The Bowen Technique is a very gentle form of bodywork, developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s by the late Tom Bowen. Bowen is an extremely versatile therapy with many procedures available that can be applied for different situations depending on the needs of the individual. For example, we may need to conduct the hamstring procedure in the first session or we may need to address your pelvic alignment depending on the problems you are experiencing. Ultimately the technique helps the body to balance and re-align itself on many levels, it is truly holistic in that we might be treating something very specific but this will also have an impact upon other difficulties that you are experiencing. The results experienced with Bowen are often remarkable, sometimes even after the first session.
How Bowen Works
In a Bowen session we apply light moves to specific places on the body either on the skin or through light clothing. Moves are made on skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. A Bowen treatment will also address deeper levels of the body, including fascia and skeleton. These moves work directly with the body’s fascia and send signals via your nervous system which helps your body retrieve its memory of a relaxed and balanced state of being. The effect of Bowen on fascia is significant and recent studies concerning fascia may help to explain why the technique is so effective. More research is being conducted and it is an area that is covered in many of the Bowtech CPD courses.
What to Expect in a Treatment Session
Therapy sessions are very gentle and non-invasive. Bowen moves are made over specific points on the body either on the skin or through light clothing. Treatment is suitable for all age groups and indeed many pregnant women have benefited from Bowen. A therapy session usually lasts from 40 minutes to 1 hour.
Treatment may help alleviate the pain and stress associated with:
- Baby and childhood problems
- Back problems
- Bladder problems, bedwetting
- Bowel problems
- Digestive problems
- Ear problems
- Emotional problems
- Fluid retention
- Foot problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches, migraines, sinus problems
- Jaw problems
- Knee and hip misalignments
- Menstrual and hormonal problems
- Pelvic tilt, leg length, hip imbalance
- Poor mobility
- Respiratory problems
- Skeletal and muscular problems
- Sports injuries
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Modern Pilates – Level 3
YMCA Fit – Level 2
Be Activated – practitioner
As part of my own ongoing physical rehabilitation and pain management, following a severe back injury which resulted in spinal surgery, I discovered Bowen Therapy.
I found it so effective, having tried what felt like everything else, I decided to take extensive training to become a qualified Bowen Therapist. I can honestly say I’ve had some astonishing results in helping people remove or decrease pain and overcome various long-term persistent problems.
The questions I’m most often asked are “What is Bowen Therapy?” and “can it help me?”. Well in answer there’s a little bit here to introduce you to Bowen Therapy and as ever I’d be happy to talk to you face to face or over the phone about how it could help you.
Please call me on Tel: 07816 913107.
Treatments are by appointment only Monday to Friday.
VTCT level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat-Based Pilates
VTCT level 3 Award in Designing Physical Activity Programmes for Antenatal & Postnatal Clients
MK/ Drummand Level 4 Pilates Reformer Therapy Exercise Course
Bowtech Bowen Therapeutic Technique , Diploma of proficiency
Future Fit Pilates with Small Equipment
Future Fit Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
Feel Now Yoga, Yoga for Additional Needs
Spine safe Reformer Foundation & Intermediate
Sonya joined us to instruct on various mat based Pilates classes and reformer classes.
Sonya was a teaching assistant for 15 years, but she decided to have a career change.
I have always been a very active person. Starting back at school, dancing for Trafford & trampolining for the school. I then went on to college & University to do Physical Theatre and Dance, I had a break for a few years whilst I brought up my 2 lovely boys.
About this time, I started working at a special needs school with children with many different needs, complex learning & medical needs and ASC.
After 15 years I decided that a career change was a must, so, I thought that my hobby could become my work, as they say, “enjoy your work and you’ll never work a day in your life”.
Well it is true, I now feel blessed to be teaching Pilates and Bowen therapy. I work with all abilities and I love to see the progress that my clients make, it makes them smile and that makes me feel happy.
Pilates offers people flexibility, mobility, Co-ordination, strength, Balance and healthy mental well-being what more would you want out of life? As Joseph Pilates said
“The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors”
Pilates can really offer it all and doing the Bowen along side really can make big differences.
Appointments available Monday to Friday
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