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What is Bowen Therapy?

The Bowen' Technique is an extremely effective form of body therapy that stimulates a powerful healing process within the body. It is unlike other body therapies. It is a subtle but precise muscle/nerve/connective tissue therapy that is revolutionising health care around the world.

Bowen therapy resets the body to heal itself. The work consists of a series of gently rolling connective tissue moves, using a light touch. There are frequent important pauses between these moves, which give the body time to benefit from each set. By combining moves, in both placement and combination, the therapist is able to address the body as a whole or target a specific problem. The effectiveness of continuing Bowen work can be undermined if other manipulative therapies are used immediately after a Bowen session.

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What conditions can Bowen help?

Asthma, Digestive Upset, Dizziness, Earaches and Infections ,Foot and Ankle Problems, Frozen Shoulder, Headache (migraine, sinus),Knee and Hip restrictions Menstrual and other female complaints,Pelvic (tilt, leg length,hip imbalance),Repetitive stress injury, Sciatica, Skeletal and muscular problems, Stress and much more. Take a brochure or see our website.


History of The Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950’s by the late Thomas Bowen in Geelong, Australia.

He became a therapist, regularly treating over 13,000 patients per year. In 1974 Oswald and Elaine Rentsch studied with him and began to document his work.

However it was not until 1986, four years after Bowen’s death, that they began to teach the technique and ensuring that it was taught in the original form, they founded the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 1987.

Since then another school The European College of Bowen Studies was formed by one of The Rentsch’s protégé’s, and now there are 2 established and recognised training schools for this therapy in the UK.

The Bowen Technique has over 12,000 practitioners worldwide that is growing every year.

Details of professional associations and training schools:

The Bowen Association UK

PO Box 4358, Dorchester; Dorset DT1 3BA
www.bowen-technique.co.uk

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Bowen Training in the UK


Is it suitable for me?
The Bowen Technique is extremely gentle and is considered suitable for everyone, from pregnant women to new-born babies, the frail and the elderly. No adverse side effects have been reported.


Can it help me?

It can assist recovery from many conditions from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending on each individuals capacity to heal.

Bowen should be considered for:
  • SCIATICA/BACK PAIN
  • DIGESTIVE /BOWEL PROBLEMS
  • EARACHE/EAR INFECTIONS
  • MIGRAINES
  • FIBROMYALGIA
  • CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
  • KNEE,ANKLE,FOOT PROBLEMS
  • MENSTRUAL AND HORMONAL IRREGULARITIES
  • NECK AND SHOULDER PROBLEMS/WHIPLASH
  • GROIN PAIN AND UNEVEN PELVIS/LEGS
  • RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS/HAYFEVER
  • SPORTS INJURIES/ACCIDENT INJURI


How does it work ?

The Bowen moves are light, gentle and very precise. There is no forceful manipulation.

The practitioners are able to discern stress build up in the muscles and other soft tissue, enabling them to perform specific Bowen moves to assist recovery and pain relief.

There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allow the body time to respond and begin the healing process.

The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole.

A Bowen session initiates a cascade of beneficial changes that continue for several days. Applying other manipulative therapies during this time can interrupt this process and undermine the overall effectiveness of the Bowen work. It is therefore recommended that the client waits a week before commencing any other manual therapy.


How Many sessions will I need?

Results can be remarkable, even from the first session. Most people find that a small number of treatments are enough even for long-standing complaints.


What Can I expect?

Clients often report major or total improvement in seemingly unrelated problems that they may have forgotten to mention to the practitioner.


Where can I find a practitioner ?

Here at The Willow Herbal Centre we have 2 practitioners of the Bowen Technique, treating both the local community and clients from further afield.

Bowen practitioners are registered with a strict code of professional ethics, are covered with indemnity insurance, and undertake at least 2 days of ongoing postgraduate development) every year.

Our registered practitioners carry the designated letters BTA, BTAA or BTER after their names.

First Consultation£60.00
Subsequent Consultations£50.00



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Bowen Therapy
Susan Koten
MNIMH, MRCHM

Member of The Bowen Therapy Academy UK.
Susan can be contacted at the Willow Herbal Centre on 01708 381478.