Was developed in the
1950’s by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong,
Australia. The Bowen Technique is a gentle yet
dynamic body therapy that is therapeutic and can
be very effective. It empowers the body’s own
healing resources, achieving balance and harmony,
frequently resulting in fast and lasting relief
from pain and discomfort. The technique is
considered safe to use on anyone from newborns to
the elderly, with any condition from sports
injuries to chronic complaints.
A treatment consists of a sequences of small
gentle moves, each at specific sites on the body.
There is no forceful or heavy manipulation, just a
light cross-fibre manoeuvring of a muscle, tendons
or ligaments, pleasant to the recipient. The Bowen
Technique taps into the body’s natural feedback
system that monitors the state of each
As well as releasing any tension within the
muscles, the moves also work on energetic blocks
which may be accumulated by injury, tension or dis-ease,
allowing increased energy flow and hence healing.
Treatments can be performed through light
clothing, and substantial relief is frequently
experienced after the first few sessions.
about 45 minutes and take place fully clothed
(light clothing is recommended). Generally 2-3
treatments once a week are sufficient to achieve
lasting relief although longer periods of
treatment may be of benefit for some problems.
Treatment costs vary, but £20-£35 per treatment is
a useful guide.