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Bowen is a non-invasive, holistic therapy consisting of a sequence of gentle moves over muscles and soft tissue, interspersed with periods of rest.  Practitioners are constantly surprised at the effectiveness of the therapy.

A treatment usually lasts about 45 minutes and can be applied through light clothing.  It is recommended that in order to obtain the full benefit, other 'hands-on' therapies are not applied less than 7 days before or after Bowen as these may interfere with the healing process.

The Bowen Technique was developed by Tom Bowen in Australia and named after him following his death in the early 80s.  It has since flourished and spread world-wide.

Who will benefit from Bowen?

Men, women and children of all ages.  It can help to improve the quality of life for the terminally ill, and to relieve the symptoms of infantile colic.

How is the therapy applied?

The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points on the body making rolling-type moves which aim to stimulate energy into the muscles and soft tissue.  During the treatment the therapist will leave the room for short periods, allowing the client to rest while the body responds to the moves already performed and make subtle adjustments to initiate the healing process.

The Bowen Technique encourages re-alignment of the body; there is no manipulation of hard tissue and no force is used or needed.  Treatment at regular intervals can help manage stress and encourage health maintenance.

What conditions have responded to The Bowen Technique?

The list is endless, but here is a sample of conditions that have responded well to Bowen treatment:




Tinnitus/Glue Ear

Hay Fever

Jaw Problems

Neck Pain


Frozen Shoulder

Bronchial/Respiratory Problems

Breast Problems

Tennis Elbow

Digestive Conditions

Nausea & Infant Colic


Pregnancy & Infertility Problems


Pelvic Pain

Groin Strain

Hamstring Problems


Knee, Ankle & Foot Problems

General Joint Problems

Sports Injuries

Muscle Pain

Water Retention


Chronic Fatigue






The Bowen Technique helps people to lead more comfortable and fulfilling lives.

Where is the treatment carried out?

I am fully mobile and can carry out the treatment in your own home, or you can come to Stone Cottage where I have a small but comfortable and well-equipped treatment room.

The Bowen Therapists' European Register (BTER)

BTER is a professional association for Bowen Therapists.   Members on the register are also qualified in Anatomy & Physiology and First Aid.   They are fully insured, abide by a strict code of conduct and ethics and are committed to a programme of continuing professional development.

BTER membership is your safeguard.  A register of members throughout the UK and some European countries, together with further information about the Bowen Technique, is available from BTER, PO Box 2920, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9ZL, or from the Bowen website www.bowentherapists.com

PLEASE NOTE: The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.   If in doubt please consult your own Doctor.


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