What is Bowen?
Bowen is a soft tissue technique developed in Australia by Tom Bowen during the 1950's-70's. It became available in the UK in 1994 and is now practised worldwide. It comprises a series of small rolling moves over tendons, muscles and other fascia interspersed with short breaks where the practitioner will either leave the room or move away from the body. The moves generally should not cause pain but some areas will be extremely tender.
During a treatment a deep sense of relaxation is achieved - extraordinary considering the small number of moves - however the very restrained input combined with short breaks allow the body space to make change where change is needed. Muscles and fascia relax; tension is relieved followed by a consequent reduction in pain. Primarily Bowen is effective for back ache, hip pain and shoulder issues but can address a wide range of other muscular-skeletal conditions, many of which will be related.
Treatment can be carried out through loose clothing so please wear thin t-shirts and leggings/jogging bottoms and avoid bulky waist bands and jeans.
Further information on:
Bowen Therapists Professional Register (BTPA)
BTA provides standards of professional excellence and a code of practice for the protection and benefit of the public and members.
The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC)
CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
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