Bowen Fascial Release

Bowen Fascial Release Technique

Bowen is a relatively new hands-on, non-invasive treatment, brought from Australia to the UK in the 1993.   

The Bowen therapist uses thumbs and fingers to perform the technique’s unique sets of rolling-type moves over precise points on the body. These moves are gentle yet firm, performed over muscles, tendons and soft tissue. 

Which therapist?

Rachel BannisterBowen Fascial Release is run by Rachel Bannister.

Bowen Fascial Release at Clinic on the Green

A Bowen treatment aims to release tension in the body and encourage realignment. The experience of a Bowen treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.

There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. Each sequence of moves is interspersed by a rest period or break, during which the therapist leaves the room. This break is a key element of Bowen and a defining aspect of the technique, which allows the client to rest whilst the brain and body can respond and initiate the healing process.

The Bowen Technique may help clients with a wide range of both muscular and skeletal problems, including back, neck, shoulder, hip/pelvis, knee and foot / ankle pain; whiplash, frozen shoulder, sports injuries; as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, hay fever, migraine, IBS and hormonal problems.

Recommended sessions

Acute injury may generally be resolved in 1 – 3 treatments, while chronic conditions may require several sessions. Clients often return regularly for ‘top-up’ treatments, to maintain good health and feelings of well being.

Sessions last 45 minutes. The treatment is applied through light clothing and is suitable for men, women, children and babies.