Bowen Technique

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The Bowen Technique was developed by Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982) in Australia in the 1950s.  When he was young he wanted to help people and become a medical practitioner.  Later he needed to help his wife who had severe asthma and began to develop his technique, with regular treatment she eventually recovered.  Tom went on to open his own clinic with astounding success.  Only six men learnt from Tom Bowen, one of them was Ossie Rentsch, who went on to teach the technique all over the world with his wife.  Maxine has trained with them on numerous occasions.

The technique consists of a sequence of very precise, gentle moves over muscles and soft tissue interspersed with periods of rest in order for the fascia to unwind, releasing tension in the tissues and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.  This effect can be very relaxing, encouraging the release of tension on all levels.

Fascia is the white, web like substance under the skin, around and throughout the muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, veins and internal organs.  Anatomists used to put it to one side to study the muscles but research has shown it holds the body together and upright!

Many people state that over the next 3-4 days they experience reactions or tiredness as the body continues to respond.  The effects continue for about seven days until treatment is continued. (see thermal imaging research).

What conditions benefit?

  • Musculo-skeletal, back pain and neck problems.
  • Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel and R.S.I.
  • Accident and sports injuries.
  • Problems with posture and body alignment.
  • Stress and tension-based reactions, migraine and recurring headaches.
  • Bronchial and related conditions such as hay-fever and asthma.
  • Emotional illness where relaxation is a prime factor in easing pain and anxiety.

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10% discount for three sessions booked and paid for in advance Discounts for children

50% cancellation fee for less than 24 hours notice.

Appointments after 6pm or at weekends extra £10 fee