Naturex

Call us on 079 848 740 48 for appointments

FAQ2

Hear this article

Q: Can we continue taking other treatments while we receive Bowen treatment?

Bowen therapy is referred to as a ‘complementary’ modality, which means it will enhance and complement, not interfere, with other medical attention. However, it is highly recommended that you DO NOT have any other bodywork (massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, etc) performed during your course of treatment as it can de-stabilise the effectiveness of the continuing Bowen work.

Q: Why chooses the Bowen Technique ?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands-on treatment for a wide range of conditions. It is suitable for adults, children - including babies - and the elderly. Most common in pregnant ladies is back pain and Bowen works very well on that.

Q: I haven't experienced the Bowen Technique before, what is it?

The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person not just the symptoms and encourages re-alignment of the body. The Bowen moves or procedures are carried out on the client's body by applying the thumbs or fingers in precise, rolling type moves over the muscles and soft tissue. There is no manipulation or hard tissue and no force is used or needed.

Q: Why would the Bowen Technique be good for me?

The Bowen Technique can offer relief from conditions or presenting symptoms related to:
Migraine and headaches, Back and neck pain, Sciatica and back pain, Knee problems. For more information See section conditions treated.

Q: What is it?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, holistic remedial therapy. The Therapist will use gentle, rolling moves using fingers or thumbs on specific areas of the body, giving ‘breaks’ in the treatment to allow the body to absorb the messages it is being given.

Q: Does it hurt?

Generally, no. Light moves on structured areas will allow the technique to do the work, rather than trying to force the issue.

Q: What do I wear?

Light clothing of natural fibres. (No jeans, please.) I do prefer to work directly on the skin, but if you prefer to remain clothed, that is fine. You would never be asked to remove undergarments. In cooler weather, make sure that you have warm clothing in which to leave the treatment room.

Q: How long will the treatment take?

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes – the first session may take longer in order that I can take a full documented history.

Q: How often will I need to come?

It is advised that you have three or possibly four consecutive weekly sessions, then to ensure maximum benefit, have ‘top-up’ treatments every few months-or sooner if there is a re-injury.

Q: Will it conflict with any other therapies I use?

Some therapies work well with Bowen, such as homeopathy, nutritional therapy, Bach flower/tree remedies and exercise. However, please avoid any ‘hands on’ therapies during a series of Bowen treatments as they can upset the delicate balance.

Q: Is the practitioner fully qualified and insured?

Yes, I am fully qualified and registered. I am fully insured and can produce my insurance certificate if required.

Q: How much will it cost?

Each treatment costs £25/-, payable on the day. Cash or cheque will be acceptable but I do not take debit or credit cards.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

No, just yourself, and a list of any medications you are taking and how long you have been taking them.

Q: Is Bowen therapy an ongoing treatment therapy?

No, most conditions are essentially resolved in two to three sessions; however chronic conditions may require more extensive programs. Many clients have routine maintenance treatments at different intervals to maintain body balance and Musculo -skeletal integrity, avoid costly regression and as an investment in their health.

Q: I have heard that Bowen can assist with carpal tunnel. Is this true?

Yes, Bowen therapy has had many successes with RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Q: I have been told that you do not need to disrobe for a Bowen therapy treatment. Is this true?

Yes this is correct; Bowen may be done through clothing. However you may be asked to remove bulky items such as thick jumpers or thick jeans that restrict a fluid movement being performed. Ideally clothing should be light and loose with only one layer to work through.

Q: I am pregnant. Can I have Bowen therapy?

Yes, most definitely. Bowen has amazing results for pregnant ladies, assisting with back pain, sacral discomfort and tightness with the diaphragm. But please remember to tell your therapist that you are pregnant when booking your session.

Q: How long does a treatment take?

Treatment times can vary according to the presenting condition and client factors determined during the initial assessment. Typical treatment times would range from 30 minutes to one hour.

Q. Why should I choose Bowen?

The principal reason for choosing Bowen Therapy is the high rate of success in treating a wide range of presenting conditions. Often this success is achieved where other modalities have failed. In addition being non-invasive and not employing manipulation Bowen therapy is suitable for infants and the elderly. Another feature of Bowen Therapy being a holistic is that conditions other than those for which treatment has been sought are often resolved.

Q: Should I check that my therapist is registered?

Yes. This is important to ensure that your therapist meets the professional practice standards, code of ethics, continuing education, first aid and professional indemnity insurance required by the BTFA.

Q: Why chooses the Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands-on treatment for a wide range of conditions/symptoms. It is a 'natural intervention' and is suitable for adults, children - including babies - and the elderly.

Q: I haven't experienced the Bowen Technique before, what is it?

Practitioners using the Bowen Technique aim to balance the whole person not just the symptoms and it is believed that Bowen may encourage re-alignment of the body. The Bowen moves or procedures are carried out on the client's body by applying the thumbs or fingers in precise, rolling type moves over the muscles and soft tissue (similar to acupressure). There is no manipulation and no force is used or needed.

Why not read both Bear Grylls' & Jerome Flynn's experience of Bowen Technique - just "Google" it!

Q: I've booked my first Bowen treatment, what can I expect?

You can expect the first session to last about 45 minutes. A detailed medical and lifestyle consultation will be followed by a Bowen treatment on a treatment table. You will not need to remove any clothing (it is advisable to wear light clothing; t-shirts, jogging bottoms or similar - no jeans please as it is difficult to work on the body through heavy denim).

Q: I've heard that there are short breaks throughout the treatment - why is this?

There are a series of short breaks during each treatment where the patient is left resting to allow their body to respond to the moves that have already been performed.

Q: Can I have other therapies whilst I am having a course of Bowen treatments?

No, it is recommended, in order to receive maximum benefit, that other physical therapies are not mixed with the Bowen Technique - for example reflexology, massage or physiotherapy. Bach & Busch Flowers & Homeopathy are fine to mix with Bowen.

Q: Will I experience any discomfort during the treatment?

Depending on your presenting symptoms - if for example you have a sports injury and you are already in some pain, you may well feel some discomfort during the treatment. After a Bowen treatment most clients may leave the clinic feeling exactly the same as when they arrived - for most people the changes and adjustments may take place in the following 7 days when most twinges, aches etc are likely to be experienced.

Q: How will I feel after the treatment?

As mentioned above, most people may leave initially feeling exactly the same as when they arrived - but may be generally more relaxed. Treatments are spaced 7-10 days apart

Q: How many treatments will I need?

Usually 3-4 treatments depending on how long the presenting symptoms have been a problem. Some clients choose to continue after the initial treatments with monthly maintenance top-ups, others book in a treatment when they feel they need it.