- When booking a Bowen Technique treatment for the first time, it is recommended that you plan to attend two treatment sessions, approximately one week apart. This allows the practitioner to assess your initial response to the technique and follow up the first treatment accordingly. If further appointments are indicated, they can be arranged at the second appointment.
- You can expect an appointment to last for approx. 60 minutes. The Bowen Technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the practitioner using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia in various parts of the body. Each Bowen therapy session varies according to the particular problems of the client. A feature of Bowen is that, between moves, the practitioner will leave the room for several minutes, allowing your body time to gently respond to the treatment at its own pace.
- Please do not book an appointment for ANY other physical therapy such as reflexology, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, etc., within seven days before your Bowen Technique treatment or within seven days after you have finished Bowen Technique treatments. This is to ensure that the body is not overloaded with information or given differing therapeutic information to deal with at the same time.
- Please wear light clothing to your appointment. Almost all treatment can be given through light clothing and you will be covered with towels during the treatment session. However, some moves are difficult to apply through thick material such as winter skirts, blue jeans or thick trousers with stitched-on pockets. Due to this you may be asked to remove such clothing but only if you are comfortable doing so.
- Please bring a list of any medication/s you are currently taking.
- If you need to cancel your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice.
- The cost of a treatment session is £40 for one hour approx. including full consultation.
Cotswold Bowen are recognised by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the regulatory body for many therapies.