Bowen Therapy

Therapist nameLise Matthews
Duration of visit1 hour
Duration of treatment50 minutes
Contact details for booking07811 074068 or

Bowen Technique or Bowen Therapy is a gentle soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia in various parts of your body. It is performed over light clothing, in a series of gentle, specific moves. Countless people living with pain would be glad to hear that they might find relief without taking their clothes off.

The main feature of Bowen Therapy is that between sets of moves the therapist will leave the room and allow the patient to rest. This is a key element of Bowen Therapy and is a defining aspect of the technique. The break is believed to allow the body the opportunity to create a  decision about what action needs to be taken in response to the moves given.

In a typical session, the practitioner will initially address the whole body. As a general rule, moves will be made over the lower and mid back and legs, the upper back and shoulders before finishing with neck moves. Each session will vary according to the presenting problems of the patient.

Lise is fully insured and qualified through the Bowen Association UK and the Bowen Therapy Academy Australia which distinguish her commitment to continuing education and assure the public a level of quality.

“Having worked myself into a painful ‘locked neck’ situation from too many sedentary hours at my desk, I decided to try the Bowen Technique to alleviate my symptoms. I was experiencing excruciating pain in my neck and down into my right shoulder blade, which over time had sent my whole body into spasm.

The impact of my first treatment with Lise I can only describe as magical as I felt considerably better within hours. The tension in my body during treatment transformed from pain to a tingling sensation around the area of injury and I was pleased to fall into a long awaited deep sleep following the session, after which I was able to move more freely.

I had this treatment in the period following the COVID-19 lockdown and I was impressed to see that Lise was following a professional PPE procedure which didn’t affect the treatment she provided. I found Lise to be extremely knowledgeable, approachable and attentive to understanding and solving my specific needs.

I’m also interested to understand how the Bowen Technique can help with hormonal imbalance. Thank you Lise, I will happily recommend your service to anyone.”

(Sally Boyton)