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(by appointment):

24b The Ropewalk, Southwell, 

Notts, NG25 0AJ

Bowen

What is Bowen?

 

Bowen technique is a relatively new therapy, being created in the 1970’s by Mr Tom Bowen in Australia, he believed that long term treatments were not necessary and that most problems should be resolved with between 1-3 treatments.

 

Bowen technique is the gentle manipulation of muscles, tendons or ligaments and periods of rest that enable the body to realign and repair itself. 

 

Bowen is a very gentle therapy, which at times seems too simple to be effective, but for many people it is the solution they have been looking for.

 

It has been proved to be effective for all ages from neonates through to the elderly and can be used in pregnancy. It can be done over loose clothing if preferred and if clients find lying down difficult it can also be done seated. A typical session is about 40 minutes depending on the issues being addressed.

 

The Bowen moves are simple, people react to them differently, but the periods of rest are just as important, allowing time for the messages from the move to reach the brain and return to enable a reaction.

 

Many clients experience a warm, tingle during this time, some simply relax whilst others just wonder why the therapist has disappeared! 

 

After a therapy, clients may feel worse for a while before they feel better, as their body adjusts to the new messages, this is where hydration is really important. As with many therapies it is necessary to be hydrated, allowing the messages to travel through the body more effectively.

 

It is also advised not to be used in conjunction with other therapies which would negate the positive benefits of Bowen by confusing the body.

The Bowen technique can be used to help many physical problems from migraines to bunions, back problems to digestive issues. Clients have also reported an improvement in energy levels and wellbeing.

 

If you have tried many other treatments with little or no success, its now time to discover Bowen therapy, in my experience you won’t look back!

 

BABY BOWEN

 

Are you having sleepless nights with your baby?

Problems with colic?

Baby not feeding well?

Prone to projectile vomiting?

 

Baby Bowen could be the answer.

 

Just a few simple moves on the back and tummy area, whilst you hold baby on your lap might prove to be the simple solution you (and they) need.

 

Until the age of about 3years a child’s centre of gravity is around the thoracic area so the moves are concentrated on this area. The Bowen technique is a gentle, hands on therapy that helps to release tension in the connective tissues, muscles and tendons ,which allows the body to readjust and reset.

 

£15 for a baby Bowen  - 15 mins approx.

£25 for 45 mins Adult  basic session

 

NB 1st session may need extra time as details to be taken and signature authorising treatment .