Bowen Therapy Professional Association

Case Studies / Testimonials

Sciatica - I was unable to put weight on my right foot and was in severe pain from my buttock down my right leg. I felt extremely tense and tight. After my first Bowen session, my body completely relaxed. When I got up, I was virtually pain free and could walk normally! After two years the problem has not returned. - Paul aged 42

Shoulder Pain - I suffered from a frozen shoulder which was very painful when I moved or touched it. After my third Bowen treatment my shoulder returned to normal with no further pain - Henry aged 63

Back Pain - For 20 years I had been suffering from low back pain following a horseback riding accident. I was in so much pain that I could barely walk for 5 minutes at a time. After my first Bowen treatment, I went home and followed all the instructions for 5 days. The second day I had pain everywhere, but it started to dissipate after the third day. On the fifth day it was like I never had a back problem. All the pain was gone. I thank the Bowen Technique for giving me a new life and hope for the future at 60 years old. - Matt aged 60

Circulatory - I was dreading the return flight from Gatwick back to Canada and had not been able to walk very far on my holiday in the UK, due to a muscular disease I have. Thankfully I met up with Michelle who managed to squeeze in a Bowen Treatment before I caught the plane home. I got through the flight without any of the normal pain, and was so impressed with the change it has made I have found a local Bowen Therapist who can help me!! - Richard aged 53

Lethargy - It was worthwhile making the trips from Central London to see Michelle in Hertford. From being constantly tired and not having any energy for children or other pursuits, Michelle has changed my life. I can now go sailing and lead a fuller life that was previously impossible. I am sad that she has returned to New Zealand - Charlotte aged 43

Sciatic & Ilio Tibial Band - Thank you so much for making my competitive life as a tri-athlete enjoyable once again. For two years I've put up with the pain and can't tell you how excited I was after only 3 treatments to be completely pain free. I'll be back for maintenance treatments that's for sure - Adam aged 30

Pelvic - For the past 20 years I've suffered constant pain around my pelvis and lower back. Went to a chiropractor many years ago who took xrays and said my pelvis was out of line, but would never come right and I would have to put up with the pain. I thought what have I got to lose in giving Michelle and her Bowen treatment a go. I couldn't believe that after only one treatment I was totally pain free. I can't begin to express the relief I felt. I continued on and had the two treatments as recommended and still remain pain free 6 months on - Sam aged 58

Stress - I have a stressful job and by the end of the week I find I'm not coping all that well - tension headaches, neck and shoulder pain. After the Bowen treatments, I just seemed to handle the stress so much better. I also noticed that I had more energy and didn't feel the need to sleep so much. I'll definitely be back for more. Thanks - Jennifer aged 22

Knees - I went to Michelle for other painful conditions which were addressed by the Bowen, but it was my knees that amazed me. I had had the cartilage removed from both my knees and had seen xrays of the bones rubbing together and was told that I would just have to put up with the pain from them over the years - I have a constant limp. After the second treatment of Bowen the pain in my knees disappeared and I had no limp. I would never have believed it, but will be back for further follow-up treatments, that's for sure - Richard aged 70

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Janie Godfrey, Bowen therapist in Frome, Somerset. Bowen Technique, Bowen Therapy and Bowen describe the light touch therapy devised by Tom Bowen in Australia. Bowen Therapy is holistic, addressing the whole person, not just symptoms and has been reported to be effective for symptoms such as low back pain, sciatica, headache, shoulder pain, neck problems, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, RSI and other musculo-skeletal conditions. Bowen Therapy can often have a relaxing effect which may help people suffering from tension or stress syndromes.
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