The Bowen Technique for Mothers and Babies


Bowen Therapy has a very important role to play in the health care of women both during and after pregnancy. The Bowen Technique (Bowen Therapy) is integral for Mothers-To-Be as it is one of the only therapies that can be performed in its entirety with the patient sitting down or lying on their side.

As the centre of gravity changes during pregnancy, so do the stresses on the spine. Many problems suffered during pregnancy may be directly related to the health of the spine. Common pregnancy pains are easily and gently relieved almost immediately with Bowen Therapy and is very relaxing for the expectant mother.

Common pregnancy pains the mother may experience are:

  • Backache
  • Sciatica
  • Aching legs
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea / Dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Heartburn
  • Decreased energy levels

Bowen Therapy can treat

The spine and pelvis of an expectant mother are particularly vulnerable because of the stress of carrying an unborn baby. Hormonal changes make the pelvis suppler during the latter part of pregnancy. This is when the terrible back aches seem to not only intensify, but also appear more frequently as the baby gets heavier. The instability of the pelvis can lead to other strains being felt in the spine and supporting muscles and ligaments.

Pregnancy can create new
problems but can also
exacerbate existing ones.

The process of childbirth puts tremendous stresses and strains on the musculoskeletal system. This includes the spine, pelvis, supporting muscles and ligaments.

As these structures are suppler for some time after birth due to the hormonal changes, there may be an increased susceptibility to injury.






The birth itself can leave the mother in a lot of lower back and pelvic pain. There is also the added strain on the spine whilst nursing, feeding and caring for the baby.

Most procedures of Bowen Therapy can be performed on an expectant mother almost up until labour begins. After the mother has given birth, there are certain Bowen moves which can be performed with a few hours. These moves help to calm the body and aid the body in returning to its natural state, prior to pregnancy.


The birth is one of the most traumatic processes a child will go through. The child is able to have bowen therapy within a day or so after birth. As it is so gentle, the child is barely aware of being treated.

Bowen Therapy can also help treat:

  • Infant colic
  • Blue babies
  • Misalignments in the spine due to labour
  • and has been great for hiccups

The wonderful thing about Bowen Therapy is that it can treat as young as a few days old to the elderly. It has no limitations on age. In fact, Bowen Therapy has proven to work wonderfully with Colic babies, it has helped treat Blue babies and it can help relax hyperactive children.

the success

A successful birth for both mother and child will be more easily achieved when healthcare is established as an essential element during pregnancy, labour and after birth. Bowen Therapy can help maintain health and relaxation for both mother and baby.

Many expectant mothers have discovered Bowen Therapy during pregnancy and have continued it after the birth of their child; both mother and baby become Bowen clients.


The Bowen Technique (Bowen Therapy) has an infertility programme for those couples trying to concieve who have had other problems ruled out. The success has been phenominal with trials in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. For any couples who are interested in the Bowen Therapy Infertility Programme, please contact your nearest Bowen Therapist for further information

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