Bowen Therapist, Midwife & Doula
Bowen Technique Therapy
Bowen Technique Therapy can help to reduce or eliminate pain and tension. It can increase flexibility, deeper breathing, better digestion, greater awareness, better balance and much more.
It's a very gentle hands-on therapy that encourages the body to self-regulate and return to balance. The Bowen Technique uses gentle movements that create very deep relaxation. The therapy has been described as a 're-set button'.
The Bowen Technique is so gentle it can be used with newborn babies, the elderly or frail, in palliative care, as well as with athletes and people for whom other hands-on therapies have been unsuccessful or too strong.
Gentle it is, yet profound changes may happen, and both chronic and acute conditions may be helped.
What can Bowen Technique Therapy treat?
Clients arrive at my clinic with a wide range of symptoms, including:
Chronic neck pain
And many other aches and pains
Bowen Technique in Women's Health and Pregnancy
Bowen Technique therapy may be used to relieve menopausal symptoms, for menstrual disorders and to enhance fertility. Women enjoy the nurturing deep relaxation of the Bowen Technique and it may be very helpful to bring balance in the midst of the hectic busyness of life.
It may help relieve pregnancy aches and pains, and assist in re-aligning the pelvis to help the baby find an optimal position for birth. Bowen therapy is extremely gentle and can be easily performed with the mother-to-be in a sitting or side-lying position.
It may be of use with sciatica, aching legs, carpal tunnel (wrist) syndrome, lower back / sacroiliac pain, pubic symphysis discomfort, heartburn and many other pregnancy-associated discomforts.
Because it is so relaxing, it is a wonderful way for mother and baby to settle deeply together.
Because of my extensive midwifery experience, sessions may also include aspects of birth preparation.
Bowen Technique may help the mother recover and integrate more easily and also assist the baby with colic, reflux and trauma after birth. Lina is available to discuss and debrief the birth experience during postnatal sessions. Later, Bowen Technique may help relieve bed-wetting, asthma and other childhood issues.
Bowen therapy has removed or eased various pains - mostly to my neck which was so painful when turning my head that it prevented me from looking left or right at traffic junctions. This has resolved fully since Bowen treatment and I have been able to attend the gym 3/4 times a week, go for walks, and drive my car free from pain.
What to Expect
I take a holistic approach to healing and will consider factors such as lifestyle, diet, stress management, exercise, emotional issues and integration of other therapies.
In addition to Bowen Therapy, I may use Bach Flower remedies, counselling, mindfulness and breath awareness to support your treatment.
It's best to arrange for three weekly appointments initially. Thereafter, we aim to gradually reduce treatments.
Often, my clients choose to return for 'maintenance' treatments every month or so.
Appointments & Fees
Bowen Technique Therapy consultations in Shoreham-by-Sea (near Brighton) in West Sussex
£50 for first visit (consultation and treatment approx 90 minutes)
£40 per treatment thereafter (approx 60 minutes)
(Concessions available - sliding scale of fees for those with financial issues.
Please do not allow financial worries to stop you from seeking potentially life-changing support and treatment.)
Babies - Treated by donation only
Please try to bring your baby within the first six weeks, the earlier the better.
I'm a trained midwife - breastfeeding problems may be addressed too, as well as birth debriefing.
I thought I would put down in writing how life changing your treatments have been, and to make it clear exactly how life changing I need to tell you the past first.
Some 8 years ago I suffered two prolapsed discs in my back, one at the base of the spine and one at the top. I simply could not explain the pain at the time. The doctors gave me so many anti inflammatories that my stomach could no longer take them; even today one will bring massive stomach cramps. The doctors advised me that I had no alternative but to have an operation, which I refused. I was lucky enough to find a chiropractor that was able to help and reduce the pain. Every year since then, my back has had a relapse - my daughter only two years ago had to call an ambulance. Each year my doctor gave me valium, which stopped me moving for two or three days.
It is important to remember that over the past 8 years I have always been in pain, to the point I could not even iron a shirt without sitting down afterwards. To manage this pain I would take an enormous amount of pain killers, I would say up to 8 to 10 a day, a good day would have been 6 but these did not happen often.
I came to you on recommendation and with no expectations at all but what I have received is a god send. After two treatments I was able start cutting down the pain killers and then on the third treatment, I suddenly realised I was not in hardly any pain at all, as for the pain killers now down to 2 a day, which I have no doubt will stop soon.
Unless you have lived with constant pain, you cannot understand it, nor can you appreciate the life change when suddenly it is gone. I thank you so much for all that you have done and very much hope others find you.