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Testimonials from Bowen Therapy clients with back pain

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Headaches (constant) and back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Found it difficult when working being a hairdresser

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The headaches don't seem to be constant anymore and I don't need to keep taking tablets (painkillers) to get rid of them, they usually pass. Back pain is nowhere as bad as it was, comes and goes where as before it was constant.

Reference: 01349-5-13
Client: LD
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sleeping

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen is fantastic, it's the only thing that has worked for me.

Reference: 01344-11-13
Client: MK
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and leg pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Pain on walking needing pain medication

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Have not needed pain medication, movement easier.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

As someone who is sceptical about alternative/complimentary medicine, I can't tell you how it works, but it has made an amazing difference to me pain and mobility-wise

Reference: 01377-4-14
Client: EMF
Therapist: Jo Wortley

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Painful Back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking long distances, gardening etc.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I can now avoid painkillers and concentration has improved.

Reference: 01375-12-14
Client: JAP
Therapist: Samantha Roze

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Chronic back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, gardening, bending etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Find it helps enormously in a gentle manner – helps me enormously

Reference: 01373-4-11
Client: JAP
Therapist: Samantha Roze

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and neck pain in particular. Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, soft tissue damage from three traffic accidents.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Best described as if I had one foot permanently "nailed" to the floor in daily life.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Feel as if "nail" has been removed

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Totally positive experience. Having over 30 years tried every other therapy/treatment Bowen has helped me regain my life to a greater extent. I no longer feel pain is in control. Having regular Bowen treatment means when I overdo things, my recovery is much quicker and I know help, relief, lies in the hands of my wonderful Bowen Therapist.

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Client: LB
Therapist: Samantha Roze

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Exercise, bending and lifting was painful.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully!

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have definitely benefitted from my visits to Rosalind. I haven't needed any chiropractic treatment since switching to Bowen and my body in general feels more flexible and healthier. It has also helped ease my headaches which I unfortunately suffer from on a regular basis.

Reference: 01370-4-14
Client: RP
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Work, dressing, relaxing, sleeping, walking the dogs

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen Therapy relieves pain very quickly and by having regular treatments now keeps me much more flexible, able to do everything, lead a much fuller life. I recommend it to all my friends who are suffering many different complaints. It works!

Reference: 01341-10-12
Client: DR
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Neck and back pains, cramps in left leg foot

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking long distance, sitting comfortably and sleeping

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, almost completely.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

By feeling fitter, healthier, sleeping much better. Because of the nature of my job (car valeter etc.) my back plays up time to time but knowing the treatment corrects the problems straight away in one go! I wish I knew about Bowen Therapy when I was eighteen, after my accident, saving years of suffering and expense.

Reference: 01340-10-12
Client: PJW
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Neck and back problems (pain)

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Relaxing and generally enjoying life

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, life is more enjoyable.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My body feels more alive and flowing freely (unblocked).A bit like having a good spring clean

Reference: 01339-10-12
Client: VDLP
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back and hip pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Every form of activity

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Although the Bowen treatment did not cure the back, as there was obviously bruising which had to heal, the treatment helped to realign my body and revitalise all other parts and speeded up recovery.

Reference: 01337-10-12
Client: AP
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking/standing for long times

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

No more pain or dull ache anymore, wonderful!

Reference: 01335-10-12
Client: SMcK
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back, neck, shoulder pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing specifically, but limited range of movement at times

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Actually my back has been good for a while, No physio needed either.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have been pleasantly surprised with the longevity of pain relief. If it reoccurs I will be the first in line for further treatment

Reference: 01335-11-12
Client: ND
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Long term hip, back, and shoulder pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Using right arm actively and walking distances

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I am beginning to walk again with far more confidence about the way my body works / will be. I am also beginning to use my right arm in ways I have not been able to do for over ten years. The major change is about hope rather than acceptance.

Reference: 01326-11-12
Client: JAS
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Sudden onset of crippling back pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Had to cancel a weekend away / could not walk, let alone drive.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Had a complete recovery within a week / no further back pain problems

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I woke one morning with such severe pain in my lower back that it took me 15 minutes to get out of bed. I feared I would be laid up for weeks. I had an emergency Bowen treatment in my own home. I gained some relief instantly. I followed the aftercare guidelines strictly and just one week later the pain had gone. Remarkable!

Reference: 01321-3-12
Client: AF
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Exercise, sleeping, picking children up, driving etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I can do everything now. I have been running and recently I did an abseil!

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I think that Bowen is a miracle and Enys is amazing! I was in pain most days and would cry with the pain. After being in constant pain for 5 years, I am now pain free! I can't recommend Bowen enough, it has changed my life.

Reference: 01317-01-13
Client: SO'H
Therapist: Enys Evans

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Doing my everyday work

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Since my Bowen Therapy treatment my lower back has been more supple and has been less painful for the last few months.

Reference: 01313- -
Client: IE
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain / Stress

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Heavy lifting, sitting for long periods

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I've seen a huge improvement

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My back pain has improved, I have a lot more energy and a much more positive outlook on lifwe. Bowen has changed me for the better and I would advise anyone to try it as it really has been amazing, Thank you Enys!

Reference: 01312-04-13
Client: JG
Therapist: Enys Evans

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back/Shoulder pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing, but driving/sitting at desk uncomfortable.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Back and shoulder much more free. Sleeping better and less headaches.

Reference: 013035-02-12
Client: SB
Therapist: Susan Rook

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and shoulder problems and bereavement.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sitting and moving easily

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Huge improvements

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It has helped ease the mental pain following the loss of my partner after 37 years and to move more easily after a life of lifting driving which left me with pain and sometimes restricted movement.

Reference: 01302-11-12
Client: KJ
Therapist: Susan Rook

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain due to an old injury.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Exercise

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen has made me pain free, given me more self confidence and enabled me to return to exercise.

Reference: 01299-10-11
Client: VD
Therapist: Margaret Cotton

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back / joint problems.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Lots of things, exercise, being with my kids.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I had physiotherapy for over a year (every 2 weeks) and not better. Hospital pain clinic recommended Bowen. Three treatments later and I have my life back. I have a top up treatment now and again to keep my back in tip-top condition.

Reference: 01294-02-13
Client: KB
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back and shoulder problems.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending and walking any distance.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have been under a pain clinic for 4 years and had facet injections 3 times which helped, but not for any length of time. Physio did not help. It was suggested I try Bowen, I had not heared of it. I had 4 treatments and I have been walking much better and not anywhere near as stiff in the mornings. If I start to feel stiff I know I need a top-up.

Reference: 01293-04-13
Client: CA
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Spinal facet joints, legs.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, domestic activities, driving.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Walking without stick, drive further, use of stairs.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen has not only helped with my movement problems, it has enabled me to reduce medication. It also makes me feel better in myself.

Reference: 01292-03-13
Client: SE
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Injury to lower back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Running, dancing etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes and more

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was a very active person which all changed following an injury to my lower back. After at least 10 years of pills and NHS referrals for physio, TENS machine, acupuncture, facet joint injections, I made an appointment with Mary for a Bowen treatment. Within months this had made such a difference to my back that I signed for a 10 day trek in Borneo, something I would never have contemplated doing. I since have gone on to do many things and have recently run a half marathon, having been told by doctors I would not be able to run.

Reference: 01289-11-12
Client: VP
Therapist: Mary Ciampini

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Severe Groin/Back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Everything

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully and more

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Reduced pain by 90%. Increased flexibility and less tension leading to be able to relax

Reference: 10566-11-16
Client: PJ
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

I had severe lower back pain and I was getting desperate as it just seemed never ending. I also suffered from Asthma

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I couldn't stand for long periods of time, it was affecting how long I could go out for walks, affecting my sleep and also there were times where I struggled to sit for lengthy periods of time. I also suffered from Brittle Asthma which could just come on out of the blue and I would end up in A&E and regular short hospital stays.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Since having Bowen I am completely pain free after many years is lower back problems. I am now able to go out for long walks, shopping and just generally do things without the fear of ending up with unbearable back pain. Also I haven't had any Asthma attacks or chest infections for the past 18 months since starting Bowen treatments. I have recently had a major operation and the night before the surgery I had a Bowen treatment. My recover has been fast and trouble free and even the surgeon and nurses have been so surprised how quickly I am recovering.

Reference: 59725165
Client: LG
Therapist: Angela Iremonger

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Stiff back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Going for long walks

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Gardening

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It has helped quite a lot with stiffness

Reference: 55328214
Client: MM
Therapist: Patricia Bryden

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad pain in my back and my legs all the time, even during the night

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I was really bad because I need to be activ every day. After a choc I couldn't anymore. I could not run at all.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

After a few sessions of Bowen I can run again. Not everything is well in my back but it's yet better. I am not painful all the time anymore and I can have rest and sleep well. I had forgotten how good it is to sleep a whole night.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Thanks to the Bowen Therapy, yes I can run again and it was a priority for me, but actually the best is how free, light and balanced I feel now. During my life as high level athlete, I have seen lots of osteopaths and chiropractors who relieved me each time I needed but because it has lasted for a long time, I forgot to be confident in my body to repair by itself. I think the Bowen therapy gave me back confidence in my ability to be well without exterior help. Thank you to my therapist as well, she is really kind, listening and attentive.

Reference: 50865660
Client: CV
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Very complicated back problems.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, Dancing doing Yoga and any sort of exercise

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I have got my life back. I can now walk miles across fields, go dancing and do all the things I love. Brilliant!!

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I started off with awful pain. My spine was twisted and my pelvis tilted the wrong way making one leg shorter than the other. I have had back problems since my 30's and I am now in my 70's. I have seen osteopaths and had acupuncture, which some have been more successful than others. Nothing has been as good as Bowen Therapy. After the first few treatments my walking etc had improved. Sometimes I had a reaction to the treatment but it improved after about 4 days. Kathryn my brilliant therapist recommended a back roll to use which I take everywhere with me it is great.

Reference: 50312933
Client: PR
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back, hip and leg pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Exercising

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Pain subsiding, have much easier movement, after 3 treatments am very impressed and would recommend anyone to give it a try.

Reference: 01541-04-13
Client: YL
Therapist: Jacky Stevens

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Problems with lower back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Normal everyday tasks like bending forward to put on socks, shoes etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, much greater flexibility. I can now put on my socks, shoes etc.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After the 1st session I had much greater flexibility and less back and leg pain allowing me to carry on with my everyday tasks and I also continue to see a real benefit from continued treatments which have reduced the symptoms of the long standing back problems.

Reference: 01530-11-15
Client: CT
Therapist: Samantha Roze

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Spondylolisthesis and osteoarthritis.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I was advised not to stop doing anything, given some physio exercises, but the pain at times was unbelievable when my lower back was in spasm, just waited for it to pass and tried to carry on as normal as advised.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After my third Bowen treatment I realised that when the spasm was going on, it was not lasting as long and hopefully after my 4th treatment quite recently this will continue. My therapist Danielle has advised on stretches to ease pain and had given me confidence that things are improving.

Reference: 01527-04-15
Client: JC
Therapist: Danielle Mitchell

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain, limited movement in shoulder, tiredness.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Enjoying long walks, playing with grandchildren.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Able to do more each time – building up strength.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Movement is so much easier. No niggling aches and pains. More energy to do the thing I enjoy. Better, more relaxed sleep and less effort to get of bed in the morning.

Reference: 01519-11-14
Client: MW
Therapist: Susanne Webb

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back ache, shoulder problem.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing, after effects were constant pain and poor sleeping patterns

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Shoulder pain almost gone. Generally more relaxed with more energy.

Reference: 01518-05-15
Client: AB
Therapist: Beth Darrall

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain from knee trauma and back and neck ache/pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Any manual work for any length of time

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Some improvement in general physical ability.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

A much more relaxed upper body. My recover time after physical work is quicker and the swelling to my lower leg is fully recovered after a night's sleep.

Reference: 01516-05-15
Client: GB
Therapist: Beth Darrall

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain & general discomfort

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Managed most things, but very uncomfortable

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Now able to move with very little pain

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

3 treatments

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I am now sleeping a lot better and don't have to think before I move. Also my general health has improved and I will continue to have regular treatment in the future.

Reference: 01520-07-15
Client: JG
Therapist: Beth Darrall

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Living a full life, my mobility was seriously compromised

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I am fully mobile

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen treatment changed my life. I have 3 slipped discs & the tension in by back prevented me living a normal life. After I started treatment my back improved virtually instantly. I now have no back restrictions and no pain, no medication & the option of surgery is no longer needed.

Reference: 01513-03-15
Client: PS
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

It was a dull pain that was annoying

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Definitely feel a lot better and more energetic.

Reference: 01510-03-15
Client: SC
Therapist: Kate Fullerlove

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Backache

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending and walking easily

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully recovered

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I feel more agile

Reference: 01508-02-15
Client: FR
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

It was a dull pain that was annoying

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Definitely feel a lot better and more energetic.

Reference: 01510-03-15
Client: SC
Therapist: Kate Fullerlove

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Being as mobile as I like to be

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After a couple of sessions my back felt a ot easier, this was definitely from the treatment received, though I have not had any further treatments I will use this therapy again in the future.

Reference: 01499-02-15
Client: SE
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in lower back area and tight hamstrings

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending over was a problem

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes. The treatment has allowed me to function normally

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had 3 treatments and at first I had discomfort for 3 or 4 days following a visit, but this gradually wore off and thing have got gradually better.

Reference: 01515-02-15
Client: AT
Therapist: Judith Kilgallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Very bad back pain (lower) & Jaw

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

At first was not able to get out of bed, walk or bend

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Improvement each treatment

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

3 treatments

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

From the first treatment I had good results, pain was still there but getting better each time Judith came. A very good therapist. Told me I had problem with my jaw. I hadn't mentioned this. I don't bite the inside of my mouth any more. My back has been a problem most of my life, so I'm very impressed with Bowen thank you.

Reference: 01495-02-15
Client: MT
Therapist: Judith Kilgallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain from lower back (left side) down left leg and pain in neck and right shoulder blade

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sitting comfortably and sleeping properly.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Have been sleeping much better and have been able to sit comfortably for longer periods.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After 3 treatment of Bowen, I am feeling a lot better. I have had other therapies which did help with the pain in my back and shoulder blade but not with sleeping, also I found them more intrusive than Bowen. I would recommend others to give it a try.

Reference: 01494-03-05
Client: JE
Therapist: Kate Fullerlove

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain from lower back, neck and shoulder

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Restricted neck movement

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Have full movement in neck

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After the first treatment there was a reduction in the pain, and now with having three I am feeling so much better. I am extremely happy with the outcome and will be recommending it to friends and work colleagues.

Reference: 01493-3-15
Client: BE
Therapist: Kate Fullerlove

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Three years ago I broke my ankle in 3 places. After an operation which involved inserting pins and plates – I was sent off to recover. The ankle has never been right, but in compensating for the pain in the ankle, my back, hips and opposite knee all started to become a very painful problem. The hospital specialist could only offer as a last resort a fusion. Not happy with the conclusion – I sort an alternative. This is when I found my Bowen therapist – Joanne. After only 4 sessions, I walk better, all pain is greatly reduced and I feel able to deal with any discomfort that may arise. Jo explained she couldn't cure my ankle pain, but being able to deal with the situation has been immeasurable.

Reference: 01487-11-12
Client: SP
Therapist: Jo Austin

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain, shoulder pain & pelvis problems.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

General stiffness & pain.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have tried many therapies for my back condition, but I find Bowen therapy helps me the most. I get instant relief and it helps re-align my pelvis which takes away the back pain. I also find that Bowen relaxes me.

Reference: 01489-02-15
Client: YD
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Initially balance problems, with neck and lower back stiffness, lumbar & cervical wearing away of discs.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Turning my head, bending very far.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes. Definite improvement.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have been having Bowen treatment for seven years, initially attending because of severe balance problems. Once these were resolved, I have continued to come at six weekly intervals for 'top ups' which keep me mobile and pain free and certainly ease the pain in my upper lower back.

Reference: 01488-01-15
Client: MC
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

I have had back problems for many year (Degenerative Disc Disease)

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I carry on as normal but in a tremendous amount of pain.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

N/A, but helped me in other ways.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It really helped me to relax and felt emotionally better immediately after a treatment. I slept well after a treatment (sleep always interrupted). It was just lovely to look forward to the treatment and know that I would feel good for a while afterwards.

Reference: 01475-3-14
Client: GP
Therapist: Barbara Morton

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad ache

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing really, however picking up my children made it worse.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I've continued to do things as normal.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The Bowen treatment has certainly relaxed me therefore after having the treatment my back has felt more relaxed and less painful, after each session.

Reference: 01473-3-14
Client: CH
Therapist: Barbara Morton

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back and migraines

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sport at times

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I no longer have migraines, just headaches about one or two a week but not that force me to bed like before. My back has stopped hurting as much.

Reference: 01472-3-13
Client: TL
Therapist: Barbara Morton

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending, standing, enjoying life

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

I have made a complete recovery from back pain.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The Bowen treatment I have had has really relieved me from severe pain after a fall and after stretching over a chair which caused me intercostal pain. I am now finding huge relief from bloating and gut problems and also a post nasal drip. The positive relief happens so quickly it's amazing.

Reference: 01469-1-13
Client: MKK
Therapist: Jo Austen

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain and sciatica. Restrictive movement in my neck.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking the dog was uncomfortable and driving was difficult.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The sciatica has settled down and driving is easier especially as I am able to turn my head to check over my shoulder. Generally I felt less stiff and had more energy.

Reference: 01468-1-13
Client: JM
Therapist: Jo Austen

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Playing Bowls and slight difficulty lifting

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

In all over the last few years, I have received eight sessions of one hour each. They have improved my well being each time. I now suffer little or no back pain no matter what activity I undertake. In fact it has improved my sport and reduced my stress level great.

Reference: 01463-12-12
Client: MGW
Therapist: Janie Godfrey
2nd Therapist: Alison Cowley

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in lower back, pelvis (2 hip replacements ) and knee

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking very far, gardening – many things!

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, almost fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

From my first treatment I have been aware of a steady improvement in my mobility, reduction of pain, and general feeling of well-being. I have to conclude this is a result of my treatments.

Reference: 01460-12-12
Client: JB
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower and upper back pain, neck and shoulder pain (Scoliosis)

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Spending more than a couple of hours on my feet

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, my symptoms have reduced dramatically.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My experience of Bowen Therapy has been very positive. The sessions themselves are very relaxing and since having the treatment, my symptoms have reduced dramatically. Before Bowen, I was very aware of my scoliosis because of the symptoms I had but now I find I'm not even thinking about it – because they are not there!

Reference: 01459-8-12
Client: SJ
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain and sciatica

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

It was painful to walk, sit, stand for any length of time, sleeping very difficult

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I cannot recommend the treatment highly enough. After two sessions the pain had gone completely. Even after the first one (although actually the symptoms took a while to improve), I felt so much more positive mentally. Anyone who suffers from a bad back will know it gets you down after a while! I tell everyone about the Bowen Therapy and how much it has helped me.

Reference: 01444-2-13
Client: KE
Therapist: Jo Austen

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back, carpal tunnel, vertigo, neck, sciatica.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Riding, work, sleep.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully!

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Had back pain or years but worse after 3 vertebrae fractures, physio didn't help or pain killers. After Bowen, no painkillers, back has never been so good. My dressage has improved and my horse too. Vertigo has gone, no pain at night from back or wrists.

Reference: 01448-4-13
Client: NH
Therapist: Jo Austen

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Chronic Back pain for 15 years, with acute phases. Arthritis and muscular.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending forward, lifting, walking distances, sitting in the car for distances, - in acute phases, confined to bed.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Resumed most things, bending forward can still be awkward but find other ways to cope.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have benefitted tremendously from Bowen over the last 3 years. Jo has helped me to cope physically and psychologically with my back problem. After a few treatments there was a definite improvement. Jo has also taught me to try not to think about my back ALL the time, and learn how to cope with it. I now see Jo once a month to keep things stable. Without hesitation, I would recommend Bowen to anyone suffering with pain and discomfort.

Reference: 01450-6-13
Client: LH
Therapist: Jo Austen

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Poor mobility, back and joint pain, inability to walk far without pain, collapsing knee

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking and going up and down steps and moving easily, playing the piano for long.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Very much improved = delighted

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I feel much more confident in moving around, - especially outside. I feel mentally much brighter and more optimistic. I am sleeping better.

Reference: 01452-8-13
Client: SCH
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lumbar Back Pain and Sciatica Pain down right leg

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Makes movement such as walking, bending etc. painful and difficult

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Bowen Treatment has re-levelled my pelvis and relieves a lot of the discomfort for a while

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The improvement in my stance has been great and this in itself eases the back spasms and pain.. It has given me confidence to walk further before resorting to sitting down.

Reference: 01478-10-13
Client: ST
Therapist:

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bulging disc and trapped nerve in my back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sleep, sit and go to work, compete in dog agility

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Partly but am now careful.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My body feels free and easier to move. I feel straighter and walk taller. I feel totally relaxed during the treatment and people have commented I can move much better and my face no longer shows pain. I would definitely recommend

Reference: 01438-2-13
Client: AT
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower backache and I thought a frozen shoulder

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Playing tennis - swimming - most everyday things

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully now

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Very much so – now back to normal, hopefully to play tennis next year

Reference: 01435-12-14
Client: KM
Therapist: Kate Fullerlove

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain/spasms

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Since the treatment I have not experienced any further spasms

Reference: 01434-12-14
Client: CK
Therapist: Kate Fullerlove

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain, pain in left buttock and leg.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking normally, climbing stairs, sitting and standing with ease, housework.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I can do all of the above with ease now.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Having had the same symptoms 18 months ago which Bowen helped with, I knew that I needed to get Bowen treatment immediately when I experienced the same pain and difficulties. After 1 treatment, I immediately felt the release of pain and pressure. After the 2nd treatment, I feel like a new person!! I am walking "normally" again, running up and down stairs. I feel so much happier in myself and would advise anyone with pain to get this treatment and not delay.

Reference: 01427-4-14
Client: CH
Therapist: Caroline Lison

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sitting comfortably, gardening, bending, carrying without pain

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Able to do everything again.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Each treatment showed improvement until I am now pain free. Shall return bi-annually for an MOT.

Reference: 01426-5-14
Client: LL
Therapist: Caroline Lison

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and hip pain related to previous child birth issues.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking pain free moving with ease.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, it was immediate

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Straight away I could walk pain free and the tension had gone. This is a condition that reoccurs for me and Bowen never fails to rid me of pain. I am amazed how quickly this happens.

Reference: 01416-2-12
Client: KMcG
Therapist: Kim Holmes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Most things that involved lifting

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, just about fully.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Having struggled for longer than I can remember + having other types of therapy, i.e. deep sports massage, I thought back pain was something I would have to get used to. Not the case now. Bowen was suggested to me by a work mate, it has worked for him, so I thought it was worth a go... best thing I did. I've had approx six sessions with each one becoming further away (time scale) than the last. The difference is huge. So much more confidence in doing day to day things. I would highly recommend the therapy + also the lady who practices it on me, Kim Holmes, the nicest person you will meet, making you feel at ease from the minute you meet.

Reference: 01413-10-11
Client: BW
Therapist: Kim Holmes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pains in lower back and hip area

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Constant ache especially when sitting

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Excellent therapy – always recommend this to others. Only alternative therapy that has worked for me.

Reference: 01408-12-14
Client: CC
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

One leg shorter than the other and very sore mid back area.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sleeping deeply and playing all sports I enjoy

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

All activities resumed fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Both my legs are the same length, (hips are level again) resulting in throwing away pad in one of my shoes. Back soreness gone. Thank You.

Reference: 01407-12-13
Client: AS
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Low back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Prevented me from sitting and standing comfortably

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes fully for several months.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I received a convenient appointment and a full assessment. The therapist was understanding and employed a gentle firm approach. The Bowen Therapy was a pleasant experience and was delivered by a confident practitioner who made me feel safe and reassured. Post-treatment exercises were given as follow-up.

Reference: 01406-12-14
Client: RB
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Moving easily in everyday jobs, going up the stairs, turning over in bed.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Nearly fully after one session

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen Therapy has always worked for me. The pain always eases and I follow the guidelines of no hot baths. I drink lots of water , I keep moving etc.

Reference: 01397-3-13
Client: JH
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Everything

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Very, very pleased.

Reference: 01391-5-13
Client: GL
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Low back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Lifting, putting on socks, driving, playing golf

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, fully.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After two treatments and two weeks, I am playing golf again and feel almost as good as new. Another week and I think I will be 100% better. Thank You

Reference: 01387-6-13
Client: NH
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

History of back and neck pain. However 4 months post-op after breaking my hip - still very reliant on crutches.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Told by the orthopaedic consultant to "jump around". Impossible!

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

For my 3rd and final appointment I felt confident to park my car 8 – 10 mins walk from the surgery and walk unaided to my appointment.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My Bowen Therapy treatments have been hugely beneficial. I also feel I have the knowledge and confidence to help myself.

Reference: 01384-10-13
Client: MJB
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Work

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Very pleased

Reference: 01383-10-13
Client: SFJ
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain and stiffness in muscles – came with severe sharp pain in (right) back, ribs and restricted movement in both arms.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking far because of pain, making movements such as lifting things.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I can do things a bit more easily considering the wear and tear of 83 years.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

A general easing of pain and ability to do recommended exercises more easily. Regained full range of movement in right arm. Left has very severe wear and tear so little improvement. 2 treatments for back to sort. By 3rd treatment, right arm had full range of movement.

Reference: 01365-11-14
Client: MFH
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Trapped nerve in back on left, just below bra strap for 3 years, intermittent periods of extreme pain, burning and stabbing.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sleeping, walking, sitting comfortably.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, everything is much easier now.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have tried various other treatments for my back pain, but nothing has really worked before. So far I have had no back pain since my first appointment.

Reference: 01364-5-14
Client: DB
Therapist: Susanne Webb

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain in left side (began 20 yrs ago). Tightness in left knee

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Long walks, running, play golf, being on feet for long periods.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Partially, (not golf)

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Back has been much easier, but tightness remains in knee. I am walking a little better and able to keep on feet for long periods (although I may experience mild backache). Being mindful that the treatment has not cured the problem, I am careful when bending, lifting, gardening etc. to avoid causing further backache which may take 2 or 3 days to settle down again.

Reference: 01360-10-13
Client: KE
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain and frequent "pulled muscles" and chronic tightness/muscle use imbalances

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Various, any jobs involving slight strain, even sitting and walking uncomfortable at times.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Sometimes I have felt immediate relief of pain, or shifting pattern of pain, after a treatment – always some kind of relief. Have now felt long standing problems with energy, digestion, fatigue/sleep/emotional stuff have been helped. I do recommend Bowen/Rachael to others and will continue to use it myself. I think Rachael's treatment is excellent value for money but look forward to seeing Bowen more mainstream, maybe subsidised on NHS, as it could help so many people who cannot afford to pay for healthcare. Rachael is excellent therapist – focussed and caring. Treatments are comforting.

Reference: 01358-10-13
Client: JF
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in low back and hip and groin, also shoulders and neck.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking without stick, standing, house work.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, some fully (walking without stick), some partially.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Generally better on my feet. Mainly less pain than before, but still some from general wear and tear.

Reference: 01287-11-13
Client: BH
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Chronic back pain and a spinal (neurosurgical) operation.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I found it hard to stand upright and had serious arthritic pain, limiting movement.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

My condition is very much improved.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was given treatments over 7 sessions, involving body manipulation alternating with relaxation, and set of exercises to undertake in between the Bowen sessions. A great amount of time and attention was given to me at each session. The combination of manipulative treatment separated by periods of rest/relaxation with exercises given to me to perform at home between formal sessions proved helpful in relaxing joints and muscles so that I now stand straighter and move with greater ease and confidence.

Reference: 01284-01-13
Client: MG
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending forwards and backwards.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

No back pain, able to bend either way. Feeling more supple.

Reference: 01280-11-13
Client: CS
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

A trapped nerve in my back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Unable to sleep, painful to move, turnover in bed and sitting down.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Doing most things more easily, trying to remember I am 75

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The treatment by th therapist was very relaxing and one felt able to ask about the aftercare and go away with info to look after ones self in a better way than before.

Reference: 01270-12-13
Client: BM
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and shoulder

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Just aggravated

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes without a problem

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The first time I ever had a Bowen treatment was the first time in years that I didn't have any aches in my back and shoulder. Bliss. Bowen is so un-invasive it is a pleasure to have, unlike massage. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to fully kick in. Worth a go, it might work for your too.

Reference: 01268-10-13
Client: LM
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking and exercise

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

This treatment really helps to keep me supple and reduces the pain factor.

Reference: 01267-10-13
Client: AS
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back ache and stress

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Very relaxing and therapeutic, back problem much better, will be going again.

Reference: 01266-10-13
Client: KW
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

I'd fallen down a stair and had hit my upper back on the stair above.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Turning, bending and breathing easily

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had Bowen therapy on a number of occasions over the years, to various part of the body. (usually after a fall), and have always found the technique helpful. I immediately felt much better and slowly over the next few weeks got over the fall completely.

Reference: 01264-10-13
Client: JF
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Arthritis (right knee), back pain, sciatica

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was walking with an uneven gait because of arthritis in my right knee. The caused me to suffer from back pain and sciatica. As I didn't want to have a knee replacement until retirement I tried Bowen treatment and found that 2 or 3 sessions kept me pain free for up to a year and allowed me keep working.

Reference: 01257-02-11
Client: JC
Therapist: Marilyn Lawrence

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower and upper back pain, neck and shoulder pain (scoliosis)

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Spending more than a couple of hours on my feet.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, my symptoms have reduced dramatically.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My experience of Bowen therapy has been very positive. The sessions themselves are very relaxing and since having the treatment my symptoms have reduced dramatically – before Bowen I was very aware of my scoliosis because of the symptoms I had, but now I find I'm not even thinking about it – because they're not there!

Reference: 01255-08-12
Client: SJ
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Sharp pain and ache in forearm, elbow and hand. Pain in shoulder and aching lower back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Using trowel and digging with spade/fork.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully resumed

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Has cured (with one treatment each) gardening related aches and pains in arm, elbow, hand and shoulder. Is easing (with on-going treatments) lower back pain.

Reference: 01253-09-12
Client: AO
Therapist: Barbara Firman

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

At worst – unable to move / bed confined – with carer.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes – gradually both, although initial pain relief immediate on first visit.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Since attending Claire my recovery was instant. I first entered her clinic in much pain and only with the help of my husband who was caring for me. I was unable to have treatment on the couch due to my immobility and discomfort. Claire's care has firstly, instantly ceased the constant pain and through subsequent 3 treatments brought me back to full functioning. Happy bunny!! Very happy – Thank you.

Reference: 01251-08-12
Client: AL
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain, shoulder pain, Achilles tendon.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, sleeping, unable to work.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Shoulder and back fully, Achilles ongoing.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had many alternative treatments, but feel Bowen to be the most beneficial. My lower back pain has gone, as has my shoulder problems. Bowen also helps you relax and recharge your body. Makes me feel great!

Reference: 01250-09-12
Client: DB
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Neck, right shoulder, lower back and right hip – all due to car crash

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Living a normal life, walking, sitting, sleeping, everyday tasks i.e. ironing, hovering, hanging out washing, etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Walking and sitting are back to normal, the rest have improved.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

time and I was still in a significant amount of pain. Now I've reduced my medication by 90% and I am almost pain free. I have no pain in my neck, lower back, right shoulder and right hip most of the time and I feel that I am getting my life back. If I feel I'm in pain I make another appointment.

Reference: 01249-05-12
Client: DS
Therapist: Judith Watson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Working

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Been able to resume work

Reference: 01248-05-12
Client: BS
Therapist: Judith Watson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain. Numb feet at times.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sleeping and sitting comfortably.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, my sleep has improved – I was wakening with the pain.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I am no longer suffering from lower back ache and feel so much better. My feet belong to me again.

Reference: 01244-02-12
Client: DC
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Various including tennis elbow, ankle pain, weak pelvic floor muscles and back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Pain on exercising and stress incontinence.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have benefitted greatly from the Bowen treatment. I can't praise it enough! My pelvic floor muscles are brilliant now, can cough or sneeze strenuously without fear of any leaks. Back pain gone, even when bending over for a period such as when cleaning the bath. Ankle and elbow greatly improved. All joints feel like new!

Reference: 01242-04-12
Client: BE
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Working and golf

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The treatment I have received has enabled me to get back to work as a joiner/builder and also to be able to play and enjoy my golf.

Reference: 01237-06-12
Client: PO
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Trapped nerve in back, 2nd episode in 6 months. Have osteoarthritis.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Pain unbearable, could hardly function, worried re- strong painkillers.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Pain in back gone, can now walk and bend, painkillers stopped.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Pleasure to be treated as a whole person, unrushed, listened to worries and full explanation given, helped emotionally and bodily without pressure. Treatment, time, given well worth fee. I would recommend Bowen Therapy every time. Thank you Erica, you deserve far more recognition for your Bowen therapy. So glad my daughter found you for me.

Reference: 01234
Client: AJ
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Foot pain, back pain and hay fever.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking my dog with friends.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Regular treatments keep my problems at bay. Hay fever is much improved – it would usually start early in February/March, but is now end April and I have no symptoms. Bowen just makes me feel better generally.

Reference: 01232-04-11
Client:
Therapist: Judith Watson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Uncomfortable to work

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Two treatments brought good results.

Reference: 01225-02-12
Client: DC
Therapist: Sally Mason

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Symptoms didn't stop me from doing anything, but it made simple tasks very uncomfortable to do.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, since treatment I am fully functional.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was very sceptical if treatment would work for me. But after the course of three treatments as recommended my back pain is a thing of the past, and I would certainly go back.

Reference: 01224-02-12
Client: AW
Therapist: Sally Mason

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Worried it might prevent me teaching dancing

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After many years of lower back problems I was worried about not being able to cope with taking a 2nd line dance class. Being an ex-professional dancer fitness is most important to me. However, after 3 sessions with and excellent practitioner I am now free of pain and have confidently embarked on my second class.

Reference: 01215-06-11
Client: DO
Therapist: Fiona Peel

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back and bad neck

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

My mobility was terrible and I could not move or live

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I am now walking and I am moving a lot better

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

3 weekly treatments

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I came for The Bowen Technique and I was in agony and now I am much more lively and happy.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

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Client: Eileen Barker
Therapist: Lorraine Ashworth

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Full activities.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

One or two sessions usually works for me.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have used Bowen Therapy for many years now and find it helps in many ways but mostly it helps me stay pain free and active.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01675
Client: Janice Norfolk
Therapist: Tina Hutchings
2nd Therapist: Marita Tjolle

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain and high stress levels.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Back pain was preventing me from exercising and stress levels were affecting my work/life balance and affecting my ability to get a good night's sleep.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I have been able to resume walking, cycling and swimming and my stress levels have reduced considerably.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

I received 2 sessions a week apart, having had Bowen regularly for several years.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen is my therapy of choice due to its gentle but effective nature. My recent treatments relieved my back pain and gave me an overall sense of wellbeing

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01672
Client: JK
Therapist: Rita Gill

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in the right side of my lower back and pain in my left hip joint.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending to pick things up easily - walking any longer than 10 minutes.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

My back has improved tremendously and also my walking.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I feel the Bowen Therapy has been a very positive experience for me. My hip feels much easier and I am now more able to bend to pick things up without too much pain and discomfort. I now only need painkillers on rare occasions.

Reference: 01670
Client: AL
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back, neck and shoulder problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Difficulty driving and gardening

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

No problems, odd twinge now and then

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Has freed me from constant pain.

Reference: 01591-09-16
Client: JMB
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Musculoskeletal problems – mainly back, right leg and headaches.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Living a full and active retirement

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes – very much improved – I do have follow up appointments.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

This is my first experience of Bowen treatment. I chose it over a visit to a chiropractor as a more "gentle" approach to dealing with my problems. I have used complimentary treatments before, - Aromatherapy and Reflexology, and find the time spent with the therapist promotes relaxation and time out from the "stresses" of everyday life. Highly recommended.

Reference: 10589-09-16
Client: BH
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back and leg problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Moving about without discomfort, walking without aching back

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was surprised how easily and painlessly my problems were resolved. I have no hesitation in recommending this treatment.

Reference: 10587-08-16
Client: JB
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Low back pain. Right leg painful when walking

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Difficulty climbing stairs. Limited walking

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Much improved

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I found the Bowen Therapy treatment very soothing and helpful. It was administered in a kind and understanding manner. Very professional.

Reference: 105852-09-15
Client: ET
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

The top of my leg/lower back muscles on the right leg were in constant debilitating pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking sitting and lying down were all painful. Walking was slow and stilted

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Over the course of a few treatments, Bowen greatly eased all symptoms making first sleeping much easier and then similarly with sitting. Walking became much easier and over a period of maybe 6-8 weeks, returned to normal

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I had waited over 4 weeks before commencing treatment thinking the problem would "wear off". I felt some immediate relief after one session and a gradual improvement after each subsequent session. Without Bowen, I don't think my symptoms would have improved

Reference: 10581-11-15
Client: MC
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain. Disc problem, sciatica pain down right leg, neck pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Daily household chores + exercise + car travel + sitting at PC

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My sciatica pain has improved greatly and I'm now able to sit in front of PC for longer period of time without pain. Neck is more flexible. My nervous system seems to have calmed down. Lower back pain improved and some days I don't experience much discomfort. Overall I'm happy with progress made to date.

Reference: 10579-05-12
Client: TM
Therapist: Chris Salvary

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Chronic back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Everything

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, I have my life back

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Well I thought I would never be able to do all the things that I had been used to doing, but after a few treatments I started to regain my lifestyle. I had never heard of "Bowen" before and was a bit sceptical. However I am so impressed with the results that I keep telling my friends and family how good it is.

Reference: 10564-09-16
Client: SF
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in upper back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Some lifting/sitting

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes I have, however with care

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Not only has the treatment had positive benefits to my back, also I'm now having fewer headaches, whilst working to balance and heal, the whole experience has given me a feeling of wellbeing. In addition to regular treatments, exercises have improved movement and posture

Reference: 10562-11-15
Client: BS
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Severe muscle tension in back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing – it was just uncomfortable

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes. The treatment greatly relaxed the area.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My experience of Bowen and Rachel has always been a calm and relaxing treatment. Each session has provided a selfish moment to help repair myself. A very good experience.

Reference: 10558-07-16
Client: DG
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Stiff and could not straighten up

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes indeed

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have three diagnosed slipped discs in my back. I can usually manage with exercise and swimming. Sometimes though, I stiffen up and that is when I seek Bowen treatment. It loosens up tense muscles and I can get back to a normal life. I love it!

Reference: 10552-07-16
Client: PS
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Enduring Lung Condition, causing muscle tension in neck, shoulders and back pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Relaxing, sitting comfortably, back pain when standing up after rest.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I find the process very relaxing, my breathing improves for hours after a treatment.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The treatment is very relaxing. It seems to free up areas of pain in all the parts of my body during and following the treatment. I feel a sense of deep relaxation throughout my body and my breathing improves considerably for a number of hours following a treatment. I find my therapist very reassuring in her practice and professional attitude towards my day to day welfare.

Reference: 10551-04-16
Client: CP
Therapist: Linda Moore

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in my shoulder, back, and leg

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Standing for long periods of time

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

It's a lot easier to do.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I found Judith to be a brilliant practitioner of the Bowen Therapy. She was very caring and professional at all times. She explained what she did and why. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and have more treatment from her in the future if needed.

Reference: 10550-03-17
Client: CD
Therapist: Judith Kilgallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back, knee and neck.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I could not sit or stand for long periods (15 to 20 min ). I was also getting cramp in my legs, hamstring.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I have started back at the gym doing light weights, and short sessions of cardio

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had many sessions of physio over the years but nothing that has worked like Bowen. There was an instant relief after the first session and a vast improvement after the second session, especially in my legs were the cramps in my hamstring went.

Reference: 61978408
Client: A McC
Therapist: Lorraine Ashworth

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in my back and legs

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking and sitting properly. Moving, turning in bed was difficult

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Back pain is under control. Walking is easier as is driving. I return for 'top up' treatment on a regular basis

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Simple really, I now know where to go for treatment. I recognise the symptoms and make an appointment before things get out of hand. After a treatment, I always walk out a lot straighter than when walked in!

Reference: 61899017
Client: JC
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Made work difficult

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Absolutely

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was surprised on how much I benefited from only a few sessions. My back pain has completely gone. I feel better and made big difference not only at work as I sleep an awful lot better now. Also extremely relaxing

Reference: 10567-11-16
Client: GF
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain, tension in shoulders and neck.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Restrictive movement or painful movement especially golfing.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully, able to play 3 or 4 times per week without discomfort.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have been pleasantly surprised at how the non-invasive, gentle and relaxing treatment can produce a great improvement to my physical and mental well-being. I feel more comfortable and relaxed. Tension in my upper back has disappeared.

Reference: 01214-05-11
Client: DM
Therapist: Fiona Peel

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Not Sleeping properly and getting out of the car was painful

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

For the last 4 years I have had interrupted sleep doe to the back pain when turning over in bed. Since the Bowen therapy I can now sleep through the whole night uninterrupted. I can also now get out of my car pain free and don't even think about it.

Reference: 01213-05-11
Client: AH
Therapist: Fiona Peel

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Playing tennis comfortably

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Yes. Found the treatment loosened up my muscles and gave me the relief I required.

Reference: 01211-02-12
Client: KC
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and Hip problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sporting activities

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Having Bowen has allowed me to run 4 marathon's and my body has always been a lot better having treatment. I would recommend it to anyone.

Reference: 01208-06-11
Client: NG
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pains

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sports and general activities as was in pain

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, Bowen treatment sorted the problem

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

On the evening after the treatment I did not feel good in myself and just went to bed. The next day I felt 100% and all back pain was gone. I have since not had any problems and not need treatment, however, should I need I would contact Richie.

Reference: 01205-01-12
Client: JD
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back and Frozen shoulder

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Nothing specific – occasional sharp pain on certain random movements

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

N/A

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Yes, when symptoms start to show I have 1 or 2 sessions which immediately relieve the problem every time.

Reference: 01204-02-12
Client: LD
Therapist: Richie McCurdy

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Mucking out stables, sitting at a desk for longer than 5 minutes.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes – Fully. Can sit at desk for 30 min periods and muck out and bend back.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Unaware of any back pain, and now muck out stables comfortably and able to bend and lift. Sitting at computer or in a chair was very uncomfortable, causing me to shift around constantly, but now I don't notice and discomfort sitting, which is very important as I work at a computer up to 8 hours a day on average. I have regular top up treatments every month and I'm amazed and delighted how Bowen has changed my life. Even getting out of bed every morning was a painful struggle, as was turning over in bed. Now I can get a night's sleep.

Reference: 01201-04-12
Client: SH
Therapist: Fiona Peel

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Shoulder and back ache.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Working to best of my ability.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My headaches have virtually disappeared and my back ache has gone. The shoulder aches and knots are no longer the problem they were. A great improvement and would recommend it to anyone.

Reference: 01200-02-12
Client: HR
Therapist: Merle Davies

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Difficulty at work, playing with the children at home.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Almost fully.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My back has defiantly shown improvement since having Bowen therapy. Not only is it beneficial for my back, it is also a pleasant and relaxing experience.

Reference: 01195-10-11
Client: HS
Therapist: Hillary Legard

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and hip pain related to previous child birth issues.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking pain free, moving with ease.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes. It was immediate.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Straight away I could walk pain free and the tension had gone. This is a symptom that reoccurs for me and Bowen never fails to rid me of pain. I am amazed by how quickly this happens.

Reference: 01188-02-12
Client: KM
Therapist: Kim Holmes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lumbar region of back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Straightening my back, twisting, bending down to pick up stuff from floor level.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully, still doing my leg exercises every day for 5 minutes.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My sister told me of the therapy, so I looked on the internet, I wanted a more subtle approach to my back. It's worth a go and I'm glad I went. Only negative thing I could find was that the person in charge leaves or goes out of the room.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01184-2-12
Client: RB
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back complaint

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, lifting, exercise, housework.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Yes, I have benefitted hugely. Not only with my back, but it has also helped my hayfever & my sleeping pattern. I am now able to sleep better, waking feeling refreshed.

Reference: 01179-06-11
Client: PC
Therapist: Lindsay Hanson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Most things that involve lifting.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes – just about fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Having struggled for longer than I can remember and having other types of therapy, I thought Back Pain was something I would have to get use to. Not the case now. Bowen was suggested to me by a work mate. It had worked for him, so I thought it was worth a go...best thing I did. I've had approx. 6 sessions with each one becoming further away (time scale) than the last. The difference is huge. So much more confidence in doing day to day things. I would highly recommend the therapy and also the lady who practices on me.

Reference: 01176-10-11
Client: BW
Therapist: Kim Holmes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lumbar (back) ache and pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

First thing in the morning it was difficult to stand up straight.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My whole body has a greater sense of freedom of movement. My energy flow has increased considerably. My overall health and well being is much more balanced and harmonise. The treatment has been a great success.

Reference: 01171-06-11
Client: JOJ
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back and painful shoulders.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Driving (working – I'm a truck driver). Golfing

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My back feels stronger – less or no aching and I feel more confident doing activities that stretch my back and shoulders. I was also great to have a reason behind why my back is painful to begin with – more important than any prescription from a GP.

Reference: 01170-06-11
Client: JW
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Long term lower back problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Prevented me from walking any distance, cycling and running.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Early stages, taking care, but ready to start long mountain walks and mountain biking

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

No back pain or stiffness. Regained freedom of movement. Generally feeling a lot better. Will get back on my bike this week, thanks to Bowen Therapy and an excellent therapist.

Reference: 01164-09-11
Client: DW
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, driving, working and sleeping

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After the first treatment I was able to do more of the things listed above easier which then gradually got better. A week later and after the 2nd treatment I was able to go back to work and resume normal activities and definitely would use it again.

Reference: 01163-10-11
Client: GJ
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower backache

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I had great difficulty in dressing, walking and doing many normal daily activities.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I had some immediate relief after my first treatment, and gradually am resuming full normal daily activities.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have suffered from osteoarthritis for many years and have had successful hip and knee replacements which have relieved much of the pain. However my cumber spine causes me severe backache a couple of times a year. About 4 years ago I discovered Bowen therapy and found such rapid relief which pain killers did not achieve that now, at the first sign of trouble I immediately make an appointment before the pain becomes unbearable. I recommend this treatment to friends and strangers alike.

Reference: 01161-10-11
Client: BA
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back stiffness, right hip pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Sitting for long periods, general flexibility.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Back feels more relaxed

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Erica is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and with a wealth of practical information and advice. I felt very comfortable at all times.

Reference: 01159-11-11
Client: DL
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Virtually all normal activities, e.g. Housework, Gardening etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, fully recovered

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had many different treatments on my back but Bowen is the only method that has ever worked. I would not consider any other treatment. It's truly amazing.

Reference: 01158-12-11
Client: MS
Therapist: Erica Moss

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back, sore neck & shoulders

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Prior to treatment I was unable to walk upright due to my back injury

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

After just one session my back was fully mobile again – it felt like a miracle!

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

As stated I was unable to walk any distance or stand straight due to a bad back, after Bowen treatment I was walking correctly and with no pain. I felt as if a miracle had happened and especially as it had such a positive result after only one session. As for my neck and shoulders I do not feel the treatment has given any benefit – but I must add that is was my back that was the priority and had the most time spent.

Reference: 01152-10-11
Client: SD
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Standing and walking long distances.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The problem had been with me for some years. After 2-3 Bowen treatments the symptoms are completely gone. That was two years ago.

Reference: 01147-08-11
Client: SM
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

1. Frozen Shoulder – 2. Back Problems

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

1. Anything involving right shoulder movement 2. Most normal activites.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes, fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

On both occasions the treatment with appropriate exercises appeared to resolve the problems completely. I have made recommendation to acquaintances who appear to have had equally successful treatments.

Reference: 01121-08-11
Client: DS
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Arthritis, bad fall on road resulting in sciatica and bad back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

A lot of my daily task difficult.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Some tasks partially

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Mobility improved, pain somewhat easier, not going to go away at my age, but with the help and kindness I get from my Bowen therapist I cope.

Reference: 01123-08-11
Client: MM
Therapist: Alison Cowley

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Playing golf and other sports

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I received a number of sessions with the Bowen therapist and found the therapy very beneficial. It gave me a good insight into my problem and how to exercise and give support to my back.

Reference: 01126-07-11
Client: JB
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Constant severe throbbing lower back pain suffered for over 5 years

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Normal daily activities, lying on back, sleeping, standing for any length of time

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Completely resumed & more

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have my life back! After living with severe lower back pain for over 5 years, I now live a normal life and do all my own housework, gardening, etc. and the consequent depression has lifted. I was living like an invalid, but Bowen truly enabled me to live a pain-free, fulfilling lifestyle.

Reference: 01155-07-11
Client: HS
Therapist: Maxine Crinall

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in neck, shoulder and lower back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Enjoying life. Some aspects of work

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Thankfully, since having Bowen Therapy I get very little pain. I an able to move more freely and enjoy life more. Bowen Therapy has helped me more than any other treatment I have tried over a 30 year period.

Reference: 01115-07-11
Client: JF
Therapist: Catherine Skelton

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Extreme pain lower back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Driving and functioning properly

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

All of my aches and pains are reduced drastically.

Reference: 01118-06-11
Client: CL
Therapist: Janie Godfrey

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain and stiffness.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Playing 5-a-side/gardening/general mobility

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

All resumed fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have suffered lower back pain/stiffness periodically for the last five years. Since attending regular Bowen therapy sessions the symptoms have disappeared. I have increased my awareness of the causes of mu discomfort and have learned new methods to help prevent their reoccurrence.

Reference: 01135
Client: DS
Therapist: Tony Crimes

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and shoulder pain.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Attending classes at the local gym. Continually aching arm etc.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have improved dramatically since I received the Bowen treatment. I have no pain or symptom. In addition, my mood has improved and I feel much better generally.

Reference: 01137-06-11
Client: RA
Therapist: Freda Hodgson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Most bending, gardening, driving, standing, sitting, sleeping

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Partially, ongoing to fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Throughout I felt relaxed and confident with the treatment. As the sessions decreased the pain did also. I felt able to manage the amount of tasks I did and know when to stop. I do know now when to stop e.g. gardening! I am able to increase my daily exercises and my sleeping patterns have improved. I have my life back.

Reference: 01154-06-11
Client: BB
Therapist: Merel Davies

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back, neck problems, facial numbness

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending, sleeping comfortably, (back of head) headaches.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Back no problem as long as occasional treatment given. Head not a problem, no headaches.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I feel that I walk straighter. Far less tension in neck. Sideways movements feel much easier and garden without worrying about my back.

Reference: 01145-06-11
Client: WT
Therapist: Lindsay Hanson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending and restricted movements

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Pain has gone in a week after the treatment. Freedom of movement with back.

Reference: 01124-05-11
Client: DK
Therapist: Cheryl Cunningham

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain. Sciatica. Asthma

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Strenuous exercise.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Have been able to increase exercise tolerance.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I found the experience relaxing although lying on a couch increases the stiffness in my back immediately after treatment. It did however get rid of the sciatic pain I had been suffering with for several months. Also since having Bowen therapy I have not required my inhaler which I used for Asthma and only required my ventolin inhaler occasionally.

Reference: 01136-05-11
Client: LN
Therapist: Susan Mason

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Asthma and Back Pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Persistent chest infections and inability to walk very far.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

For years I have suffered from asthma and every winter would catch a cold which resulted ina chest infection which I could not shake off. One year I had to take 12 weeks off work. Since having a single session of Bowen with the 'asthma move' I have so far had four winters with no chest problems at all. I have to say, this, coupled with the freedom to be able to walk again, has completely changed my life. Thank you so much to Bowen Therapy.

Reference: 01116-04-11
Client: NC
Therapist: Pamela de Charmont-Rambert

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My symptoms were chronic arthritis. I had been suffering with my back for many years and it got worse. I have it all over now and I can't take painkillers so eventually my GP sent me to the pain clinic in Darlington Hospital where I was first introduced to Bowen Therapy. I find it good, but I was not getting enough treatments and I decided to go private. It has made a great difference to my life. I get at least two months without pain, which is great, and I would recommend it to everyone.

Reference: 01045, FEB 2011
Client: BL
Therapist: Linda Lawrence

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Before I went to Bowen I was in pain every day. My back was so sore I couldn't sit for any length of time. When I'd done my housework I had to go and lie down until the pain eased. Sometimes the pain in my neck was unbearable. After having treatment my pains eased and my muscles were freer, my neck no longer bothered me and I could work without pain. Whenever I feel the tightness and pain returning I go for a top up with my therapist and that keeps me right. The bonus for me is being pain free and not relying on more medication.

Reference: 01086-02-11
Client: KS
Therapist: Donal Campbell

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I am a builder and own my own company which is still in the early years of establishing. I have sacralisation of L5 – but also degeneration of L3-L4 which pinches a nerve, which sends my lower half into spasm. I have been in horrendous pain and discomfort and the only treatment that has enabled me to carry on working and manual labour is my monthly Bowen, without which would be disastrous for my small company.

Reference: 01087-02-11
Client: SB
Therapist: Samantha Roze

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Ref: 01087-02-11 I had been suffering from back pain for twelve years following a fall and all medical treatment during that time provided only short-term relief before the pain returned with increasing regularity and severity. Bowen was recommended to me and I noticed a great reduction in this pain following just one treatment. After a total of four treatments over a period of a few weeks the pain was completely gone and back pain is no longer an issue in my life. I was amazed that these problems were resolved so quickly and my only regret is that I did not find out about Bowen much sooner than I did.

Reference: 01088-02-11
Client: JR
Therapist: Hilary Campbell-Martin

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had ongoing back, knee and hip problems for some years and treatments have not usually been successful. I was sceptical at first when I heard about a new technique, but felt it would be worthwhile giving it a try. Fiona consulted with me to determine all the areas where I had got used to nagging aches and pains and from the first treatment I could immediately feel a release of tension and just from a therapeutic perspective the pain relief and increase in mobility has been outstanding.

Reference: 01089-02-11
Client: PA
Therapist: Fiona Peel

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After receiving no relief from a painful back problem from treatment by a Chiropractor, I was recommended by a friend to try a Bowen practitioner. The first treatment restored my mobility and tasks I found painful were no longer an issue. After several treatments I was free from pain and able to go about my normal life without the limitations that had made everyday tasks almost impossible. I have since taken my elderly mother for a treatment on her back and both of us are now in good health.

Reference: 01090-02-11
Client: VB
Therapist: Sue Creaton

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The first time I received Bowen I was working as a cleaner. Due to continuously being up and down and lifting heavy objects I suffered from lower back pain. The therapist treated me on the move as I carried out my duties. I was very surprised to discover that almost immediately the pain had gone. Thankfully to this day 4½ years later it hasn't recurred with the same ferocity as before and a little Bowen sends it packing again. Personally I would and have recommended Bowen for most aches and pains.

Reference: 01091-02-11
Client: MA
Therapist: Hilary Campbell-Martin

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Having put my back muscles into spasm, I had to crawl out of bed on all fours. After my first treatment I got out of bed normally the next morning. After the second treatment I was able to return to work and after the third treatment I was able to run a 10k event without pain.

Reference: 01092-02-11
Client: MC
Therapist: Fiona Peel

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Working in the Fire Service in 1993 I seriously damaged a disc in my lower back. In 2000 I injured this disc again – in fact it burst. I had sought pain relief for nearly 15 years (Chiropractor, Osteopaths etc) when I was recommended to try the Bowen Technique. I visited Jen Walker and after a few treatments the symptoms of my lower back improved – I wish I had seen Jen after my accident in 1993.

Reference: 01093-02-11
Client: SS
Therapist: Jen Walker

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have suffered with back problems for most of my life and manage it most of the time, but occasionally it completely renders me unable to move. I have usually sought chiropractic treatment which has helped greatly. On the last occasion I was unable to get my usual treatment and so sought the help of Claire and she offered the Bowen treatment. I was amazed at the speed that I got relief from the pain and in only 3 treatments I was pain free and moving normally again. I have not had a reoccurrence of the problem so far, but would not hesitate to see Claire again for the Bowen Therapy.

Reference: 01094-02-11
Client: MF
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

From teenage years I have had lower back problems due to being a golf caddy too young. I had spent a fortune over the years on physio, osteopathy and chiropractic to no long term effect. It must be said I am not a believer in alternative medicine, but at 32 yrs, after 2 or three treatments with Janie my back had never felt stronger. If further occurrences of back pain happened, they usually rectified themselves within a day or two. Any severe pain would be sorted by further treatments. Janie has recommended a 3 monthly top up schedule which suits my needs as a fire-fighter, runner, cyclist and very busy father of 4 year old triplet boys. Invariably, any back problems I have now are usually due to unavoidable bad manual handling techniques, but Bowen has changed my life.

Reference: 01096-02-11
Client: NE
Therapist: Janie Godfrey

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

In mid-February 2011 I started having discomfort in my lower back (left side of spine base). Having had disc problems in the past I assumed that this was the cause and consulted Cathy Vivian. She commenced Bowen therapy, but the problem was exhibiting different symptoms from previous years. I was experiencing numbness around left hip and top of thigh, together with very intense nerve pain at the hip and into the groin. It was diagnosed as a stressed/strained sacroiliac joint and further Bowen treatment is currently on-going and working well. I am no longer taking anti-inflammatories or painkillers, the groin pain is largely gone and I anticipate complete recovery.

Reference: 01097-02-11
Client: AL
Therapist: Cathy Vivian

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The pain in my back was so bad, I was twisted to the side, every movement was agony. After just 1 treatment I was straight and pain free. I have recommended Bowen to family and friends who have also benefited.

Reference: 01099-02-11
Client: FB
Therapist: Hilary Campbell-Martin

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have always suffered with a bad back and received physiotherapy and treatment from a osteopath in the past. My back pain, however, still troubled me. After a severe strain whilst horse riding I visited Janie for Bowen, the pain eased dramatically after the first visit. I received a second treatment which allowed me to ride in a five day show jumping competition. The third visit gave me a pain free back.

Reference: 01100-03-11
Client: SD
Therapist: Janie Godfrey

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have curvature of the spine (scoliosis) and was told nothing could be done other than pain killers. Then I heard of Bowen therapy from Australia – found Cathy and the therapy and rest is history - they keep me well and comfortable – Thank you.

Reference: 01101-02-11
Client: MS
Therapist: Cathy Vivian

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was in chronic pain with my back for many months, living on pain killers. I was up every night in agony, becoming quite depressed, thinking that this was to be a lifetime affliction. Someone recommended the Bowen method (which I had not previously heard of). Due to the treatment from Marilyn Lawrence, I rarely take pain killers and sleep well. I cannot thank Marilyn enough, I feel that I have finally got my life back. It is certainly a miracle.

Reference: 01102-03-11
Client: WB
Therapist: Marilyn Lawrence

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I first went for Bowen treatment following painful spasms in the base of my spine. After the first treatment I felt much better and with a second treatment a week later the pain was practically gone. I have had no more problems with my back since, but have continued with regular 3 monthly Bowen treatments. My general health has improved and I feel more relaxed. The tension headaches that I used to suffer from have more or less gone.

Reference: 01103-02-11
Client: PD
Therapist: Judith Watson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I had been suffering from severe back pain due to a subluxation, on and off for a few years. I had tried Chiropractic, which worked for a while but then the pains returned. I had also been suffering from problems with a feeling of pressure in my head, which also made hearing distorted and created a buzzing noise in my ears. This I had suffered for a few months. After one Bowen treatment, the head and ear problems disappeared and there was an improvement in my back symptoms. After further treatments, the back pain became very little, even going weeks without pain and feeling looser and thus giving me more energy. I do currently have to repeat the treatment every 5 weeks (only for the Back problem), but compared with previous Chiropractic treatment (between 3 times a week and then every two weeks), the results are much better.

Reference: 01109-02-11
Client: LC
Therapist: Lindsay Hanson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I came for treatment having had pain and restricted movement in my knees and lower back for some time. The pain in my left knee had been severe for almost a year. After the first treatment the pain was much reduced and my movement was much freer. I was able to enjoy swimming and walking with my dogs which I had only been able to do very occasionally. Just before seeking treatment I did start a course of painkillers and anti–inflammatory drugs prescribed by my doctor, but I believe these alone would not have brought about such improvement.

Reference: 01110-02-11
Client: LA
Therapist: Jo Austen

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I tried Bowen therapy when I was struggling to recover from a hysterectomy, a complicated knee injury, and back problems. I had begun to despair of ever being able to exercise properly again, let alone regaining full fitness – and I was only 44 years old. I had a big reaction to the first treatment and could hardly walk up stairs the following day, but over the next few days and weeks I saw a gradual improvement. Some weeks later I was back in the gym and after a few months I was fit again. I still go for maintenance treatments every eight weeks because I enjoy the support and understanding of my Bowen therapist and I know Bowen therapy helps me to stay fit and well.

Reference: 01112-03-11
Client: HK
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have seen Cathy for help with several different problems with my back, my hips, my knees and my shoulders, and her treatments have been enormously beneficial. I have had the Bowen therapy and I'm always surprised by the profound changes that happen after what seems to be the most gentle treatment. I find a lot of manipulative techniques much too strong for me and tend to react badly to them with more inflammation, stiffness and pain than before. With Cathy's treatment, however, problems seem to be resolved powerfully by gently. I'd recommend Cathy to anybody as she is an incredibly skilled practitioner and also a very caring and professional therapist.

Reference: 01113-04-11
Client: AT
Therapist: Cathy Vivian

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After an accident which resulted in having two surgeries on hip and upper leg I came to have Bowen sessions to help relieve the pain I'd been experiencing in these areas as well as my lower back. At my first session I had a high level of pain and tension in my back. This was reduced considerably by the end of that time. After the second session this pain had disappeared completely. I am continuing to have sessions to see if an improvement can be made to my leg also. I am very happy with the progress so far.

Reference: 01027, MARCH 2011
Client: SB
Therapist: Yatro Mackay

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have experienced lower and upper back pain for more than 10 years that at times prevented me from even being able to sit. I had tried many treatments with varying degrees of success. For the last 4 years I have had almost weekly treatments with a cranial osteopath which certainly improved things, but I still felt unable to manage my own body and symptoms without intervention. I was hesitant when my osteopath was away in case I had a flare up, plus my bank balance was taking a hit. I am grateful that somebody suggested I try Bowen Therapy. In just 8 weeks, during which I had 6 treatments, I now feel pain free. I cannot tell you how it works, but I can assure you for me it has been a great success. Moving forward my current plan is to book a monthly session jus to keep everything in check, but you never know even that may not be necessary, only time will tell

Reference: 01010, FEB 2011
Client: AA
Therapist: Lindsay Evans

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had chronic lower back pain problems (L4/L5 compression) since my mid-teens, but had become much more painful about 5 years ago. Each day was a struggle to deal with the pain (sciatica and numbness). I am a programmer so I sit all day and this makes matters worse. I had seen numerous doctors and tried a few treatments such as physical therapy and spinal decompression, without seeing any reliable improvement. I then tried branching out to alternative treatments. After my first Bowen appointment my pain had decreased by over 90%. For the first day in years I woke up without pain. I no longer needed daily pain medication and, while I still need to be watchful, I can now function significantly easier. Not only has Bowen improved my physical symptoms, but being pain free had a huge impact in my mental health and attitude. I continue to have monthly/6-weekly Bowen treatments to keep things in check. After about 4-5 weeks my back starts aching a little and I know it's time to have Bowen again. After each appointment I continue to experience a loss in pain and increased flexibility.

Reference: 01011, FEB 2011
Client: DW
Therapist: Lindsay Evans

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After suffering with back pain and neck pain for some months I tried a Bowen treatment. The frst session greatly reduced the pain and my movement was very much improved. I was amazed at how quickly it had an effect.

Reference: 01012
Client: HT
Therapist: Lindsay Evans

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was suffering major lower back and hip pain and was further troubled with Achilles tendon and shin splint difficulties which made me decide to give up my martial arts activities. After a couple of visits to Donal all the pain left and I was able to start my training again with confidence. The Bowen technique has really impressed me with its non-invasive methodology and its remarkable results.

Reference: 01029, FEB 2011
Client: BG
Therapist: Donal Campbell

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I had lower back pain and sciatica causing me distress and a great deal of pain. The first treatment I had eased my pain and I was amazed that such a gentle technique had such dramatic results.

Reference: 01013
Client: DG
Therapist: Donal Campbell

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The first time I came to see Rosemary I'd had two weeks off work with a bad back. As a Health Care Assistant I do a lot of heavy lifting. It got so bad at work that I could hardly move and they had to send me home. Rosemary recommended Bowen treatment and I couldn't believe the difference. It was heaven, I had no back pain straight after the treatment and I thought it was a miracle. It's a treatment I would recommend to anyone. Coming from a night shift to a Bowen treatment is just so relaxing, it's too untrue to describe. I feel like I'm on a cloud. Touch wood, I haven't had a back ache like that again. I've got so much going on in my life and coming to have my treatment just makes me forget about everything and everyone. I'm so happy I feel 100% better.

Reference: 00452, FEB 2011
Client: TF
Therapist: Rosemary Cunningham

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Chronic neck and lower back pain

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have been aware of Bowen for many years but it was not until I met Catherine that I actually experienced it. I am a massage therapist and have had many, many different kinds of treatments over the 27 years I have been working. Bowen was totally different, very simple and very effective. At first it was odd that Catherine only seemed to do a very small technique on me and then leave the room, to return a few minutes later to do another small technique. This process goes on for the full hour. What I came to realize and very much appreciate was that the healing happens in my own body when the therapist is not in the room - unlike any other treatment I have received. Once I got used to this idea I totally loved it. Something very profound happens and my body is able to correct, balance and heal in the way it needs to. It is unbelievably relaxing – so deep as to feel like coming home, like having had 10 hours sleep, like feeling totally supported and held in a way that is perfect just for me. I came to Catherine with chronic neck and lower back pain. Within three session the neck pain has totally gone and my lower back pain (which I have had for 30 odd years) very rarely troubles me now. I would highly recommend Catherine and Bowen to anyone with pain or exhaustion.

Reference: 00400, FEB 2011
Client:
Therapist: Catherine Ford

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower Back Pain

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

In Catherine, you will find a dedicated, experienced and caring Bowen Practitioner. Catherine has extensive knowledge of the Bowen Technique. She has helped me in the past with lower back pain, which was greatly diminished after a couple of treatments. It is a shame that she's in London and I am in California!

Reference: 00402, JAN 2011
Client: SA
Therapist: Catherine Ford

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

At the age of 49 I had been suffering from back pain for a number of years - and by the time I went to see Clare it had become extremely painful and uncomfortable. I was at my wits end - unable to stand for any length of time, unable to sit comfortably, but even worse I was unable to sleep - waking every time I moved. Which all proved to be exhausting, debilitating and extremely frustrating. I was referred to a physiotherapist by my doctor - but after 6-8 weeks treatment there was no improvement. So I was referred to a back specialist and had an MRI scan - but apart from the usual wear tear there was no obvious damage that warranted an operation. So I had the choice - grin and bear it or take pain killing tablets. A friend had been treated with a similar back problem using Bowen therapy and swore that it would help my symptoms. So I looked up Clare, booked an appointment and I can honestly say I have never looked back since. If I'm absolutely honest I did not have much faith that Bowen would be the answer. I was of the mindset that my back needed manipulating back into position which would involve cracking and crunching of bones and limbs! Bowen is nothing like this! It is best described as using gentle hand movement to realign the body - reminding it where to correct itself resulting in a self healing technique. It has to be experienced to be believed. In my first session Clare went back into my history trying to establish how my back pain may have come about. She then used her skills to gently align my body concentrating on my neck, back and legs. Apart from feeling incredibly relaxed during the session I did not feel any different. That night Clare suggested I soak for 20 mins (minimum) in an alkaline bath (bicarb/salt) - which I did. I then had the best nights sleep that I can EVER remember! In the morning I felt completely refreshed, focused and raring to go. My back felt a bit better - but the fact that I had not woken during the night like I had for months/years previously was amazing. As the week progressed I felt so much better in myself realising that I had probably been semi-depressed and more stressed out with work than I was prepared to admit. I felt I had been given a new lease of life. My back had improved a lot and after the next 2 sessions it continued to get better. I was able to stand, sit and sleep again with no pain or discomfort - it was such an incredible relief! Added to which I felt rejuvenated in mind and spirit! I couldn't believe the difference! I now visit Clare every 5-6 months for a top-up session which I really look forward to. They definitely help to keep any discomfort in my back in tow - but also help me to relax and focus the mind! Bowen is superb therapy for mind and body! I would recommend Bowen (and Clare) to anyone who is suffering from any pain, stress or even depression.

Reference: 00423, FEB 2011
Client: EH
Therapist: Clare Handforth

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back Pain / Sports injury

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I am 15 years old and I had bad pains in my back every time I played football or any type of training. So I told my coach who was a good friend of Clare's and she told me to give her treatment a go and see how it works out. I went for my first appointment with Clare and she told me I was doing too much fitness training in a week which wasn't good. So she changed my whole timetable on fitness and I did less. She also did the Bowen Therapy on my body which has helped sort the problems out with my back massively. My back no longer hurts and my football is coming along massively. If it wasn't for Clare I'd still be in pain, it's amazing! Thanks Clare My back NEVER hurts and you made me realise that I was doing too much!

Reference: 00427, FEB 2011
Client: SG
Therapist: Clare Handforth

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower Back Pain, Frozen shoulder

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

As Bowen has cured 25 years of Back Pain and subsequently dealt with a Frozen Shoulder, it is high time I said "thank you". I have to confess that when I first came to see Austin I was sceptical. The Back Pain, from playing cricket and rugby as a young man, was something others had tried to cure and that I had grown accustomed to. The process of analysis Austin took me through surprised me, as he successfully diagnosed the seat of former sports injuries, just by looking at my posture and movement. The process of manipulation and subsequent cure was much gentler than I had expected, although at each session I felt very aware that my body had changed. The process of discovering that cure had happened was both pleasant and surprising. Firstly my golf improved and some weeks after having Bowen Therapy it slowly dawned on me that I had no pain. I still have no pain some two years after back manipulation, and 6 months after treatment for Frozen Shoulder. I have also recommended Austin to my friends, family, clients and colleagues. He has surprised them just as pleasantly and successfully.

Reference: 00407, FEB 2011
Client: Mr P
Therapist: Austin Burn-Jones

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back and neck problems

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I am a 44 yr old female who has had horses for the last 20+ years. I have had lower back problems for about the last 12 years and neck problems for 4 to 5 years previous to this. I first experienced sciatic pain in 2005 and was referred to the countess of Chester to see the consultant and have an MRI scan, this showed compression of the vertebrae causing the sciatic nerve to be trapped. This lasted a total of 24 weeks before the pain started to ease during this time I was taking a vast amount of tramadol pain killers just to get through the day. In 2008 the pain came back even worse this time, once more I was referred to the countess of Chester hospital, where I had another MRI scan. This showed severe nerve damage caused by compressed vertebrae it was decided that I would have surgery to release and try to repair the nerve and to shave of some of the bone which was causing the nerve to become trapped. This went ahead in July 2009 an hour before my op the surgeon dropped the chance of success from 85% to 65% after a further study of the scan. After 3 months recovery all seemed to be going well and I returned to work and riding in the October 2009. All seemed fine until the end of January 2010 when I woke in the middle of the night in more pain than I had ever felt. I went to see my GP who immediately referred me back to the countess of Chester and gave me back all my pain killers and more. At this point I was taking 8 tramadol, 8 paracetomol, 3 gabapentin, 2 naproxen and an anti sickness tablet daily. I had yet another MRI scan at this point I decided to try Bowen therapy. I had experienced Bowen with one of my horses. My first session an amazing experience and I remember thinking well if it doesn't work at least it has sent me somewhere wonderful for 40 mins. After my first session I felt tired and just needed to sleep. I had weekly sessions which lasted approx 40 mins each and it was amazing after the first 3 sessions I was down to half a tablet a day. 3 weeks after my Bowen started I had to go and see the consultant for my MRI results, he couldn't believe how good I felt and how I had no major pain. He discharged me telling me to continue doing what I was doing. I avoided more surgery. He did acknowledge that Bowen therapy was one of the therapies which often helped back problems. I had regular Bowen until Oct 2010 all has been great I have had the odd twinge and I'm not completely pain free but I have the same level of pain that I had on 22 tablets a day, I feel better about myself, I'm able to do more active tasks and I'm in full control of my brain which I wasn't when on the tablets. I also suffered mild I.B.S, period pain carpal tunnel and sinus trouble all of these have been helped by Bowen.

Reference: 00432, FEB. 2011
Client: JW
Therapist: Claire Harrison

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Post-operative care

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After an accident which resulted in having two surgeries on my hip and upper leg I came to have Bowen sessions to help relieve the pain I'd been experiencing in these areas as well as my lower back. At my first session I had a high level of pain and tension in my back. This was reduced considerably by the end of that time. After the second session this pain had disappeared completely. I am continuing to have sessions to see if an improvement can be made to my leg also.

Reference: 00449, FEB. 2011
Client: S
Therapist: Yatro Mackay

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was diagnosed with a slipped disc. After the first Bowen treatment I felt the difference, and an improvement in my back and leg pain. I feel fantastic and my leg is getting stronger daily. I would wholeheartedly recommend Bowen to anyone as it has made a huge difference to my life.

Reference: 01007, FEB 2011
Client: PW
Therapist: Judith Watson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

My lower back pain started about 10 years ago, it got progressively worse and the pain spread to my left hip as well. Having tried everything from painkillers, physiotherapy, chiropractors and osteopaths I was sceptical about Bowen. Within 3 treatments the pain was very much reduced and I was not waking in the night with my back "locked". I have a maintenance treatment every 4/5 weeks and the back pain is kept at bay.

Reference: 01008, FEB 2011
Client: JP
Therapist: Judith Watson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

For many years I have suffered with a back problem having been diagnosed with sub-acute degeneration of the spinal cord. Over the past few years the pain has become increasingly debilitating leaving me on high doses of painkillers and spending several hours a day in bed. I can honestly say that I was at an all time low. Then I was referred to the Bowen Technique. My back was extremely tender and so I was reluctant to let anyone touch me. However, the therapist was very reassuring and out of desperation, I decided to give it a go. To my relief, the treatment was very gentle and the warm soothing feeling eased the pain. Now, a few months later, there are dramatic improvements: the severe pain had diminished and the medication has been greatly reduced. My back fells stronger, I am considerably more mobile and I am growing in confidence daily. The Bowen Technique definitely works and I am very grateful for the help and support I received to enable me to regain my independence.

Reference: 01009, JAN 2011
Client: AH
Therapist: Michael Watson

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back pain and Arm pain

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Congratulations! Two miracles performed! We joked six weeks ago about a miracle being performed, when I turned up for Bowen treatment for my right arm. You firstly helped by curing a severe back problem, which had dogged me for years prior to our first meeting in 1994. I have gone through since, with only the occasional twinge since your treatment. Now secondly, after a disastrous blood pressure prescription, which seized up my muscles and left my right arm in real trouble, you performed another Bowen treatment on me, to get my arm back in to working order again. My sincere thanks to you, it is comforting to know that you are there to help, when help is needed most! I have recommend the Bowen treatment to all those whom I have met, who suffered as I once did! My thanks once again!

Reference: T3, DEC. 2010
Client: Fred R
Therapist: John Clarke

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Upper Back Pain Testimonial

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I would like to thank you for the treatment you gave to my daughter Lisa. As discussed at our initial interview, Lisa has been in pain for the last two years and sleeping has been a big problem. Although she has undergone two MRI scans for her back problem, visited several consultants including a bout of acupuncture, no one was able to give her any relief or get to the heart of her problem. I was utterly amazed that after just one session of treatment of the Bowen technique of which, I will be honest, I was slightly sceptical of, Lisa that night slept for the first time through the night and has had no recurring back problem and she is almost back to her old self. Lisa has now had her second session and we will await and see over the coming weeks if just after two sessions you have achieved what several eminent doctors and consultants failed to find. Many thanks once again on behalf of my daughter Lisa and a grateful father.

Reference: T18
Client: Lisa
Therapist: Mark Lange

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have been a convert to Bowen therapy for over ten years. The overall healing effect, not just on the specific areas being treated, but on my general health and wellbeing is unparallel and I have recommended the treatment to a number of fellow sufferers. I originally was treated for lower back problems (for which I receive regular maintenance therapy on an ongoing basis), but over the years Bowen has been used on many other parts of me, including elbows, knees, hips, sinuses, jaw. The results, especially the rapid release from pain, are verging on miraculous.

Reference: 01037, MAY 2010
Client: AF
Therapist: Cathy Vivian

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Following many years of osteopathic and chiropractic treatment for a long-standing back problem my body started to react badly to the treatment. Bowen treatment has enabled me to come to terms with my body – we now "collaborate"! Through Bowen treatments I have learned to communicate with my muscular system. At one point, not long after I retired, I fell into a quite severe depression – getting over this was, I believe, greatly assisted by the Bowen treatments.

Reference: 01600-03-11
Client: MO
Therapist: Janie Godfrey

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Recovering from a slipped disc in my back and suffering from ongoing pain and stiffness in my neck from Spondylosis. I have found that regular Bowen treatment helps to take the pain away, gives me more movement in my neck and shoulders and leaves me feeling relaxed and stress free.

Reference: 01602-03-11
Client: JM
Therapist: Angela Jukes

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I suffered severe back pain along with sciatica for around a year. I tried treatment after treatment after my GP and Hospital offered no help or answers. I then tried Bowen after seeing a leaflet and felt so much relief even after one treatment with Hilary. After the 1st week, the sciatica died down and migraine headaches reduced hugely. Week on week my symptoms reduced and my pain came down to a manageable level. Over time, I have been able to reduce the amount of treatments I require. Some of the symptoms I once suffered have never returned while others have reduced or only occur occasionally. I firmly believe I would not have the lifestyle I have now without the Bowen treatments. I can now mange a 30-hour week of work, something I would not manage without Bowen.

Reference: 01607-02-11
Client: JC
Therapist: Hilary Campbell-Martin

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

For me Bowen treatment has been dramatically successful. I had upper back and arm pain. It was treated with pain killers which didn't help and fairly strong physio. That was painful in itself with lots of bone crunching which in a 50+ woman I felt was a bad idea. I tried the Bowen and found the treatment very comfortable and gentle with no frightening bone manipulation at all. The pain level reduced rapidly and I am now pain free and able to sleep. If I bring pain back by overexertion or accident, I find 1 repeat Bowen cures it. After such success I decided to try it for sinus congestion due to allergies and found it equally successful. I would try Bowen as a "first instance" treatment in any future conditions and it definitely does no harm being so gentle.

Reference: 01610-02-11
Client: KB
Therapist: Claire Phillipson

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was very sceptical before I came that this form of treatment would actually work. Since my treatments for various problems in my body, now a few weeks later I feel much better. One of my problems was arthritis in my hand which I am delighted to say has improved so much. My back that gave me the most problem has practically been sorted out and pain free. I think everyone should not rule out this form of treatment and give it a try. I have started to believe it will work and it has done.

Reference: 01620-05-11
Client: YM
Therapist: Jenny Pass

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Severe Back Pain

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I was experiencing severe pain with my back but through Rosemary's techniques I am almost pain free, just the odd twinge now and again. She is a hands on therapist and fully understands her subject matter. She is also very empathetic is a good listener and is a calming influence when you really feel stressed. She is someone I would use again and again when the need arises.

Reference: 00444, JUL 2008
Client: SP
Therapist: Rosemary Cunningham

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bowen for Back Pain and Tennis Elbow

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Thank you so much for the Bowen treatment. It really has helped me so much. My back which was extremely painful is almost pain free a lot of the time. Also my elbow is so much better. It has also helped my mental outlook as I now wake up feeling much more positive and raring to go. Thank you again, life is so much better.

Reference: 00445, SEPT 2004
Client: CC
Therapist: Rosemary Cunningham

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back and bad neck

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

My mobility was terrible and I could not move or live

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I am now walking and I am moving a lot better

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

3 weekly treatments

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I came for The Bowen Technique and I was in agony and now I am much more lively and happy

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01682
Client: Eileen Barker from Blackley Manchester
Therapist: Lorraine Ashworth

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Spinal Injury

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

golf; increased movement

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

3 weekly

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Worked to aid my recovery from spinal vertebra breakage

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01683
Client: MF
Therapist: Jules Mills

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back, knee and neck.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I could not sit or stand for long periods (15 to 20 min ). I was also getting cramp in my legs, hamstring.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I have started back at the gym doing light weights, and short sessions of cardio.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

3 x sessions, between 5 and 7 days apart.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have had many sessions of physio over the years but nothing that has worked like Bowen. There was an instant relief after the first session and a vast improvement after the second session, especially in my legs were the cramps in my hamstring went.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01691
Client: Anthony McCarroll
Therapist: Lorraine Ashworth

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Pain in my back and legs

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking and sitting properly. Moving, turning in bed was difficult

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Back pain is under control. Walking is easier as is driving. I return for 'top up' treatment on a regular basis.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

Not quite sure but I think at least 10 since I started Bowen treatment in 2016

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Simple really, I now know where to go for treatment. I recognise the symptoms and make an appointment before things get out of hand. After a treatment, I always walk out a lot straighter than when walked in!

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01692
Client: Judith Collins
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

I had severe lower back pain and I was getting desperate as it just seemed never ending. I also suffered from Asthma

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I couldn't stand for long periods of time, it was affecting how long I could go out for walks, affecting my sleep and also there were times where I struggled to sit for lengthy periods of time. I also suffered from Brittle Asthma which could just come on out of the blue and I would end up in A&E and regular short hospital stays.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

I had about 3 sessions with approximately 5-7 days in between. I now have a regular monthly treatment.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Since having Bowen I am completely pain free after many years is lower back problems. I am now able to go out for long walks, shopping and just generally do things without the fear of ending up with unbearable back pain. Also I haven't had any Asthma attacks or chest infections for the past 18 months since starting Bowen treatments. I have recently had a major operation and the night before the surgery I had a Bowen treatment. My recover has been fast and trouble free and even the surgeon and nurses have been so surprised how quickly I am recovering.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01697
Client: Luanne Gibbons
Therapist: Angela Iremonger

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Stiff neck and back muscles

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I was most uncomfortable and had very limited movement of head and shoulders. My posture was poor and my head swam.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I am now back to full fitness, and it is clear that some of my problems were of long standing.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

Three sessions over about 3-4 weeks.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

The Bowen Therapy has restored 'the factory default settings' of my body, and given me very good advice about how to avoid a recurrence of my problems. I now feel younger and fitter.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01699
Client: AT
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Stiff back

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Going for long walks

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Gardening

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

6 spaced about a fortnight apart

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It has helped quite a lot with stiffness

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01703
Client: MM
Therapist: Patricia Bryden

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad pain in my back and my legs all the time, even during the night.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I was really bad because I need to be active every day. I could not run at all.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

After a few sessions of Bowen I can run again. Not everything is well in my back but it 's better. I am not painful all the time anymore and I can have rest and sleep well. I had forgotten how good it is to sleep a whole night.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

I've received 9 sessions for now. 1 per week for 6 weeks, now 1 every 14 days.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Thanks to the Bowen Therapy, yes I can run again and it was a priority for me, but actually the best is how free, light and balanced I feel now. During my life as high level athlete, I have seen lots of osteopaths and chiropractors who relieved me each time I needed but because it has lasted for a long time, I forgot to be confident in my body to repair by itself. I think the Bowen therapy gave me back confidence in my ability to be well without exterior help. Thank you to my therapist as well, she is really kind, listening and attentive.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01707
Client: Céline Valantin
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Very complicated back problems.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, Dancing doing Yoga and any sort of exercise

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I have got my life back. I can now walk miles across fields, go dancing and do all the things I love. Brilliant!!

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

I have had many sessions from June 2015. I now go every two months on a maintenance programme.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I started off with awful pain. My spine was twisted and my pelvis tilted the wrong way making one leg shorter than the other. I have had back problems since my 30's and I am now in my 70's. I have seen osteopaths and had acupuncture, which some have been more successful than others. Nothing has been as good as Bowen Therapy. After the first few treatments my walking etc had improved. Sometimes I had a reaction to the treatment but it improved after about 4 days. Kathryn my brilliant therapist recommended a back roll to use which I take everywhere with me it is great.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01708
Client: PR
Therapist: Kathryn Phillips

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Neck and balance problems, muscle pain in the back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

General working and driving for long periods.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Have resumed driving and working part-time.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It has enabled me to resume working and driving and has lowered pain levels and has increased the quality of my life. I still need occasional top up therapy, but am greatly improved from my initial appointment.

Reference: 01734
Client: JG
Therapist: Danielle

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back/neck/shoulder affecting balance

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Housework/gardening for any length of time without any pain

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

I have recommended Bowen therapy to lots of people as an alternative to taking pain killers as it has no side effects and is much longer lasting.

Reference: 01735
Client: SLW
Therapist: Danielle Mitchell

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Very sore back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, gardening, dancing.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

I have been able to walk, do gentle gardening and dance. :)

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Bowen therapy has been wonderful in connecting me with my guardian angel and with the gentle movements of Bowen I have felt absolutely wonderful after each session. I can't thank my therapist enough in the way that she has realigned my body and given me back my freedom.

Reference: 01724
Client: SB
Therapist: Jackie Bowen

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Bad back.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It has helped me to move better.

Reference: 01739_2
Client: AWJC
Therapist: Rosalind-Marie Fallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain, neck pain, pain in left buttock, biting inside of mouth at night.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Headaches from neck pain, pressure around jaw and head. Lower back pain when standing, constant pain in buttock due to tight muscles.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes I have started to exercise again. I am able to read without neck pain or headaches and I can sleep in any position without back pain.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

10 plus sessions. I enjoy going to Bowen even when I feel well.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

It is my time to relax and have a peaceful hour of treatment. It is such a gentle therapy that I have recommended it to so many people. It is the only treatment that I have recieved that actually works for me.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01748
Client: Hilary Robinson
Therapist: Judith Kilgallon

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

I found that I was limited to what I could do and if I did things then it was very painful and getting me down

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Normal things like vacuuming, getting out of the chair without wincing in pain. Car journeys were difficult but now they are great

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

First 3 sessions weekly then I went about 1 month and now I am to attend again in about a further month but know that if I should need her I can ring and make appointment but fingers crossed I will not need to do this

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Yes, very much so. I was attending chiropractor and at first it seemed to be working but then I had had some treatment but 3 days later I was in agony and sat crying and it was my sister who advised me to try Bowen therapy and I have not looked back since

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01751
Client: CL
Therapist: Rachael Cavanagh

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and neck pain, migraine and digestive issues.

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

The back and neck pain also the migraine were very sharp and made me stay in bed for long periods.

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

The main benefit I had it was to be free from the headaches. I used to have headaches, almost everyday, also strong, unbearable migraines at least twice a week. Now I am free from this amount of pain which could be debilitant. I still take ibuprofen twice a week, but I used to take much more strong drugs pretty much every day.

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

Once a week for around three months.

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After the very first session I felt an immediate discharge of the pain in my back. After some sessions many aspects of my life has improved a lot. I used to have horrible migraines twice, three times a week, and headaches almost every day. Doing Bowel Therapy this condition has improved a lot and quickly and I was able to be more functional in a daily basis, to settled up a routine and feel myself much more confident and happier about life. Also, my therapist provided many advices and check my progress with every week.

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01753
Client: FM
Therapist: Myriam Thomachot

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

15 years chronic lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

High pain threshold so most activities managed

How many sessions have you received (and how often)?:

Two sessions a month apart

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Immediate pain relief, first morning post treatment pain free and upright straight out of bed (first time in 10 years!)

I would be happy to recommend Bowen Therapy to others.

I would be happy to recommend my therapist to others.

Reference: 01714
Client: Chris Lees
Therapist: Lucy Cross

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Hip pain/lower back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Bending, sleeping

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Mostly fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Lots of issues identified and improved. Hip pain much improved

Reference: 01721
Client: AC
Therapist: Lucy Cross

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Back and neck pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Did not but was uncomfortable and sitting at work made me sore

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Having Bowen frees me up so I am able to carry on as I would expect

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Keeps me mobile and helps keep my hips loose for riding. Not having back pain is a relief.

Reference: 01722
Client: CTR
Therapist: Lucy Cross

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Scoliosis and muscle tightness

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Some range of movement and sleep being interrupted

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes - and for lengthy periods in between treatments

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

After trying various treatments, I found that the Bowen treatment had by far the best results and in such a short space of time. Muscle pain has been reduced and I was pleased to notice that my scoliosis 'hump' was and has continued to be less prominent. My body feels comfortable.

Reference: 01730
Client: HB
Therapist: Danielle Mitchell

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Persistent back pain - neck pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Moving, sleeping, depression due to pain level

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Fully

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Operations, other treatments over 15 years - but Bowen was introduced to me a few years ago. I cannot recommend this treatment enough, it works on the 'whole' of you, not just the area, amazing therapy, Danielle is the best one that I have attended, I have recommended her to friends, lovely lady.

Reference: 01733
Client: KD
Therapist: Danielle Mitchell

What complaint(s) or symptom(s) brought you to the Bowen Technique:

Post operation/procedure back pain

How did your complaint(s)/symptom(s) affect you?:

Walking, mobility and movement restriction

What activities have you been able to resume since receiving Bowen sessions? How has your life been improved?:

Yes greatly improved

Testimonial of your Bowen Therapy experience (how have you benefitted?):

Enhanced balance, Reduced feeling of disconnection from my right/left side, Improved movement with less intense pain, Ability to walk easier

Reference: 01755
Client: AB
Therapist: Patricia Bryden

 

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