Who Can Benefit
The Therapy
ISBT-Bowen Therapy is applied to treat a broad range of physical ailments including muscular, structural and visceral (internal) complaints. It is especially useful because it can be effectively applied when many other therapies cannot, such as in cases of extreme trauma.

A wide variety of complaints usually respond extremely well to ISBT-Bowen Therapy, including:
  • Low, middle or upper back pain or stiffness
  • Neck pain or stiffness, including wry neck and whiplash problems
  • Shoulder or arm problems, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain, numbness or tingling in hands or fingers)
  • Headaches, migraines, dizziness
  • Sinusitis, eye, ear or nose and throat problems
  • Sciatica, pain in the groin, hip or buttock
  • Thigh, hamstring or knee problems
  • Lower leg, ankle, foot and toe complaints
  • Lymph and circulatory problems
  • Degenerative complaints such as:
    • Arthritis
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Fibromyalgia
ISBT-Bowen Therapy often alleviates asthma and other respiratory problems, plus colic in babies. Also its impact on other visceral (organ) problems can be profound e.g. kidney, bladder, stomach and lung problems.
An ISBT-Bowen Therapy Treatment
Pregnancy is one of the most transformational experiences. Pregnant women experience many structural, physiological, and emotional changes. The ISBT-Bowen Therapy is so safe & gentle; it is very beneficial for pregnant women in all stages - before, during and after the pregnancy! It helps many common discomforts associated with the skeletomuscular and circulatory changes during pregnancy effectively, including:
  • Pelvic and Lumbar Pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced swelling (edema)
  • Reduced muscle tension and soreness
  • Reduced headaches
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Better sleep
Its positive impact on the body’s connective tissue network, the fascia, can assist maintain overall prenatal health, and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy, easier birth and quicker post birth recovery. Along with the guidance and advice of a prenatal care provider, ISBT-Bowen Therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement to improve overall health and wellness for both the mother and baby.
The Therapy
The ISBT-Bowen Therapy is very gentle and can be very beneficial for children of all ages; to facilitate their growth and development, and promote the following: Better immune system
  • Body balance and co-ordination
  • Better body posture
  • Reduced Anxiety, Stress and Frustration
  • Better sleeping pattern
  • Better concentration
  • Better social communication and relationship with others
  • Better academic performance
  • Better family relationship
Other conditions responding well include ADHD, asthma, Colic, bed-wetting, constipation, dyspraxia, growing pains, headaches and muscular-skeletal issues.

“ A couple of Bowen treatments, water / chemical distribution operating as intended, structural integrity restored. Pain gone. New child. And given that homeostasis may be established, won't chemical imbalances initiating abnormal behavior be corrected? Research connected with brain damaged babies indicates that the immature brain is capable of transferring vital functions away from the damaged area, reconnecting neural pathways. When there is structural imbalance, the body’s nerve pathways and fluid distribution network must be impaired. Correcting that imbalance encourages homeostasis. A body able to operate to the best of its ability.” - Col Murray, In Search of Tom Bowen and the Therapy He Inspired...and Lots of Other Stuff

ISBT-Bowen Therapy is helping many children in some Hong Kong public schools, and continues to receive positive feedback by their happy parents and teachers.
The Therapy
ISBT-Bowen Therapy helps to release foot pain, bunions, pain in the big toe or hallux, by releasing tension and pain on the toe joint, reducing inflammation around the joint as well as increasing the range of motion of the restricted toe movements.
In addition to regular ISBT-Bowen treatments, the following is recommended to be performed every evening for 3-5 weeks, to help reduction of Bunion discomfort / size.
  1. 20-minute Epsom Salts foot bath (2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts in 1 litre of hot water) every evening. This helps to break down the calcification of the bunion.
  2. After each evening foot bath, the patient would then apply "Bunion Cream". This helps reduce some inflammation or bruising around the joint.