What Can Bowen Therapy Be Used For?

Bowen Therapy addresses a wide range of conditions because it’s stimulating the body to heal itself! Our body wants to be in a balanced state, and the stimulus that is given through Bowen therapy helps the body achieve it.

Some of the most common conditions that I use Bowen Therapy to help clients with:

Back ache

  • Sciatic
  • SIJ dysfunction
  • General stiffness

Hip discomfort

  • Bursitis of the hip
  • Pelvic discomfort

Knee, Ankle and Foot Problems

  • Painful knees from walking stairs
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stiff ankles
  • Calf tightness

Shoulder / Elbow / Wrist pain

  • Stiff and aching shoulders
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Aching wrists from overuse

Headaches / Migraines

  • Tension and other type of headaches

Respiratory Conditions

  • To aid in lymphatic drainage after infections
  • Relaxes the diaphragm to make breathing more effortless

Digestive & Bowel issues

  • Constipation
  • IBS

Menstrual & Hormonal problems

  • Irregular periods from teens to mature women
  • Painful periods
  • Infertility in some cases (depending on the cause)
  • Menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, etc.

Bedwetting in Children

  • A common condition in children that is difficult for the child, particularly with school camps and kid’s sleepovers.

Unsettled babies

  • Calms the baby, so they sleep better and feel better, resulting in a happier family
  • Colic symptoms

Stress & Anxiety

Because Bowen Therapy has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, clients tend to feel more at ease after their treatment, and quite often report improvements with their sleep.


  • The sooner injuries are treated with Bowen Therapy the better. Long standing injuries can be treated too, but may take longer to resolve and depends on the type and severity of the injury.  The body begins to compensate when an injury has been left for longer untreated, e.g. Sprained ankles, falls, etc.

Muscular aches and pains can be reduced with Bowen Therapy when used on people who suffer from conditions such as Arthritis and some auto-immune diseases such as Fibromyalgia.  It won’t cure these types of conditions but can often give some relief from the pain they are experiencing.

Sometimes it’s also beneficial to tape areas of the body after Bowen Therapy (i.e. knees and ankles) to support the joint while it heals.  Exercises may be given where appropriate to help support recovery and become part of the treatment plan.