True Serenity
Centre for Holistic Excellence

The Bowen Technique

 

Treatment Prices

Treatment for adult ~ £35 (one hour)

Treatment for children ~ £25 (45 min)

4-6 treatments at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required in certain circumstances.  

To receive maximum benefit it is advised that each appointment should be 5-10 days apart.

Lorraine is also available for subsidised Bowen Technique treatments through the Enlightening Project for Children with Disabilities and for Children on the Autistic Spectrum. Please contact True Serenity for further details and eligibility for registering

What is The Bowen Technique?

“The body heals itself; the physician is only nature’s assistant.” – Hippocrates

The Bowen Technique is a remedial and holistic therapy that treats each individual's needs with a unique programme, from newborn babies and children to adults, the elderly, pregnant women, people with mental disabilities, people with physical disabilities and athletes.

The patient lies or sits comfortably, fully clothed, while the entire head and body are treated. Sequences of gentle rolling-type moves over soft tissue e.g. muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia, stimulate the body's natural healing mechanism through the connective tissue network. It is not a form of massage and there is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue.  The subtle nature of the Bowen Technique is in total contrast to its deep acting potential.

A unique and important part of the therapy are the periods of rest interspersed between the moves so that the treatment is generally a very pleasant experience, with many clients falling asleep.  The periods of rest give the body the necessary time to maximise the benefits and allow the body's natural intelligence to adjust and rebalance itself, relieve muscle strain, reduce pain and discomfort, increase energy circulation and restore lymphatic flows that may be blocked by tension, injury or disease.

The healing process naturally continues between the treatment sessions. It is recommended to have the next treatment 5-7 days later.  The Technique is performed over light clothing such as a T-shirt, saree,  blouse, shalwar kameez, tracksuit, or any thin material.

 Theoretically there are no contraindications: it is safe for all.

The Bowen Technique can be used to help balance the body during pregnancy and also after childbirth. It may help to calm and settle baby, so bringing baby with Mummy at 6 weeks may be beneficial for both Mummy and Baby.

The Bowen Technique has been used to very beneficial effect with a wide variety of muscular-skeletal problems as well as chronic and organic conditions. See Testimonials Page. Please phone for further details or enquiries.

Practically any problem can potentially be addressed. The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person, not just the symptoms, thereby providing long term benefits.

See the BTPA website for information on the Research conducted:

http://www.bowentherapy.org.uk/bowen-research.php

You can see your practitioner regularly 2-4 times a year to maintain your health and it can also be used as a means of stress management. Bowen can be effective in helping to relieve everyday stress and anxiety that can make us feel under-par or prevent us functioning at our optimum by revitalizing the whole person.

A growing number of athletes and their physiotherapists are discovering that regular Bowen Technique treatments enhance performance and reduce the incidence of injury. When they do have an injury, the Bowen Technique brings rapid relief and gets them back to the game quickly.

The Technique was developed by Tom Bowen (1916-1982) of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, who was an intuitive healer with a clear insight and understanding of what an individual needed.  He dedicated his time to treating and helping all people and it is testament to his skill that his Technique continues to thrive today across the world.

 

Testimonials

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Bowen has been amazing!  The benefits I have seen have outweighed my expectations! The lists of "complaints" my teenage son presented with have been drastically reduced. He is a great fan of The Bowen Technique, looks forward to the treatment and says he feels enormous benefits from them.  As he dances and does aerial on a regular basis, before he started Bowen he was complaining of painful joints and achy limbs.  His knees used to "crack" and again this hardly ever happens now.  In general there have been other benefits as well.

Parent from Rochdale, March 2017

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Our teenage boy who has a diagnosis of autism was going through a very difficult period when we first attended True Serenity/Enlightening. He was disruptive at school and aggressive at home with very few happy days.  On our first visit we were immediately impressed by the friendly atmosphere that greeted us.  Our teenage boy and us feared the worst, anticipating another early exit as had happened so many times before in other places. However this time was different and his noisy eccentric behaviour was not frowned on but just met with reassuring smiles. Lindzi Miller began setting him in a way that no one had been able to before and Lorraine started treatment with The Bowen Technique. Week by week they patiently worked with him, always putting his needs first and they quickly gained his confidence. We were amazed! From Lorraine's hard work his posture improved rapidly. He started to look better and his movements became more controlled and fluid.  This continued for a few months until he was able to maintain the improvements without any treatment. Autism is a dark place and hoping to find answers is like trying to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, mostly fruitless but you keep looking.  Thanks to the efforts of everybody at True Serenity/Enlightening the darkest days are hopefully behind us and we can see that rainbow and dream.

Parent/Carer from Rochdale March 2017

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Hay fever

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

Sports and being outside for too long

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

Yes, fully

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

My daughter (child 11 years old) has seen a big improvement in her hay fever. Her eyes no longer bother her, she does not have headaches or stomach aches and her energy levels have improved.  I also feel she is more confident in herself!

C. Pollitt (August 2016)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Painful coccyx, hip and feet

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

From sitting for long periods of time and walking

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

I can now sit in a car for a longer journey and walk further

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

After receiving about 6 Bowen treatments I now have no pain in my coccyx and very little pain in my hip and feet. I can now consider going on holiday a little further afield. What a relief. I would never have believed that such a gentle therapy could achieve so much. Thank You.

Gill from Lancashire (October 2015) 

 

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Pelvic floor muscles, knee problems, jaw, insomnia, anxiety and palpitations. Lorraine has also worked on my sinus problems which have improved a lot and my kyphosis for which I am still receiving treatment.

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

All conditions have seen a marked improvement. My jaw is more relaxed  and not as tense while sleeping. The improvements in the pelvic floor muscles mean I am able to dance and exercise more easily. 

Lorraine is excellent as she listens to what is being said and understands. She is consistent and conscientious. Her calm positive attitude instills the belief that all problems can be overcome. I feel much more positive and that I can overcome my physical ailments.

Judith (June 2015) 

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Chronic back pain for which I had to take painkillers continuously for many years on and off, pain in feet and thigh muscles, anxiety, stress and poor sleep pattern. I also have osteoarthritis. 

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

The pain interfered with work, social activities, doing errands, shopping, doing household chores, with recreational activities and with my sleep

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

Any activity I do is less painful and more enjoyable as I feel less tired and can do activities with more energy. I no longer need any painkillers.

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

I improved quite early on in the treatment but continues to improve throughout the 6 treatments. Bowen has also dealt with conditions that were not the main reason for my visit!

Pauline Massey 26th May 2015

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Soreness in the arms and heels which I had for 8 months. I took painkillers when necessary as it was interfering with my work as an artist and musician.   After 6 weeks I am no longer taking painkillers and am able to work better as I have no pain. My health is now good.

Gideon - Lancashire (May 2015)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Lower back pain and immobility for the past 4 years

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

The pain interfered with my social activities, doing errands, shopping, doing household chores and with my hobbies and recreational activities

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

I am able to walk further. I have the pleasure of doing more activities with friends and family.  I can now do my errands, my shopping and household chores. 

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

I found Bowen relaxing and unusual.  A brilliant technique that works like magic.

Lorraine certainly has studied in detail and is extremely professional in her work.  

Emily (May 2015) 

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

I have had lower back pain from December 2013. I also have Multiple Sclerosis.  

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

I was not always able to go to work. I was unable to carry much shopping.  

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

I am able to walk more and work more.  I do not need to sleep during the day as much and I can go out more without getting as tired.  I am aching less and I am not as tired.

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

Pain levels in the lower back are better and Bowen has helped with the pain in other areas.  Bowen has reduced the hot flushes and restless legs at night.

After a few phone calls I was able to claim for 5 treatments of The Bowen Technique from my private health insurance provider BUPA.

N.B. Please check with your private health insurance provider first to ensure they will accept your claim before you start treatment with The Bowen Technique.

Lynn (April 2015)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Asthma, hay fever, allergies, bad knee and generally feeling unwell, low energy, lethargic and fed up!

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

Playing sport

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

All activities are fine now and I rarely have to worry about hay fever at all!  My asthma is much improved but if I am run down I may have to limit time spent with animals.

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

I felt bemused in my first session because the movements were so gentle I didn't think anything was happening! Bowen has completely taken me by surprise!  I attended due to my asthma but along the way it has helped my jaw, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and toes. My menstrual cycle is now very settled as well as PMT.  My hay fever is now completely gone. I've lost a bit of weight and I just feel so much more happy in general.

I am optimistic about my future health and I still want to reduce my inhalers even more and if possible stop them completely.

(N.B. All changes to medication must be done in consultation with a G.P., Hospital Specialist or qualified Healthcare professional)

Louise - Lancashire (April 2015)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Lupus; painful joints; frozen shoulder; fibroids causing painful periods; headaches

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

Movement was painful, my joints cracked, restricted movement and weakness

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

Movement has improved significantly, is less painful and period pain has improved

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

Bowen has had a significant effect on my day to day life. I still have symptoms but these are managed with a Bowen session every 4 weeks. My mobility has improved, my pain is reduced, my joints do not crack when I bend them. My headaches have gone and I feel better able to cope with everything.

Catherine - Lancashire (March 2015)

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Mr Singleton came to see me about the severe pain he was experiencing in his shoulder which was restricting the use of his arm in daily life. He reported a 90% improvement and near to complete recovery after completing 90% of his treatments. When asked about Bowen Technique he replied that he "had severe doubts that the treatment would work but that the results were amazing and he therefore he would recommend The Bowen Technique to anyone with muscular problems. I can't thank Lorraine and her team at True Serenity enough as the service was very professional and run to a high standard. "

September 2014

 

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Having suffered with back/neck problems for several years, a friend recommended that I try the Bowen Technique and I made an appointment at The Physiotherapy Clinic in Bamford, Rochdale.  On my first visit Lorraine put me at my ease as she asked about the history of my problems.  Her treatment whilst fully clothed, was very gentle but subtle and very relaxing. Most other 'alternative treatments' I have had over the years for my problems have been quite uncomfortable but Lorraine's treatment is so gentle that I almost fell asleep whilst lying on the massage table.  After the very first treatment I felt some improvement and on the second treatment I explained that I had a terrible headache and within ten minutes of the treatment my head pain had gone. My neck and knee (that I initially contacted her about) are feeling much better. I am looking forward to my next appointment with Lorraine. If, like me you have been struggling with health problems.  I would recommend this totally committed lady who has your health interests at heart, you will not be disappointed.

"Anne from Oldham" (March 2014)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Arthritis in various parts, vertigo and bad sleeping

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

Inhibited walking and I was drained through lack of sleep

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

Fully and I feel wonderful

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

I have no problems walking distances.  I don't feel drained.  I am able to grip things that I found difficult before treatment.  I could not put my head back because of vertigo and arthritis and now it is much improved.  My general well-being is wonderful.  I cannot praise Bowen enough.

Pauline - Heywood (Sept 2013)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Muscle spasms in my back

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

Moving in general

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

Yes, after the first treatment

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

I have felt amazing!  After the 2nd treatment I travelled a long distance and after missing a flight, I slept on the airport floor and my back has been brilliant.  My body has felt very different - it feels "light" and at ease as well as  relieved from all pain.

Nicky  –  Rochdale  (April 2013)

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What complaint or symptoms brought you for a Bowen treatment?

Asthma

What did your symptoms prevent you from doing?

Anything strenuous without medication

Have you been able to resume doing them partially/ fully since having Bowen treatment?

Yes, fully, without all the medication

How have you benefitted from your Bowen treatment?

After the first treatment, I wondered if Bowen was right for me, but I was determined to carry on with it.  After the 5th treatment I noticed a big improvement in my breathing and since the 7th treatment, I haven't used any medication.

Pat  –  Bury  (April 2013)

(N.B. All changes to medication must be done in consultation with a G.P., Hospital Specialist or qualified Healthcare professional)

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Lorraine has successfully treated the symptoms and discomfort caused by my extremely painful eczema, and also treated a trapped sciatic nerve, thoroughly recommended.

Anne – Rochdale (2012)

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Lorraine’s healing helped me through the most emotionally challenging time of my life.  Being desperate     for any form of help at the time- it just took Lorraine’s gentle hands to calm mind and body to get my life back on track.

Amy – Rochdale (2011)

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Thank-you for your professionalism and expertise.

Joy - Rochdale (2011)

Contact Information

True Serenity, Centre for Holistic Excellence

Blue Pit Mill
Queensway
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 2PG

Tel: 01706 630750

Mobile: 07834 489949

Opening times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday & Thursday
10.00am - 8.30pm

Wednesday & Friday                          10.00am - 6pm 

Saturday                                       10.00am - 2.00pm

*Additional hours by arrangement* 

NB: Closed Bank Holidays

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