Here’s one for the teachers! Beat the stress with Bowen Therapy

It’s the half term holidays, Phew! It might be a dreaded time for parents but at least teachers can have a little time to relax.

Relaxing is an important part of everyday life yet it is a rarity for those who work in the education sector. Long days consist of marking, lesson planning, observations and parent’s evenings. Not to mention teachers downtime is overshadowed by a to-do list as long as your arm!

Take a minute and think about how you have felt the past term? Does feeling stressed come to mind? If so, you’re not the only one!

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According to research published by Teacher Assurance; 70% of 735 respondents rated their stress level between reasonably stressed to unbearably stressed due to their teaching profession. In the same research, it was found that 76% of respondents felt that their stress levels are having repercussions on their health or lifestyle!

Have a think about how you’ve felt over this last term. Have you felt stressed or can relate to any of the symptoms of stress listed below?

Here are the top 5 signs of stress:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety issues
  • Depression
  • An increase/decrease in appetite
  • Headaches, tension and muscle pains

Bowen Therapy can help to relieve you of the symptoms of stress you have been suffering as a result of your teaching profession. Make this half term holiday about you and give yourself some ‘me time’!

How Bowen Therapy works

The Bowen Technique is a finger thumb rolling movement which applied to specific points of the body. The gentle movements are rolled over muscles ligaments, tendons and fascias. Bowen Therapy is a drug free, non invasive holistic treatment which stimulates the body to realign and restore its physiological equilibrium.

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By targeting specific points of the body, the Bowen Technique can release deep stress and tension which results in the relief of pain. Bowen Therapy sessions last between 30 – 60 minutes and you are required to have a number of sessions in order for body to respond and react to the therapy.

What does Bowen Therapy help with?

Due to Bowen Therapy being a holistic remedial technique it can help to relieve the symptoms of a number of health problems and wellbeing concerns. Bowen Therapy has been reported to relieve the symptoms of:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual Problems

To see a full list of testimonials visit the BTPA testimonials page here.

Who can benefit from Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. The Bowen Technique is a gentle movement that is generally relaxing to receive. No force or muscle manipulation is used; the Bowen Technique is simply asking the body to recognise these movements and change accordingly. The client’s comfort is always the Bowen Therapists main concern; therefore the client can receive Bowen Therapy whilst wearing light clothing, whilst sitting, standing or lying down.

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For more information on Bowen Therapy, visit the Bowen Therapy Professional Association website here. To find a BTPA certified therapist click here.

Dry January: Just the Beginning of 2014

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Following on from our blog on festive time blues and that groggy feeling, Dry January is the perfect way to combat those New Year blues. Completing Dry January is a great way to start the year and why stop there? Bowen therapy could be the next new experience of your year.

What is Dry January?

A campaign led by national charity Alcohol Concern. The aim of Dry January is to stay off the booze while you ‘lose weight, feel better, save money and make a difference’. The money raised will help Alcohol Concern to increase awareness of the problem of alcohol misuse.

Some benefits of receiving Bowen therapy include more energy and a generally better outlook on life, similar to that of Dry January. By treating the whole body with gentle rolling movements, Bowen therapy helps to realign your body back to homeostasis. Sessions range from 30-60 minutes with problems usually being resolved in 1-3 sessions, while long standing problems may require longer.

Be it muscle problems, insomnia or lethargy, Bowen therapy can help a list of body ailments. One Bowen patient suffering from aches, pains and lack of sleep said “I heartily recommend the Bowen Technique to anyone who wants to remember how it feels to wake up refreshed; looking forward to the new day knowing you can deal with whatever it may bring.” This sounds like a refreshing way to start 2014.

We are now nearing the end of January and according to the Dry January website 17239 people are taking part in the campaign. Well done if you are 1/17239th of that amazing number. Now onto the next venture – Bowen therapy. If Bowen therapy sounds of interest to you visit our website here to find out more about how we can help you

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Bowen therapists are located all across the UK, for more information and to find the nearest therapist for you click here For even more information call 0844 561 7173, or send an email to