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FAQs

What conditions can benefit?

There is a wide range of conditions both acute and chronic where Bowen Therapy has provided either long-term rapid remission or a significant improvement in presenting problem and and general well being. Conditions that can respond well include:

  • Acute/chronic pain with musculo-skeletal or neurological origins
  • fibromyalgia                                                               
  • back pain
  • arthritic pain
  • sciatica
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • neck pain
  • arm pain/carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ syndrome
  • shoulder pain
  • leg/foot pain
  • emotional depression/stress
  • sporting and other trauma injuries
  • stroke recovery

Benefits

  • encourage deep relaxation
  • release deep tension
  • encourage energy flow
  • facilitate lymphatic drainage of toxins & waste
  • promote good circulation
  • increase mobility
  • encourage the body to relax, realign & heal itself
  • encourage the body to rebalance itself
  • stress reduction

Appointment

It is suggested and encouraged that you schedule an appointment a week or more in advance. At times there are same day bookings available. The therapists will often suggest booking a few appointments in advance to ensure a proper therapeutic response in the body. It may have taken years or decades for these problems to develop. It must be appreciated that your process of healing may require a series of treatment sessions.  Three or four treatments are normally all that is needed to treat a condition, but may take longer depending upon length of time of condition, severity etc. 

How many will I need?

Three or four treatments spaced one week apart are all that is usually required. However, chronic conditions may need longer.  Your first treatment will include a full diagnosis which allows me to work out the best treatment plan for your needs. Follow-up maintenance sessions every six weeks are recommended to keep the body in optimum condition.

Do I need to get undressed for my treatment?

A pair of sport shorts and top is fine.  However, if you prefer to remain fully clothed then loose, light-weight clothing is best, i.e. T-shirt, jog-pants.  Natural Bowen Therapy’s policy is that you wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes we do. In order that someone else can take your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice.  If you need to cancel your appointment  please ring 01803 858521 or 07967544551 and leave a message. Cancellation within 4 hours of appointment or failure to attend will be charged the FULL session charge. Cancellation on the day of treatment but giving more than 4 hours notice will be charged 50% of the session cost.  Should I need to cancel your appointment and cannot give adequate notice your treatment price will be reduced.

Does my extended healthcare cover your treatments?

The majority of extended health care plans cover Bowen Therapy treatments. The answer to this is in your insurance policy.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

There is no requirement to have a referral from your GP, unless this is a requirement by your extended health care plan. You need to check with your policy to see if you need one to be reimbursed for the treatments. 


Disclaimer: Bowen therapists are not doctors and do not offer diagnoses.  Natural Bowen Therapy recommends that if you have any medical concerns you should always seek an appropriate medical opinion where necessary.