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"The most gentle, yet effective therapy I have ever experienced"
"As soon as I get any sports injury I call my Bowen therapist"
"One of the most straight forward and effective hands-on therapies available"
"My frozen shoulder melted after only a few Bowen moves - it was incredible"
"I slept soundly for the first time in years after that Bowen treatment"
"I feel so energized yet relaxed after Bowen"
"My migraine disappeared during my first treatment and after six months it has not returned"
"Only one treatment and my sciatica disappeared"

What is Bowen?

The Bowen technique is a remarkable, gentle, non-invasive holistic tool for healing the body. It consists of a sequence of gentle moves over muscles, tendons, soft tissue and acupuncture points, interspersed with periods of rest. Practitioners and clients are constantly surprised at the effectiveness of the therapy. It was developed by Tom Bowen in Australia and named after him in the 1980s. Since then, it has become widespread throughout the world for all ages from babies to the elderly.

Ros Emmett worked for several years with Tom Bowen and launched the Emmett Technique in 1999. This therapy involves light finger pressure at specific points on the body, the beneficial effect of this can be described by the science of Critical Point Analysis. I use this therapy as a very useful additional tool during my Bowen treatments.

Many physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and sports therapists have now trained as Bowen therapists so that they can use this therapy alongside or in preference to their own modalities.

The Bowen technique is very effective for easing specific pain, it induces relaxation, and it re-aligns the imbalances of the body without manipulation. It has an important role to play in the health care of women during and after pregnancy.

Considerable improvements have been noticed in the symptoms of clients suffering auto-immune disorders. Personally, I can cite examples for motor neurone, ME, MS, Meunieres, rheumatoid arthritis, Rayners, Crohns and Parkinsons disorders.

A session lasts about one hour.
The number of sessions required depends on the type of concern being addressed. Most people only need two sessions, others may need a third session to maximise the healing process. Regular clients need top-up treatments only once a year or less unless they suffer injury or other physical problems

In 2010 The Bowen Technique was formally accepted for Registration by the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) and the NHS, so that GPs and other National Health professionals are able to refer their patients for Bowen therapy. A number of health insurance companies refund treatment costs. CHNC