A Bowen treatment is very relaxing.
It is mostly performed with the person lying on a treatment couch, although Tom Bowen (the originator of the work) provided beds in his clinic, order to encourage a sense of deeper relaxation.
The Bowen Technique embodies a truly holistic approach to healthcare. It is concerned not just with treating specific conditions and symptoms, but also with encouraging a natural potential for health to express itself in every aspect of the patient's life.

A unique feature of the Bowen Technique is the frequent pauses between each series od moves. These are given to allow the body to respond and integrate what is being done. During these pauses, the therapist will usually leave the room.
This lets the person relax without feeling that they have to keep up a conversation ot that they are being watched.
Bowen therapists sometimes talk about the different effects on posture, particularly 'ascending' and 'descending' influences. The key to effective treatment is to find where the original organising factor in someone's condition is located. For example, a knee injury might be due to a weak toe joint or a pelvic imbalance that is putting undue strain on a knee as that person walks. Similarly, headaches may be the result of an old fall on the tailbone.

Helen Cotter

Certified Bowen Therapist
BAA affiliated


Phone: 04 34 145 493
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121 Cameron road
Reid River,
Townsville Qld 4816

 Diploma Specialised Bowen Therapy

Appointment for treatment at clinic or mobile in the Charters Towers and all Townsville areas.


Welcome to Bowen Bodies

Bowen Bodies uses Tom Bowen's original Bowen Technique and uses no substitute methods. 

The Bowen Technique (Bowen Therapy) is a very subtle (and highly effective) therapy that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. It is particularly suitable for skeletal, joint and muscle problems, as well as for babies and children.

Helen Cotter, founder of Bowen Bodies, is here to help you to "feel better naturally" whether your problem is a recent injury, a long term result of a previous injury or a chronic disorder, Bowen Therapy can bring relief.

Helen can treat you by appointment at her clinic, mobile in the Charters Towers, Ayr, Ingham and all Townsville areas.

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