Bowen Technique at Total Balance Aberdeen

Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique at Total Balance Aberdeen

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, non-invasive, truly holistic therapy which uses rolling moves on key points of the body to promote relaxation. Unlike some other therapies where changes in the system are forced by the therapist, Bowen encourages the body to make its own adjustments, in its own time.


How could Bowen help me?

Bowen Technique at Total Balance Aberdeen

Some of the conditions which manifest due to tension within the body include:

  • Pain: back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, migraines, menstrual pain, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain 
  • Restricted movement: through injury or conditions such as cerebral palsy; frozen shoulder  
  • Swelling: from bites and stings to bursitis and inflammatory conditions; fluid retention 
  • Structural: spinal problems; scoliosis; pelvic imbalance; leg length discrepancy; gait problems; TMJ syndrome; plantar fasciitis, bunions
  • Respiratory: asthma, hay fever and allergies; sinus problems
  • Digestive: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, indigestion
  • Ear problems, tinnitus and dizziness
  • During pregnancy: aches and pains, back pain, carpal tunnel, digestive problems 
  • Babies: colic, neo-natal discomfort causing babies to cry relentlessly 
  • Children: for conditions such as bed-wetting; children with ADHD and autism; or just to calm them down! 
  • Injuries - Sports injuries (I have treated sports people from many disciplines eg rugby, football, high diving, scuba diving, tennis, hockey, netball, cricket, golf); RSI (Repetitive strain Injury) these include those injured at work eg through poor posture and otherwise eg musicians; Golfers and Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Whiplash and Impact Injuries
  • Post-operative care for rehabilitation
  • Stress-related conditions: anxiety, depression, IBS, insomnia, teeth grinding, Bell's palsy 

Although Bowen can be wonderful for helping with the impact on the body of many conditions, many of my clients choose to have Bowen treatments because they enjoy the benefit of relaxation and improved well-being. You don't need to be unwell to enjoy a treatment!


Testimonial from a happy Bowen client:
"I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. I don't know what you did, but it must've been magic because I have been feeling so much better. I thought it would take me weeks to start healing. Thank you."
A.M. Edinburgh

Why not call me on 07971 207833 during office hours
to discuss how the Bowen Technique may help you?


Bowen will not interfere with conventional medical treatment, rather it complements it. It is however, best to avoid other therapies at the same time as your course of Bowen, in order to achieve the best from your treatment and allow your body to heal.


 What are the benefits of the Bowen Technique?

  • Bowen is gentle and works in harmony with your body - there is no forceful manipulation
  • Bowen is suitable for all ages, even babies and children
  • Bowen helps rebalance and detoxify the body
  • Bowen helps improve circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Bowen helps improve nutrient absorption
  • Bowen helps improve mobility
  • Bowen helps relaxation, which in turn addresses imbalances in the body on both emotional and physical levels
  • Substantial relaxation can be achieved with just one Bowen session.
  • Bowen can help many conditions, even long standing cases
  • Bowen is ideal for use in the workplace and I have successfully used this technique within my Back to Work Clinic for a local council.

How does Bowen work?

Although a Bowen practitioner does not treat specific symptoms, Bowen can be used to release areas of tension within the body. Every body understands that Bowen triggers the self-healing mechanism; releasing energy blockages, old patterns of trauma and stored toxins, creating a feeling of improved well-being.

Each move sends a message to the brain, via the intricate fascial network (the sheet of connective tissue which surrounds the organs, muscles and other body tissues), allowing the body to release adaptations and restrictions and regain its natural harmonious state.

Bowen Technique for Back Pain at Total Balance Aberdeen

The greater or more complex the client's problems, the less work is done at each stage so as not to cause a larger release than the body can handle. The initial work tells the body that the trauma it experienced in the past is over and it is safe to start the healing process.

The body usually responds within four days of treatment and for recent onset conditions, often just three or four weekly treatments are given.


What happens during my Bowen session?

Often it is useful to carry out a postural assessment before the treatment to assess your condition and measure future changes.

Bowen Technique Postural Assessment at Total Balance Aberdeen


A treatment lasts around 30-45 minutes and can be performed through lightweight clothing (not jeans!). You will usually lie down and relax on the treatment couch and be covered to keep you warm.
Seated treatments can be performed if necessary (for example where there is reduced mobility or during pregnancy), or where it is preferred.

Bowen Technique During Pregnancy

Sequences of moves are made on the body, with short gaps in between to allow the the body to absorb these moves and begin to reset itself. The Bowen practitioner may leave the room during these gaps for the client to completely relax and observe any sensations which may occur. Some clients report sensations such as heaviness, tingling, waves of movement, warmth or coolness. Some clients feel lots of things happening, some feel nothing at all during the work, merely enjoying the relaxation the treatment brings.

At the end of the treatment, you will be given aftercare advice for in between sessions.


Another happy Bowen client writes:

"Thank you very much for the treatment you gave me. The relief is unbelievable. I had the sore and swollen foot for 14 weeks and within 2 days of my treatment I had relief. To walk around even the supermarket without pain is fantastic" B.M. St Helens


 Why not call me on 07971 207833 to discuss

how the Bowen Technique may be able to help you?
I am available during usual office hours!

Total Balance - Your Body in Balance, Naturally


I would like to thank John Wilks for his kind permission to use the photographs on this page


This information is not intended as a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treament. It is always advisable to seek the advice of your GP prior to making any changes. Please note that I do not diagnose or treat specific ailments or illnesses, rather I treat the person who may have imbalances in the body which manifest as physical discomfort or ailments. I make no claims that the therapies I offer treat or cure any specific health problems.The aim of the treatment is to allow the body to relax and rebalance itself.