Bowen Technique

Relax. Rebalance. Rejuvenate.

What is the Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is named after Tom Bowen who developed the technique in the 1950s in Australia.  It is a remedial light touch therapy that is applied using a rolling motion with thumbs and fingers which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. Due to its gentle touch, Bowen can be considered for clients for whom other forms of therapy might be too aggressive, forceful or invasive. Bowen Technique is suitable and safe for babies and children.

A Bowen Technique treatment prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself. A typical treatment is carried out with the client lying down and can be performed through light clothing. The gentle rolling moves are made all over the body, depending on the problems that the client presents.

A distinct element of The Bowen technique are the ‘breaks’.  An integral part of the treatment is the time given for the body to adjust to the set of moves that have been performed.  This element of allowing the body to rest for a few minutes initiates the process of repair and is an extremely important part of the treatment, it is during the breaks that the work starts to take effect and changes are implemented.

How long does a Bowen session take?

A Bowen session usually takes approximately 60 minutes.
Allow extra time for your first session for initial consultation and assessment.
Children’s sessions are 20 to 40 minutes.

How many Bowen sessions will I need?

This depends on the symptoms being presented and the healing response of your body.
It is recommended that a client commits to three sessions, 5 to 10 days apart.
Most clients experience a significant improvement within three to four sessions.

How much will it cost?

A Bowen session is £50 for adults.
Children’s Prices are:  1 to 5 years – £10, 6 to 10 years – £20, 11 to 15 years – £30
Babies under the age of 1 are free.

Do I have to be unwell to have Bowen Therapy?

No. Most clients return for maintenance sessions, for deep relaxation and renewed vitality.  Regular treatments are recommended every 6 to 8 weeks.

Can I have other therapies at the same time as Bowen Technique?

Please do not book an appointment for any other physical therapy within seven days before your Bowen Technique treatment or within seven days after you have finished Bowen Technique treatments.

What should I wear for a Bowen session?

Please wear light, non-slippery clothing to your appointment or bring some clothing with you to change into for the treatment. Almost all treatment can be given through clothing and you will be covered by blankets during the treatment session.

To book your Bowen Technique session please contact me.

For further information and to read Bowen Technique testimonials please see my other website www.westlondonbowentherapy.co.uk