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How does Bowen Therapy work? 

The Bowen Fascial Release Technique is named after Tom Bowen (1916 - 1982) from Geelong, Australia. He believed in the body's remarkable ability to heal itself. His approach is now known throughout the world.


Bowen Therapy integrates the mind and body connection. It is a gentle and holistic hands-on therapy, which allows the body to naturally balance and heal itself.

Using fingers and thumbs in subtle, gentle rolling movements, Bowen prompts healing via the mechano-stimulation of fascia at precise points on the body, which include some meridian lines, acupoints, neuro-rich areas, ligaments, joints and muscle borders. This stimulation of receptors connects the brain directly to the problem areas.


Bowen thus supports inflammation, balances tissue tension and regulates the Autonomic Nervous System and aids lymphatic drainage.

What can Bowen Therapy treat?

The Bowen Technique is holistic: the body is treated as a whole.

A Bowen treatment has been reported to be very effective in the treatment of a wide range of symptoms such as including:


  • Back and neck pain

  • Whiplash

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Knee Problems

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Tennis elbow, Golfer's elbow

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Chronic pain

  • Hormonal and Fertility Problems

  • Digestive Problems, IBS, constipation

  • Sports injuries

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Ante and Postnatal musculoskeletal problems

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Eczema and hay fever

  • Shoulder problems

  • Hamstring

  • Sciatica

  • Respiratory problems

  • Jaw/TMJ discomfort/ problems

  • Respiratory problems, Asthma

  • Colic in babies

What are the benefits of Bowen Therapy?

Bowen is extremely gentle. It does not force the body to change, rather it asks and guides the body to heal:

The main benefits of Bowen Therapy are:

  • No cracking or painful pressure

  • No adjustments or manipulation

  • Clothing can stay on

  • Relief is regularly felt immediately, most cases start responding within 48 hours


Bowen has also been reported to:


  • Prevent re-injury and improves performance

  • Improve quality of sleep

  • Enhance mood elevation and feeling of well-being

  • Increase the ability to concentrate and focus

  • Promote general relaxation

  • Promote a positive outlook on life


Bowen integrates the mind-body connection


Regular Bowen treatments can enhance sporting performance and reduce the incidence of injury. When injury does occur (soft tissue damage) Bowen can bring rapid relief and a quicker return to sport/activities.


Client Review

"I have been delighted with the treatment I’ve received from Jemma. After sustaining a nerve injury that resulted in loss of sensation in my leg and severe pain when walking, I sought therapy by the Bowen technique. 

Jemma is amazing!  She has a wonderful manner that puts you at ease straight away.  She listens thoughtfully and draws on extensive knowledge and many years of experience as a Physio and Bowen therapist, to understand the underlying problem quickly and accurately.

Her holistic approach has relieved my symptoms significantly after only four sessions, and has dramatically improved my quality of life, to the extent that I can now walk pain-free again.


I would highly recommend Jemma as an experienced Bowen therapist, and would have no hesitation returning if needed in the future."

KB, Oxfordshire - for Lower Limb Pain

Client Review

"After nursing a frozen shoulder for 3 months with sleepless nights and little movement, I was looking through my weekly magazine only to find a piece on Bowen Therapy.


I looked into this and came into contact with Jemma.


After 4 weekly sessions and additional exercises which I do at home, I have regained much better movement and my much needed sleep! I am having one treatment a month to keep my shoulder in check.


I owe a lot to Jemma as I wouldn't go down the medical route of a steroid injection, it has been a longer process but I am more happy with the outcome.


I am sorry to be losing Jemma to Wiltshire/Hampshire, but she comes highly recommended by me and I am sure by others."

SN, Oxfordshire - for Frozen Shoulder

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