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  • Writer's pictureLisa Kossuth

Sciatica and Bowen therapy

Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is compressed, which may be caused by a number of different problems such as muscle spasms in the buttocks, an injury or trauma to the area or a herniated disc.

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, starting at the base of the spine and running down both legs. Sciatica tends to occur on one side and the pain is often worse in the limbs than in the lower back itself. Clients may experience sharp pains and/or dull continuous aching and often report burning sensations, pins and needles, numbness and muscle weakness as well. In many cases, they also find it very difficult to find any comfortable position throughout the day or night!

Bowen, with its unique non-invasive and gentle approach, can be a key element to manage discomfort associated with sciatica.

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It is recommended to have 2-4 sessions of Bowen therapy for Sciatica but very often, symptoms may change as soon as during or after the first session or a few days later. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks if needed and many choose maintenance sessions of Bowen therapy as part of their self-care routine.

I will also offer self-care advice as we work together and if necessary I will refer you to your GP if further investigation is needed.

The aim of all my interventions is to help you become mobile again – and keep you that way by supporting you with pain and tension or stress associated symptoms. The therapies I offer are The Bowen Technique, Reiki and Bach Flower remedies; I can also provide a combination of these therapies tailored to your circumstances. 

By choosing to have either a regular treatment plan, a few sessions of coaching or combining the two, it may really help you to move forwards both mentally, emotionally and physically to lead a richer life. I will also offer self-care advice as we work together.


Please note: The Bowen Technique and other complementary therapies do not replace conventional medicine, and you should always seek the advice of your GP. Complementary therapists do not diagnose, nor do they prescribe or alter medication. They may, however, advise clients to be regularly assessed by their doctor in case their medication dose needs to be adjusted.


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