What is the Bowen Technique?
The Bowen technique is a gentle therapy that works on the connective tissue in your body. Put very simply each element of your body is connected to the other via a variety of different types of connective tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fasica. Pain or imbalance happens when there is a change in these connective tissue tensions, and very often the pain or imbalance you are experiencing can come from elsewhere in the body – for example an injury to your hip could actually be causing pain in your shoulder.
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With gentle moves made over key areas of connective tissue, there is no manipulation or adjustment, and no need to remove clothing, making it a deeply relaxing treatment. Many of our clients experience a response within 2-3 sessions, and because we aim to get to the root cause of your health and well-being concerns with a tailored holistic treatment, the positive changes they experience can often be long-term, if not permanent.
What can Bowen help with?
How long is a piece of string? Bowen has helped many people with a variety of condition, symptoms and situations, but as an example, our therapists have worked with those affected by musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and heel and foot pain, stress and tension, digestion and chronic fatigue, asthma, hayfever, headaches and sinuses, and mensuration, hormone and fertility issues.
What happens in a treatment session?
After a full and detailed consultation with your therapist your treatment will begin. Each session last around 60 minutes, and the treatment itself consists of specific and gentle rolling moves made over the body. You remained fully clothed throughout. Unique to Bowen are the short breaks that are incorporated after every 4-6 moves. These breaks give your body the space it needs to respond, to relax, rebalance and restore, and after each break your therapist will continue the treatment.
What should I look for in a Bowen Therapist?
There a number of training schools in the UK, and what you should look out for is membership of one of those training schools, such as The College of Bowen Studies, and / or membership of one of more of the following:
- Professional membership of associations like The Federation of Holistic Therapists
- Registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, a list of accredited therapists approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
Each of these organisations will have a ‘Find a therapist’ function, so that you are able to check their credentials in order to ensure you are receiving a professional treatment.
Ultimately we urge you to conduct your own research. Each of our therapists have one or more of the following listed against their details: webpage, Facebook Business page, or Instagram page, and are always willing to answer any questions or queries that you have, so make sure that you take a look at the information that there is available to find the best therapist for you.