About the Bowen Technique


The Bowen Technique is a dynamic hands on system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong Australia.

The Bowen Technique may provide relief for many types of injuries and health problems, both acute and chronic, and it does so holistically, via the body's innate healing mechanisms. The therapist delivers signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons and ligaments, or nerves) and the body does the rest, responding in it's own time. The Bowen Technique addresses the whole body by restoring balance to the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of the bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. During sessions clients often drop into a state of deep relaxation or even fall asleep.

The Bowen Technique is suitable for people of all ages and all degrees of health. For more information visit www.bowen-technique.co.uk


A session normally lasts about an hour. Clients are usually treated lying down on a therapy table, or may be seated in a chair if required for comfort.

A typical session involves one or more 'procedures' each of which consists of several sets of 'moves'. Bowen moves are gentle, but purposeful and are preferably done directly on skin, but can be done through light clothing if necessary. Between each sets of moves the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the clients body to begin responding.