Welcome to "A Balanced Body with Bowen"
A gentle hands on therapy which treats YOU and YOUR body as a unique individual
Covering Bracknell, Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, Marlow, Bourne End, Henley and all the areas in between.
Although I am fully open and offering Bowen Therapy Treatments, I am very aware that some people are still not ready to venture out or to have a hands on treatment. I am therefore still offering free online consultations if you have anything you wish to talk about. These are totally free and there is no obligation to have a treatment. It has been a challenging year for all of us, and we have all dealt with it differently.
It is lovely to be back treating and seeing both old clients and new. I have however noticed that there have been many more people suffering with anxiety which is totally understandable and I have therefore written a piece about this please just click here to find out more about anxiety. Many of my new clients since lock down have been taking advantage of the online consultation as it is a gentle way to get to meet someone and be able to talk. Others find the thought of an online consultation daunting, there really is no right or wrong. Please just do what feels best for you.
There has also definitely been an increase with people suffering with sciatica. I believe there are a few reasons for this
• Poor posture – sitting more than normal.
• Poor posture – working from home and not having the desk, chair and computer at the correct height.
• Stress and anxiety – causing the body to tense and move awkwardly.
Back pain and Lower back pain can also result in having sciatic symptoms.
I have put together some information on sciatica. please just click here to read it.
Feel Better with Bowen Therapy
My name is Lee Avery and I’m passionate about Bowen Therapy, which has been known to help with all areas of pain relief such as back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, digestive problems and frozen shoulders. In fact my very first client had a frozen shoulder back in 2011 and has experienced no problems with it since. The Bowen Technique can also offer relief from long-term injuries, which may be as a result of poor posture, and long term illnesses such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and parkinson's. It can help to improve health and flexibility, improve sporting performance (if your body is aligned and you are able to breathe easier you will naturally perform better) and encourage relaxation. Bowen Therapy can also support emotional and mental well-being, including stress relief and any anxiety issues by switching off or turning down the sympathetic nervous system and allow its opposite, the parasympathetic nervous system to become dominant, enabling the body to slow down, rest and relax, clearing the mind.
I qualified in 2011 and am a member of the CNHC. To find out more about the requirements they need to be a member please Click Here, The Federation of Holistic Therapists please click here to find out more about them, the BTPA, please Click Here to find out more about this organisation and the treatment and Find a Therapy pleaseclick here
The Wellness Centre in Moss End Village, is where my Bracknell Bowen Therapy is carried out. It is a lovely, quiet, relaxing space and where I am most often to be found offering my Bowen Therapy treatments. If you would like to find out more about this unique treatment. Call me on 07710722615 or 01344 531629 or email [email protected]
My Bourne End Bowen Therapy clinic is at The Lotus Centre and is central Bourne End so very accessible from Marlow, High Wycombe, and Loudwater.
My Maidenhead Bowen Therapy Clinic is now only at The Wellness Centre as The Amber Zone has unfortunately closed. Depending on which area of Maidenhead you live it is only a 10 - 15 min drive as you do not go as far as Bracknell.
Bowen Therapy in Windsor is at Yoga For Harmony and this covers quite a wide area such as Slough, Langley, and Wraysbury.
Henley Bowen Therapy is carried out at Bodywise
At the moment there is very limited availability at these clinics, as some of them have still not re-opened yet
To find out where the clinics are based Just CLICK HERE.
What Is the Bowen Technique Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a hands-on, non invasive complimentary therapy. It is based on the work of Tom Bowen, where distinctive moves are applied at very precise points on the body, which allows fascial release and prompts the body to start healing. To find out more about this amazing man just Click Here
A Bowen Therapy treatment consists of sequences of small moves at varying pressures, each at a specific site on the body. The treatment is pleasant with no forceful manipulation. It is a gentle hands on therapy which treats YOU as a unique individual.
To watch a short video about Bowen Therapy and learn more, please CLICK HERE
Bowen Therapy For Everyone
Bowen Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborn babies to our older population. It is not restricted by age or sex and over the last few years I have found that I am treating more and more men. This is great news as men are often not very good at asking for help.
Two in five (41%) men in England, Scotland and Wales aged 20-59 do not seek support when they need to, because they prefer to solve their own problems. The survey also showed that men often don’t want to feel like a burden and don’t feel their problems will be understood.
It is incredibly important to share how you are feeling and not to keep it all inside. Sometimes physical pain can be a way of your body trying to tell you that you need to offload things. Men's roles have changed so much over recent years and that in itself can cause stress and problems. Often men will come to me with a problem such as recurring migraines, or restless legs and it is really important to get to the bottom of these albeit an alignment issue or an emotional one. So do please call me. I am at the moment unable to offer physical therapy but very happy to talk, or respond to emails.
To learn more about men's health, how you can help yourself or how you can support someone please click here
•There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.
•225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes.
•1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.
•70 per cent of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems.
•There are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.
•More than 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK are affected.
Dementia is a very hard illness not just for the patient but for family and friends that are close to the person. I have treated people with Alzheimer’s and the difference it made to them and the people supporting the client was enormous.
Typical early symptoms of Alzheimer’s may include:
•Memory problems like regularly forgetting recent events, names and faces.
•Becoming increasingly repetitive, e.g. repeating questions after a very short interval or repeating behaviours and routines.
•Regularly misplacing items or putting them in odd places.
•Confusion about the date or time of day.
•People may be unsure of their whereabouts or get lost, particularly in unfamiliar places.
•Problems communicating or finding the right words.
•Some people become low in mood, anxious or irritable. Others may lose self-confidence or show less interest in what’s happening around them.
As the disease develops
Alzheimer’s develops over time, but the speed of change varies between people. As Alzheimer’s progresses, symptoms may include:
•Memory and thinking skills. People will find that their ability to remember, think and make decisions worsens.
•Communication and language become more difficult.
People may have difficulty recognising household objects or familiar faces.
•Carrying out day-to-day tasks becomes harder, for example using a TV remote control, phone or kitchen appliance. People may also have difficulty locating objects in front of them.
•Changes in sleep patterns often occur.
•Some people become sad, depressed or frustrated about the challenges they face. Anxieties are also common, and people may seek extra reassurance or become fearful or suspicious.
People may have problems walking, be unsteady on their feet, find swallowing food more difficult or have seizures.
•People may experience hallucinations, where they see or hear things that are not there. Others may believe things to be true that haven’t actually happened, known as ‘delusions’.
•People gradually require more help with daily activities like dressing, eating and using the toilet.
Bowen Therapy has been shown to help in lots of different ways. As people with Alzheimer’s become sadder and more anxious their posture tends to change which leads to inhibiting their breathing. Using Bowen Therapy to open back up their posture can help reduce pain and allow them to breathe easier. I treated a gentleman who was brought to me as his posture was stooping over and she noticed that after two sessions he was happier, he was eating and sleeping better which in turn allowed her to have a better night’s sleep and allowed for him to have a better food intake. He also loved dancing and music, so between us we encouraged him to dance which was simply wonderful to see as he so enjoyed himself as did we.
On a positive note there are many things that you can do now to help yourselves
1 Good nutrition
2 Regular Exercise
3 Optimised Vitamin D Levels
4 Optimised Sleep
5 Stress Reduction and management
6 Don’t smoke
7 Reduce alcohol consumption
7 Brain Training – there are lots of brain training games available nowadays
8 Specific supplements can help, these are not listed as they would need to be checked with current levels and any medications taken
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Keeping Up to Date!
Not only do I love learning but it is so important to keep up to date and learn new things. I have been extremely fortunate over the years to go on some amazing courses. Meeting and working with different teachers and therapists keeps me fresh and I always come away inspired and with new ideas. Practitioner Courses are always great as they are tailored to our individual needs, but the Body Mind Works and Cranio Bowen courses were absolutely amazing and I use the work from these frequently and my clients have definitely noticed a difference. In fact I loved the Cranio Bowen course so much I am about to go on it again! Another very useful course was the "Exercise and Rehabilitation " course as that really refreshed my personal training knowledge and I came away with some great new exercises to be able to give to you if appropriate.
Clinics I Treat From
Bracknell Bowen Therapy is at The Wellness Centre, Warfield RG42 6EJ
Maidenhead Bowen Therapy is at The Amber Zone, SL6 5DA
Bourne End Bowen Therapy is at The Lotus Centre, SL8 5QD
Windsor Bowen Therapy is at Yoga for Harmony SL4 1RU
Just CLICK HERE to find out further details of the clinics