Sarah Woodhouse Reflexology, Fertility Reflexology and Relaxation Techniques
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Bowen is a holistic technique that works on the connective tissue (fascia) of the body. By using a sequence of light and gentle moves on specific areas of the body, the therapist is, in effect, asking the brain to check that each of these area's is working as it should and kick starting the body's own innate ability to heal itself my making the small adjustments necessary if it's not. The treatment itself is painless, gentle and is suitable for all ages. Many clients experience a real feeling of well-being and total relaxation during the treatment, and some even drift off.

Many of my clients have had quick and profound results on a number of conditions and situations after only 3 treatments.

Here's a short video about Bowen, what it is, how it works, and how people have found it beneficial:

What are the benefits of a Bowen treatment?
Can anyone have Bowen?
What happens during a Bowen treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
Bowen for fertility and pregnancy

What are the benefits of a Bowen treatment?

Bowen can help with a variety of conditions and situations, including:

  • Back pain
  • General aches and pains
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen shoulder or tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Jaw discomfort
  • Asthma
  • Hayfever
  • Colic
  • Headaches or sinus problems
  • Stress and tension
  • Digestion issues
  • Fatigue
  • Problems sleeping
  • Knee, heel or foot pain
  • Seeking support for fertility issues
  • Problems relaxing

  • Can anyone have a Bowen treatment?

    Bowen is suitable for any age, even from the tiniest newborn baby. My youngest client has been around 8 days old. There are very few situations were Bowen is not suitable, including during pregnancy.

    What happens during a Bowen treatment?

    The initial step of any treatment is a detailed consultation, which is why I allocate extra time to your first treatment. I will take a detailed medical history, including any medication that you are currently taking, and we will work through the key issues you are hoping that Bowen can support you with, recording information along the way that will help provide a series of markers to which we can return to each week to monitor your progress.

    The treatment can be performed through light clothing, and it takes place on a therapists couch where, once you are comfortable, I will perform a sequence of gentle moves on specific areas of the body. Between each sequence of moves I will leave a short break where I will leave the room for between 2-5 minutes. This may sound slightly crazy, but when you look at it logically it makes sense - we are asking the body to start the healing process, and so by giving a series of short prompts followed by a short break we are allowing the body to focus on the healing process and process those prompts, rather be overloaded by instructions or distracted by me standing in the room.

    At the end of the treatment we will discuss how you can continue to support yourself at home.

    How many treatments will I need?

    Bowen is about getting to the root of the problem and trying to effect a permanent change wherever possible, and really that is up to the body. Most of my clients find that 3 treatments, each 5-7 days apart, is the optimum number, giving the best possible chance at restoring its natural balance, but it may be that you only require 1 or 2. On rare occasions I may recommend a 4th, but never more than this in one set of treatments. If you are going to feel a difference it will either be within those 3 treatments, or within about 6 weeks from the first treatment - sometimes your body needs time to process what we have asked it to do so change is not always immediate.

    After this, it may be that you never need another treatment, or it may be that you need to pop back from time to time for a little prompt. I can't emphasise enough that this treatment is about trying to affect a permanent or at least long-term change, not regular monthly weekly or monthly treatments.

    Bowen for fertility and pregnancy

    Bowen can help support you on your fertility journey. As with any complementary therapy no promises can ever be made, but we can certainly look at supporting you with issues that may possibly be affecting your fertility, both for men and women - for example postural issues, hormonal issues, emotional issues etc.

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