Bowen Technique Therapy

Suitable for:

Soft Tissue Injuries

 

Spinal Injuries

 

Whiplash

 

Arthritis

 

Sacro-Iliac Problems

 

Respiratory Conditions (Asthma, Colds, Bronchitis etc)

 

Back Pain

 

Muscular Injuries

 

Tennis Elbow

 

Sciatica

 

Nervous Tension/Stress

 

Coccyx (tailbone) Injuries

 

PMS & Menopause Symptoms

 

Sprained Ankles

 

Sports and Over-Use Injuries

 

Rotator Cuff Injuries

 

Bursitis

 

Muscle Spasms

 

Pelvic Imbalance

 

Digestive Conditions (incl. IBS)

 

Frozen Shoulder

 

Tight Hamstrings

 

Migraines

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

TMJ/Misaligned jaw/bite

 

Musculoskeletal spinal conditions

 

What is Bowen Technique?

Developed in the 1950s in Australia by Tom Bowen and now used by over 26,000 practitioners worldwide, the Bowen Technique is a non-invasive holistic therapy, using a finger-rolling action over soft tissue. This stimulates the tissue and neural pathways, which creates a focus for the brain and helps the body to rebalance, repair and reset. Gentle and non-invasive, the Bowen Technique can be used on anyone, and provides a lasting solution to pain and discomfort from many sources.

The Bowen Technique involves a series of precisely placed moves at specific parts of the body. These movements are light and can be performed over the clothing. The practitioner locates the correct point on the body, which might be a muscle, tendon or nerve sheath, gently takes up tissue slack between thumb and forefinger, then rolls the tissue back across the structure. Each session of about 45 minutes needs only a small number of these sequences, and sessions are spaced around a week apart, so that the body can integrate the work and heal itself.

The Bowen Technique helps your body to heal itself without an intrusive level of intervention.
Due to the way it stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms, the Bowen Technique is useful for treating a wide range of conditions, and for speeding up recovery from injuries (even if they happened a long time ago), surgery or illnesses.

the appointment – What to expect

At your Bowen session the practitioner will ask you about your health history and reason for the visit so as to find out the best procedures to apply. After the intake consultation the client lies on a table [loose, light clothing can be kept on]. If necessary for comfort, Bowen can also be performed with the patient in a chair, or even standing.

The practitioner will apply gentle, precise movements across specific muscles or tendons. There are essential pauses between each series of moves to give the body time to integrate the signals. The pressure used by the practitioner is almost always minimal, there is no painful manipulation with Bowen. The most common reactions to a Bowen session are a deep sense of overall relaxation and lessening of muscular tension and pain.

A session may last from fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on the client’s needs and how their body responds to the work. Bowen follows the philosophy of “less is more”. Doing fewer moves allows the body to use most of its energy to respond to the necessary areas. Therefore, the length of the session bears no relationship to its effectiveness.

Visits are scheduled approximately one week apart for the first three visits. After this point there may be a pause of 3 to 4 weeks before resuming treatment if necessary. Frequently, only a few sessions are needed to alleviate complaints.

how long is a session

The initial consultation is approximately 45-60 minutes

Sessions are generally 45mins – but may be shorter or longer in specific circumstances.

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It (Bowen) has helped keep my body together despite the continual bashing it takes,” he explains: “It’s a vital support in putting right a whole range of new aches and pains, making sure that old injuries don’t cause me problems, and helping me fight stress and fatigue.

Bear Grylls (Adventurer and TV Personality)
I have never felt so good and will continue to recommend it to anyone looking for pain relief or even just wanting to improve their quality of life. We need to all spread the word, this technique really is life changing!”

James Ellison (current British Superbike Racer, one time British Champion, two times European Champion and one time World Champion)

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