Where did Bowen come from?
Bowen Therapy was created by an ordinary man with an extraordinary ability. From working as a labourer in a cement works to helping thousands of people a year, his is an inspiring and quite remarkable story. Find out more about Tom Bowen and the legacy which has benefitted so many.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone responds differently so it's impossible to say. One session may be enough but you might need more.
People with chronic conditions and/or those with a stressful job or home life tend to book regular monthly sessions. Others book every few weeks as part of their normal health and wellbeing routine, or every few months to 'top-up' and maintain the work that's been done.
What do I need to wear?
Bowen is given over light clothing so for men, ideally a t-shirt/shirt and light trousers. For women, a vest top and leggings/light trousers work well. Although Bowen can be carried out over heavy clothing such as jeans, it may not be as effective and is more difficult for the therapist.
Try not to wear anything with a thick or tight waistband and be prepared to remove your belt if you're wearing one. You might want to bring/wear a pair of socks for your comfort.
I'm not very mobile, does that matter?
Bowen is very adaptable so you can have your treatment whilst seated - in a chair or on the couch - or lying on your side.
I'm heavily pregnant. Can I still have Bowen?
Yes absolutely, Bowen is great for pregnant mums! Most therapists will have pillows/towels for extra support.
How long after an operation can you work on scar tissue?
The scar needs to be completely healed before it can be worked on, with a minimum gap of eight weeks from the event which created it.
I feel a lot better. Should I give up my medication?
Bowen Therapists are not qualified to prescribe or change medication. If you think you may be able to do without, or have the dosage reduced, please discuss with your GP first.