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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Scared to the bone

Spooky season is upon us and costumes including ghosts, witches and skeletons are coming out of the cobwebs.

The number of skeletons about is keeping our minds on your bone care. Bone troubles shouldn’t be a worry this Halloween with the help of Bowen therapy. Be it broken or fractured bones or aches and pains, Bowen could be the solution.

 
Bowen therapy is the gentle rolling movements, which sets the scene for the body to heal itself. It is a drug free, non-invasive treatment ‘asking’ the body to change rather than forcing.

One Bowen client suffered with 3 broken metatarsals resulting in immobilised foot for 3 months. They said: “My first visit resulted in the limp completely gone and after 3 visits the swelling has virtually disappeared and the added bonus is that my posture has gratefully improved.”


Don’t keep bone problems in your closet along with the ghosts and ghouls.
 
 
For more information on Bowen therapy call 0844 561 7173, or send an email to ask@BowenTherapy.org.uk. We can’t keep the stress away unless you get in touch, so find your nearest Bowen practitioner here.


 
 
Happy Halloween!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Strong bones make strong women

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How well do you take care of your bone health? Osteoporosis is the condition that makes the bones weak and fragile and more likely to break or fracture. Some of the factors that cause this are ones that cannot be changed. However, promoting a positive lifestyle and treating breakages with care can help to make experience of Osteoporosis better. This is where Bowen comes in to play.

20th October sees the launch of the yearly campaign by the IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) to promote awareness of all aspects of Osteoporosis. Pair the pain of Osteoporosis with Bowen therapy to support the campaigns strap line of ‘strong bones make strong women’.

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Advice given to sufferers of Osteoporosis is to avoid negative lifestyle habits. Bowen therapy is the small rolling movements with fingers and thumbs to help you to relieve stress. Bowen is a relaxing treatment, rather than forcing the body to change Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise and make the changes it requires.

Bowen is also useful for dealing with breakages and fractures. A patient who was suffering with problems due to breaking her neck said that “my neck muscles returned to normal and my rotations steadily improved with each session” and that she was “so impressed with Bowen”.

What better timing to consider Bowen therapy than the celebration of Osteoporosis World day. Bowen therapists are located all across the UK, for more information and to find your nearest therapist click here. For even more information call 0844 561 7173, or send an email to ask@BowenTherapy.org.uk.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Children’s Clinic CPD Event


Bowen Therapy has long established itself for its ability to transform the lives of patients. One of the biggest draws to the technique is the versatility of the treatment – each session is tailored to the individual. Because of this, it is essential that therapists are constantly being refreshed and updated on methods of treatment.

On the 19th and 20th October 2013 at Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Warwickshire, the BTPA - Bowen Therapy Professional Association - are launching an event for both Bowen and non-Bowen therapists to broaden their understanding about the range of conditions which could be affecting children who visit the clinics. There is the option of one or both days and is a great opportunity to network with other therapists to increase your knowledge of children’s welfare.



The first day features a choice of two workshops; either
a seminar on pregnancy and birth designed to help take into account the processes from the baby’s point of view, or an Emm-Tech muscle management workshop. The former will be presented by both John Wilks and midwife Lina Clerke, who will work with the group to explore the physical ramifications of different birthing procedures, as well as looking into issues with fertility, conception and pregnancy. This day is exclusively for those already trained in Bowen Therapy. The Emm-Tech seminar is a short-course on releasing tension and tightness in eleven key muscles in the body. All of the techniques taught have shown exceptional effects on children and no previous Bowen experience is required. Both courses are priced at £90.   


The second day is open to both Bowen and non-Bowen therapists and consists of a timed agenda running from 9am until 5pm. Within this time-table, there will be the speakers including a paediatric consultant and a representative from social services. In the afternoon delegates can choose two out of the four workshops available. The cost of the day is £85 for BTPA members and £105 for non-BTPA members and the price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

 
For further information on the itineraries/agenda and content of the event, please visit http://www.bowen-therapy.co/Bowen/kids-clinic-cpd-event.html

 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Bringing Back Bowen

With summer far behind us, and Christmas jumpers in all major retailers, we’re all a little more conscious of the change in our lifestyle: we eat more, spend more, and wear more. It’s not surprising that we feel a little low with the changing of seasons, but Bowen is here to help.

A Bowen treatment aims to help every person, whether recovering from a serious summer workout or the idea of Christmas shopping is daunting this year, the sessions are proven to heal many ailments ranging from headaches and body pains to depression and insomnia.


As an alternative form of therapy, Bowen Therapy relaxes the mind and allows the body to actively explore its own healing process. The technique is carried out by using the fingers and thumbs to make small, rolling movements over muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues at precise points on the body. Rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen 'asks' the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

Our sessions aim to help every person, whether recovering from a serious summer workout or the idea of Christmas shopping is daunting this year, the sessions are proven to heal many ailments ranging from headaches and body pains to depression and insomnia.

“I have had many alternative treatments, but feel Bowen to be the most beneficial.” - Lower back pain sufferer.

 

Channel 4 thrill-seeker and Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) client, Bear Grylls appreciates this: ‘It’s a vital support in putting right a whole range of new aches and pains’. Bowen therapy is also reassuring when keeping away previous pains. Bear Grylls adds that the therapy ‘helps me fight stress and fatigue’. The born survivor benefits from the therapy as he prepares for bigger and bolder adventures.

Bowen therapists can be found all over the UK, and your nearest therapist is only a few clicks away at www.bowentherapy.org.uk. Alternatively, you could call for more information on 0844 561 7173, or send an email to ask@BowenTherapy.org.uk. We can’t change the weather, but we can change the feeling of fatigue and seasonal stress, so click here to find your nearest Bowen therapist!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Combat your smoking stress the natural way


Quitting smoking comes with all sorts of problems, like finding an alternative to relieving that stress. Stoptober is the national challenge to stop smoking for the 28 days of October. While there are all sorts of products to help you quit for Stoptober, there is a natural alternative too, Bowen Therapy.

 




The Bowen technique is a natural, non-invasive therapy that can help to relieve you of stress. Be it work life, home life or a chaotic life, stress can come from all directions. During the 30-60 minute treatment, small rolling movements are made over muscles and soft tissue to relax the body and to ease the thought of stopping smoking completely. Bowen is an extremely relaxing experience that can be emotionally beneficial too.

 


A Bowen client expressed that Bowen was “exactly what I needed at a time when stress in my life has been at a peak and for quite some time now.” Figures show that if you fight the habit for 28 days, you’ll be 5 times more likely to stop smoking all together. Combining this statistic with frequent Bowen treatments, the process of leaving behind the nicotine should be much lighter.

 

If you are taking part in Stoptober and need the help of Bowen, contact us.

Visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.

 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Walking With Bowen

The world of health and fitness is so full of contradictions it is often hard to know what to believe. One day, sugar is bad for our teeth; the next day, artificial sweetener is bad for our organs. We are told to cut out saturated fat in order to reduce our weight, and then told that low-fat options actually contain more calories. Everyone knows that exercise is good for us, so what happens when exercising actually increases problems rather than eliminating them?



Many people in the modern society choose walking as a cheap and easy form of exercise – with some individuals choosing to join walking or rambling groups which will make their walks safer, more interesting and more sociable. It is an unfortunate consequence that extensive walking can often lead to undesirable results such as muscle pains, foot and ankle complications and bone issues. While these problems are usually minor, they could be ultimately detrimental to your health and future walking enjoyment.
Bowen Therapy is an alternative technique designed to revolutionise the way that people seek treatment for a range of ailments from exercise accidents to multiple sclerosis. One of the main draws to the therapy is how non-invasive it is; specially trained therapists use their fingers and thumbs to gently move over the muscles, ligaments and tendons in a rolling motion at specific points on the body according to the individual and the condition they are suffering from.



Unlike a regular massage, Bowen Therapy adopts a different approach by ‘asking’ the body to change, rather than using physical force to ‘make’ the body recover. Between each set of movements, the body is given time to relax and adjust to the new energy that it has been given. The gentle pressure eases walking injuries and will improve future walking ability after the initial few sessions. It is favoured among walkers largely because there is no recovery time after each treatment, as opposed to many other clinical or surgical procedures.




If you feel as though you may benefit from this kind of treatment, then fortunately there are many clinics throughout the UK with specially trained therapists waiting to answer any of your questions or book your first appointment. They can be contacted via telephone on 0844 561 7173 or e-mail ask@bowentherapy.org.uk

Monday, 12 August 2013

A day for the youth - International Youth Day

12th August celebrates International Youth Day. The purpose of this day being to generate awareness and direct attention towards youth issues worldwide. The concern for the UN is to improve the situation of young people and this explains the purpose for this special day.  
With the interest of young people being the purpose of International Youth Day, why not think about Bowen treatment for the young ones that you love? Bowen is a known treatment for use on the young with the aim for happier and more relaxed children. It seeks to stimulate the muscles and soft body tissues through the application of gentle pressure to precise parts of the body with unique ‘rolling type’ movements.
A child's Bowen treatment is very gentle. Many report finding it a pleasant and relaxing experience. All treatments are carried out through light clothing, whilst the parent/guardian remains in the room.
Reasons for the use of this non-invasive treatment on children include allergies, ADD, ADHD, bed wetting, stress and chest infections to name a few. The benefits of children receiving Bowen include improved sleeping patterns and enhanced motor control and behaviour. Bowen treatment can help lead to healthier and happier children with better concentration levels. So while celebrating International Youth Day, take a look at Bowen therapy for children.

For further information about Bowen therapy for children please visit our child therapy page here. (link: http://www.bowen-therapy.co/Bowen/kidsclinic/index.html )
If you would like to know more about International Youth Day visit the official website here: http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/index.shtml.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Amateur Sports, Professional Therapy

Now is a fantastic time of year to take up the sporting activities you've always been meaning to take up. Perhaps there's a local running club taking place in your neighbourhood? A squash club is going on at your nearest gym or it's so warm you're literally sprinting towards your nearest swimming pool!

The summer has provided brilliant weather to take part in many of these outdoor activities. Not only is it great fun, but it's a good form of exercise to burn fat, improve your heart and strengthen your muscles.


Take heed as there are some risks from suddenly becoming much more active - properly warm up and warm down, stretch and drink plenty of water. Push yourself as comfortable as you're happy to and remember it's about having fun.

All these activities can take its strain on the body. Bowen Therapy can be a ideal partner to your new-found activities - helping to sooth the aching muscles and sporting injuries you may encounter.

Using light touches at specific points of the body, through light clothing or skin, the Bowen Technique is a particularly unconventional massage – drug free, complementary and gentle in approach. Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.


If you would like to try Bowen, find a qualified Bowen practitioner near to you by visiting the Bowen website or calling 0844 561 7173.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Why Bowen is great for both the body and mind.




 

Why Bowen is great for both the body and mind.


 

At the BTPA, we feel that Bowen is great, but here are the top 10 reasons why you should think so too.


Bowen is:


  1. Encouraging, not invasive
  2. Natural and drug-free
  3. Helps aid the stress and start the relaxing
  4. Can be taken alongside medicine
  5. No side effects
  6. 3 treatments is usually enough (with possible long-term maintenance)
  7. Nationally available
  8. Can be used on everyone- children to elderly
  9. Can even be used on animals (note - not all animals)
  10. An alternative to conventional medicine


So in short, Bowen is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive complementary therapy that can combat stress. Bowen takes an encouraging approach by ‘asking’ the body to recognise and make the changes it requires rather than ‘making’.


The treatment lasts 30-60 minutes and 3 of these treatments is usually sufficient, with the possible need for additional treatments and long-term maintenance. During these treatments the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements at precise points of the body over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for the individual.


No hard-tissue manipulation or force is used and between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.


One Bowen client said: “The results I am experiencing are beyond my expectations”. Another said: “I will use this therapy again as it was wholly beneficial”. Read more of these testimonials here, giving you even more reasons to try Bowen for yourself.


If you are interested in Bowen, find a practitioner near to you by visiting the BTPA Bowen Therapy Website or by calling 0844 561 7173.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Tennis Season in Full Swing

With the tennis season in full swing, sport related injuries start to become an increasing pain. This year the Wimbledon championship runs from 24th June to 7th July. The odds on Wimbledon aren’t looking too good with the early exit of both Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Nadal also exited in the first round. Don’t let the odds be against you too when it comes to sporting.

 


Bowen could be the solution to your sporting pains. Strains and aches through playing sports? Suffering from discomfort and muscle problems? Bowen is the gentle non-invasive therapy through small, rolling movements using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

 

Bowen can be used to ease those sporting strains and aches. A client testimonial related to a hamstring injury/strain states that with each Bowen treatment they felt a noticeable decrease of pain. This client said “after one more Bowen session, I will have almost full resolution”.

 

Another problem that Bowen can help to relieve is the aptly named tennis elbow. Tennis elbow can result in pain during exercise. One client said that after Bowen therapy that “All joints feel like new!”

 

So as the Wimbledon championship draws to a close take a look into Bowen therapy so you can start exercising without any aches and strains. Visit their website for more information: http://www.bowentherapy.org.uk/

Monday, 24 June 2013

Cystic Fibrosis Week – Breathe Easy with Bowen Therapy

Cystic Fibrosis Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with a thick, sticky mucus.

 

Symptoms usually start at quite a young age, and can include:

 

  • Persistent cough
  • Recurring chest and lung infections
  • Poor weight gain

 

 

There is no known cure for Cystic Fibrosis, meaning that any and all treatments currently available are to help ease the symptoms, while making the condition as comfortable to live with as possible.

 

Along with bronchodilators (medication that helps to expand the airways inside the lungs, making it easier to breathe) – antibiotics are used to treat chest and lung infections, while physiotherapy is used to aid clear mucus from the lungs.

 

Bowen Therapy doesn’t “treat”, but it can help to ease respiratory symptoms.

 

Using light touches at specific points of the body, through light clothing or skin, the Bowen Technique is a particularly unconventional massage – drug free, complementary and gentle in approach. Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

 

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

 

 



 

 

No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.

 

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

 

If you would like to try Bowen, find a qualified Bowen practitioner near to you by visiting the Bowen website or calling 0844 561 7173.

 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Homeopathy Awareness Week UK


Keep on top of your health


Homeopathy Awareness Week


This week sees Homeopathy Awareness Week coming to an end. 14th- 21st June 2013.


As summer quickly approaches we all want to keep on top of our health to make the most of those irregular bursts of British sun.


Homeopathy is the ‘like with like’ treatment for illness with highly diluted medicine. The aim of this treatment is to trigger the natural healing process of the body. This might be of interest to those of you too scared to try out any hard hitting medication.

 

The term homeopathy is based on the ideas of German doctor Samuel Hahnemann in the 1790s. It is believed by many practitioners to aid any condition; however the most common include asthma, allergies, stress and anxiety amongst others. Some well known users of homeopathy include David Beckham and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

 

If homeopathy seems tempting to you, perhaps you should consider Bowen. Similar to homeopathy, Bowen Therapy promotes the self healing of the body. Bowen is not a forceful treatment, rather a complimentary aid to start the natural healing of the body. Gentle pressure is applied to precise parts of the body with unique ‘rolling type’ movements to stimulate the muscles and soft body tissues. 

 


Natural and drug free, Bowen can be used alongside medication and is most commonly used for sports injuries, whiplash, migraines and IBS. Also known for its’ relaxing qualities Bowen helps to relieve stress and anxiety.

 

If you are interested in alternative therapies and how Bowen Therapy can help you, visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Feature Therapist: Kim Holmes

Mother and animal-lover - Kim Holmes was born and bred in Bradford, before relocating to Leeds where she has now resided for over 20 years. Working in insurance, Kim gained strong experience in accounts, finance and relationship management.

 
 


After being made redundant, Kim found the opportunity to change career path and pursue something she felt passionate about.


Kim trained and became fully qualified in Bowen Therapy, achieving a VTCT qualification in Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Massage therapy. She then gained further qualifications in anatomy, physiology and emergency first aid procedures.


Initially training in Bowen to work with animals Kim first studied Bowen Therapy for people. She found the course so interesting and inspiring (also beneficial to her own asthma), that she dedicated herself to providing Bowen Therapy for people to this day and is still amazed and inspired by the therapy.


Now that Kim offers her own service of Bowen therapy, she adds “I am constantly amazed at how effective this therapy is, and delighted that my clients experience the benefits of Bowen, with noticeable improvements in their day to day activities and function.” As well as treating musculo-skeletal issues, Kim works with people living with neurological problems such as MS and Parkinson's, and works with the West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre. She also has a number of clients living with fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.


Just over a year spent as treasurer for the BTPA, Kim brings her accountancy skills, as well as energy, enthusiasm and her love of Bowen treatment to the role.


Naomi Kent, presenter from Radio Aire, received Bowen treatment from Kim, giving her account on how she found it:

 

What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

“Bad lower back pain & tension”

 

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

“I had to stop running & exercising and found even sitting down painful”

 

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/fully since having Bowen treatment?

“The pain has virtually disappeared with just an occasional twinge and I'm back to running & exercising fully again which is great.”

 

Testimonial of my Bowen Therapy experience (How have you benefited from your Bowen treatment?)

“Kim has not only helped me with the problems in my lower back which she has magically erased, she has also helped with tension headaches & overall stress.”

 

“I find the experience of Bowen really relaxing, Kim made me feel completely at ease & the fact she managed to not only get rid of the initial issue but improve other areas of my health and wellbeing was a great bonus. Couldn't recommend her highly enough!”

 

One client that is “constantly singing Kim's praises and the benefits of Bowen, telling everyone whatever their problem to go and see her” is Linda from Bradford.


Linda suffered a lot of pain in her legs and knees and was suggested to go to and see Kim for some Bowen treatment. To determine the route of where the pain stems from, the treatment involves clients talking with the therapist beforehand so that they can establish the problem areas and feel comfortable. A full consultation is undertaken to determine the problem more fully, to include any history behind it. This allows for a more thorough diagnosis and allows the therapist to target the problem more efficiently.


After Linda expressed that every step she took was painful, the gentle treatment managed to get rid of the tightness and pain in Linda’s legs and she found that “one treatment a month it keeps away the pain.”

As a result of Bowen, Linda no longer has to worry about being in pain when getting out of chairs and can now do it with ease. She also finds going up and down the stairs a lot easier than she used to.

 

 BTPA have been a great support to me as I have ventured into the world of self employed therapist and I sincerely hope that I can now contribute support to the committee and our members.

 

- Kim Holmes. BTPA, FHT, CNHC – Bowen Therapist.

  

For more information, Kim Holmes can be contacted at these clinics:

 

Hand and Foot Clinic,

85e Town Street, Horsforth,

Leeds,

LS18 5BP

Telephone: 0113 281 8289

Mobile:        07850 268 762

 

Wednesday and Thursday

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Room 907,

905 Harrogate Road, Greengates,

Bradford,

BD10 0QY

Telephone: 01274 622006

Mobile:        07850 268 762

 

Tuesday

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Studio Pilates Wellbeing Centre,

32a Leeds Road,

Ilkley,

LS29 8DS

Mobile:          07850 268 762

 

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West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Centre,

Leeds Road, Rawdon,

Leeds,

LS19 6JY

Telephone: 0113 250 4528

 

Friday morning and by appointment


http://www.yorkshirebodyclinic.co.uk/

Twitter: @yorksbodyclinic

Facebook: Yorkshire Body Clinic

Monday, 10 June 2013

International Men’s Health Week


Taking place in the second week of June, International Men’s Health Week (IMHW) focuses on promoting men’s health and wellbeing across Europe.

Falling on the 10th – 16th June this year, the objective is to encourage national and international organisations to implement policies and agents that can improve the prosperity of males within different areas of activity.

Research (commissioned by Mind) has found that work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives. We don’t exactly need statistics to understand that working within an institution can stimulate pressure – especially amongst men.



The consequences of stress can lead to the body’s mental, emotional and physical response to change from what it’s used to. Although it is considered a normal part of life, many men still struggle to deal with the effects and it is only then that stress becomes a negative possession – when there is no form of relief!

Effectively, men coping with stress can benefit professionally and personally from undergoing Bowen treatment.




The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can help combat stress.
Rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen 'asks' the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

With most men expressing that their biggest anxiety is “the pressure to be successful” in the workplace, Bowen can be of assistance in many cases of emotional stress, where relaxation is a prime factor in easing pain and anxiety.

The treatment is collectively known for its soothing qualities for physical complaints and is an extremely relaxing experience that can have many emotive benefits too. We believe that The Bowen Technique is ideal for the promotion of men’s health and wellbeing and is most definitely an agent that can improve the prosperity of health within males.

If you have you suffer with stress or know somebody who does, and are interested in how Bowen Therapy can help you visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.
 
For more information and advice on stress and mental health issues please visit www.mind.org.uk

Friday, 31 May 2013

Make quitting smoking less of a drag

It’s World No Tobacco Day, so why not test your willpower and try kicking that bad habit for 24 hours?


But, of course, we all know that’s easier said than done.
 



The process of quitting smoking can trigger a lot of unwanted stress and anxiousness, which makes kicking the bad habit difficult.


Although there are patches, sprays, inhalators and even chewing gums to help you quit, some people prefer to do it naturally as these aids can have side effects.


The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can help combat stress.


Rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen 'asks' the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.


During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

 

No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.


Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.


Bowen is known for its soothing qualities for physical complaints; however it is an extremely relaxing experience that can have many emotional benefits too.


One client said: “It is exactly what I needed at a time when stress in my life has been at a peak and for quite some time now. The results I am experiencing are beyond my expectations…”


If you are trying to quite smoking and are interested in how Bowen Therapy can help you, visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.