bowen technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If in doubt please consult your own Doctor.