Testimonials

Some of the people I have helped

At the start of my Bowen Therapy I suffered with both back and chest pain.  I was very stressed and continually felt tense and my levels of anxiety were incredibly high. I had never heard of Bowen Therapy, so I am amazed that such gentle and relaxing treatment can produce such good results so quickly to both my physical and mental well-being. No-one else could determine if my chest pain was muscular / skeletal related or anxiety related. After 4 Bowen treatments, the pains in my upper back and chest have improved immensely.  This in turn has reduced the level of my anxiety.  The release of tension from my upper back and shoulders has helped me feel so much more relaxed and thus enabled me to get a better night’s sleep. I would highly recommend Karen and Bowen to anyone.  It is such a pleasant and relaxing experience.  After each treatment, I go home feeling totally de-stressed. Karen is incredibly professional and knowledgeable, but with a very warm and caring nature.  She very quickly puts you at ease and makes you feel very comfortable at all times.  I wish I had found her sooner.Lesley Guyver

I have some health issues which are ME, Fibromyalgia and also Arthritis in both knees. I have already had a half knee replacement on one knee. So I was interested to find out if Bowen could help me! I have had several therapy sessions now and I am amazed at the difference in my overall feeling of well being and my energy levels and spirits have improved, especially as the therapy is so gentle and non invasive. My lower and upper back and neck pain has also significantly improved. As for my knees, well, they have been almost pain free, which is fantastic. After a recent session concentrating particularly on my knees I travelled to London and walked around an exhibition for a few hours and afterwards I wasn’t in as much pain or even as exhausted as I would have been prior to the Bowen Therapy! I think it’s amazing and would certainly recommend anyone to try it!Val Morton

I have had four treatments with you and all I can say is thank you so much. When I first came to you I had such a painful joints I honestly thought I would have to give up taking our dog for walks which would have been devastating for me.  Now I’m pain free my posture has improved , and am generally feeling good , and would recommend Bowen therapy to my friends.June Stimpson

I have suffered with lower back pain for many years and had many treatments that never gave me much relief. I had never heard of Bowen until I met Karen, she suggested that she may be able to help me so I went along not  really knowing what to expect. After the first session I noticed that I had much more flexibility and significantly less pain, after my third visit I was drug and pain free and moving. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough she makes you feel as ease from the start, listens to your symptoms and then tailors your treatment, results are excellent and I cannot praise Karen highly enough.Jane Desmond

When I first came to see you I wasn’t sure that you would be able to help as I have had this problem for over 30 years. I have had many different treatments including osteopaths, chiropractors and acupuncture etc etc. and nothing has really helped. I was unsure about what you could do for me but after my first treatment I was very impressed but cautious – it was amazing how I had shuffled in to your house but came out walking upright. It is now two weeks since I had my third treatment from you and my back still feels so much better – I had thought that by now it would have gone back to how it was before.Dennis Dawkins

I am a 51 year old man with multiple pain issues mainly I thought my back, neck and left arm. I have spent loads previously on deep massage therapy thinking that it was muscular tightness that was causing my pain. This was sometimes a painful process…..no pain no gain. Therefore, I was very sceptical about this Bowen treatment process as there is little or no pain and it is not the slightest bit invasive. I found it hard to believe that anything this gentle could do me any good. How wrong I was, Karen has completely turned my scepticism into optimistic reality. She has discovered now that it is my pelvis that is causing the bulk of my pain and has tried differing Bowen techniques to make me feel so much less in pain and giving me freedom of movement that I have not experienced for some years. I cannot recommend highly enough Karen and her treatment technique she has made and continues to make fantastic improvements in my general well being, her gentle way and explanation of the process is a credit to her tenacious approach to her work.

Thank you very much.Neil Morton

I first saw you on 30 April 2013 for treatment on my knees. I was in a lot of discomfort following an accident 3 years ago that had torn the cartilage in my left knee. After my first treatment I left you feeling very relaxed and with high hopes and after my third treatment I noticed that when I went to stand up from being seated I could do so in a more natural way, when previously it had taken a huge amount of effort to achieve this. To date this is still the case and I am also delighted to say that my knee hasn’t given way again since starting this treatment. In summary – my knee feels a lot easier now and as an added bonus I feel more relaxed and in better spirits. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and Bowen. Thank you!Gillian Wells

I have some health issues which are ME, Fibromyalgia and also Arthritis in both knees. I have already had a half knee replacement on one knee. So I was interested to find out if Bowen could help me! I have had several therapy sessions now and I am amazed at the difference in my overall feeling of well being and my energy levels and spirits have improved, especially as the therapy is so gentle and non invasive. My lower and upper back and neck pain has also significantly improved. As for my knees, well, they have been almost pain free, which is fantastic. After a recent session concentrating particularly on my knees I travelled to London and walked around an exhibition for a few hours and afterwards I wasn’t in as much pain or even as exhausted as I would have been prior to the Bowen Therapy! I think it’s amazing and would certainly recommend anyone to try it!Val Morton

Having given up smoking last year I found I was having persistent cold symptoms.   Whilst I realised my body was repairing itself after years of abuse I found it was getting harder to function & it was really starting to bring me down.  Having had Bowen in the past which helped to clear up a long term kidney infection I thought I would try it for my latest health issue. I went along to Karen where we discussed all my ailments in great detail while she made notes on my symptoms double checking to ensure she had understood correctly.  Karen explained how she worked so I knew what was going on at all times. I have to date had three sessions relating to this ailment & have to say that it seems to have worked spectacularly well. I thoroughly recommend this treatment to anyone.Louise Alston

After weeks and weeks of a painful shoulder, which I put down to work and old age, I came to you for treatment. After 2 sessions my shoulder is now pain free and I am able to go about my usual activities as normal again. Thank you Karen.Sarah Day

I am a 51 year old man with multiple pain issues mainly I thought my back, neck and left arm. I have spent loads previously on deep massage therapy thinking that it was muscular tightness that was causing my pain. This was sometimes a painful process…..no pain no gain. Therefore, I was very sceptical about this Bowen treatment process as there is little or no pain and it is not the slightest bit invasive. I found it hard to believe that anything this gentle could do me any good. How wrong I was, Karen has completely turned my scepticism into optimistic reality. She has discovered now that it is my pelvis that is causing the bulk of my pain and has tried differing Bowen techniques to make me feel so much less in pain and giving me freedom of movement that I have not experienced for some years. I cannot recommend highly enough Karen and her treatment technique she has made and continues to make fantastic improvements in my general well being, her gentle way and explanation of the process is a credit to her tenacious approach to her work.

Thank you very much.Neil Morton

I had previously read about the Bowen Technique in magazines, but didn’t completely understand it, however Karen was recommended to me by a friend so thought I would try this. I had been suffering with a frozen shoulder for almost a year and despite other treatments I was still struggling to get a full range of movement which was affecting my ability to play netball.

Karen checked my posture and aligned my body with small gentle moves which were actually quite relaxing – even after the 1st treatment the mobility in my shoulder had improved significantly. She also found a problem with my hip which had become “locked” and was affecting my hip and lower back. Again more gentle moves which really helped.

I can highly recommend Karen  – her knowledge of the anatomy is amazing, she is very professional  and a lovely person, who is driven by her desire to help people feel better. Thank you.Karen Randell

I’d like to say something about why I came to you for treatment and the affect it has had on me since I started. As you know I’d been suffering from nerve problems in my back & leg to the point where it was painful to walk. I’d been given a course of tablets by the doctor but these only had limited results.  My son wanted me to try a massage but I was very worried as at my age of 80 my skin is thin and I would bruise easily. My son was not very happy about this but overheard some of the ladies in his office talking about the “Bowen” system of treatment. One of the ladies, Lesley was being treated by you and was kind enough to arrange a visit for me. I can tell you that I was full of doubts when I approached your front door but as my son had dropped me off I couldn’t turn back!

I must admit that from the start you explained everything and soon put me at ease.  The treatment? Well at first I couldn’t understand what it could possibly do. You would apply a small amount of pressure to me and then disappear. After a while I became use to this and relaxed. When the time was up, I got up without expecting the experience had made any difference. Climbing down the first set of stair were as normal but as I started the second flight, my legs suddenly seemed to work! Walking out to the car, my son commented that I was walking normally! Since then I have been coming regularly and as important carrying out the exercises you have given me to do at home. As with all things, some days are better than others but after a few weeks, I am definitely much more mobile than before. I have never suffered any bruising and really look forward to the treatments which I now find very relaxing.  As with most people, I have looked on the internet and made my own judgements. For me the “Bowen” method works and is giving me benefits that no other treatment provided. I would never tell anyone not to have medical care from their doctor but I would also recommend they use Bowen to complement it as I can’t see as it can ever do any harm to try.

Thank you for my treatment and thank you for being so friendly.Brenda

When I first started Bowen I had no idea what to expect, in my head I was expecting a traditional massage.  Karen explained everything in detail, what she was going to do, and what I could expect. I felt extremely relaxed in a very comfortable treatment room. Karen listened in detail to all I had to say and each time I had a treatment, I felt more comfortable with my condition and in very safe hands. I have recommended Karen and Bowen to all my friends and family.Anna Fitzgerald

I have suffered with lower back pain for many years and had many treatments that never gave me much relief. I had never heard of Bowen until I met Karen, she suggested that she may be able to help me so I went along not  really knowing what to expect. After the first session I noticed that I had much more flexibility and significantly less pain, after my third visit I was drug and pain free and moving. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough she makes you feel as ease from the start, listens to your symptoms and then tailors your treatment, results are excellent and I cannot praise Karen highly enough.Jane Desmond

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