I am a qualifed Bowen practioner, offering treatments in Barnstaple and Braunton. I feel extremely grateful to have trained under John Wilks who is regarded as one of the best Bowen teachers in the world. I am also a member of the Bowen Association UK, which is recognised by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council - All Bowen Association UK members are trained to the highest standards.
The Bowen Technique is a very gentle treatment, suitable for everyone, it enables the body to recognise where change is needed, assists the natural healing process and helps you to relax.
In Bowen therapy as well as the muscles we work on the fascia. Fascia is important, highly mobile connective tissue which runs throughout the entire body. It is through the fascia that we address levels of tension and discomfort, creating space for muscles to heal. We purposely move the fascia in a particular way to stimulate or relax fibres in order to achieve improved posture, flexibility, mobility and helping to reduce your pain.
This simple yet highly specific, hands-on procedure which has been widely practised in Australia since its development in the 1950`s by Mr. Tom Bowen is non-invasive and cost-effective, with the client usually needing no more than 3 treatments.
The Bowen Technique is a recognised hands-on complementary therapy, which many turn to for significant relief from troubling aches and pains and (often) to address long-standing issues, where clients say ‘they have tried everything else’.
The Bowen Technique has an excellent track record in helping people with a wide variety of symptoms. It is extremely effective in the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems such as Back Pain, Sciatica, headaches, RSI, Carpel tunnel syndrome & tennis elbow Knees, Feet & Ankle Issues, Neck & Shoulder Restrictions, including Frozen Shoulder, Sport Injuries & Performance, Bowen also has a demonstrable effect on many chronic medical problems: Cerebral Palsy, Parkinsons & Stroke, Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue syndrome, Digestion, Respiratory problems, Hayfever and Allergies, Migraine & Sinus, Tinnitus, Menstrual and hormonal irregularities, Stress, Anxiety, Depression & Low Energy.
"Physical rehabilitation with outstanding results"
A Bowen Therapy session lasts from 45 minutes to an hour, leaving you feeling balanced, focused and fully relaxed.
Gentle bowen moves are carried out directly on the skin or through light clothing, according to your preference; you will be covered appropriately with towels or blankets. The moves roll over specific muscle, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue address the whole body.
The amount of work done within a session will be determined by your condition. Fit and healthy clients will be able to receive more; those suffering with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may only receive a few moves each time as they build their resilience.
"Bowen therapy not only helps the physical body but also improves mental emotional blockages"
If your baby is a restless sleeper, teething, or suffering from colic, the Bowen technique could help you and your child.
The exceptional gentleness of the Bowen movements, combined with their effectiveness, makes the therapy a powerful tool for treatment and relief of discomfort in babies. Newborn babies often have delayed intestinal peristalsis due to an immature digestive system. This can lead to constipation, reflux, difficulty in digestion or restless sleep.
Bowen treatment for babies is very effective in releasing tension in the diaphragm, possibly a contributing factor to colic, as it is often one of the tensest areas of a baby suffering from colic. Baby Bowen is a series of soft, gentle yet very effective moves applied to your baby’s back and front. Babies and children often don’t need much work at all as their body’s response rate appears to be much faster.
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