Is Bowen therapy safe? What can Bowen therapy treat? What happens during a Bowen treatment? Below is the answer to these and other questions you may have about Bowen Therapy. If you have any further questions or would like specific information about how Bowen therapy could help you, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Bowen Therapy has no contraindications; it is a therapy that is appropriate for everyone, from the young to the old, the active to the infirm. There is no manipulation of hard tissue and no force applied.
Bowen therapy is a holistic, remedial form of bodywork, therefore we ‘treat’ the whole person rather than specific conditions. It is effective at relieving or resolving an array of muscular/skeletal, organic, and reproductive problems.
PLEASE NOTE: The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If in doubt please consult your own Doctor.
Once you arrive, we will discuss what has brought you to the clinic, the problems you are experiencing, and how these are affecting your life. During this discussion, I will also take a detailed medical history and this will be followed by an overall assessment of the body.
Once this has been completed you will be asked to relax on the treatment couch or on a chair if you are unable to lie down. I will then make a series of gentle rolling moves over muscles, ligaments, and tendons. During the treatment, I will leave the room for a few minutes at a time and this is to allow your body to respond to the moves I have made. It is these breaks that make Bowen Bowen!
Treatment can be performed directly onto the skin with you dressed in your underwear with full towel etiquette (for your warmth and modesty) or through light clothing if you prefer. In this case please arrive wearing something lightweight and non-slippery. A t-shirt and loose trousers or shorts (not jeans) are ideal. If you are wearing bulky or heavy items of clothing such as a thick jumper, you will be asked to remove these before the treatment can begin.
Adult sessions usually take between 45 minutes to 1 hour, however, please allow up to 1½ hours for your first appointment as this will include taking a detailed history and assessment. For children, babies and infants sessions, please allow up to 20 minutes.
Everyone responds differently so there is no definitive answer. On average the number of treatments required to see a significant improvement is around 3 to 4. Some issues resolve after only one session but others may require regular treatments to maintain the improvement. You do not need to wait until you feel unwell or are in pain to benefit from Bowen Therapy. Many clients find it beneficial to have ‘top-up’ or ‘maintenance’ treatments as this helps the body to function at its best, manage stress and can help prevent new problems from developing.
A single Bowen treatment costs £45 over clients over the age of 14. A minimum of 3 sessions usually is recommended. Children under the age of 14, babies and infants are at a cost of £25. Payment is accepted by cash or major credit or debit cards (excluding American Express). Please note I no longer accept cheques.
There is a free tarmac car park a few metres from the clinic and a tarmac path that then leads to the clinic entrance. As well as steps there is also a slope for wheelchair/easy access and the clinic has wide doors suitable for most wheelchairs.
If you would feel more comfortable with someone in the treatment room during your Bowen therapy session you are very welcome to bring someone with you.
No, it is recommended that Bowen is not mixed with other therapies for at least 7 days before or after a treatment, as mixing treatments can overload the body and may affect the outcome.
To contact me, please telephone 07709 452412 and leave a message if I am unable to answer and I will return your call as soon as possible, or email me email@example.com.
You will then be emailed or sent a confirmation of your appointment, a leaflet with further information and directions. Out of courtesy please give 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to any treatment, please ring to cancel.
It is advisable to book a minimum of 2 treatments initially so that your response to the treatment can be assessed.
For more information or advice about Bowen Therapy, please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.