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Bowen Works

PO Box 4358, Dorchester , London- DT1 3BA
England , United Kingdom  United Kingdom


Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Bowen Works - London

Bowen Therapy - My training,I became interested in Bowen when most other physical therapies had failed to help my chronic back pain. Bowen gave me significant relief and I was impressed by the subtleties of the approach.I studied for my Diploma under the Bowen Academy of Australia (Bowtech) and I also have the ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma, qualifying in 2003. I am now taking my advanced Bowen modules, and will progress to my Master-level Bowen work in the near future. I have had the privilege of being taught by Oswald and Elaine Rentsch who learned from Tom Bowen himself. I regularly attend CPD courses to ensure that the standard of my Bowen work remains as high as possible and sometimes assist Bowen Instructors teaching student classes.

I am a full member of the Bowen Practitioners associated with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and the UK Association, and was a committee member in 2005. I have contributed to articles in the Bowen UK Newsletter and International Journal, 'Bowen Hands.'I have Professional Membership with the Hypermobility Syndromes Association and the London & SE Hypermobility Club,(an academic group, led by Professor Rodney Grahame), the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and Dance UK. I also have a full Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

Bowen Therapy Treatment -Special Interests,I have a particular interest in treating chronic fatigue and chronic pain, back pain, sports injuries, women's health complaints and fibromyalgia. I have a special in working with patients who have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Hypermobility Type. I am also very interested in working with dancers, especially classical ballet dancers. I have completed an MSc in Dance Science at Trinity Laban which has enhanced my skill based in working with and treating injured dancers. Completing an MSc has also honed my research and writing skills. I am a Dance UK registered practitioner and a member of the International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science (IADMS).

Bowen Therapy - Writing and Research,I have written a number of articles about the Bowen Technique, and have had several published including one by The British Medical Journal, the Hypermobility Syndrome Association Newsletter and Ehlers-Danlos-UK magazine, 'Fragile Links.' I have also had articles published about me in the Cambridge Explorer Magazine and The Dancing Times. I am now contributing to a book about managing challenging and chronic medical conditions using Bowen Technique with author and Bowen Instructor, John Wilks. This book comes out in August 2014.

I am planning some qualitative involving Bowen Technique and the treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), some research involving food diaries and digestion in EDS-HT with Dr Adam Farmer and the HMSA and some work with Carol Clark at the University of Bournemouth looking at health/patient treatment models. I am now beginning to work towards a PhD by works in the public domain (contribution to research and writing on EDS-HT).

Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome - Writing,I am internationally published author on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Type III) - Hypermobility-Type. My first book on the topic, 'A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome, Bending without Breaking' was published in 2011 (Singing Dragon Press). My next book, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome - working with the chronic complex patient' was published in March 2013. You can find out more about my other EDS-HT related publications, on (link page). My first book (which is recognised as a 'bestseller' is now being made into a second edition which will come out in December 2014!

Lecturing,I am now lecturing in the UK and Internationally on the topics of both Bowen and Hypermobility Syndrome and have given lectures in a range of places including at Trinity Laban, Tring Ballet School, Royal Academy of Dance, the Pilates Foundation and at the Hypermobility Syndrome Association (2012) residential weekend.

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Bowen is a gentle form of body work in which subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a relaxed, balanced way of well-being.Bowen moves are light, gentle and very precise. There is no forceful manipulation. The practitioner is able to discern stress build-up in the muscles and other soft-tissue, enabling them to perform specific Bowen moves to assist recovery and pain relief.

Bowen was founded in Australia by the late Tom Bowen, who discovered that making small and gentle movements on strategic points in the body generated an integrated healing response. You can see photos of some of these movements below.It is considered suitable for the newborn through to the elderly and both chronic and acute conditions are thought to respond.You can read about some conditions that Bowen might be able to support on the Bowen Treatments page.The photos below illustrate some of the Bowen movements.

A visit to Napier's Herbal Health Care Centre on Sidney Street, recently left me singing the praises of a fabulous soft tissue therapeutic technique created by Australian Tom Bowen in 1982.This non-invasive, especially rewarding therapy left me surprisingly relaxed and looking forward to my next treatment in order to combat a recently noted frozen shoulder (must admit I don't often follow up a press treatment with a booking!)

How does it work? Well as I found out less is more with this particular therapy and simply stated this technique allows the body to reset and heal itself through a series of gently rolling connective tissue moves.With my fantastic therapist Isobel Knight leaving the room in between such moves, this is apparently highly important in order for my body to take time and truly benefit from each set. By combining moves both in placement and combination Isobel is able to address the body as a whole or target specific issues through 'tissue tension sense' uncover stress build-up in muscle groups and relieve such stress.

This technique is the essence of simplicity and embraces physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each individual. The treatment can help clients with back problems, shoulder injuries, asthma, jaw problems, headaches, knee and ankle problems in addition to many other complaints including fertility problems. It is subtle, and is truly a most exciting form of healing.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Treatments For:

  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Muscle Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Stress

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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