The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, starting at the base of the spine and running down both legs. Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is compressed, which may be caused by a number of different problems such as muscle spasms in the buttocks, an injury or trauma to the area or a herniated disc for example. It tends to occur on one side and the pain is often worse in the limbs than in the lower back itself. Clients may experience sharp pains and/or dull continuous aching and often report burning sensations, pins and needles, numbness and muscle weakness as well. In many cases, they also find it very difficult to find any comfortable position throughout the day or night! 

Bowen therapy may help as it looks to balance and re-align the whole person by encouraging and kick-starting the body's natural healing mechanisms. The treatment usually takes place with the client lying down although I do treat some clients seated, if necessary. It is performed through light clothing, so no need to undress. It involves a series of rolling-type moves using thumbs or fingers over muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia at precise points on the body. These are interspersed with short breaks where you are left resting. This allows the body to respond, and it is a very important part of the treatment. This is also why conversation is kept to a minimum but I will check in with you to make sure you are comfortable and explain any moves that I need to make, if necessary. Most clients drift off into a light sleep during treatment, so I make sure you are given time to come round before you go home. 

The Bowen Technique 60 mins - £45
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"I came for some Bowen treatment due to ongoing lumbar pain since the 1970's and also for Sciatica pain in my right leg. It was making movements such as walking and bending etc painful and difficult. The Bowen treatment feels like it has re-levelled my pelvis and relieves a lot of discomfort for a while. The improvement in my stance has been great and this in itself eases the back spasms and pain. It has given me confidence to walk further before resorting to sitting down." Mrs T, Kent. 

"I was suffering with painful Sciatica, which was affecting my sleep, as it was painful turning over in bed which meant I was not only tired but had to take painkillers nightly as well as during the day if required. Due to other health issues, I was also suffering with general aches and pains and I also suffer with Asthma. I originally went to Lisa for the Sciatica pain and was really pleased to see the symptoms gradually disappear between the 1st and 3rd sessions. I then had a fall on holiday after my third treatment, which set me back a bit, but another couple of treatments and the Sciatica gradually disappeard again with the only odd niggle now and then.  Due to other health issues, including Asthma, I have continued with regular top-up treatments of Bowen every month or so, which seems to keep me feeling more comfortable generally, keeps my energy levels up and especially seems to help keep the Asthma under control. I find Bowen very relaxing and I find great benefit from the treatment." Mrs C, Kent. 

Please note: The Bowen Technique and other complementary therapies do not replace conventional medicine, and you should always seek the advice of your GP. Complementary therapists do not diagnose, nor do they prescribe or alter medication. They may, however, advise clients to be regularly assessed by their doctor in case their medication dose needs to be adjusted.