During the treatment the therapist uses rolling moves (mostly with fingers or thumbs) just over specific muscles, tendons and ligaments. Unlike many other forms of hands-on therapies, the practitioner performs these moves with a light but firm touch, using only the amount of pressure that is appropriate for each individual. Between each set of moves the therapist gives the client a break, allowing their body to rest and relax further. This helps initiate the healing process and restore balance.
Bowen ‘moves’ do not seem like much, but they do bring about profound change. They are precise and are safe to use on people of all ages. Practitioners are constantly impressed with the effectiveness of the therapy.
Bowen Practitioners do not diagnose or alter any medication that their clients may be taking, but they may recommend further assessment by the doctor in case medication needs to be adjusted.
The first consultation can be up to 1½ hours as Kate will need to establish a comprehensive picture of the patient’s overall health. It will also include discussion on lifestyle, sleeping pattern and medical history. Subsequent treatments will be up to 1 hour depending on the age of the client and the nature of their condition.
How many treatments will I need?
This is a difficult question to answer as everyone is different; however, a follow up appointment is always advisable, usually 7 to 10 days later, when Kate can see how you have responded to the initial treatment and formulate the ideal way forward for you.
Usually 2 or 3 treatments are required to bring about long term relief with acute problems, although many people experience relief after just 1 or 2 treatments. This may be immediately after the treatment or in the days that follow.
Chronic, on-going conditions usually take longer but the relief is frequently apparent early on, often from conditions that have caused misery for years.
Everyone is different and their conditions reflect this, but often after only 2 or 3 treatments long term relief from acute problems is experienced. Many people, however, do notice positive changes after just 1 or 2 treatments – sometimes immediately after the treatment or in the days that follow.
Chronic, on-going conditions usually take longer but the relief is frequently apparent early on, often from conditions that have caused misery for years. Ideally, the first 2 or 3 treatments should be one week apart.
What is the cost?
First Treatment – £50 (approsimately 1½ hours)
Follow-up Treatments – £40 (approximately 1 hour)