The Bowen Technique

Joanne Cornish The Bowen Technique

About the Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is one of the most versatile and effective therapeutic treatments available today. Its ability to realign and balance the body means it is effective for most conditions

Treatment consists of a series of gentle moves on skin or through light clothing, with the client lying on a bed or treatment couch. Treatments can also take place whilst seated.

A session usually lasts around 45 mins and frequently results in a deep sense of relaxation, allowing the body to recharge and balance itself.

How it works

The technique consists of a series of gentle rolling moves with frequent pauses between moves giving the body time to benefit from each set. Practitioners treat the body as a whole and can target specific problems where necessary.

The Bowen Technique both balances and stimulates – the restorative process beginning once the body is relaxed. The technique enhances and complements other medical treatments.

The Bowen Technique is perhaps one of the single most important tools we have to help heal the body. The moves produce results by penetrating to a deep cellular level – making use of the body’s own ability to heal itself. Moves begin to achieve holistic balance straight away, embracing the client’s physical and emotional aspects.

The Bowen Technique has benefits for people of all ages, including newborn and infant children. Although it is tool for treating ailments and injuries, many healthy people come along to enjoy treatments to maintain balance and their sense of well-being. The Bowen Technique is also very helpful as a remedial therapy during recovery from injury as it improves rehabilitation time regardless of when the injury was sustained.

Some examples of conditions for which the Bowen Technique can be used are as follows:

  • Allergies
  • Baby and childhood problems
  • Back problems
  • Bladder problems, bedwetting
  • Bowel problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid retention
  • Foot problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches (migraine, sinus)
  • Bedwetting, incontinence
  • Jaw problems
  • Knee and hip restrictions, misalignments
  • Menstrual and other female problems
  • Pelvic tilt, leg length, hip imbalance
  • Poor mobility
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skeletal and muscular problems from lumbar to neck
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress

… and many more …