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Has anyone tried "Bowen Therapy" for a sore back

(9 Posts)
ssd Thu 04-Jun-09 11:38:35

did it work?

any advice appreciated!

meakin Thu 04-Jun-09 23:42:03

I had 2 sessions for dodgy knee. It worked in that it got better after a week but I don't know if it would have anyway. It got a lot worse in that week before it go better but I was warned it would.
Although it seems at the time that nothing is happening, I think it does something as I alway have squint shoulders (clothes hang off one side) but for about a month afterwards this was fixed.
Gone back to squint self now.
If you can afford to experiment give it a go - it won't do anyharm.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Thu 04-Jun-09 23:58:20

I am trained in Bowen Technique so a bit biased but would recommend it thoroughly - it is gentle but very effective. I found Bowen as I had a very bad back and had been going to a chiropractor every single week for a year with no real success. Bowen sorted me out in 4 sessions and my back has never been as bad since. Well worth giving it a go but do try to have at least 3/4 sessions to get the maximum benefit. smile

MrsBonJovi Fri 05-Jun-09 00:00:33

I went once and it helped a bit for a sore neck but I couldnt afford follow up treatement. Its a very strange therapy...i didnt know what to expect. May be worth trying,

Hangingbellyofbabylon Fri 05-Jun-09 00:07:26

worth checking prices as well as they do vary - I charge £20/session if you're anywhere near Bournemouth grin.

ssd Fri 05-Jun-09 08:55:56

I've been quoted £50!

morethanyoubargainfor Fri 05-Jun-09 09:04:11

can i just ask what is the Bowen therapy? i ask as i have a very bad back injury from 15 years ago, and curently having a bad spell, (not being able to stand straight an dit takes me up to 25 mins to get off couch etc)
so am intrested in anything new.

aprilflowers Fri 05-Jun-09 23:45:22

yes - really helped me

gremlindolphin Wed 10-Jun-09 22:06:01

I had Bowen for facial paralysis after an operation - it was fantastic, really interesting and I enjoyed it a lot.

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