Lee Avery

Lee Avery

Bowen Technique Practitioner in Thatcham

I am Lee Avery and when I was 38 took up running and became addicted to it (which knowing what I know now) meant that I over-trained and ran very inefficiently which led to many injuries. I competed for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers over many distances starting off with half-marathons, progressing to marathons and then track and then found I simply loved 200metres! It was being part of this team that led me to running (without any of my team mates or coaches knowing) through injuries rather than resting and I paid the price! I was at the time a financial controller which was very stressful and I disliked working in an office, so subsequently when I became injured I was very depressed. I tried many different therapies and none of them had any impact, I might be able to get off the couch and run the next day but sure enough they came back. A particular clinic I trusted passed me from one therapist to another and the physio there gave me a Bowen treatment.
Truthfully I was surprised that a treatment so gentle could work and was amazed when after a few sessions my injuries not only started going but weren't coming back. Life can have its ups and downs and in 2007 I suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. I went back to see my Bowen therapist and with her help, I recovered. During this period I decided it was time to change my life and I wanted to be able to help other people so I started up my personal training and run coaching business and trained for BowenTherapy with what was then the "European College of Bowen" now "CBS". I qualified in 2010 and have never looked back. I absolutely love it. The results Bowen achieves from such a gentle, lovely therapy are outstanding. It doesn't matter whether you are a day old or 100+ Bowen works! It's not like going to work, it's a pleasure and every day I learn something new. The courses I have been on and the people I meet are fascinating. Whether I am treating a hamstring injury, sciatica, anxiety, grief, or back pain Bowen, (simply put) helps.
I am a great believer in continued learning and have been on many different courses, back in 2015 I was recommended to attend the "Body Mind Workers" course. I have spent the last couple of years studying this and am about to qualify as a level 2 practitioner. This works with the sub-conscious mind and used either with Bowen or as a stand-alone treatment brings results to another level.

Background & Qualifications

BTPA, CBS, CNHC and Body Mind Workers

My Specialisms

Sports Injuries and rehabilitiation, Pain, Anxiety, Stress, Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

A detailed consultation takes place which includes lifestyle, work, hobbies to ensure that I am getting a full picture of you as an individual person. This is important as I aim to not only help the problem but ensure that it does not re-occur. It is all very well having a number of sessions and feeling better but if you are still repeating the movements that caused the problem in the first place it will come back. I therefore draw on my personal training knowledge to give exercises and movement patterns to help keep you in the best possible state of well-being. Equally if I feel that there are other issues I will always gladly refer a client on to another therapist. After the consultation, and I have answered any questions, I will carry out a treatment. If it is a long term issue it is normally recommended to have a course of three treatments but if it has just happened such as a twisted ankle, one treatment will normally suffice.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Bowen Technique In Person £50 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Bowen Therapy (60 mins) £55.00 per treatment or a course of three is £150.00 Body Mind Works (60 mins) £70.00 per consultation