What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen therapy is a soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia in various parts of the body. This therapy can be effective to help relieve everyday stresses and revitalise the whole person.
Each Bowen therapy session varies according to the particular problems of the client. By focusing on the lower and mid back and legs, the upper back, shoulders and the neck, a sense of wellbeing can be achieved, helping relaxation, aiding sleep – helping to remove everyday stress and anxiety that can make us feel under-par or prevent us functioning at our optimum.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified practitioner who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of Bowen Therapy.
You can check whether a Bowen Therapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register here
By choosing practitioners registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.
Registering with CNHC
The Bowen Therapy Training courses listed here meet the National Occupational Standards and the Bowen Therapy Core Curriculum.
CNHC works with the following Bowen Therapy professional associations who check the details of practitioners' training, insurance and experience and confirms whether they are eligible for CNHC registration:
a) If you belong any of the professional associations listed above, click on the link to your association and you will be directed either to a ‘CNHC Request to Register’ form or to the association website with instructions on how to apply.
b) If you DO NOT belong to a professional association listed, please call 020 3668 0406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will explain how you can proceed with your application to register.
Choosing to register with CNHC brings a wide range of benefits - but most importantly shows to the public that you uphold high standards of practice in your work. Being registered builds trust with your clients, health providers and the public by demonstrating that you “Stand up for Standards.” Click here for further information