Bowen Therapy Professional Association (formerly Bowen Therapists' European Register)

Bowen Studies





Bowen Therapists across the country are currently offering sufferers with RSI a chance to try out a natural therapy that has shown remarkable success in treating all kinds of joint and muscle problems.

The therapy is the Bowen Technique and practitioners are taking part in a national study designed to show how Bowen can help those who are affected by RSI, which can have painful symptoms and is a common cause of lack of mobility and, in some cases, time off work.

The study is organised by the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA), the principal registering body for Bowen practitioners. Previous studies into migraine, asthma, frozen shoulder, knee and ankle pain and back pain showed that the great majority of people treated during the study experienced significant improvement in their symptoms.

A previous study, which focused on knee and ankle pain, showed that of the clients treated by Bowen practitioners, a total of 88% showed a partial to full recovery after a series of only three treatments. 19% reported a full recovery, while a further 69% said that their symptoms had improved to some extent. Fewer than 12% reported that there had been no change.

For the RSI study, practitioners may offer special rates to people who have been diagnosed with RSI and who sign up for a total of three treatments. As well as experiencing the benefits of the therapy, participants will be invited to contribute to the national study by helping to record the effects of their treatment.

“Every time we organise a national study, the results show just how effective Bowen can be, even after a course of only three treatments” explained Linda Birnie, BTPA’s study coordinator. “While those clients with chronic symptoms are likely to experience even better results after a number of additional sessions, many people who have tried the therapy as part of a study now have 'top-up' treatments, to boost their feeling of health and well-being and to strengthen their immune system”.

Bowen is a drug-free, non-invasive complementary therapy. The therapist, using only thumbs and fingers, makes subtle but dynamic, rolling movements over muscles and tendons at precise points. The process sends impulses to the brain to trigger the body’s own healing systems.

The therapy has a very broad spectrum of application, including asthma, hay fever, frozen shoulder, whiplash, migraine, back pain, sports injuries, IBS, fertility matters and a host of other health issues. It is suitable for all ages, from tiny babies with colic to more mature clients who suffer from arthritis. It has helped many people to lead more active lives, often enabling them to return to work after a lengthy absence.

Telephone our office 0844 561 7173 if you would like details about being involved in this study.

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The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.
We recommend you consult your own doctor about any health concerns you may have.
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