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The Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique

What is The Bowen Technique?

A remedial therapy in which the practitioner uses thumbs and forefingers on precise points on the body to make rolling type moves which gently stimulate the muscles, soft tissue and energy within the body.  These moves prompt the body to make the adjustments which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain.

There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue.  It is not a form of massage.  The treatment affects the body in ways which promote healing, pain relief and recovery of energy.  The experience of the treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing and it is these features which make The Bowen Technique so unique.  It is generally regarded as safe and effective for people of all ages.

Common Presenting Problems



The Bowen Technique has provided help and relief for a great variety of conditions.  These include:   back and neck pain, knee problems, mastitis/tender breasts, sports injuries, RSI,    frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, hay fever & asthma, PMS/menopausal symptoms, heel and foot pain, shin splints and bunions

In addition, the following conditions have often responded well to Bowen Technique treatment: chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, headache, kidney problems, arthritis and    lymphatic drainage

Bowen in Sports

A growing number of athletes and their physios are discovering that regular Bowen Technique treatments enhance performance and reduce the incidence of injury.  When they do have an injury, the Bowen Technique brings rapid relief and gets them back to the game quickly.

Bowen in Stress Management

Some people use The Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and general health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly 2 – 4 times a year.

Babies, Children, Elderly

It is generally regarded as safe, gentle and effective for people of all ages.  The treatment choices open to practitioners of The Bowen Technique enable them to tailor a treatment to those who are very young or in a weakened or frail state.

Compatibility with Orthodox and other Complementary Medicine

To receive maximum benefit it is recommended that other physical therapies are not mixed with The Bowen Technique, e.g. massage, physiotherapy, reflexology, etc.  Ensure a break of 7 to 10 days between Bowen and any other physical therapy or consult your local Bowen Technique  practitioner.

Contraindications theoretically, none.

The Bowen Technique has been used to very beneficial effect with a wide variety of conditions world-wide for decades.  All treatments are tailored to the individual patient after consultation with the practitioner.   Bowen Technique practitioners advise patients to consult their doctors if in any doubt.

Consultation and Treatment

A Bowen Technique treatment will take approximately 45 minutes and most of the work can be performed through light clothing.  The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points on the body to make rolling type moves which aim to disturb the muscles, soft tissue and energy within the body.  During the treatment there are periods where the client is left resting to allow the body to absorb the gentle moves that have been performed, giving the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain.  The Bowen Technique encourages the body to realign itself; there is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used or needed.  The Bowen Technique is not a form of massage.  Two or three treatments, at weekly intervals, are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief from even long standing pain, although further treatments may sometimes be required.

Price: £45- 45-60 minutes (recommendation to plan a course of 3) Discounts apply if booked and paid in advance for 3 treatments £110.00 Book Now

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