Stephen Ludbrook Bowen Technique

Stephen Ludbrook
Bowen Technique Practitioner in Witney

I am a full time therapist with over 17 years experience, exclusively offering treatment using 'THE 'BOWEN TECHNIQUE' .

I operate from The Beanbag Natural Health Clinic, Witney in West Oxfordshire.-

In addition due to the Pandemic , - I also offer "Distance Bowen" from the safety of your home (whilst i remain in my own) - I offer this form of treatment on a 'no betterment, no fee basis'- Which means there would be no charge if YOU consider that an improvement did not result.

Background & Bowen Technique Qualifications

Full Member of the Bowen Association UK (BAUK)

Post qualification courses attended as on-going Bowen Therapy CPD
2007 - ‘Mind and Body Bowen' - Instructors:- Margaret Spicer & Anne Schubert

2008 Practitioners Course - Instructor: Ellen Cobb

2009 Working with Mothers and Babies - Instructor: John Wilks

2009 Back Pain Course - Instructor: John Wilks

2010 Advanced Bowen Techniques -Instructors: Ozzie & Irene Rentsch

2011 Specialised Bowen Procedures (SP1) -Instructors: Ellen Cobb and Nicola Hok

2012 Diabetes and Bowen - Instructor: Robyn Woods

2012 Working with Stroke Victims - Instructor: Robyn Woods

2014 Bowen and Stress Instructor Joanne Fitvov

2015 Tensegrity, Assessment and Fascial lines -Level 1 - Instructor Kelly Clancy

2015 Ligament Influenced Fascial Technique (L.I.F.T.) A Therapists Approach to Facilitating Change in the Body - instructor Kelly Clancy

2016 Use of Bowen in Palliative care in hospices - AGM of Bowen Association UK -

2017 Specialised Bowen Procedures 1 Instructors Ellen Cobb and Nicola Hok - - Passed exam

2018 TMD - 2 day Fundamentals Course - Modules 1&2 (How the location of the TMJ affects the whole body) Instructor:- Ron Phelan

2018 2 day Course:- " The 'Bowened' Spine" - The Bowen Facial Release Technique Course Tutor Julian Baker

My Specialisms

The Bowen Technique is used to address a wide range of chronic, physical and emotional issues.
Whilst back, shoulder, knee issues and stress are the most common conditions addressed, I have found that conditions associated with the nervous system such as Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Strokes often respond positively to this gentle technique.

Remember, the body always wants to heal itself, and normally does so. However, there are times when the self healing function appears to become 'stuck'- The Bowen Technique acts like a switch - effectively re-booting the bodies natural healing process.

As well as Hands on Therapy I offer DISTANCE BOWEN - This is a Covid Free way of receiving treatment - see my web site ( for full details of this form of Bowen Therapy. .

Approach to Bowen Technique & How I Work

The Bowen Technique is a gentle holistic treatment, that put simply, 'encourages the body to heal itself'.
Gentle rolling moves are made over muscles and tendons. Such moves induce small currents in the body's fascia (i.e...connective tissue) which the brain evaluates and triggers the healing process to rebalance stresses in the bodies

It is a simple technique. Simple for the client to receive. - (They are treated either on a couch or sitting in a chair) and simple for the therapist to administer. - The moves are gentle and therefore suited to people of all ages. The treatment can be applied through light fitting garments.

Bowen protocol is such that after each small set of moves, The client is allowed to simply rest for 2 minutes. This allows the body to assimilate the moves before continuing. Such ' rest; periods are an integral part of the technique. Clients report finding the technique very relaxing.

Only a comparatively small number of sessions are normally required for an improvement to be noticed. - Often the initial session alone produces. a considerable improvement.

A Bowen treatment session is something to be enjoyed- In the short-term it is both restful and relaxing. In the long-term, the benefits accrue as the body responds by rebalancing the stresses in the connective tissue of the body.

People who have not experienced the technique find it hard to appreciate that something so gentle can be so effective - The technique really has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

After a Therapy session, clients feel extremely relaxed - but the real benefit normally becomes apparent a few days after the treatment as the body starts to re-balance itself.

It is also important to assess a client's overall well-being, both physically and emotionally and apply the appropriate amount of Bowen Procedures that the person is able to deal with.

During Coronavirus restrictions -I offered "Distance Bowen" . Where the Client remains in their home and me in mine. If this alternative form of Bowen Therapy appeals to you , please contact me to learn more about this virus free form of treatment - I administer such Therapy on a "No betterment no fee" basis.

To learn more about Bowen Therapy visit my web site or contact me on 07983 574319 or e-mail directly on

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 £70 per 60 minutes
Bowen Technique Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Online/telephone therapy is known as 'Distance Bowen' - I offer such alternative treatment on a ' -No betterment - No fee basis. i.e. I ask clients to only pay me if they consider three session of treatment have significantly improved their condition. Payment, when applicable, is £45/session for this form of treatment This form of treatment is applicable, no matter how far the distance between them and myself .