The Bowen Technique

- a safe, gentle, fast-acting physical therapy that effectively treats a wide range of conditions.

About the Bowen Technique

The list of conditions that Bowen can address is surprisingly long. It is most well known for its effectiveness in treating structural problems like back pain, joint pain, sports injuries, knee pain, frozen shoulder and neck problems. But it is also good for IBS, migraines, constipation and bowel problems, piles, low energy, reproductive problems, asthma and hay fever to name but a few. READ MORE

About Anna Ingham

Anna Ingham ECBS has twenty years of experience as a therapist and Yoga teaching. She is a co-founder of The Parkdale Yoga Centre and a fine art graduate.

Here is a little of the story of her development as a therapist: READ MORE

What to expect when you have a Bowen treatment

I will begin by taking a full case history. I want to know about all your current health problems, past injuries and operations and any medication you are taking. The first treatment can last up to an hour and a half.

The treament itself consists of light, rolling type movements over particular points in particular muscles. READ MORE

Case Histories

CASE ONE: A. B. is a nurse and midwife. She says of her treatment, "Anna is fantastic. I have tried everything for my long-standing back problem including many trips to doctors and consultants, physiotherapists and chiropractors without success. After just one gentle treatment my back pain of five years was 95% better. READ MORE

How does Bowen Technique work?

A Bowen treatment consists of a series of light, rolling type movements made by the therapist over particular muscles at particular points. In between each set of moves there is a short break of a few minutes. These breaks are essential because, in the breaks, the body is reacting to the effects of the moves and is changing. Bowen could be described as a treatment on the brain and the nervous system. READ MORE

The History of Bowen Technique

The originator of the Bowen Technique was Thomas Ambrose Bowen. He was born in Australia in 1916. In 1941 he moved to Geelong here he became one of the busiest therapists of all time. Although he had no formal medical training, at his peak in the 1970s he was treating around 13,000 people a year, with most of these being first or second treatments. READ MORE