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Bowen Therapy

Sports & Remedial Massage

What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is a gentle soft tissue (fascia and muscle) release technique that follows the osteopathic principle that the structure of the body governs its function. Correcting the structure may lead to improvements in a broad range of physical ailments including muscular, structural and visceral complaints

How does it work?

It is a fascial and muscle release technique, with single, gentle cross-fibre moves being applied to specific muscles, tendons and ligaments. These moves have a calming effect on the body's Autonomic Nervous System. They are usually applied in precise Sequences. These Sequences initiate relaxation of the muscles, flexibility of the fascia and increased circulation of essential fluids. This can often cause self-correcting structural changes to occur, promoting the body’s innate ability to heal

The Treatment

After initial consultation and postural assessment, gentle rolling moves are applied across muscles, ligaments and tendons at specific points in order to trigger a neural response. The amount of pressure used is appropriate for that individual

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to process the information it has received and initiate the healing process. Many clients become so relaxed they fall asleep during the session

In order to get the best out of your treatment, it is best applied directly on the skin. This allows for continuous assessment of the condition of your body’s tissues, and the response of these to the treatment. However, if you prefer, most procedures can be done through light comfortable clothing. Tight clothing or thick material, i.e., jeans, will be requested to be removed. Any areas where clothing is removed will always be covered

What can Bowen Therapy help?

Below are examples of the wide variety of complaints that usually respond extremely well to Bowen Therapy:

Many people find Bowen therapy provides symptom relief for the following:

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Meet a practitioner

Emma Stafford

Emma Stafford

Emma is a Registered Nurse, having previously specialised in Neurology

Qualifying as a Remedial Massage Therapist in 1999 she has worked in Horsham and Hong Kong

Whilst in Hong Kong she had the opportunity to work at the 2006 International Rugby Sevens

During her two year stay in Hong Kong Emma further developed her skills by studying Bowen Therapy with two inspirational Australian teachers.teachers. Since then Emma has completed further training in Bowen Therapy, and in 2015 she embarked on another learning experience; training in the equally fascinating Emmett Technique

She feels that this is a worthwhile expansion of her knowledge, skills and tool kit, enabling her to provide even more help to clients

Emma may be contacted by:

Telephone: 07935 757 304

Practitioners can also be contacted at the New Street main contact number: 01403 271129


First consultaion (90 minutes): £56

Subsequent treatments (60 minutes): £46


Monday 9.00-5.00

Tuesday 1.30-9.00

Wednesday 9.00-1.00

Friday 9.00-4.00