About Bowen

How did it get it's name?

Tom Bowen (1916-1982) was born in Brunswick, Australia.  He started by treating the injuries, aches and pains of local sportsmen, friends, family and colleagues in Geelong.  He had a particular interest in bad backs.  In the 1960s, he opened his own clinic and developed the therapy.  During the 1970s the Webb Report (Australian Government Report into Complementary Therapies) found that Tom Bowen was treating 13,000 people a year.  The Bowen technique is now being taught to final year university students of Osteopathy in Australia.


What is the treatment like?

With primarily fingers and thumbs, the Bowen practitioner makes small rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.  No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.

Rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen 'asks' the body to recognise and make the changes it requires.

Between each set of moves the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes in order for it to process the information it has received and initiate healing.  Generally pleasant to receive, each session lasts between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the client and the nature of their symptoms.  Many clients become so relaxed they fall asleep during treatment.

Short term (acute) injury is often resolved in 1-3 Bowen treatments, while long standing (chronic) symptoms may require longer.  A gap of 5 to 10 days is recommended between Bowen sessions so that the body can process the subtle information it has been given.

It is advised that clients do not have other hands-on therapies while receiving Bowen as this can confuse the body's response and inhibit the healing process.



Each session is charged at £45

For more information call Kelly on  07912494637