Name of Therapy
Name of Therapist
Description of therapy
Tom Bowen of Geelong, Australia developed his own “technique” and had a thriving practice until he died in the 80’s. His approach is now known throughout the world. It is now one of Europe’s fastest growing complementary therapies. See www.thebowentechnique.com for more information.
Specific conditions treatable
Bowen aims to balance the whole person, not just treat the symptoms. Common presentations include back & neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries, RSI, tennis elbow, asthma & hay fever to name but a few. Practically any problem can potentially be addressed. Many use the Bowen Technique for stress management & health maintenance
Benefits of therapy
Extremely gentle, can be performed through light clothing. Suitable for all ages, including newborn and the elderly. Can treat on therapy couch, in chair or on parent’s lap. Suitable during pregnancy and to induce labour after the due date. Four to five treatments are usually sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required.
How it works
For many years various theories have been put forward as to how Bowen works, but in the absence of research and with little understanding of what the body does during treatment, they have remained simply theories. One theory is that Bowen interrupts the signals between the body & brain. The brain recognises an imbalance and begins to correct it. Bowen Technique has an 85-90% success rate.
What happens in a session?
The client remains fully clothed. The Practitioner uses thumbs & fingers to make a series of precise rolling-type moves over muscle. During treatment, there are a series of short breaks where the patient is left to rest, allowing their body to respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment, it gives the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments, which help re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain. It is these features which make the Bowen Technique unique.
Length of session
45-60 minutes for an adult, 15-30 minutes for a child
Varied, check with therapist.
Children’s clinic on Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 (please book in advance by phone only Direct to Jo please)
Prices per session
£45 for first appointment, £40 thereafter.
Children’s Clinic is donations only
OAP & Corporate Discounts available (10%)