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What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen technique is a very gentle, non- invasive precise and effective technique to treat emotional and physiological problems.  It was originally developed in the 1950's by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia when he became interested in ways to alleviate human suffering and began to notice that certain moves on the body had particular effects.

How does Bowen work?

There is no manipulation, Bowen moves stimulate the brain and the brain decides exactly what changes it needs to make and in what order and to which system. 


Bowen is a technique that nudges and influences a change in the memory of the cells to help the body to restore to its natural balance often with long lasting impact. 


It involves a series of gentle rolling moves over connective tissue with frequent pauses which help realign and balance the body at  cellular level and stimulate energy flow.  The precise moves stimulate the body, via the brain, to make what can be rapid changes in health, alleviating pain and discomfort which may have been present for many years.

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Who can Bowen help?

Anyone with chronic or acute muscular, emotional and physiological ailments, it supports recovery pre and post-surgery.   

It is also suitable for new born babies, pregnant women, elderly and the frail.

Bowen is effective for:

  • Back pain and sciatica

  • Digestive and bowel problems

  • Earache and TMJ problems

  • Migraines and other types of headaches

  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Neck and shoulder problems (including frozen shoulder)

  • Compromised lymphatic and circulatory systems

  • Groin pain, pelvic tilt, uneven leg length

  • Respiratory problems and hay-fever

  • RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow

What clients experience?

A deep relaxed feeling, more flexibility, being alert and a relief from old problems they forgot to mention.  It is common to feel achy or tired the next day and it may last for 3 days as the body resets itself to its natural balance.  They often feel energised with each successive sessions and a relief from chronic symptoms lasting a very long time. 

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