Monday, June 2, 2014


An original system of gentle but powerful soft tissue mobilization that affects the body both structurally and energetically to restore its self.
One motto of the technique is "Less is more" and the therapist must sense when enough has been done.
It is a system of subtle and precise mobilizations called "Bowen moves" over muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia. The moves are performed using the thumbs and fingers applying only gentle, non invasive pressure. A treatment consists of a series of specific sequences of moves called procedures, with frequent pauses to allow time for the body to respond.

The art of Bowen is somewhere between the art of Zen calligraphy and Homeopathic medicine. The practitioner must strive to do the minimum of moves or procedures to trigger in the body the desired self healing response. Doing too many mobilizations could actually be counteractive. The sicker the patient is or the more acute the condition is, the less is done during the session and the less pressure will be used to do the moves, the more profound the effect will be on the body.

The following list of diagnosed conditions comes from claims of patients worldwide that found relief from such conditions:

• Musculo skeletal conditions of the spine and limbs: acute or chronic, post traumatic or post surgery or from a more arthritic origin (lumbar, thoracic, cervical pain and related muscle spasms and loss of mobility).
• Sports injuries: ankles, shin splints, runner knees, adductors and hamstrings strain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbows....
• Pelvic imbalances: tilt, leg length, hip pain and imbalance, inguinal and groin pain.
• Frozen shoulder: capsulitis, rotator cuff, arthritis.
• Whiplash from car accidents: receiving Bowen treatment immediately following a whiplash will greatly speed up recovery.
• Sacro iliac pain and imbalances: post traumatic or related to pregnancy.
• Coccyx pain: from trauma or after giving birth.
• Migraine/headaches from stress and tension, structural and postural imbalance or digestive origin.
• Hamstrings: tension, stiffness and strain.
• Pregnancy: before (to help the body go through all the changes associated with pregnancy and help prepare for labor), during labor (to facilitate labor) and after birth for the mother (quicker recovery) and the baby (crankiness, colic, projectile vomiting...)
• TMJ: pain and tension in the jaw.
• Knee pain: meniscus, strain.
• Ankle: strain, sprain.
• Elbow:related to tennis, golf or computer use.
• Sterno costal pain from sprung or cracked rib.
• Sciatica
• Herniated disks
• Chronic pain syndrome, Fibromyalgia...
• Menstrual pain, irregular cycle, PMS.
• Breast pain: related to PMS, mastitis, irregular milk supply.
• Carpal tunnel and Repetitive stress injury.
• Digestive problems: constipation, diarrhea, liver/gall bladder congestion and pain
• Bed wetting.
• Respiratory conditions: Asthma, hay fever allergies, emphysema, cold & flu , sinus congestion. A Bowen treatment at the first signs of a cold can very often stop it from developing.
• Kidney: water retention, stone, assist kidney function.
• Foot pain: hammer toes, halux valgus (bunion), plantar fasciatis...
• Incontinence (adult)
• Prostate.
• Infertility: male or female
• Scoliosis and kyphosis pain.
• ADD/Hyperactivity.
• Neurological conditions: Bell's palsy, cerebral palsy, polio, stroke, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson, torticolis, multiple sclerosis...... these conditions over repeated series of sessions will respond to varying degrees depending on severity. Often patients have show gradual improvement of their condition and of their quality of life.
• Heart conditions: chest pain, angina...
• Detox from drugs: I have seen patient's detoxifying even after years of not using any drug.

Note: Often patients come to the Bowen Technique after having tried many other modalities to no avail. If a patient has not responded to other forms of therapy, it is always worth giving the Bowen Technique a try as it has shown to trigger in many sometimes surprising and unexpected recovery when nothing else had worked. A young man in France in his early twenties who was born with the right half of his body paralyzed and spastic was able to recover full use of his right arm and write with his right hand after receiving 10 Bowen sessions !

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Coconut water is Fat Free and Cholesterol free. Deliciously refreshing and more hydrating than water especially if you live some where hot. 
It is rich is Magnesium and has more Potassium than several bananas! 

Its no secret that I dislike the taste of water and so no surprise that I have replaced water with Coconut water. It is also rich in Vitamin C and helps the skin look younger.. Yes you guessed it has anti ageing properties.

Some claim that it helps you lose weight, however there has been no conclusive evidence. Another one of its benefits is that it boosts energy levels.
The best two brands I have found on the market are Vita Coco and Go Coco...

Stocked at Whole Foods and Holland & Barretts

Enjoy and stay healthy

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Sugar cane is from the Grass family and has a very small sugar content around 15% and that is in raw unrefined sugars, and it is also Alkaline.
It is rich in Vitamins A,C,B1,2,3,5 and B6, Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc and Cobalt. It is rich is Antioxidants and has a sufficient amount of Chlorophyll too.
It fights cancer, breast in particular and stabilizes the Blood Sugar. So it is very beneficial for Diabetics. It also assists with weight loss and detox’s the Kidneys as well as prevents tooth decay.
It helps to treat Sore Throats, colds and Flu and combined with Ginger makes a potent natural remedy for the symptoms of Colds and Flu.
Sugar Cane has no Simple sugars and so is ideal for Diabetics however should be moderated for Type 2 Diabetics.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Argan oil is a 100% natural oil extracted from the Argan nuts which grow in the south western parts of Morocco as well as the western regions of Algeria. The Argan tree is naturally grown so is not subjected to any chemicals. Argan trees live for up to 200 years, and may not come in to full production till they are 40 to 60 years old.

The production of Argan oil is very labor intensive and the task is taken on by the Berber women of the region. It takes one and a half days to produce 1 liter of Argan oil.
100kg of Argan nut are required to produce 1-2kg of Argan oil.

Argan oil has twice as much Vitamin E as Olive oil and is very rich in Antioxidants. Argan also contains 8 essential fatty acids including Linoleic which is not produced in the body and must be taken as a supplement. Studies have shown that as little as 0.5% linoleic acid can reduce Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Skin and Stomach Cancer.
Argan oil contains 34-36 % Linoleic Acid.
It is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9. Which target Cell growth, aids Water retention and combats depression and builds stronger immune system.
Deficiency in Omega 9 has certain symptoms and they are the following
Eczema skin eruptions, Cracking finger tips, Dandruff, Hair loss, Behavioral changes, dry skin and Dry eyes, stiff joints, Mail sterility and Miscarriage.

Argan oil comes in cosmetic as well as Culinary version. The difference being that the nut is roasted before pressing to make the Culinary oil.

Cosmetic Argan oil is very easily absorbed on the skin and has vast benefits for the Skin, hair and nails. It is fantastic for skin repair, and eliminating stretch marks as well as improving the elasticity of the skin. Argan oil is a potent anti aging oil. Used as a massage oil it aids with the drainage of the lymphatic nodes as well as moisturize, soften and  heal skin Eczema and Psoriasis.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Argan oil What is it good for? 

Argan can be applied on to the skin or taken mixed in food. You can even cook with it. It is more expensive than Olive oil but has amazing health benefits.

  • Anti-Aging and anti Wrinkle 
  • Softens Psoriasis
  • Heals Eczema
  • Reduces marks from Acne and Other Skin Conditions
  • Heals Sunburns
  • Reduces Stretch Marks
  • Split ends
  • Dry scalp and dandruff
  • Heals dry nails
  • Sore or Stiff Muscles
  • Reduces water retention

Friday, February 1, 2013

HIIT 10minute Exercise

High Intensity Interval Training is the best way to keep healthy and to lose excess weight. 
It has been suggested that this type of exercise is more beneficial than spending hours in the gym. 
Even if you were to spend just 30 seconds a day doing only one exercise movement you will see and feel the benefits. 

I recommend 10 minutes of any combination of the movements I have put together. They mainly target the hips, bums, thighs and abs. These areas being of most concern for most women. 

Here is how I recommend you put together the routine.

Exercise  1 -  30sec
Exercise  2-  30 sec.         X 2 rep
Exercise. 3-  30 sec

30 second break
Continue with any other combination in the same way as above

HIIT works because it demands 90% effort which means that the body starts burning fat cells straigh away. This also raises the metabolic rate of the body so that your body will continue to burn fat after the exercise for up to 24 hrs! 

Start with one move for 30 seconds if you find it difficult and increase the routine to 60 sec with a 
combination of 2 moves. 

I do not recommend more than 10 minutes however if you feel up to the challenge then you can try my "HIIT Suicide" which is 18 minutes and includes all the moves. 

Make sure to hydrate and to warm up for a few minutes before hand and do some stretches after the exercise.

Enjoy getting fit and if you have any questions or if you would like your own costom designed routine you can contact me on