Bowen Technique Therapy at the the Fairbourne Clinic

Bowen Technique Therapy was developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong , Australia in the 1950’s.
What is Bowen Technique Therapy?
Bowen Technique Therapy offers your body and mind the opportunity to reboot itself and restore structural integrity, reduce pain, anxiety and bring balance back to the body. It does not impose the will of the therapist but treats you as a unique individual and each treatment is specifically tailored to you after a thorough consultation.
Bowen Technique Therapy is a gentle, subtle, non-invasive, and relaxing therapy which makes it suitable for everyone from new-born babies through to our older population. Most clients report a sense of calmness, reduction of pain and wellbeing at the end of a treatment.
Bowen Technique Therapy consists of three moves. Skin slack, gentle pressure and then a rolling move over muscle, tendon, and fascia. It is not massage.
Unique to Bowen are a series of short breaks whereby the body is left resting quietly to respond to the moves. This gives the body time to trigger the brain to switch off the “Fight or “Flight “response and make subtle and fine adjustments which help to relieve pain, tension and rebalance the body both chemically and physically.

Important Features of Bowen
It is tailored to your symptoms and needs. We neither need nor will give a diagnosis. We look at working with the original source of the problem (often not the area that you are experiencing pain). It is a whole-body treatment which has the aim of helping your body to be able to identify and correct areas to restore balance to the body.

Being able to switch of the “Fight of Flight” response has a huge effect on the body. It can not only help to crate calmness, but reduce blood pressure, improve breathing, aid circulation, digestion and boost the immune system. With the calming comes relaxation of the fascia and therefore promotes relaxation of tight muscles, ligaments tendons and scar tissue.
How does it Work?
The Bowen Technique helps the body remember how to heal itself. The gentle yet powerful Bowen moves send neurological impulses to the brain resulting in immediate responses of muscle relaxation and pain reduction. The moves create energy surges. Electrical impulses sent to the nervous system remind the body to regain normal movement in joints, muscles and tendons. This helps to relieve muscle spasms and increase blood and lymph flow.
The Bowen Technique affects the body primarily through the nervous and the bio-energetic systems, to bring it into a state of balance.
Some people feel shifts in their bodies during and after a Bowen treatment.
Symptoms Commonly helped by Bowen Technique Therapy#
Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, sciatica, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s, ME, MS, Migraines
Infertility, Menopause, PMS, Irregular periods, Hormonal Balance. Prostate Cancer
IBS, Chrones, Constipation
Helps with
Posture. Energy Levels, Insomnia, Flexibility, Mobility, Stress Anxiety.


Warm and friendly staff will greet you on your arrival at the clinic, and comfortable relaxing, modern treatment rooms are used to give you a totally regenerating experience.


There is plenty of off-street parking and the clinic is on a regular bus route and is within a few minutes walk from Newbury train station.


The Fairbourne Clinic offers a wide range of therapies by fully qualified therapists in quiet surroundings at affordable rates.


Although based in Newbury, West Berkshire we have clients who travel from Thatcham, Hungerford, Sandhurst and Didcot. People have sought us out from Abingdon, Winchester, Wantage and Witney. Our reputation has travelled as far as Southampton, Oxford, Wokingham, and Swindon. There may be other clinics in Portsmouth, Whitchurch, Reading and Bracknell, but clients will still come to us for the best in holistic complimentary medicine. Whether you live in Salisbury, Andover, Crowthorne or Basingstoke give us a call and come and visit us - you'll be pleasantly surprised.