Path to Lifelong Well-Being NEW BOwen Clinic now OPEN!! - BURNHAM ON CROUCH
Path to Lifelong Well-Being NEW BOwen Clinic now OPEN!! - BURNHAM ON CROUCH
I have had Bowen treatment for various health problems. I've an old injury (buttock muscle) which was stopping me from walking well and aching a lot after driving, also lower back, knee and neck pains which have become so much better after therapy. I have also seen Toni for de-stressing after losing my mother. The calmness I feel lasts for quite a while. I would recommend Bowen with Toni, it has truly changed my life and i am once again an outgoing, emotionally strong person. Thank you Toni.
Review -Noelle Wellness Review Brentwood Oct 2019
Endometriosis & Migraines
I have suffered long term pain with endometriosis and migraines. Cameron has really helped me to look at all areas of my life and make changes alongside my bowen therapy, such as healthier eating, being more mindful and gave me some exercises to do that I could easily fit into my day being a mother. My pain has significantly improved and my general over all well wellbeing is better. I find Bowen very relaxing and stress releasing. Cameron has a very warm calming energy, I look forward to my weekly therapy with her. I would highly recommend her.
Review - Oct2020
Essex Bowen Clinic Therapist -Back Pain
I had been recommended Bowen Therapy for my bad back ad a less harsh treatment than Physio. Toni's treatment was gentle but very effective in treating my bad back pain, as well as very relaxing on the whole body.
Toni is a lovely lady who not only cured my back pain but gave me great advice on posture and showed me exercises to help strengthen my back, and balance my posture. Her treatment has also helped with my achilles heel issue and whole body.
I would recommend Bowen Therapy to anyone as an effective treatment for pain or tension and help realign their body.
Review -Nicola Oct 2019 ...Essex Burnham on Crouch Brentwood
Kim was very warm and welcoming and explained everything about Bowen to me. She took great care to explore what was important to me and listened to my needs and adapted her treatments to suit.
Review - Nov2020
Toni is a very gifted and dedicated Bowen therapist. She helped me with a shoulder and neck pain I had for a while and I strongly recommend her !
Review- Ana Oct 2019
Lymphatic drainage treatment...I have been having treatment with Toni since last summer . The improvement in my legs are fantastic!! Not only has she improved my legs but also has tailored my treatments to also help me improve my wellbeing. How I managed without her for so long goodness knows !!! She has become a special lifelong friend !! And continues to support me !! Cannot recommend her enough 5 star
Review - Lorraine Essex Oct 2019
Couldn’t cope without Bowen!
I have been going to the sanctuary for Bowen treatment for more than 3 years now. Amanda works wonders and I am certain the treatment has kept my ME in check and allowed me to function as normally as possible. When I first went my pelvis, shoulders and jaw were out of alignment (they had been for years and a Physio had been trying to realign my pelvis for 2 years without success). 2 treatments with Amanda and I was back in alignment! My back and neck pain instantly reduced. Now I go every 2 weeks for a top up! Worth every penny as it’s given me back the energy to ride and work. I frequently recommend it to others for a variety of issues and hear back that people have had positive results. My mum with her arthritic knees and hips, another friend with ME, my other half with sciatica, even a friend with depression felt the benefits through better sleep patterns...the list goes on!
The sanctuary itself is very aptly named and is a haven of peace in today’s crazy world.
My family and I have been using the Sanctuary for years when the need occurs. Its a teaching centre so I have also taken pilates and mindfulness classes which were helpful and taught by knowledgable instructors. I have seen Amanda for Bowen and Ikila for life coaching, both experienced and excellent. The treatments are so effect I started to take parents to see Amanda with Bowen treatment too. My parents would normally be waiting a few months to a year for a solution with some of their issues. Somehow the NHS treatment seems to always be more medication. I find the sanctuary a place of real inspiration of anything you need for your well-being. My family and I are in gratitude for all there help over the years.
Review - Mrs Sagar Upminster June 2018
I had a relaxing Bowen treatment at the Upminster Sanctuary. I was warmly welcomed by the receptionist Jenni and the therapist Amanda. A very friendly environment which by its own surroundings promotes calmness, clarity and peace of mind. A true gem oasis of relaxation definitely worth a visit to recharge the batteries!
Review - November 2017
I just wanted to write a little note to say Thankyou !!! My sessions wth you have been amazing , you made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and you worked magic on me .I don't know how I would have got through my pregnancy without the Bowen therapy,so I just wanted say a massive Thank you. You helped relieve all my aches and pains so I could sleep better ,intern making feel so much better. I will always remember you and tell everyone about you that has any aches and pains
Review -Sian x
Essex Bowen Clinic Therapist -Migraines
I had Bowen therapy with Amanda as I suffer from migraines and stress, Amanda said my hips and jaw were out of alignment which could be the reason for my migraines, sure enough my migraines haven't returned, fingers crossed. Amanda has such a calming nature and just made me feel totally at ease. I can't wait to have another treatment. Thank you to all for such a lovely experience. The sanctuary is such a beauty place also xxx
Review -June 2018
I see Toni at The Essex Bowen Clinic at Upminster Sanctuary once a month and as an active runner, swimmer and cyclist it has helped me stay injury free. I believe keeping the fascia in alignment helps prevent any niggles I might get . after saying all that , it is also very relaxing and I always look forward to the next one ... 5 stars every time from me .
Review -Judith Oct 2019
I decided to try Bowen Therapy as I'd heard it's good for easing pains/discomfort caused by Fibromyalgia.
I found Kim so professional & welcoming. She was very thorough, asking me all about my medical history & what areas I suffer with. I came away with lots of useful information about how I can be helping myself at home... supplements, herbal teas, drinking more water etc...
The actual therapy was amazing, extremely relaxing & enjoyable.
Would whole heartedly recommend!
Review - Sarah Nov2020
I had no idea what to expect from the Bowen sessions but thought I would give it a go.
After having tried different therapies for my frequent migraines and panic attacks, including acupuncture, CBT, etc., I have been hugely impressed by the Bowen approach and the way it tackles root causes and makes sustainable improvements.
I have noticed the positive results physically and mentally after my first session with Toni, the stress levels have reduced and my physical wellbeing improved significantly.
I cannot recommend Toni highly enough and wish I had discovered Bowen sooner. The treatment is very gentle and non-invasive and Toni is just like a ray of light, very warm and friendly with great insight and awareness, she is truly a professional! I always felt fully able to discuss any issues in full confidence with Toni. She takes great care to explore what is important for you and adapts her treatments to suit your needs.
I did not need other therapies since Toni has treated me and feel that Bowen treats not only the immediate symptoms but the whole self.
Review -Delia - Oct 2019
Back Pain Headaches
Kim is hugely professional and driven to do the best she can to help, conducting everything in a calming manner, ensuring you feel totally at ease in her care.
After the session, I can’t explain how relaxed I actually felt and the pain I had been suffering seemed to gradually ease.
I feel confident that whatever problem you have, Kim will do her utmost to ease your pain and provide positive results with her extremely gentle, soothing and relaxing therapy.
Review- Keeley Nov2020
Essex Bowen Clinic Therapist - Bursitis Shoulder
I started visiting Toni for Bowen therapy a few years ago when I started having problems with bursitis in my shoulder - within a couple of sessions my pain had significantly reduced and I was able re-gain full movement. Since then, I have been back many times for several different injuries and to help relieve tension in my muscles following exercise or stress. It's very calming too - I've fallen asleep a few times mid-session! Thank you Toni - you managed to fix my problems better than any physiotherapist has ever been able to!!
Review-AnnelieseEssex Oct 2019
Essex Bowen Clinic Therapist -Frozen Shoulder
To Toni - "My husband had two days of aching after the treatment and felt worse but now ( day 5 after treatment) he is able to lift both arms up no pain. He can't believe it after one session!! See you next week.
Thank you .
I have been to the Upminster Sanctuary recently and am extremely pleased with the way the Bowen therapy has allowed me to continue leading a full and active life including playing regular sports without pain. The building is nestled into the Upminster countryside you wouldn’t necessarily know it is there a real gem in the back of beyond. The beautifully maintained gardens are particularly lovely way to greet you as you begin your treatment. The receptionist is knowledgeable and welcoming. The treatment rooms are clear and clean giving a professional appearance. I am often recommending the benefits of Sanctuary to friends and family. A great place!
Last November my 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome after experiencing numerous vocal tics and multiple motor tics at her neck, shoulders, knees, ankles and arms. It was an extremely distressing time for me and my husband and more so for my daughter, who had peers staring at her and asking her questions.
We were told by the paediatric neurologist that the tics could come and go and would be unpredictable as she reached her teens. We were more concerned that our daughter was hurting herself - creaking her neck, biting her tongue, kicking herself and sometimes falling over.
Having visited the Upminster Sanctuary before for other treatment, Toni the Bowen Therapist was recommended to me for my daughter's tics. She worked with her for several weeks and Toni concentrated on the areas where my daughter's tics were at their worst. My daughter responded really well to the treatment and almost immediately we noticed a difference in our daughter's tics. The vocal tics had already disappeared and with each appointment with Toni, the tics gradually disappeared until after 5-6 sessions they were all gone. There was perhaps the occasional tic which we told Toni about and this would be the area that she focused on during our appointments. We started to make our appointments fortnightly after the initial sessions and now my daughter sees Toni every 6 weeks almost like a 'check up' and a treat because she enjoys it so much!
We cannot thank Toni enough for all that she has done for our daughter. She has always talked to my daughter about her tics and has a lovely way about her which is second to none with small children. I would recommend Bowen Technique with Toni to anyone. She has really got us through a difficult time. Toni is known as 'Terrific Toni' in our house and now all four of us see her on a monthly basis.
I went for Bowen Treatment to Kim for a painful and stiff neck which had bothered me for a while. Kim was very informative before the treatment begun and answered all my questions. It was a very relaxing experience and after a couple of days I felt the full benefit. Would highly recommend the treatment and Kim.
Reveiw- Marion Nov 20
Cam did a few bowen sessions on me focusing on my back and i honestly could not thank her enough with how much she helped my back pain and shoulder pain. i used to be in so much pain especially after work but its gotten so much better now!!! She was so nice and comforting as well and answered any questions I had (i never even knew about Bowen before), i would defo recommend her to others.
Gentle Therapy Helps Tough Guy Bear Face Up To The Challenge
Bear Grylls has a rather surprising ally in his efforts to stay at peak physical performance – the gentle complementary therapy called the Bowen Technique.Bear is Channel 4’s ‘Born Survivor’ who is dropped into hostile locations and has to make his own way back to civilisation. His everyday life consists of jumping out of planes, diving into icy water, walking for days through the desert and climbing mountains. .Whenever he returns from his exploits in hostile environments around the world, Bear has regular Bowen therapy sessions with Sussex based Bowen therapist and now regards these as an essential part of his preparation and recovery. “Bowen has helped keep my body together despite the continual bashing it takes,” he explains: “It’s a vital support in putting right a whole range of new aches and pains, making sure that old injuries don’t cause me problems, and helping me fight stress and fatigue.” The specific symptoms Bowen has helped Bear to overcome include a rotated pelvis, tight and shallow breathing, a strained calf muscle, extreme exhaustion and stress, and a toe injury. “Bear provides a perfect illustration of the amazing versatility of Bowen,” she comments; “It helps him across a full range of symptoms – not only alleviating pain but boosting his immune system and helping minimise fatigue. Of course, he isn’t a typical patient, but most of his problems are no different from those I treat in people with normal lifestyles. Source :Testimonial extract taken from Bowen Therapy Professional Association for Sussex based Bowen therapist Sarah Yearsley,
"To introduce myself, my name is James Ellison, I am a 32 year old professional motorcycle racer from Kendal in Cumbria. The first time I heard of Bowen Technique, I was In the Gym I use in Kendal ,he owner there is a Bowen Technique practitioner. On this particular day I was in some considerable pain and Andy offered me a treatment. I can safely say that the only regret I have about Bowtech is not finding out about it sooner. As professional motorcycle racer and my body goes through an extreme amount of stress on the race track, in the gym and during endless hours on a bicycle in preparation for each race. Besides this continuous stress i have had my fair share of crashes . As you can imagine this in itself causes lots of imbalances and general tightness around the body. I tried Bowtech for the first time when I was in severe pain in my lower back from a trapped nerve that had flared up, it had been troubling me on and off for as long as I can remember, after my first treatment I could not believe how good I felt, not just in that one problem area which had been cured but all over, all my niggling pains seemed to have subsided considerably. I continue to go back just to stay on top of things . I have never felt so good and will continue to recommend it to anyone looking for pain relief or even just wanting to improve their quality of life. We need to all spread the word, this technique really is life changing!" James Ellison 32.
Source :Testimonial extract from James Ellison, professional motorcycle racer courtesy of Therapist Andy Wildsmith Bowen Kendal.
Bowen Therapy Eases the Strain of Pregnancy Pains
Pregnancy can really take a toll on a lady’s body and well-being; from morning sickness and tiredness to physical pain such as back ache and sciatica. Gowri Motha, obstetrician and author believes Bowen Therapy can help many pregnant women. Motha, who boasts Elle Macpherson and Sam Taylor-Wood amongst her celebrity mums, prescribes Bowen for cases of back pain, nausea, pubic and pelvic pain, mastitis, temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) problems and for mothers who are anxious and tense. She has also found that Bowen can help with pelvic tilt, which often causes problems with the positioning of the foetus, and that there are Bowen procedures that can encourage the baby's head to engage. Jayne Whitby, a client of Bowen practitioner Fiona Forster, said: “At the beginning of the pregnancy I suffered with morning sickness, I felt the Bowen helped me get through. The days after the treatment were the ones where I felt at my best. Later on in the pregnancy I suffered with sciatica, which was aggravated by the nature of my job by being on my feet all day. Bowen helped relieve my sciatica and by the end of my pregnancy I felt wonderful. I felt that Bowen helped me throughout my pregnancy in many ways and enabled me to have such a positive experience of giving birth. Source ;Testimonial extract taken from bog by Jayne of Rebalance Bowen Therapy Clinic