The Bowen Technique is a non-invasive complementary hands-on therapy. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Bowen practitioners work holistically to support optimum health for their clients.
The body needs time to respond to the signals of the Bowen moves and a Bowen therapy treatment will include short breaks between each set of moves. To someone who has never had Bowen Therapy before, it may seem as if not much is being done. However, the breaks are essential and are just as important as the moves.
How many sessions will you need? Everybody is different: new issues tend to clear more quickly than long-standing or chronic problems. Some people may need ongoing treatment. The average number of treatments people have is three to four.
In my experience, Bowen therapy may be effective at relieving or resolving back, neck and shoulder pain, Fibromyalgia, migraine, the pain of arthritis and stress/anxiety problems.
Bowen is gentler than many other manual therapies and is suitable for all: from the very young and pregnant women, through sportspeople with sporting injures to very frail or elderly people.
I’ve been having Bowen Therapy for about 9 months now, and it’s had a massive impact on my life.
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, most predominantly in my hands but it travels and I can have flare ups all over my body. When I started the treatment I was in constant pain and had lost the use of several fingers in my right hand, being 26 at the time this was a massive issue deal for me. I looked at Bowen as a last resort, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. After only one session I could move my fingers again, and now 9 months later I’m pain free 90% of the time and looking to come off some of my medication.
If you’re unsure about whether to give it a go, you have nothing to lose and it might even change your life.
Firstly when I met my husband for lunch yesterday he remarked that my neck looked very thin! Sounds a funny thing to say but he noticed I looked different as soon as he saw me.
My jaw was super hot at the sides last night so I knew something was working/healing and today I have no lumps under my ears in the corners of my jaw – I’ve had those for as long as I can remember and sometimes they’d be so sore I’d try to massage them away but I’m not even kidding they have completely disappeared.
Thank you so much for my treatment yesterday. Felt quite floaty afterwards and the best night’s sleep since diagnosis! However the best was yet to come; when I got up this morning the tense swelling around the right armpit wound has reduced considerably. I am so pleased! Thank you so very much. I saw one of the breast surgeons yesterday and they confirmed the swelling was a seroma. These often take months to settle so you have worked a miracle! Brilliant work.