Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bowen?
The Bowen Technique is a effective, drug free, non invasive form of bodywork therapy.
It releases stress at a very deep level and then stimulates the body to realign itself, addressing imbalances in functions and chemical composition and as far as possible, restoring physiological equilibrium.
What is the treatment like?
The Bowen therapist makes a series of gentle but precise moves over connective tissue ( muscles and ligaments) with thumbs and fingers.
The touch is light, not manipulative and is suitable for anyone. If preferred, Bowen can be performed through very light clothing.
A Bowen treatment is generally pleasant to receive and many clients become so relaxed they fall asleep during the treatment.
Is Bowen Therapy safe?
Yes. There are no violent twists cracks or crunches involved.
Bowen is practised with great success on people of all ages, from new born babies to the very elderly.
What happens at a Initial Bowen consultation?
Karen will ask you about your health background and about the condition that has brought you to Bowen. Karen will also ask for details of any medication you are taking and if you are undergoing any other treatment programmes. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions yourself about Bowen.
How long does a Bowen session take?
The Initial Consultation and Treatment can take up to 1.5 hours. Subsequent Bowen sessions vary depending on the needs of the individual but are usually 30 to 45 minutes.
How many Bowen treatments will I need?
This varies as every individual is different and it depends on the condition being treated. However it is recommended that the client commits to three sessions, five to ten days apart. It will then be clear how well Bowen is working for you.
What should I wear?
Bowen can be administered through a very fine layer of clothing if preferred. Clothing made of natural fibres is best.
Will a Bowen Therapist diagnose a condition?
NO. Bowen is not a diagnostic therapy.
Please consult your GP if you require a diagnosis.