Bowen Therapy Upminster is located 300 meters from Upminster tube in the London borough of Havering, Essex. The clinic is run from a ground floor treatment room just off of Upminster High Street where you will always be guaranteed free parking on the driveway.
The Bowen Technique is a gentle hands on therapy. Through moves at specific points on the body’s soft tissue, muscles and fascia the nervous and endocrine system are affected. In this way Bowen appears to stimulate the body to rebalance and heal itself without the need of forceful manipulation.
Some conditions that often respond favourably to Bowen work are:
Back pain and sciatica
Sports and other traumatic injuries
Ear ache and TMJ problems
Migraines and other types of headaches
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
TMJ, neck and shoulder problems (including frozen shoulder)
Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
Respiratory problems and hay fever
Repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
Digestive issues, IBS and acid reflux.
I personally experienced the Bowen Technique over twenty years ago when suffering with a very painful back spasm. I left the treatment room furious with how little the therapist had done and only once I’d calmed down realised I was pain free for the first time in months. I was eager to know how and years later took the opportunity to learn.
I trained with Bowtech; founded by Ossie Rentsch who worked directly alongside the late Tom Bowen. Since my initial training I have worked through the Bowtech advanced modules and in 2019 trained with Ossie Rentsch himself. I have been lucky enough to train with other leading Bowen practitioners and published authors, John Wilks and Julian Baker. I am a full member of the Bowen Therapy Association UK, a qualified Reiki Master, hold a Level 3 VTCT, full indemnity insurance, a current first aid certificate, a First Class BA (Hons) degree, Masters degree and regularly undertake registered courses as part of my continued professional development.
Since August 2022 I have been training as a Craniosacral therapist in London with the Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust. This is a rigorous two year diploma. I am currently treating clients for free as part of my training and from August 2023 will be practising in a low cost clinic in Islington (£30 per treatment) as well from my Upminster clinic. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more or have a treatment.
Both techniques are complimentary therapies and as such should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice, I do not diagnose. However, the techniques in many cases aids the body to function to the best of its ability, supporting natural recovery or aiding medical interventions including post-operative healing.