Originally developed in Australia, The Bowen Technique is a hands-on, hands-off treatment which promotes healing, pain relief and recovery of energy.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Treatments can be performed directly on the skin (keeping underwear on) or through light clothing.
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.
... 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.
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
"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!"
"Catherine treated me for hay fever and I had another sneeze free year, highly recommended."
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