Bowen In the Suffolk Coastal District / East Anglia

Bowen Therapist: Hilary Legard  MBTPA
Ipswich, Suffolk

What is the Bowen Technique?

A gentle touch therapy that is used on the body’s many trigger points, such as meridians, muscle groups and fascia connective tissue. Its direct touch approach motivates the body to heal itself, reaching beyond just the problem area to encourage this.

It is an holistic therapy, treating the whole body, and there is no manipulation or cracking of joints, or use of needles.

About Hilary:

She trained in London initially with Alistair Rattray, and qualified in 2002 with ECBS (European College Of Bowen Studies) and has been a practicing Bowen Therapist since 2002.  She moved her practice from London to Suffolk in 2004, and currently has two clinics in Woodbridge and Melton, both about 10 miles from Ipswich.

As a fully trained therapist (European College of Bowen Studies), she also hold credits in Anatomy and Physiology.  She is a full member of The Bowen Therapists' European Register.

Since childhood she has been interested in the body’s capacity to heal itself, and how therapies such as Bowen can assist in stimulating this ability, and how they can work effectively alongside allopathic medicines.

In the late 1990’s she heard of and read widely about Psychoneuroimmunology - which (rather more scientifically) tied in well with her theories of self-healing!  It is a subject that continues to interest her.

Other Interests

Hilary also practices healing on animals and goes weekly to The Melton Veterinary Surgery near Woodbridge to work with the hospitalised animals there, and is a full member of The Reiki Federation.  She treats most animals, from horses to chickens! Previously she was connected for five years with The Kynance Mews veterinary practice in London SW7.

Whilst living in London she worked with The Family Bereavement Association, as a counsellor for people isolated and grieving.

She is a life-long horse person, and writes periodically for The Scottish & Northern Equestrian magazine based in Angus, Scotland.  She was the prime mover in 1992 in the formation of The Welsh Part-Bred Horse Group promoting British-Bred competition horses.

For many years she was a social researcher, freelancing for organisations such as The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), working closely with people who were often in distressing circumstances, and much of it was about giving them a voice too.