The Bowen Technique

What is The Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands-on treatment.

The practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise, rolling-type moves over muscle. During the treatment there are a series of short breaks where the patient is left resting to allow their body to respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment and gives the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments, which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain. It is these features which make the Bowen Technique unique.

What does a treatment involve?

An appointment will last between 30 to 45 minutes and most of the work can be performed through light clothing (or directly on skin). Four to five treatments, at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief. Some people use the Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly 2 to 4 times a year.

Who can it help?

The Bowen Technique is suitable for adults and children, including newborn babies and the elderly.

The Bowen Technique can treat:

  • Back and neck pain / sciatica
  • Frozen shoulder / tennis elbow
  • Sports injuries – chronic and acute
  • Leg length differences / tilted pelvis
  • Joint pain / muscle spasm
  • Hamstring strain
  • Pain management
  • Acute and chronic fatigue
  • Asthma, hay fever
  • Bronchial complaints
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Digestive problems
  • Whiplash
  • Infant colic
  • P.M.T.

For further information please refer to The Bowen Technique website at