Bowen therapy – isn’t just for us adults!

children and baby therapy

So quite often clients are surprised about how many children they see come to the clinic. Bowen therapy isn’t just for us adults you know!

A baby/child Bowen treatment is a very gentle experience. Treatment can be on the couch, a chair, parent’s lap or even playing with toys on the floor and generally take around 15-20 minutes.

However especially for children who have had to spend a lot of time at the Doctors or in hospital, coming into a clinic environment can often be a daunting prospect so when the weather allows sessions often take place outside feeding my chickens or going to see Annie the Donkey or Teddy the Polish shire horse!Continue reading

Sciatica – a right pain in the ……!

Sciatica and Bowen Therapy

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve and describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg.

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.Continue reading

The use of the Bowen Therapy in sport

use of bowen therapy in sport

With the 2014 Commonwealth Games just finished, perhaps you are feeling inspired to try a new sport or spend more time getting or keeping fit. It therefore seemed an appropriate time to highlight the use of Bowen therapy not only for sporting injuries but also to help boost performance.

The Bowen Technique in becoming increasing recognised as a valuable therapy in the treatment of sports related injuries. Not only this but sports professionals are finding that they are staying injury/pain free for longer and also their performance is improving.Continue reading

How well did you sleep last night? Could Bowen Therapy help you?

bowen therapy to help improve sleep

So how well did you sleep last night? Did you have problems getting to sleep or did you wake several times during the night? It is believed that one in three adults in the UK suffer from poor or lack of sleep, with stress, modern day lifestyles and televisions in the bedroom often blamed for the lack of quality sleep.

Insomnia itself can take different forms; from finding it difficult to fall asleep, waking up too early and being unable to fall back to sleep again, to waking up frequently or waking up feeling unrefreshed.  All or any of these are symptoms of insomnia.

Many side effects of lack of sleep, such as feeling tired and grumpy to not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences for your physical health?Continue reading