Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique – Sally Fryer @ Northern Bowen

What is it?

Bowen is a series of precise gentle rolling moves over specific muscles, tendons and ligaments. During the treatment there are short breaks when the patient is left to rest, allowing their body to respond to the moves performed. The period of rest is a very important part of the treatment, giving the body time to react to the moves and enabling a free-flow of energy throughout the system, so a sense of deep relaxation ensues. The subconscious engages in assessing every part of the body, realigning, relaxing and detoxing in the process. This assessment will continue for weeks after a treatment, and the practitioner can then add in more in depth procedures which really home in on the problem causing areas.
Bowen is often described as having serendipitous effects – patients sleep better due to the stress being released from their system, movements become more fluid and there is also a much better state of general well-being felt by patients.

Who does it help?

The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person. Common presentations include:

– Back & Neck pain (including whiplash)

– Knee & Hip problems (stiffness, pain, restricted movement)

– Frozen Shoulder/General shoulder stiffness and pain.

– Tennis Elbow/Golf Elbow/RSI/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

– Sciatica

– Sports injuries – particularly Hamstring & Achilles tendon tightness, pain and injury.

– Asthma & Hayfever (Hayfever treatments should be booked for 4-6 weeks BEFORE the usual annual onset)
– Migraines & Headaches (stress related & hormonal)
– Difficulty conceiving (both partners need to be treated)

Many different problems can be addressed, and some use the Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their practitioner once a month. Bowen also speeds up the healing process of general injuries

Bowen sessions can last anything from 20 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the work needing to be carried out. An initial consultation and treatment usually lasts one hour.
Initially Sally books patients in for 3 consecutive treatments 5-10 days apart.

Bowen does not mix well with other hands-on therapies (massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, reflexology etc). The other treatments would immediately stop the all-important assessment process so patients would not be getting the best they could from Bowen.

Sally Fryer@ Northern Bowen has been practicing the Bowen Technique since 2002, and has successfully treated patients presenting with the problems listed above.

Call Sally on 07850 475959 or email on to find out more information or to make an appointment.

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