About Bowen Therapy UK
Bowen Therapy UK is London’s leading clinic specialising in the Bowen Technique, an increasingly popular hands-on therapy that is ideal for muscle and tissue injuries.
Set up in 2007 by Michael Patrick, Bowen Therapy Uk is the first London clinic dedicated to Bowen Therapy that specialises in sports injuries. Michael can offer a range of treatments for both professional and amateur athletes.
Bowen is highly acclaimed as it can offer dramatic results on long-term injuries. Using gentle movements, it is deeply relaxing, and no deep muscle manipulation is involved. It is ideal as a way of preventing injuries, and enhancing performance, as well as treating injuries once they occur.
Bowen Therapy Uk aims to deliver fast and effective relief from pain and injuries of all kinds. Whether you are suffering from a new problem, or a recurrent injury, you will be amazed at the benefits of the Bowen Technique.
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What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen therapy is a gentle hands-on treatment which is extremely relaxing. Using light touch, the therapist makes precise movements over muscles, ligaments and nerves. These movements generate signals via the body’s autonomic nervous system, which in turn help the body to begin its own natural healing processes.
Bowen therapy is gentle enough to be used on new injuries, even over swollen tissue. It is also extremely effective at treating long-term problems, where other kinds of treatment have failed, for instance long-term frozen shoulder, tennis elbow or back problems.
Bowen helps improve overall body function, concentration, posture and general health. It can also restore lost vitality and mental ability by removing the effects of a stressful lifestyle.
Bowen helps the body absorb and distribute nutrients more effectively. Through lymphatic drainage, it helps the body eliminate toxins and regain its ideal hormonal and metabolic balance. In this way it can also be very helpful for those who are trying to lose weight or improve their digestive health.
Bowen can be an ideal compliment to gym activity. If an individual suffers from stress-related hormonal and metabolic imbalances, a regular gym workout on it’s own can have little impact on improving weight or fitness. This is because the ‘stressed’ body is not able to absorb nutrients effectively and therefore it stores fat supplies. By contrast, Bowen Therapy facilitates the body to efficiently eliminate toxins and properly digest and absorb nutrients, reducing the need for body to store fat, thereby restoring the effectiveness of your workout.
What does a Bowen treatment involve?
It is best to wear light and loose clothing to an appointment, such as a T-shirt and running shorts or tracksuit bottoms.
The Bowen therapist will take a full medical history from the client and discuss the nature of the current problem.
All appointments include a full musculo-skeletal assessment and lymphatic drainage.
Using only fingers and thumbs, the Bowen therapist makes gentle rolling movements at precise points (over muscles, ligaments or nerves), interspersed with periods of rest.
The treatment takes about 45 minutes and in many cases relief from pain is experienced on the first visit. Many people state that over the next 3-4 days they experience reactions as the body accepts the therapy and realigns itself.
After a treatment it is advised to drink plenty of water.
How many Bowen treatments will I need?
Many patients experience a dramatic improvement after just one session, and conditions can often clear with only 3 or 4 treatments.
The aim of Bowen therapy is to help the client make a full and speedy recovery, rather than involving them in long-term treatment. The exact number of sessions required will of course depend on the nature and severity of the problem.
Encouragingly, chronic long-term pain often responds quickly to Bowen therapy.
I stumbled across Bowen therapy more or less by accident. I knew nothing about the technique but three months of severe neck pain had made me willing to try almost anything!
To my surprise I found that after only one session the flexibility in my neck had returned and the pain been greatly reduced.