"Quite simply one of the most straight-forward and effective 'hands-on' therapies available"
The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person, not just the symptoms.
Common presentations include back and neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries and maintenance, RSI, frozen shoulders, tennis elbows and respiratory problems, hayfever, to name but a few.
Practically any problem can potentially be addressed and many people use the Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly 2-4 times a year.
The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands on therapy using very gentle pressure.
It is not a form of massage and there is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue. It is safe for people of all ages - new born, children, adults..
Appointments take about 45 minutes and can be performed through light clothing.
There are a series of short breaks during the session allowing the body to respond to the gentle moves and making subtle and fine adjustments which re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain.
Three or four treatments at weekly intervals are usually sufficient to achieve relief from even long standing pain. To receive maximum benefit it is recommended not to mix with other therapies such as massage, reflexology, physiotherapy etc for seven days before and after treatment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained by the European College of Bowen Studies - Cert ECBS
Additional training in the Bowen Technique for
- Mother and Baby
- Spinal Work
- Asthma and Respiratory
- Fascia Bowen
- Cranial Bowen
Member of the Bowen Therapy Professional Association
Registered with The Complimentary and National Health Care Council and Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The Bowen Therapy Professional Association
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.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC.
Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Other available therapies
The Emmett Technique
Treatment costs £50 for an individual session or £120 in advance for a series of three.
Each session lasts approximately one hour.
Please remember to wear light, loosely fitting clothing.
For further information
Wirral Bowen Therapy - www.wirralbowentherapy.co.uk
Bowen Therapy Professional Association - www.bowentherapy.org.uk