What is Bowen Therapy and how does it work?

Bowen is a holistic, hands-on body therapy.

It is gentle and non-invasive. It uses specific moves over soft tissue to engage the body’s healing mechanisms to restore balance.

When your body suffers injury or imbalance – physical, emotional, hormonal – it often engages the “fight-or-flight” survival mechanism. This can become the cause of inflammation, pain, stress, fatigue and general malaise. The aim of Bowen Therapy is to assist your body to engage its “rest and repair mode” which calms inflammation and stress, eases pain and restores balance and energy levels.

Specific moves are made on muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia (connective tissue). The moves work directly with the body’s fascia to send signals via your nervous system and help your body retrieve its memory of a relaxed and balanced state of being.  

What to expect in a Bowen session

In the first Bowen session, we take a comprehensive case history and discuss your condition in detail.

You lie on a treatment couch, covered in a large towel/blanket and the therapist makes a series of specific moves directly on your skin or through light clothing if you prefer. It is also possible for you to be treated lying on one side or sitting. To facilitate complete relaxation, the therapist usually leaves the room or sits quietly to one side after each set of moves, to allow your body to integrate the work.

For most people, 2-3 Bowen sessions can have a lasting effect on their condition. Some chronic, long-standing conditions will require more sessions over a period of time. Some clients find monthly or 6 monthly ‘maintenance’ sessions keep their body balanced if their job is physically demanding.

What health issues can Bowen Therapy help with?

Bowen treatment may help alleviate the pain and stress associated with:

  • Allergies
  • Baby & childhood problems
  • Back problems
  • Bladder problems, bedwetting
  • Bowel problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Dizziness
  • Ear problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid retention
  • Foot problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches, migraines, sinus problems
  • Jaw problems
  • Knee & hip misalignments
  • Menstrual & hormonal problems
  • Pelvic tilt, leg length, hip imbalance
  • Poor mobility
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skeletal & muscular problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress

For more information, see The Bowen Association UK


Available Therapists

Nikki Sutton Murray

Nikki Sutton Murray

Bowen Therapy
When your body suffers injury or imbalance – physical, emotional, hormonal – it often engages the “fight-or-flight” survival mechanism. This can become the cause of inflammation, pain, stress, fatigue and general malaise. The aim of Bowen Therapy is to assist your body to engage its “rest and repair mode” which calms inflammation and stress, eases pain and restores balance and energy levels.

About Me

My interest in Bowen Therapy began in 2014 with my own personal experience of repetitive strain injury. The conventional and complementary treatments that I tried provided only temporary relief and I continued to struggle with the pain until a friend recommended Bowen Therapy, because it was known to have success with RSI. My body responded well – the pain in my arm was almost gone after three sessions. Over the next couple of months it disappeared completely and I found that my general health and wellbeing improved.I was inspired to train as a Bowen practitioner qualifying with the Bowen Association UK in 2016. I expand my professional development through the advanced training run by BaUK and other trainer-practitioners.I believe that our bodies are infinitely intelligent and resourceful. If we trust them and provide the right conditions, they will respond and return to a state of good health and wellbeing. Bowen Therapy could provide the conditions your body needs to return to health.

Arranging an appointment

If you have a query or would like to make an appointment, please call me on 07811053833.You can also email me at [email protected]

Fees

I charge £35 per session.I work on a sliding scale basis so do contact me to talk about the possibilities if money is a problem.Cancellation policy: Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to treatment will incur a full chargeSessions last up to 60 minutes. The first session lasts a little longer to include case history/assessment.Nikki Sutton Murray BaUK AccreditedFully insured by Holistic Services Insurance Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology for Complementary Therapies (OCF) Qualified in First Aid for more than 10 yearsContact Information Telephone: 07811 053833 Email: [email protected] Website: www.simplybowen.co.uk