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Bowen Therapy

What is Bowen Therapy? 


Bowen is a hands-on fascial (soft tissue) release technique which uses very gentle pressure. It is a whole-body, holistic therapy, which has been seen to be effective in a wide variety of conditions; acute and chronic, physical, structural and emotional. It is suitable for all ages and is carried out through light, loose clothing.


The treatment technique uses gentle rolling moves over muscles, tendons and ligaments at specific locations. It has a calming effect on the body, via the autonomic nervous system, which creates the perfect environment for the body to "reset" and begin to heal itself. It also increases blood flow to areas and improves lymphatic drainage, both of which can speed up the healing process. 


Bowen does not seek to force change upon the body; rather it asks the body to recognise and make the changes necessary to bring it back to homeostasis (physiological equilibrium). This means that while it can be used to treat many of the same conditions as osteopathy and chiropractic therapies, it is a much more gentle technique; there are no big mobilisations or manipulations involved. It can be integrated with other modalities such as Physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation or Scar Tissue Release to achieve optimal outcomes. 


Clients report experience of pain relief, improvement of function, improved sleep, reduced stress levels and recovery of energy. 


How can Bowen help me?

Bowen therapy has been found to be effective for the following conditions

Structural Issues

  • Back and neck pain

  • Shoulder pain/frozen shoulder

  • Tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Hip and pelvis issues

  • Knee pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Postural stiffness and pain

It can also help with 
  • Migraines

  • Jaw pain and teeth grinding

  • Eczema and psoriasis

  • Poor sleep and stress 

  • Digestive Issues, reflux and indigestion

  • Improving energy levels

  • Improving mood

Get in touch with THRIVE

Please contact Tor if you have any questions or

wish to discuss your therapy options further.

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