Bowen Technique

A fabulous yet gentle soft tissue therapy practised in our relaxing treatment rooms at our Wilmslow holistic & natural health clinic. Bowen Therapy is suitable for everyone from babies to the elderly.

Bowen Technique

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COVID 19:  Please note that Bowen Technique Appointments are not yet available following closure of the clinic during lockdown.  We will amend this message as soon as treatments are available again.  

Originally developed in Australia, The Bowen Technique is a hands-on, hands-off treatment which promotes healing, pain relief and recovery of energy.

The Bowen technique is a holistic treatment that treats the whole body, helping to achieve balance on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. It is suitable, safe and effective for people of all ages.

Bowen Therapy treatments at Therapy Organics in Wilmslow, Cheshire. 

£55 : 3 sessions £145

The Bowen Technique is a very gentle, restorative treatment to help specific conditions. It is often described as being similar to acupuncture, but without the use of needles. The Bowen Technique is not a form of massage. No manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue takes place, and no force is used or needed.

The Bowen Therapy affects the meridian system of a person (the energy system). During a treatment at our Wilmslow clinic the meridian channels are opened to allow the body to heal itself.

The message is subtle, the body and brain then start the healing process required by that person, essentially though the body heals itself. The practitioner gives the body the correct information to enable this process to begin.

What Does A Treatment Involve?

The Bowen Technique comprises a thorough client consultation prior to the treatment. The treatment involves the practitioner using his/her thumbs and fingers to make 'rolling' movements over soft tissue, muscle, tendons or ligaments. Between sets of moves the practitioner leaves the room to allow a response to take effect, and the healing process begins.

The treatments take place at our Wilmslow clinic in Cheshire.  During a Bowen Therapy treatment the client usually lies on the treatment couch (unless this causes discomfort). A treatment takes about 45 minutes. Usually the client experiences a deep feeling of relaxation.

How does the Bowen Technique Work?

Bowen affects the body on many levels including those listed below…


Throughout the whole body is a layer of tissue known as fascia. This covers the whole body under the skin, like being wrapped in a sheet. As this tissue is connected across the body a Bowen move over one area of fascia has the ability to effect the body elsewhere.

Autonomic Nervous System Rebalancing

Neurons: The nervous system is stimulated by the action of a bowen move. This sends signals along the pathways of the nervous system and the body responds by actioning it's natural healing system. The autonomic nervous system controls over 80% of the bodys functions, including cardiac, respiratory, peripheral circulation, reproductive, endocrine, gastrointestinal. The autonomic nervous system is very susceptible to stress and emotional tension. Bowen helps to restore balance in the nervous system.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Generally 3 treatments are needed, each between 5 to 10 days apart, however, it is not uncommon for just one treatment to make a significant difference. Many clients have a monthly treatment for relaxation and to keep them well. Bowen is also excellent for sports people in helping to prevent and treat injuries.

What Should I Wear?

Treatments can be performed directly on the skin (keeping underwear on) or through light clothing.

What About Combining Bowen With Other Treatments?

As a rule Bowen shouldn't be combined with other treatments. The Bowen Technique continues working after treatment for up to 10 days. Other physical treatments interfere with it's continuing healing action, so avoid treatments such as massage, reflexology, physiotherapy etc. Bowen does work well with Nutritional Therapy and Homeopathy however.



Huge thank you for all the help, support and treatment/nutrition ideas to help with my sudden and absolutely terrifying bout of hemiplegic migraines. I really feel I owe my recovery to your advice and can not believe how much better I feel. I am just so grateful you were there with your expertise.


... just to update, not had any back issues to complain about since you worked your magic. Also no sciatica.  Looks like your healing hands worked wonders.

Neck & Shoulder

I was very lucky to be recommended by my neighbour Carol and her husband to come and see you about my ongoing neck and shoulder problem. Both my husband and I had heard about it before but we had never had a go at it. I can assure you that this won't be the last time. After the first session I felt much better and even better after the 3 session treatment. I really like the holistic approach of the Bowen's technique and how it approaches the well being of the human body.

Thank you very much for your professionalism, caring and individualised approach. Highly recommended to anybody. Ah, and it also helped my body to be at its best to fall pregnant.


'after suffering with headaches for months and trying all the usual avenues for treatment, I decided to give the Bowen Technique a try.  One session with Kylie was all it took.... I couldn't quite believe it!'


"I am writing to say a big thankyou, to you, for the wonderful Bowen treatments you have given me.  My sciatica has now gone and I can't believe that such a gentle, relaxing treatment can have such incredible results.  I will certainly recommend you to any friends who need help."  Mrs W

Back Pain

After my Bowen treatment on Friday my back was better by that evening and so it continues to be so.

Blocked Ears

As a result of having just one Bowen treatment, the excessive inner ear wax that was causing pain and hearing loss is continuing to clear.  A gentle and effective treatment in relaxing surroundings. 

Hip Alignment  

"Catherine did a brilliant job of straightening out my unlevel hips which had been wonky for years in just 3 sessions. She has a lovely relaxing treatment space and a very pleasant professional manner."

General Aches & Pains

"Whatever aches or pains you have Bowen therapy really works. Catherine has treated me for headaches and back pain in the past, and the treatment worked within 24hrs for myself. The treatment it's self is very relaxing and non invasive.
Bowen therapy and Catherine are a must! They give you a new lease of life!"

Hay Fever

"Catherine treated me for hay fever and I had another sneeze free year, highly recommended."

Back and General Alignment

Please can you pass on my thanks and gratitude to Catherine.  She is such a special lady and puts so much care, energy and attention into her treatment, and is so thorough.  Please tell her that I feel so even, I've just done a yoga session where I'm normally one sided and my movement was totally even! 

I schooled my young horse again and I had so much flexibility in my back and felt so straight.  I feel so well and at peace from it and I wanted her to know how much I appreciate her hard work and effort.  Thank You x

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