Bowen Technique

cheltenham holistic health centre chhc roomThe Bowen Technique is a gentle and non-invasive form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissues send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a relaxed, balanced way of well-being. Results can be remarkable even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to address the presenting problem. The Bowen Technique was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. Tom Bowen became a celebrated therapist, regularly treating over 13,000 patients a year according to Australian government statistics.


A treatment session lasts for about an hour. In the first session a detailed case history is taken followed by the required Bowen moves, which are done through light clothing. There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allow the body time to respond and begin the healing process. Almost without exception people feel very relaxed after the session. Most clients find that a small number of treatments are sufficient even for long standing complaints.

Who can benefit?

The Bowen Technique is extremely gentle and is considered appropriate for anyone from pregnant women to newborn babies, the frail and the elderly. It can assist the recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending upon each individual’s capacity to heal. No adverse side effects have been reported. Tom Bowen said that any condition could be addressed by this technique. The Bowen Technique should be considered for:

  • back pain and sciatica
  • neck and shoulder problems incl. frozen shoulder
  • arthritis
  • high blood pressure
  • earache, ear infections
  • headaches and migraines
  • knee, ankle and foot problems
  • digestive and bowel problems incl.
  • IBS
  • weight loss
  • respiratory problems and hay fever
  • fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • PMT and painful periods
  • infertility
  • bed wetting
  • hip and groin pain
  • RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
  • sports and other injuries

Professional standards

Bowen therapists registered with the Bowen Association UK adhere to a strict code of professional ethics, are covered with indemnity insurance, have a current first-aid certificate, have completed training in anatomy and physiology and undertake at least two days of on-going postgraduate training every year. Registered practitioners carry the designated letters BTAA or BTA after their name.



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  • Linsday HolderLindsay is a fully qualified Bowen Therapist and Neuro-structural integrated technique Therapist and a committee member of the Bowen Therapist Professional Association (BTPA). This gives you the comfort and security of continual professional development and proficiency of her work. Lindsay has been lucky enough to find Bowen and start her own exciting adventure as a human and equine Bowen Therapist back in 2007. It seemed logical for her to combine her life experience and passions into one and create a career from aspects that she live her life by.

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    Adult Consultation:£48(60 mins.)
    Child Consultation:£35(60 mins.)