Martina Hinds brings an additional therapy “The Bowen Technique” to the York Clinic every Monday.

She writes, “I often ask my clients how often they MOT or service their car?  After being amused by my question  they always reply  along the lines of when needed or when due.  I then ask them why they don’t do the same for their own bodies?  This brings up an embarrassed smile because often the reason relates to why they’re sitting in front of me in pain.”

Bowen is a very gentle holistic therapy which treats the body as a whole rather than focusing on or treating specific conditions.  Many find Bowen treatments to photo-2be deeply relaxing which calms and aids the body to releasing stress.  In a relaxed state, the aim of the Bowen move is to send a potential signal to the brain.  No manipulation is involved when making a Bowen move so the body is not forced to make a change.  Instead, the body is being asked to recognise the work and make the changes itself to bring the body back into balance and realignment.

Bowen is suitable for all ages from new-born babies to the elderly.  There are no known contra-indications.

Bowen has been observed to help with pain management; recovery from injuries e.g. sports or whiplash; general aches or pains; specific pain e.g. sciatica or back; limited range of movement e.g. frozen shoulder or tennis elbow; jaw discomfort e.g. TMJ; respiratory issues e.g. asthma or hay fever; fatigue; digestive issues; stress; anxiety or just relaxation.

The national association of practitioners is the Bowen Therapy Professional Association. Their website provides research evidence and testimonials and case studies. For an example of a Bowen treatment watch this short video

To MOT your body and show it some well needed TLC, book an appointment with Martina Hinds for a Bowen Therapy session at the York Clinic. Phone 01904 709688 between 9am and 6pm on weekdays, or between 9am and 2pm on Saturdays.  Alternatively, email us at, or use our contact form.  We will respond to you as quickly as possible.