Bowen Technique is a neuro-muscular treatment from Australia. It is a gentle, non-invasive but highly effective therapy for relieving backache, frozen shoulder, ankle and knee problems and sports injuries.
Rolling of the muscle, ligament or tendon stimulates the nervous system allowing the brain to talk more efficiently to the body. This releases areas of tension, reduces inflammation and eliminates pain and stiffness.
What are the benefits?
Relief is normally felt immediately
Its effects are generally long-lasting
Relief from pain or reduction in pain
No forceful manipulations or painful pummelling
Suitable for all ages from newborn to the elderly
You can keep your clothes on!
Boosts the immune system
Improves blood flow throughout the body
Improves drainage of any fluid retention
My experience in working with clients shows that Bowen can often help with:
- Back pain
- Neck, whiplash, shoulder and elbow pain
- Sciatica, knee and foot pain
- Sports injuries and performance
- Headaches and migraines
- Postural problems
- General relaxation and stress relief
I have a clinic in New Mills, one in Macclesfield and one in Wilmslow. I have some availability for home visits for elderly clients and those unable to travel. I am also a fully qualified equine Bowen therapist.
If you are wondering whether Bowen is for you, I can offer a free telephone consultation for 15 minutes to discuss any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Bowen therapist with the European College of Bowen Studies in 2012 and am also fully qualified as an Equine Bowen Therapist. Since then I have also attended numerous CPD courses in Bowen and Anatomy to deepen and expand my knowledge. Courses include the following:
Assessment Workshop 2012
Sports Injuries 2012
Fascinating Fascia 2013
Integral Anatomy Intensive 2013
The Essential TMJ 2015
Importance of Symmetry 2016
British Fascia Symposium 2016
Neuro Workshop 2016
VTCT Anatomy & Pathology Level 3 2017
Targeting Primary Dysfunction 2017
The Art of Bowen 1 & 2 2018
Pelvis and Lumbar Spine 2018
Upper Torso, Neck and Lower Extremeties 2019
I am also a master NLP practitioner and an EFT practitioner.
I am fully insured and hold a First Aid certificate
The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA)
The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (formerly the Bowen Therapists' European Register) is a non profit professional organisation of bowen therapists in Europe.
In order to be listed on the register as a bowen practitioner individuals must meet certain criteria and comply with the BPTA Ethics and Codes of Practice.
Variable depending on location.
When I work
I am available Tuesdays and Fridays in High Peak, Thursdays in Wilmslow 9-5. Evenings by appointment.
"I cannot recommend Lucy highly enough. After having bad back pains for years and trying physio and having it manipulated causing more pain... Bowen is the only thing I have found that has worked, its pain free and well, just magic!!" Georgie
"Thank you so much - you've given my mum her life back." Kay
"Despite severe foot problems last year, Bowen treatments kept me flexible enough to complete two half marathons within 6 weeks of each other. As an ex rugby and judo player, regular Bowen treatments keep my battered joints mobile." Martin
"That's the first time I've been able to see my left shoulder in 10 years! I've no idea how you did it, but its magic!" Ann
“This is THE most effective treatment I have ever had! After just 3 sessions of this amazing therapy, expertly applied by Lucy, my neck is now pain free after suffering for over 20 years! Occasional ‘top-ups’ keep me pain free and I recommend this incredible treatment wholeheartedly.” Kaye
“I had a 4 week course of Bowen Therapy last summer to see if it could ease osteoarthritis pain and free up some movement. At the end of each treatment my body was completely and deeply relaxed and I felt quite sleepy, even though it was morning. In that relaxed state I felt very comfortable about sharing things that were on my mind too, and as I believe very much in the mind/body connection, this proved to be for me an important part of this holistic therapy. The relaxed feeling lasted all day. Although I believe that the progress of my osteoarthritis itself cannot be halted, I feel very strongly that Bowen therapy is a very useful way to release the contracted and overworked surrounding tissues, and an alternative way to relieve the pain caused by the tension in those muscles and fascia. Highly recommended.” Barbara
"I’ve really enjoyed and benefited from my Bowen sessions with Lucy. Her manner is friendly and professional and her treatment room is a haven of tranquility. I’d thoroughly recommend her.” Lissa