bowen technique - Jo Wortley

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.

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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

Days/Times available

Varied, check with therapist.

THE BOWEN CHILDREN'S CLINIC (DONATIONS ONLY) runs on Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 (please book in advance by phone only Direct to Jo please)

Prices per session

£48 for first 60 minute appointment, £43 thereafter for a 45-60 minute appointment.

New clients booking 3 sessions and paying in advance £130
Current clients booking 3 sessions and paying in advance £125

Children’s Clinic is donations only

Special offers

OAP & Corporate Discounts available (10%)

Contact details

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“Our whole family has benefitted from our daughters sleep issue being resolved. She is much calmer at bedtime” VC 19/9/13

“My son was taking daily medication for constipation.  Since starting Bowen therapy he has been able to  completely stop all medication.  He goes to the toilet daily without any difficulties and is now much happier and sleeping better as a result” AW 22/8/13

“Bowen made a significant difference, not just to my knee but to my whole body, Thank you Jo” Judy 5/10/13

“Long term structural problems shifted with Bowen, all round improvement in confidence and well being – thank you” Hilary 5/10/13

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