Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique encourages the body to heal and align itself. The work consists of a series of moves gently rolling connective tissue, using a light-touch, and it is usually done through clothing (no jeans though please). There are frequent important pauses between these moves, where the practitioner leaves the room. This enables the body adjust.

How does it work?

The Bowen Technique balances and stimulates energy flows, resulting in a deep sense of overall relaxation. The restorative process begins once the body is relaxed, and continues throughout the treatment. The theory is that healing seems to occur by affecting the body's autonomic nervous system, which creates homeostasis at the cellular level.

Ask anyone who has had the Bowen Technique and they will all say that it is unusual but very effective. It feels as if the practitioner does very little, but it is surprisingly deep. Often patients feel heat or tingling during the treatment, and it is possible that they feel light headed when they sit up at the end.

What can it treat?

I use it to treat any kind of back problem, sciatica, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain. It is also brilliant for frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carple tunnel syndrome. It is also great for knee and ankle complaints.

I have had amazing affects with asthma and coughs, especially with children, and good affects with fertility problems and period pains. Migraines, sinus problems and hay-fever react well to the treatment too.

How many treatments?

Usually three treatments will bring about a good recovery, more may be needed for general check-ups. It is important that the first two treatments are one week apart, and that the patient does not do vigorous exercise shortly after the sessions. It is also important that the patient drinks plenty of water between the treatments.

As with many therapies that stimulate the bodies healing power it is possible that the patient’s symptoms worsen for a couple of days after the first treatment. Drinking water and walking can help alleviate this.


I studied with the European College of Bowen Studies and became an Accredited Practitioner of The Bowen Technique in 1999.

Why did I start to study Bowen Technique?

I had been suffering from sciatica for two years and had been spending a fortune at the Osteopath and I was feeling depressed about the lack of improvement. At a Health Show where I was advertising my Homeopathic practice two ladies were advertising the Bowen Technique and gave me a mini treatment. I contacted them the next day as I was amazed by the effect. I had three treatments and was free from pain. I had to return for treatments after my two pregnancies, and a few years ago when my back became bad and each time the Bowen Technique has put me on the course of recovery.

How much does it cost?

Adults 1 hr treatment £35

Children 1/2 treatment £20

As you can see it is much more reasonable than Osteopathic treatment, it doesn’t hurt, and it not only brings about recovery, it also makes you feel relaxed. I love it!