testimonials

I went to see Karen after I twisted my neck whilst out on a bike ride. I was recommended Bowen by a friend at the gym and then came across her in my local area. Karen is really lovely and made me feel very comfortable. I had 3 treatments with her and felt so much better.

I've had a few Bowen sessions with Karen. I've suffered with shoulder pain for 18 months due to a car accident. Also digestive problems from IBS. Now my shoulder pain has completely gone and I've noticed a huge improvement within my digestive system. I must admit I was dubious if it would work but after feeling the positive results I would highly recommend Bowen sessions with Karen

I have suffered with hayfever for years, and have struggled to go out and do outdoors activities for years in the summer months. I have had 4 sessions with Karen now, and have just been to an outdoor wedding for the weekend with no symptoms!

Karen is really dedicated to helping others. Karen's hands on approach to implementing change in the body and her dedication to this shines through I really appreciated your treatment and will be back for more many thanks Wendy xx

Amanda - Police Officer

Morag - Colonic Therapist

Jack - Factory Worker

Wendy - Hospital Sister

I had been suffering with sciatica, every day, for weeks leading up to Christmas. I had pain down both legs and was getting pain in my right foot. The pain was affecting absolutely everything I did, including waking me every night and resulted in me having to take time off of work. After 2 sessions of Bowen Therapy with Karen my back is now much better. Christmas would have been very miserable we’re it not for Karen helping to relieve the pain. I cannot express my gratitude enough. Would definitely recommend Bowen Therapy with Karen to everyone.I still don’t understand how it works, I just know that it does!

From the moment Karen placed her hands on me I was instantly relaxed. She answered all my questions and explained exactly what she was going to do in a quiet, gentle manner so I knew that I was in Safe Hands.I train pretty hard and push my body to its limits in the gym but I have noticed an increase in my strength and performance over the course of my 3 treatments plus I am recovering really quickly without suffering from DOMS.If you are looking to get that edge and improve your performance, I suggest you book in to see Karen now.Highly recommend and a lovely lady too.

Karen is very attentive and put me at ease straight way. Very professional and passionate about Bowen Therapy, her sense of humour adds to the magic that is Bowen. Free from pain.

I saw Karen for my cat allergies and specific anxiety. After just four sessions I could be around cats happily without any of my normal symptoms. I also felt much calmer and happier with my anxiety connected to a robbery we had in our home. It was such a lovely experience, especially as Karen makes you feel very comfortable, I will definitely be having more Bowen therapy in the future as I enjoyed the relaxation so much as well as all the benefits it can provide! Couldn't recommend higher!

Trish - Massage Therapist

Carole - Mental Health Worker

Kate - Bowen Therapist

Ella - Retail Assistant

I went to Karen over at West Sussex Bowen not really knowing what to expect. I had a real issue with neck pain and was unable to turn my head more than about 30 degrees in either direction. A good friend suggested I try Bowen. I found West Sussex Bowen and I'm so glad I did because the mobility in my neck improved after just one session and after three I was able to look over my shoulder. Before I went I knew nothing about Bowen, I told Karen this and she explained everything very clearly to me before my first session so I knew exactly what to expect. Thank you Karen! I can't even begin to explain how you have improved my life

I contacted Karen due to having poor movement in my left shoulder due to lifting heavy items while at work. I was made to feel extremely welcome in a calm and comfortable setting. After just three sessions I do now not suffer any pain at all in my shoulder or arm, and I am now able to move much more freely without constantly being in pain. Thank you so much for your help! Highly recommended.

Karen is very calm, friendly and she puts you at ease immediately. The environment is relaxing and spotlessly clean. The Bowen was a nice experience and I could feel the positive effects straight away. I was sceptical of Bowen but now am an absolute believer that it works. Thank you Karen 🙂

Karen worked on my knees and I do think that they have improved and last week I was able to spend 6-8 hours on my feet and also walking long distances for the D Day celebrations in Portsmouth.

I think that if I had known about Bowen and Karen 25 years ago when my knee problems first started I probably would have been able to reduce the impact / damage and heal more successfully. If you are thinking about trying Bowen then I would encourage you to go ahead and I have no hesitation in recommending Karen and West Sussex Bowen to you.

Leonie - Support Worker

Luke - PT

Katie - Assistant Care Manager

Mike - Peer Support Worker

Im new to bowen and karen is extremely knowledgeable and takes time to explain anything i have asked. I loved my first session and cant wait for my next.

Enjoyed all my sessions, very relaxing and interesting. The outcomes of my problem areas were successful. Thank you Karen

Bowen treatment is a very different approach to pain. Karen was calm, gentle and very assuring and just after a couple of sessions I felt different - my muscles felt less stressed and the pain had gone in some areas altogether. Highly recommend Karen.

I went for a Bowen treatment with Karen yesterday.​After 4 weeks of the worst sciatica I’ve ever experienced. The apple didn’t work, resting didn’t work, nor did the hot pad or 600mg of Ibuprofen.  I couldn’t sit still for the consultation, it seemed to go on forever. The pain was in my buttock, all down my thigh and into the calf. Oh! And I’d worked a night shift and had 3 hours sleep.​I lay on the couch, not knowing what to expect but feeling very positive about it as I’d seen the results with a friend.​I walked away with no pain, no stiffness, no awkward limp.  24 hrs later, the relief of being free from that is incredible. I still have a slight nerve type discomfort, however, this was 4 weeks and not expected to be clear in one session.​Interestingly, the first area that hurt was my left buttock, the leg that initially responded to my slip.

Zoe - Support Worker

Clare - Managing Director

Caroline - Community Fundraiser

Joanna - Nurse

I was recommended to try Karen's Bowen therapy as I had a lot of issues with my shoulder and also chronic asthma that was constantly making me end up in hospital. When I went I knew nothing about Bowen and was a bit anxious but Karen was brilliant she explained everything, was very welcoming and put me at ease straight away. After just one session I could use my shoulder much more and after 3 I have gone from barely lifting my shopping to lifting heavy weights whilst training in the gym! Karen also did some work on my diaphragm and it has helped my breathing tremendously, my stamina and strength is improving daily. The sessions are so theraputic and my whole body feels relaxed which has allowed it to grow in strength. Karen pays attention to detail, is very friendly and tries her best to help you in every possible way. I would 100% recommend using Karen and her therapy to anyone. THANK YOU!

Having tried other Therapy routes (Chiropractic and Accupuncture) for a serious and recourring shoulder pain. I was very luckily able to have a set of sessions and a consultation with Karen, who was absloutely fantastic, despite my scepticism.. We always managed to have a bit of a laugh, however I found her to be completely professional throughout and very attentive especially during the actual physical Bowen therapy. I am now 2 weeks later and keeping up a few exercises and stretches and working my way back to lifting some weight which I have not been able to achieve in several years. I also believe this has benefited other areas of my life that I had not recognized any issues in previously. With colleagues having stated that I seem more relaxed and much calmer now following our sessions! (Massive bonus because now I think I did get a bit stressy before my Bowen and that sucked the joy out of work). I also infact found my sessions to be the most relaxing and pleasant day of my week 3/3.I would throughly recommend to anyone suffering any physical or emotional (mental health) concern also! Even if your just reading this and your sceptical still, I wouldnt blame you, but you really have nothing to loose and if you dont try it you just wont know! Finally thank you so much Karen for all you did for me, your a real wizard! ‍♂️1

I had six sessions of Bowen Therapy with Karen. The experience was extremely relaxing and I always felt mentally refreshed at the end of each session. I drive for a living and had for some time been suffering from pain and stiffness around the base of my neck, particularly after a long shift.I am happy to say that I noticed a significant improvement after only 2 sessions, and at the time of writing this review, have no noticeable discomfort.Thank you Karen.

As I carry out training courses as part of my job, I am constantly on my feet and moving around. About 6 weeks ago I twisted my knee and the pain was unbelievable. It affected my leg, walking and my back too very quickly. I was put on painkillers by my GP, but the knee wasn't getting much better. I had heard about West Sussex Bowen from a colleague, and decided to contact Karen for an appointment. As I knew very little about Bowen, on my first appointment, Karen explained everything to me.I am I glad that I had these treatments!! After 3 weekly sessions of very relaxing and gentle massaging therapy, I can say that my knee movement has returned to near normal and I feel better in myself generally. As I am fast approaching 60, aches and pains are the norm now sadly, but Karen's Bowen therapy has really made a difference to me. Karen is a very friendly and professional person, and the treatment room is secluded and unbelievably relaxing and peaceful. The whole process (about an hour) is very very gentle, and you needn't worry about getting 'pummled' because you won't be.I wanted to write this review as a way of saying thanks to Karen for the therapy. Excellent from start to finish.

Sam - Mental Health Support Worker

Carley - Mum

Enzo - Driver

Chris - Business Owner

Graham - Builder

Nicky - Bowen Therapist

Natalie

I had limited movement and pain in my shoulder for many years.  I had keyhole surgery on one shoulder which took a long time to heal.  I decided not to have surgery on the other shoulder and had tried numerous things  including Hydro cortisone injections and different exercises.  Nothing helped, so thought I would try  Bowen therapy.  After just 5 sessions with Karen, I had full range of movement and the pain had gone.  It allowed me to go back to the gym, which I feel helped to speed up the improvement as was able to work the smaller muscles.  Karen explained everything so well and gave me some exercises to do every day in the times between Bowen sessions.  I can now say that the shoulder I have not had surgery on is as good as the other one.

I have received Bowen from Karen for shoulder pain which was stopping me from everyday tasks. After two sessions it completely cleared up and I am pain free. Highly recommend Karen

Karen made me really feel at ease and has helped my back pain a lot. Would highly recommend.