Bowen Technique

If you are looking for a gentle but extremely effective therapy, the Bowen Technique might be just what you are looking for. It involves very gentle rolling-type moves with the fingers and thumbs over muscles and ligaments on specific points on the body. It works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. These moves stimulate the bodies natural self-healing to take place.

The technique was developed by Tom Bowen of Victoria, Australia in the 1950’s. Tom taught this technique to his students and on his death the technique was named after him.  Bowen Technique has been rapidly growing in popularity here in the UK since the 1990’s, with more and more people seeing huge benefits after having treatments. Fans of the treatment are Elle Macpherson and Bear Grylls to name a few. Bear has said that Bowen therapy is his secret to staying so active.

Bowen Technique is safe to use on anyone from new-borns to the elderly. The treatment is a non-invasive holistic therapy, so you are treating the whole body and not just treating the symptoms the client is presenting to you, this means you are often getting to the cause of the problem, often the symptoms that the client has stem from elsewhere in the body. Many conditions can be addressed, it works well with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, organic and reproductive issues.

Who can benefit from the Bowen technique

Here are a few of the conditions that are regularly treated with the Bowen Technique:

  • Back ache
  • Neck ache/restriction
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen shoulder/rotator cuff
  • Carpal tunnel/RSI
  • Planta fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis/golfer elbow
  • Migraine/head-aches
  • Hamstring tightness or strains
  • Respiratory/Asthma
  • Digestive/bowel conditions
  • Auto-immunity/Allergies/hay fever
  • Stress/ Anxiety/Emotional/Depression
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic fatigue
  • Posture
  • Skin conditions
  • ADHD
  • Arthritis/joint pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Gynaecological/Infertility/PMS

Modern day life puts a huge amount of strain on our bodies physically and emotionally. When we are under such stress so many ailments and imbalances within the body surface. Treating the body holistically can give your body the support it needs to deal with the pressures.

Treatment process

The first treatment is normally the longest. It can be between 1hr-1hr 30mins as we need to discuss all present conditions and how they are affecting you. We also need to take down any medical history.

Follow up treatments are 40mins to an hour, here we will have a discussion to monitor any changes or progress from the previous treatment. You need to wear light unrestrictive clothing so that treatment can be performed over your clothes. (no jeans please).

The treatment is very pleasant and relaxing, the moves are very light with no forceful manipulation. Treatment can be given through a layer of light clothing. During the treatment the therapist gives the client short breaks, this allows the body time to process and respond to the treatment that has been given and allows any necessary changes to occur.

Generally, it is recommended to have 3 treatments initially, 5-10 days apart. Sometimes issues resolve themselves after first treatment but for some conditions more treatments are required. Maintenance top-ups are hugely beneficial and can prevent problems before they develop. Sportsmen have seen  that they pick up fewer sporting injuries when having regular Bowen treatments.

Treatment prices

Adult 1st treatment
Adults Follow up treatment
Child 1st treatment
Child Follow up treatment

Please contact our reception team on 01284 760020 to book your appointment.