Holistic Health at CAT


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From the8th -10th of May 2015, Mark Lange will be running a course on the Bowen Technique. A remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy

What responds well to the Bowen Technique? what-bowen-helps

The Bowen Technique is a non-intrusive complementary hands-on therapy. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Bowen practitioners work holistically with their clients and expect to work alongside allopathic health professionals to support optimum health for their clients.For example, one of the most common complaints for which people seek Bowen treatment is back pain.

The average number of treatments people have is three to four. There are always exceptions to any rule, and some people will need further or even on-going treatment.

Painful and restricted shoulders are also a particular favourite as are neck pain, respiratory conditions and headache patterns. Bowen is being widely used for sports injuries as well, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs showing interest. Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly but they also notice enhanced performance.

The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia and came to the UK in 1993.

About the training

Course Outline

The E.C.B.S. training course format provides students with in-depth tuition, hands-on supervision and ample time and opportunity for detailed study of the Bowen Technique. Our courses are all highly practical and very ‘hands-on’.  Class sizes are deliberately kept small to ensure you receive a high level of teacher supervision whilst you practise the moves with your fellow students. Our policy is to support you at all times. Between courses, teachers and office staff are available for help and advice. The course is spread over a minimum period of nine months, although you can take longer if you wish. There are five modules, all of which must be completed. We encourage you to complete the course at a pace that suits you to ensure you gain maximum skills and confidence. Each module can be taken with any teacher in any venue that suits you. While the entire course of study could be completed in a MINIMUM of nine months, this is dependent upon availability of dates and venues.

About Mark Lange

Mark’s interest in the complementary health field began in the early 90s and in 1999 he learnt Bowen, a step which radically altered his career path from motor mechanic to full time Bowen practitioner.  Since 2003, he has built and run a very successful Bowen and holistic health practice in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Acclaimed for his teaching abilities and for his keen interest in and intuitive and holistic approach to health, he has always felt drawn to helping others – both clients and other therapists.  It gives Mark great pleasure to mentor trainee and novice practitioners in a bid to help them avoid some of the pitfalls he encountered as well as to develop their skills.  He is a tireless promoter of complementary health and brings a practical energy to his chosen fields (which include, as well as Bowen: dowsing, massage and allergy testing).

25 years in the motor trade have left him with a simple but profound message for us all: prevention is better than cure – regular maintenance is key.

For more information contact mark@thebowentechnique.com