Many people have found bowen to be an effective Back pain treatment and found relief from many other conditions. 

Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain over the course of their lifetime, from aches and pains to extreme chronic and debilitating pain that affects daily life.

With so many apparent pain relief options available, the choice is abundant but with often very short term results. That’s how many discover The Bowen Technique, which can provide long term relief from ongoing back pain, using very gentle and subtle yet powerful work.

Signs and symptoms of back pain can include:

  • Aching muscles

  • Shooting or stabbing pain

  • Pain that moves down your leg

  • A consistent dull aching

  • Limited flexibility or movement of the back

Causes of back pain

Whilst it’s not always possible to know what causes back pain, and it’s rarely anything serious, it can really affect day to day life.

Most back pain is what's known as "nonspecific" where there is no obvious known cause or "mechanical" where the pain originates from the joints, bones or soft tissue.

Nonspecific back pain:

  • Often feels worse when moving around – (although it's not a good idea to avoid moving your back completely, as this can worsen the condition and prolong healing)

  • Could sometimes be the result of poor posture or lifting something incorrectly, and often occurs for no apparent reason

  • May be due to a minor injury such as pulled muscle or sprain.

  • Can often coincide with feeling stressed or run down

  • Can get better or worse depending on your position

  • Can develop suddenly or over time


Medical conditions that can cause back pain include:


  • A 'slipped' disk (a disc of cartilage in the spine pressing on a nerve) – causing back pain and numbness, tingling and weakness in the back as well as other parts of the body

  • Sciatica (irritation of the nerve that runs from the lower back) – causing pain, numbness and tingling in the lower back, buttocks, legs and feet

  • Arthritis. Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back.

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (swelling of the joints in the spine) – causes pain and stiffness that's often worse in the morning and can improve with movement

  • Spondylolisthesis (a bone in the spine slipping out of position) – this can cause lower back pain and stiffness, as well as numbness and a tingling sensation

Very rarely, back pain can be a sign of a serious problem, see your GP if you’re concerned.



Bowen Therapy and Back pain

Bowen is an extremely powerful and supportive technique to deal with the many different forms of back pain that arise from various conditions, imbalances, stresses and strains within the body that so often are the root cause of back pain.    

One of the hugely beneficial advantages of Bowen Therapy is that it addresses the body as a whole and not just specific issues. This can lead to remarkable results, often resolving other issues at the same time as your sore back!

Unlike massage, Bowen Therapy is a more gentle, no force approach that triggers the body's own innate healing abilities and can leave long lasting results.


Get in contact today to see what Bowen can do for you.

Often only a short course of treatments are needed and discounts are available on multiple bookings if booked together.



The Musculo Skeletal System

Frozen Shoulder/Shoulder Pain • Tennis Elbow • RSI • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Arthritic Pain • TMJ Syndrome • Scoliosis • Postural Problems • Gait Disorders • Fibromyalgia • Leg Length Discrepancies • Plantar Fasciitis • Shin Splints • Foot and Ankle Problems • Hernia • Knee and Hip Restrictions • Pelvic Problems • Sciatica


The Respiratory System

Asthma • Bronchitis • Hay Fever • Sinusitis • Allergies


The Digestive System

Constipation • Colic • Crohn's Disease • Indigestion • Bowel Problems • IBS • Haemorrhoids


Physical Professions

Improved Flexibility • Improved Performance • Injury Prevention • Sports Injury Recovery


General Well-being

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Migraine/Headaches • Vertigo/Balance Problems • Tinnitus • Prostate Problems



Infertility • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome • Menopausal Symptoms


During Pregnancy

Back Ache/Sciatica • Breast Tenderness • Swollen Legs • Carpal Tunnel • General Well-being and Energy Levels


Post Childbirth

Re-aligning the Body and Spine after Childbirth • Mastitis


Children and Babies

Colic in Infants • Asthma • Glue Ear • Sinus Problems • Headache and Migraine • Indigestion • Dyslexia • Cerebral Palsy • Dyspraxia • ADHD • Bed Wetting


Seamus is highly trained and experienced, with continuous training throughout the 9 years of practicing this subtle and profound therapy. He qualified with The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 2008 and is a full member of the Bowen Association UK, and is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the UK governments' regulatory body for complementary therapies.


What recipients of Bowen therapy have said:


Back pain, insomnia and depression/anxiety.

" I am very glad to have received Bowen and I attribute my great improvements psychologically and physically to it. I have been able to rise out of deep depression and start addressing issues of my health, chiefly weight loss, and I have a brighter and more optimistic outlook on life. My back is back to normal and with the weight loss my future health is being secured further. The results as far as I am concerned have been practically magical. "

Jonathan, 37


Repetitive strain injury.

"I'm a professional musician and I came to Bowen with a specific problem in my forearms. After a couple of sessions, I realised that was only the tip of the iceberg and that I had serious tension in places I'd never have imagined, such as my jaw, thighs, lower back, and just about everywhere. I've now been coming every week for a while, and after each session I feel twice as light and as if I'm walking on air, amazed at how effortless by body can really feel. The day after my third session, an invisible pressure lifted from my chest and I could breathe with an ease I never thought possible. A freer posture has improved my state of mind and confidence. Now that I realise just how much our bodies are unwittingly abused, I'm hoping it might be kinder to me in old age if I take better care of it now!

Seamus is a great therapist and I'd recommend him. He is friendly yet professional, and makes you feel at ease." Gaspar, 22


Recurring Shoulder Pain.

"I had a recurring shoulder injury that prevented restful sleep and restricted my movement for over 4 months.  Various treatments and rest only gave temporary relief until I was introduced to Seamus and the Bowen Technique.  It is designed to assist in helping the body manage its own recovery and is particularly successful at treating recurring muscular injuries, like mine.  Within a short course of treatment the improvement in pain relief and range of movement was dramatic and today I sleep well and am back to full training, all thanks to Seamus and the Bowen Technique."

Darren, 40


Knee pain.

'It gave me a wonderful calm sense of peace, alleviated the pain, and changed my state completely.’

Shakeel, 49


Persistent shoulder pain, low energy and acute menopausal symptoms

"After the first session I realised he had expert hands, as the back pain I suffered for a few months got better.

After the second session my menopause symptoms were gone and I felt on top of the world . "

Christine, 50


Crohn’s Disease.

"Since starting my Bowen therapy sessions, I feel that there has been a positive effect on pain and tiredness, as well as an incredible feeling of wellbeing for days following treatment. This has helped me with management of my depression, in turn easing the nausea exacerbated by stress. "

Paul, 33


Severe neck/shoulder pain and temporomandibular joint problems.   

"When I walked into the treatment room that day, my pain was at 10.  When I left, it was at about a 4.  The next day it went down to a 2, and the day following it was gone.  Not only that, I seemed to have gained a great deal of mental clarity from the session. "

Wendy, 34



‘I had my first treatment in early July and have not had a migraine since and it is now early November.......I cannot recommend this therapy and especially Seamus highly enough. I believe this is the best money I have ever spent on myself and consider it a bargain for the improvement to my quality of life.’

 Tammy, 49



We recommend that for all serious medical conditions you should visit your GP first.

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