In my late 20ís I damaged by back while playing squash and have since then suffered from back problems.
Over the years since I tried many different types of treatment, both conventional and alternative,
none of which have solved the problem.
With an active life, running a B&B, having a garden to maintain and dogs to look after this was causing problems and everyday was spent in some degree of discomfort, with acute episodes from time to time.
One day when dog walking with a friend my back was hurting more than usuall my friend mentioned that she was seeing a Bowen therapist for her hayfever and that it was proving successfull. She said she would let me have a leaflet because she thought the Bowen technique was good for back problems.
After the first treatment I wasnít overly impressed, I thought it was a bit strange and that it hadnít made any real difference, but I persevered and by the 3rd treatment I was amazed with the positive effects on my back. (I now know that this progression is entirely normal).
Before moving to Rode, I had had a career at Marks & Spencer Head Office in London, where I ran their Health and Dental Insurance plans within their Health Department. Within the department several Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dentists were employed and it was in this environment that I had first became interested in the Human anatomy and how it worked.
Both these experiences came together in motivating me to take a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and study the Bowen Technique.
My training as a Bowen Therapist was undertaken with the European College of Bowen Studies. This is one of the two major training schools in the United Kingdom.
I am also a member of the Bowen Therapists' European Register which is an independent, professional association of Bowen Therapy practitioners. Members have to abide by a strict Code of Conduct and Ethics and are committed to continued professional development. I now derive a great satisfaction in my working life from being able to help relieve or remove a wide variety of peoples' problems.
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