What does your business do?
I help people feel more comfortable in their body, freeing them of aches and pains by using Bowen Therapy, which is a gentle hands-on treatment that supports and re-balances the body. Amongst other conditions, backache, neck & shoulder pain and headache can be relieved with Bowen Therapy.
What motivated you to do what you do?
I qualified as a Massage Therapist over 20 years ago and since then I have been on a journey and developed a passion for everything that touches health, fitness and the human body. I like helping people be at ease in their body. My philosophy is that, this is the only body we are going to get in this life, so treating it well is of utmost importance.
A good analogy is how we treat our cars or homes. Without thinking too much, we keep the car maintained to avoid breakdowns and costly repairs. Likewise, if the tap is leaking at home, a plumber soon puts a stop to it to prevent it worsening. Why isn’t it the same for ourselves? Our body is the vehicle that is allowing us to live our life and keeping it healthy should be our number one priority. Yet so few people I meet take the same care of themselves as they do their car or home!
For those who never had Bowen Therapy before, I offer a free Bowen tester session.
What is your Unique Selling Point?
Me! With over 20 years bodywork experience, my desire to help people get more out of their lives is driven by my own journey to recovery from health problems I had in 2001. My clients benefit from the knowledge I’ve gained over the years which I enthusiastically share with them and encourage a holistic approach to their wellbeing.
Bowen Therapy is used safely with great success on people of all ages, from newborn babies to the very elderly. There are no violent twists or cracks during the treatment, so anyone with pain who wants to explore another avenue is welcome to come and see me.
There is a misconception that if we rest by doing nothing, or stop exercising when we have an injury, it will go away. The temporary disappearance of the pain can be deceptive and does not mean that the problem is resolved. It could be the trigger of another injury, weeks, months or years later. The body makes a lot of compromises every day to make us feel comfortable but most of the time it’s a temporary reaction from the body to help us until we do something about the problem.
Here is a blog where I give clear explanation on the subject.
What gives your business the edge over your competitors?
Since my training, I’ve received regular Bowen treatments and experienced a wonderful transformation, re-adjustment, and re-balancing of my body at a physical and emotional level as I’ve never had before with all the other therapies I tried. It has blown my mind away. It makes me feel very passionate about the fact that, by doing so little, I can get such a huge response from the body. I bring this passion to each of my clients.
Do you have a particular service or product you’d like to flag up here?
Yes, The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowen Therapy or Bowen Fascial Release), is a more intelligent way of working. It’s very gentle but extremely powerful. Very different to everything I had practiced in the past. It changed my way of thinking and how I do bodywork. I’ve been using this technique with great success in my practice and I continue taking courses on a regular basis to increase my proficiency.
How do people get in touch with you?
Telephone 020 8610 9772
Grove Neighbourhood Centre – 7 Bradmore Park Road – London – W6 ODT
What is your biggest challenge in the current climate?
Keeping up with social media and technology is a big struggle for me. My knowledge for using technology is basic at best. I shout with frustration and my husband helps but when he’s not around I waste a lot of time trying to work things out.
Where do you think your business will be in 5 years time?
I would be well established in the area as the go-to person for Bowen Therapy and have a significant online presence as a thought-leader in alternative therapies and well being.
Has being a member of ABN helped your business?
I will let you know in 6 months time…
What do you like about the Askew Road?
Askew Road is vibrant, busy, has a lot of character and there is a sense of community which makes it very warm and likeable.
What do you think Askew Road will be like in 5 years time?
I’d like to think that it bucks the trend and doesn’t succumb to the typical high street we now see everywhere, lacking shops of character, individuality and personal service.
How easy is it to shop locally in Askew Road?
It’s very easy. There is a great mix of shops that caters to most people’s weekly requirements. I’ve been living in the area for a number of years, and I’ve seen the changes happening with little cafes and restaurants opening and bringing life and colour to the street.
What are your favourite shops and businesses in Askew Road?
I love Cocktail, Cafe Louche and the Vietnamese restaurant.
What shops and businesses do you think Askew Road lacks?
A health shop like Bushwacker on King Street – Hammersmith.