Tricia Underwood has been a member of the BTPA ever since it started, originally getting into Bowen therapy after hearing a radio interview with Julian Baker. The segment was discussing the Bowen Technique, and Tricia found herself intrigued: looking up the technique with the aim of finding a contact.
Tricia trained with Oswald and Elaine Rentsch , two Australians who were trained by Tom Bowen himself. Julian Baker also supported Tricia’s training in 1996/7. The Bowen Technique is a form of Holistic Therapy which promotes healing within the body as well as the soul, aiding the recipient: physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically. The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of gentle moves on the soft tissue of your skin to stimulate energy flow, empowering the body’s own resources to heal. “My job is to keep my clients fit and healthy.”
Always keen to better herself, Tricia has many qualifications including ITEC Diplomas and Certificates in the following:
- Bowen Technique
- Bowen Reflexology
- Advanced No Hands Massage
- Anatomy, Physiology & Swedish Massage
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Stress management.
- Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)
- Reiki Level I & II
- Beauty Therapy (With The Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy)
Tricia does not only practice Bowen therapy, but she also receives it too. Having had the occasional bout of severe Sciatica, she’s found that Bowen can improve her symptoms greatly, claiming: “It’s important to take responsibility for my own action in getting better, by listening to my bodies responses, such as; pain, swelling, irritation etc” and that by doing so she can improve her bodies response. “I have a regular monthly Bowen Technique treatment so that I maintain my good health and stay fit and healthy, rather than try to get better when I have neglected myself.”
When asked how she’s seen Bowen therapy help other people, Tricia told us; “I have seen physical changes take place in clients, for instance the straightening of their posture or the position of their back. I have seen clients emotion become calmer and less agitated. I have seen the reduction of stress and tension from mental anguish. Their bodies find the energy to repair and improve…helping them to become calmer, more relaxed, able to sleep and eat better enabling them to have improved wellbeing.”
Here are some stories Tricia has told us about her happy customers, whom she believes all have a substantially better quality of life after 3 treatments or sooner:
“One lady came with a back pain she had suffered with for 20 years, after treatment she reported her pain had gone and her posture was improved.”
“A gentleman Pilot was suffering with sciatica, and after treatment within the next couple of days he reported great improvement and he was able to go to work.”
“Another lady came to me after a hip replacement, it’s now 10 years later and she still returns on a regular basis. Top up sessions keep her mobile, active and comfortable. She now does Yoga, exercise, takes walks and looks after her grandchildren- saying this is all due to the Bowen Technique.”
It’s clear to see just how passionate Tricia is about others: “It is always rewarding to see a client who comes to me looking and feeling unwell, stressed and generally down, possibly with pain and to walk out after a treatment with a spring in their step, a smile on their face and a feeling of wellbeing. ”
Separate from her work with The BTPA, Tricia worked with the Healing Hands Network Charity for several years; a position that saw her travel to aid those who were suffering due to the effects of war and concentration camps. At present she continues to help out with the Charity within the UK.
Tricia is also the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Croydon South – highlighting just how much she loves to help others. Rotary Club’s help both their local community and also internationally; helping others to gain a better quality of life.
Tricia Underwood runs the Natural Heath Clinic from her home in Croydon, London (by appointment only). She also works at The Retreat in Caterham on the Hill and does home visits locally- but additional fees may apply. To book a Bowen Therapy session with Tricia call 07956343086 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org. To Visit Tricia’s website, click here