Bowen Technique

Practitioners: Joanna Swift


Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, relaxing and subtle hands - on treatment that does not involve adjustment or manipulation. It triggers the body’s innate ability to heal itself – rather than the therapist trying to force changes on the client’s body.

The practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise, rolling type moves over soft tissue. The client is then left for a short break to rest and for the body to respond to the moves that have been performed. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.

Three or four treatments at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve long term results, although further treatments may be required in some cases. A regular maintenance treatment can also help your posture, body function and stress management.

The Bowen Technique is suitable for anyone, from newborn babies and children, to the elderly and those with long term health conditions. Common presentations include back and neck pain, knee problems, frozen shoulder, respiratory problems and sports injuries. Pregnant women find that treatments can ease conditions such as morning sickness, back pain and SPD. Young babies often respond well to treatment for symptoms of colic, digestive disorders and problems caused by the birthing process.

“Joanna is a superb Bowen Technique Therapist and has brought lasting improvement to a shoulder pain I've had for 17 years!  She has the safest pair of hands you could wish for; she is reassuringly calm and clear and she really listens.  Her treatment room is an oasis of calm and she quickly got to the root of my problem, treating it gently but effectively.  I cannot recommend her highly enough as caring, successful healer and a delightful person to get to know.”
SC, Totnes

Areas of Treatment

  • Neck & shoulder problems

  • Sciatica

  • Back & joint pain (including whiplash)

  • Sports & acute Injuries

  • RSI & tennis elbow

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Knee, ankle and foot problems

  • Digestive and bowel problems

  • Migraines & chronic pain (including M.S. and fibromyalgia)

  • Chronic fatigue & M.E.

  • Groin pain and pelvic tilt

  • Respiratory problems & hay fever

  • Menstrual & hormonal irregularities

  • Trauma & breakdown Recovery