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Complementary Therapies

Bowen Technique

What is the Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle and relaxing hands-on treatment. The practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise, rolling-type moves over muscle. During the treatment there are a series of short breaks where the patient is left resting to allow their body to respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment and gives the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain. It is these features which make the Bowen Technique unique.

Where did it originate?

Thomas Ambrose Bowen of Geelong, Australia developed his own 'technique' and had a thriving practice until he died in 1982. His approach is now known throughout the world.

What does it treat?

The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person, not to treat just the symptoms. Common presentations include back and neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries, RSI, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and respiratory problems, to name but a few.

Practically any problem can potentially be addressed and many people use the Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly 2-4 times a year.

What does a treatment involve?

An appointment will take approximately 45 minutes. Most of the work can be performed through light clothing (or directly on skin). Four to five treatments, at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required. To receive maximum benefit it is recommended that other physical therapies are not mixed, with the Bowen Technique for example, massage, reflexology, physiotherapy, etc.

Who can it help?

The Bowen Technique is suitable for adults and children, including newborn babies and the elderly.  For more information visit www.thebowentechnique.com

 

Deep Oscillation Therapy - Hivamat 200TM

Lynora was the first therapist in Scotland to use the Hivamat 200, on clients with lymphoedema. The following physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION® are clinically proven: