Bowen Therapy Professional Association




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Osteoarthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Doreen Age 89) I use a walking frame and a stair lift and have had hip and knee replacements, but unfortunately, I continued to suffer from a lot of knee and carpal tunnel pain.  Even picking up a cup of tea was difficult.  Jackie came to visit me soon after I heard about the Bowen Therapy on the radio and over a short period of time I found that my legs arms and wrists had improved by up to 50%.  Earlier this year I had a fall and was surprised how quickly I recovered.  I’ve continued with monthly treatments and feel that it has been a great support and kept me going.

Sacroiliac/Groin/Shoulder pain, PMT, Poor Sleep and Life Changes (Manon Age 41) As a Yoga Teacher I find the nature of my job overworks my joints.  I tried Bowen a few months ago and found it realigned my body and keeps it at rest like a Rescue Remedy.  Having tried other therapies that were too intense on my joints the result was always inflammation.  Bowen is such a delicate way of putting the body right, improving sleep and supporting me to cope better with life in general, as both my parents are very ill.

Wrist Injury (Mike Age 63) I fell whilst cycling off-road and my hand took the full force.  Later that day the pain became extreme and I couldn’t move my arm or wrist.  It felt like a severe sprain.  Luckily, Jackie gave me some emergency seated Bowen and I began to feel the pain ease.  I was amazed the next day, to find I was virtually pain free and could move my hand with ease.  I drove to London to see my family without any further problem.

Policeman’s Heel and Knee Pain (Sandra Age 54) I was diagnosed with Policeman’s Heel and it lasted for two years. When it reoccurred I was overcome with pain and tears.  Also, my knee was painful and it felt like it was giving way.  The GP could only prescribe pain killers to help me sleep.  I’m self employed, always on my feet, very busy and often over do it.  After four Bowen treatments I was free from pain and pain killers and it has not recurred.  Considering it was such a gentle  experience I was amazed how quickly I recovered after the treatment.

Stress/Fit/Hospitalisation and Depression (Mike Age 62) I became ill in France after not sleeping for 5 days and had a fit, spending the next 5 days in hospital connected to a drip.  There was no diagnosis in England and for months I wasn’t allowed to drive.  I was put on medication, lost 10kg and steadily became depressed.  Jackie treated me with the Bowen Therapy and Bach Flower Remedies and in time I began to feel better, regaining confidence to take part in life.  My medication is now on a minimum level and I feel much better – life is now worthwhile again.  I would recommend Jackie without hesitation.

Osteoporosis and Poor balance (Jean Age 81) After Osteoporosis was diagnosed I gradually lost confidence.  I felt restricted, off balance and needed a walking stick. After hearing about the Bowen Therapy, I contacted Jackie because I wanted to feel better in myself and see if the treatment could reduce the pain and stiffness in my body.  After a few weekly Bowen sessions I felt it had helped me in many ways.  I am now more confident, not so wobbly and my balance, joint pain and stiffness have improved by 50%.  All is more spasmodic and not constant as before, plus I have a better quality life.  I continue my Bowen treatment every 4 weeks and continue and see good overall improvement.  Now I can enjoy my life more, even housework and dressing are no longer a chore!

Neck/Shoulder Pain (Keith Age 49)   I had been on sick leave for many months after a work related accident similar to whiplash.  I was referred to hospital for physiotherapy but it didn’t work as I was still in much pain.  After seeing Jackie I could not believe the results.  Even after the first session I was pain free for a long time.  After the third visit the problem did not return and to this day I am back to playing golf and work without pain.  I cannot understand how it works, but it worked for me and I haven’t looked back.  I have Jackie to thank for that. 

Painful Muscle Reaction to Statins (Sandra Age 54) My GP prescribed Statins and after taking only 12 tablets I suffered forgetfulness, right sided chest pain, a dull heavy ache in my neck, shoulder, arms and legs.  Walking was so much effort, being so slow and heavy, as though I was walking through a sea of mud.  I didn’t know how to put one foot in front of the other.  Turning in bed was impossible and I was scared if I would ever recover.  Four weeks later my legs were slightly improved but my upper body remained in extreme pain.  Thanks to Jackie and only two Bowen treatments, I was soon back on track, free from all the pain and able to walk normally again.

Stress/Knee and Feet problems (Natasha Age 47) I first saw Jackie whilst feeling very stressed with various things in my life, plus foot pain and knee weakness.  Initially I also had Bach Flower Remedies to help face up and address certain areas of my life.  Now, I really look forward to my six weekly Bowen sessions and I feel more balanced, relaxed and pain free.  I would recommend anyone to see Jackie to see how their lives can be improved.


Jackie Bowen, Bowen therapist in Ipswich, Suffolk. Bowen Technique, Bowen Therapy and Bowen describe the light touch therapy devised by Tom Bowen in Australia. Bowen Therapy is holistic, treating the whole patient, not just symptoms and has been reported to be effective for conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, headache, migraine, asthma, shoulder pain, neck problems, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, RSI and other musculo-skeletal conditions. Bowen Therapy can often have a relaxing effect which may help people suffering from tension or stress syndromes.

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