Treatments

Bodywork

A combination of techniques to ease pain, stress and bring about wellbeing

Bodywork is a general term for a range of therapeutic or personal development techniques that involves working with the body. These can include manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. Bodywork techniques aim to assess or improve posture, ease pain and promote awareness of the “bodymind connection” which is an approach that sees the human body and mind as a single integrated unit, or to manipulate the electromagnetic field alleged to surround the human body and affect health.

Each treatment will differ depending on the ever-changing needs of your body and each session will be a combination of nurturing deep tissue work that treats structural issues and muscle tension.

Using a combination of techniques such as kinesiology, Scar Release, Facial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Lymphatic Massage, Bowen Therapy and Joint Mobilisations as well as working with the nervous system and acupressure points, your practitioner will help to bring about positive change in body tension and general emotional wellbeing.

Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy, also called Bowenwork or Bowtech, is a form of bodywork. It involves gently stretching the fascia — the soft tissue that covers all your muscles and organs — to promote pain relief.

The technique was created by Thomas Ambrose Bowen in Australia and makes use of precise and gentle, rolling hand movements. These motions focus on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, along with the fascia and skin around them. The idea is to reduce pain by stimulating the nervous system.

Pain occurs when the nervous system panics and feels that you are in danger, and either stops movement or changes the movement pattern using other muscles (dysfunctional movement patterns). Pain is a big subject currently being researched. Where you feel the pain isn’t necessarily where the problem is.

Bowen works by giving information to reset the nervous system for the body to correct issues throughout the entire matrix. Bowen is used to restore your natural postural function, asymmetry and balance as well as calming all body systems and supporting kidney, respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory functions for optimum health.

Your practitioner will asses whether a muscle is holding too much or too little tension (hypotonic or atrophied). Does it need to let go of an old pain cycle?

This gentle treatment is done through loose comfortable clothing and is safe for babies, the elderly, pregnancy and all disabilities / health issues. Bowen has had recorded success for a huge variety of health conditions including:

  • Muscular/fascial pain
  • Asthma
  • Auto immune disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Postural pain
  • Surgery recovery
  • Colic
  • IBS
  • Injury recovery
  • Menopause
  • Insomnia

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • AACP
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • HCPC
  • Cigna
  • Viality Health