It is difficult to say as everyone responds differently but, on average, the number of treatments required are around 2 to 4. Some problems need more treatments and some even fewer. Often people experience changes after the first session one. Some chronic conditions will need ‘top ups’ every so often after an initial set of treatments.

Bowen moves are best directly onto the skin, but good results can still be achieved through light, loose-fitting, clothing. Underwear can remain on and you will be covered by towels during the treatment.

Bowen Therapy has no contra indications; it is a therapy that is appropriate for everyone, from the young to the old, the active to the infirm. There is no manipulation of hard tissue and no force applied.

Light, precise, rolling type moves are made over precise areas of the body’s soft tissue i.e. muscles, tendons. fascia and ligaments. The moves are non invasive and do not cause pain. The therapist will regularly leave ‘rest periods’ of about 2 minutes between sets of moves. These rests allow the body to ‘interpret’ and respond to the moves.

No longer than an hour, but usually between 40 and 50 minutes.

No it is completely different. There are no oils, the touch is lighter and there are short rest periods

No. The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. But as trained therapists we are often able to tell you what the problem is related to.

We recommend getting medical advice for conditions. We don’t advise changing your medication in any way without first consulting your doctor.

We recommend that you withhold from any other treatments, therapies or massage for 7 days after each session as it can interfere with the treatment.

In February 2010, the Bowen Technique achieved recognition by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). All Bowen Association Full members are trained to the highest standards and are eligible to apply to register with the CNHC.

CNHC was set up by the Department of Health, and is the only voluntary regulatory body for complementary healthcare to have official Government backing. As well as providing assurances of high standards to the public, its decision represents a major step forward in the recognition of Bowen, and other selected therapies, as acceptable complements to conventional medical treatment.