The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands-on treatment, suitable for adults and children, including newborn babies and the elderly.
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.
An appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and most of the work can be performed through light clothing (or directly on skin).
The Bowen Technique aims to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. Common presentations include back and neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries, RSI, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and respiratory problems, to name but a few.
Practically any problem can potentially be addressed and some people use the Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly two to four times a year.
Please note that the Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If in doubt please consult a doctor.