What is the Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands - on treatment. It treats the whole person, not just the condition. It is a remedial therapy that offers the body an opportunity to restore structural integrity. It tunes the body into a certain frequency, allowing the body to undertake its own restoration.

Who can it help?
There are no contra-indications to using Bowen. It is suitable for adults and children, including new born babies and the elderly. Animals can also be treated.

What is it?
Bowen creates a disturbance of the muscles; about which the brain will need to take action. The practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise, rolling type moves over muscle. During the treatment there are a series of short breaks where the patient is left resting to allow their body to respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment and gives the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments, which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain. It is these features which make the Bowen Technique unique.

What does the treatment involve?
An appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and most of the work can be done through light clothing or directly on the skin. Four to five treatments, at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required. To receive maximum benefit it is recommended that other physical therapies are not mixed with Bowen, for example reflexology, massage or physiotherapy.