Welcome to The Bowen Technique
Discover how this remarkable fascial release technique called Bowen can help you recover from injuries faster, find relief from pain, and aid your body’s recovery. I specialise in applying the Bowen Technique to your problems so that you can get back to your normal life quicker.
Bowen is a soft tissue remedial therapy. It encourages the body’s systems to rebalance and re-align thereby promoting healing and can help in a very wide range of conditions. When you receive your Bowen treatment it will consist of a series of gentle, rolling moves primarily with fingers or thumbs over muscle, ligament, tendon and connective tissue. This is a light pressure and no manipulation or high velocity movements are involved. These gentle moves are directly on skin, or if you prefer, through light clothing. In between sets of Bowen moves I will leave the room for short periods to allow you to rest. This pause is believed to allow the brain time to absorb the information it has received and act upon it.
Bowen is suitable to use on anyone from newborns to the elderly and substantial relief from pain and discomfort is frequently experienced after the first 2 - 3 sessions.
My name is Alwyn Wood. I have been practising Bowen since 2006 when I qualified with the European College of Bowen Studies (now College of Bowen Studies) under the supervision of Julian Baker, the most experienced Bowen Therapy teacher in Europe.
I am a member of the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (MBTPA), the main accrediting body for the technique that now has more than 400 members. Alongside their Bowen training, practitioners accredited by the Association have studied anatomy and physiology to Diploma level, and have a current First Aid Certificate. They are required to attend regular professional development courses to enhance their skills. BTPA also provides members with a code of ethics and practice.
Details can be found on the BTPA website or by contacting the help line on 0844 561 7173.
I am CNHC Registered. The purpose of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council is to enhance public safety; its accredited register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This demonstrates to members of the general public and other healthcare providers that I conform to national standards of practice in my work. It enables the general public, and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners, to choose with confidence well qualified practitioners in their field.
The CNHC website makes it easy for you to check my registration.
My interest in complementary medicine has been over many years. I am a General Natural Therapist (GNT) with a Diploma in Advanced Holistic Practice (D.AHP). That training was undertaken through the Integrative College of Holistic Medicine which is affiliated to and accredited by the Association of Holistic Practitioners (International) and the Open International University for Complementary Medicine.
I am a member of the British Register of Complementary Practitioners for Bowen Therapy, Oriental Medicine (non-invasive) and Holistic Practice. The BRCP, established in 1989, is a professional Register of Practitioners who have proved their competence to practice. Practitioners are able to make a 'Complementary Diagnosis' and are therefore competent to treat diseases and illness, and to work independently. A patient is treated as a whole person rather than treating a specific symptom or symptoms. Complementary Medicine does this by treating the life-force of the patient at their physical, mental and emotional levels. BRCP Practitioners work to a code of ethics and practice that places the wellbeing of the patient as their first priority.