BOWEN THERAPY

 

Gentle, effective, fast

Holistic therapy for the mind and body 

Bowen therapy

Since the 1960s, Bowen Therapy has brought long term as well as immediate resolution of problems and pain conditions of a musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular nature for people in over 30 countries worldwide.

Bowen Therapy treats the whole body with a series of moves, sequences and timing intervals that stimulate a variety of anatomical or physiological responses resulting in long term and immediate resolution of problems and pain conditions.

 

How does it work?

The therapist delivers a series of gentle rolling moves at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves) and the body does the rest, responding in its own time, as it is able. Bowen addresses the entire body, by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors.

Most people live in a state of high stress and sympathetic ANS over-stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode). Healing can occur only after ANS shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode). Bowen is the catalyst for that shift.

Bowen Therapy can treat a wide variety of ailments:

EMOTIONAL

  • stress management
  • anxiety
  • grief
  • depression
  • trauma

PHYSICAL

  • Back pain & Sciatica

  • Sports injuries

  • Adrenal exhaustion

  • Neck & shoulder pain

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Digestive disorders

  • Asthma, immune & respiratory

Bowen for emotional wellbeing

 

When we go through emotional trauma, or endure long periods of stress and anxiety, unexpressed emotion becomes lodged in the body, in particular in connective tissue known as fascia. Much research has been done in this area, notably work by Dr Candace Pert.

Over time, this can start to manifest as physical issues such as unexplainable aches and pains, or digestive issues.

Because Bowen works on the fascia, it gently allows the body to return to a state of balance, thus emotional trauma’s held within the body can be released and energy flow restored.

This can have a profound effect on emotional and physical wellbeing.

 

I had been suffering from tension headaches and neck pain for several years and decided to try Bowen therapy as nothing else had really worked. To be honest I was a little skeptical, as I had not really heard of Bowen. I had my first treatment which didn’t feel like anything was being done as the moves were so light and short however the next day I already felt better. After 3 treatments my headaches were gone as well as the neck pain. 5 years later I never suffer from neck pain or tension headaches. I have since had Bowen to help postpartum with carpel tunnel and again it has not disappointed! Belinda has been a wonder worker and I cannot recommend Bowen therapy more highly as a non invasive highly relaxing treatment.

Victoria Visser

Who is Bowen for?

Bowen is suitable for everyone – from babies to the elderly.

 

What does a session involve?

You will find your treatment very gentle, subtle and relaxing. No force is used, and no adjustment of hard tissue.

A treatment usually lasts up to an hour, where sequences of precise moves are performed with two minute rest periods in between to allow your body time to initiate healing responses.

The treatment is done through light clothing, so please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

 

How many sessions?

Every ‘body’ responds diferently, but most clients find 3 – 4 sessions are adequate. 

Some clients continue to have monthly or 6-weekly maintenance sessions for overall wellbeing. 

More information

Belinda trained in Bowen through Fascial Kinetics in New Zealand. You can find out more about them here: https://www.fascialkinetics.com/

For more information on Bowen Therapy please visit: https://www.bowen-technique.co.uk/

Fees

Adult Bowen session – £45

Under 10 years – £35

For any questions or to book your session, please complete the contact form.

Bowen Therapy is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. 

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