Frequently Asked Questions

Where did The Bowen Therapy originate?
It was developed by Tom Bowen (1916-1982) of Geelong Australia. Despite no formal training or qualifications in any theraputic background, he had the unique ability to 'read' bodies, and to 'see' where there was an imbalance. He believed that the body has the ability to adjust,adapt and heal itself. He became one of the busiest and most effective therapists of his generation.

How many treatments will I need?
This will vary from person to person. On average 3-4 treatments at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief from even long standing pain (and sometimes even after one session), although further treatments may be required. Situations such as re-injury (repeating the original incidence that caused the problem), and also long-term illnesses e.g. strokes, arthritis, would be examples of where more treatments would be advised.

Many people also find great benefit in ‘top up’ treatments, every 3-6 months which helps to prevent injury, manage stress, and generally keep the body supple and relaxed.

Who can it help?
Due to the fact that Bowen is such a gentle and non-invasive therapy, people at every age can be treated. Bowen can safely be used on children and adults, including pregnant women, newborn babies, and the elderly.
Sportsmen/women report fewer injuries when treated regularly, also noting an increase in their performance.

How much does it cost?
It will cost 40 per session. My rates are negotiable under certain circumstances (if you are on benefits, or unwaged for example).

Where can I get a treatment?
I work from home in Freshwater Bay, and also from the Watchbell House Clinic in Newport.
How to contact me?
mb: 07958 375 956
home: 01983 755046
email: [email protected]

Is there any research available into this therapy?
For research, and more information on the Bowen Technique please contact The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA). Just CLICK HERE to visit BTPA