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2 London Street
Faringdon, England, SN7 7AA
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07940 542181

The Lotus Retreat is a beautiful holistic sanctuary in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.

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Bowen

The Bowen Technique is a hands-on complementary therapy which uses gentle rolling moves over specific soft tissues structures (including muscles, ligaments and tendons). These moves are designed to stimulate certain nerve endings and help the brain to connect to areas of tension.

Bowen

The Bowen Technique is a hands-on complementary therapy which uses gentle rolling moves over specific soft tissues structures (including muscles, ligaments and tendons). These moves are designed to stimulate certain nerve endings and help the brain to connect to areas of tension.

During the treatment there will be short breaks where you are left to rest, this helps the brain to connect these areas. This often leads to a feeling of relaxation and allows the body to re-balance and re-align itself.

The majority of treatments are performed with you lying on a treatment couch, although you can be treated sitting or standing if you are unable to lie down. Most moves can be performed through light clothing (e.g. tee shirts and leggings).

A series of three initial treatments is generally recommended to gain the most benefit from the sessions.

What can Bowen help with?

Bowen therapy addresses the whole body, as the cause of pain or discomfort is not necessarily in the same place that you feel it. As the body adjusts and re-aligns itself, effects are often noticed in other areas, which is why Bowen has been associated with improvement in sleep quality, mood elevation, ability to focus and relaxation. Bowen has been observed to help with the conditions below;

  • Pain management

  • Asthma

  • Sports injuries

  • Hayfever/sinusitis

  • Back pain/sciatica

  • Neck/shoulder issues

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Digestion/IBS

  • Stress and tension

  • General aches and pains

Yoga Bodywork

Yoga bodywork uses a combination of hands-on touch, movement and breath to help you connect with your body and move with more freedom and ease. Each session is tailored to your individual requirements and will incorporate a variety of techniques to help you get the most from the session.


Practitioner

Sophie Khan

Sophie Khan is a qualified and fully insured Bowen practitioner, yoga bodyworker and student yoga teacher. Her background in science has given Sophie a solid base to build her understanding of functional anatomy and neuroscience on and her own journey through injury and illness enables her to treat clients with empathy, knowledge and respect.

Sophie’s interest in bodywork and movement began in 2004 whilst training with Mary Wanless, internationally renowned biomechanics horse-riding instructor, where a bodywork session with one of Mary’s senior instructors opened Sophie’s eyes to how much change could be achieved with gentle touch.

In 2008 Sophie spent three months working and teaching at Mary’s UK base, Overdale Equestrian Centre, where she began to develop her understanding of movement and biomechanics. Sophie was also exposed to a range of different bodywork therapies and mental techniques including Bowen, Feldenkrais, Craniosacral, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Heart Rate Variability.

Since then Sophie has developed her knowledge through studying in a range of different areas and through her own explorations in different movement, bodywork and meditation systems. In early 2017 whilst training to become a Bowen therapist, Sophie met Jambo Truong, Forest Yoga Guardian, bodyworker and functional anatomist and has been studying under his mentorship since then and assisting him on anatomy training courses.

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Treatment price

One hour session £50

Three one hour Bowen sessions (paid for at first session) £135

One and half hour sessions £70