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Stephen Ludbrook

Stephen Ludbrook

Bowen Technique Practitioner in Witney

I am a full time therapist with over 13 years experience exclusively offering treatment using 'THE 'BOWEN TECHNIQUE' .

I operate from clinics in West Oxfordshire. - In Witney (at The Beanbag Natural Health Clinic) and Charlbury (at the Higher Health and Healing Clinic)

I also undertake home visits for clients unable to travel to Clinics.

Background & 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 (lasting in excess of 3 months) physical and emotional issues.
Whist 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.

Approach to Therapy & 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 rebalancie the stress in the connective tissue of the body.

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.

After each small set of moves I leave the room for 2 minutes. This allows the client 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 required for an improvement to be noticed. - Often after the initial session.

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 just apply the appropriate amount of Bowen Work that the person is able to deal with..

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