Bowen Therapy

The Bowen Technique is a non-intrusive complementary hands-on therapy performed through light clothing. The technique involves light movements over precise points of the body,  prompting the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. The technique was developed as an osteopathic method in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia and came to the UK in 1993. Bowen practitioners work holistically with their clients and expect to work alongside allopathic health professionals to support optimum health for their clients.

I suggest three or four treatments, a positive response is usually experienced by the third session.  There are always exceptions to any rule, and some people will need further or even on-going treatment. I recommend returning for a maintenance treatment, which could be just a single session,  every four to six months. Some patients choose to come more often, to support  general wellbeing.

Painful and restricted shoulders are  a particular favourite for Bowen treatment, as is back pain, neck pain, respiratory conditions and headache patterns. A series of Bowen treatments is especially helpful during pregnancy and for menopause symptoms. Bowen is  widely used for sports injuries.  Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly but they also notice enhanced performance.

Please contact Patricia Issitt at to book for Bowen Therapy.  A treatment is £40, each treatment will last no more than one hour.


Patricia is trained and qualified with The (European) College of Bowen Studies.

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