Cornelis van der Does

Parkinson’s and Bowen Technique Awareness Weeks

Parkinson’s awareness week : 18th – 24th April 2016

Bowen Therapy awareness week : 12th – 18th April 2016

The overlap of Parkinson’s and Bowen Therapy Awareness Weeks gave me the idea to choose Parkinson’s  as my ‘Awareness Subject’.

My professional association (Bowen Association UK) asked individual therapists to get out there in the community to bring awareness to the benefits of Bowen.

Parkinson’s is close to my heart as my brother (one of twins) was diagnosed some 8 years ago, aged only 52. This has given me an insight in Parkinson’s with its many symptoms, its unpredictability and life-changing challenges.

So what’s on offer?

I invite those with Parkinson’s /the symptoms of Parkinson’s and those affected by Parkinson’s (wider family, carer, friend etc) to come and have a 30 min hands on treatment – no charge – no further commitment. Just some time for you to relax and experience a Bowen Treatment.

What is Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a drug-free, non-invasive, hands-on therapy, mainly done through light clothing, with the client sitting, lying or standing. Small rolling-type movements are performed over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body.

One of the most profound effects Bowen can have is in shifting the Autonomic Nervous System – which controls over 80% of our body’s functions – from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance.

This subtle but dynamic process allows the body to release stress at a very deep level, re-align and address imbalances in functions and chemical composition and, as far as possible, restore homeostasis (physiological equilibrium) within the body.

As well as providing Parkinson’s and Stroke care, conditions treated include muscular-skeletal problems; such as back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain (also post-replacement), whiplash, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, carpel tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Bowen can also help with a large variety of other conditions; such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, migraine, IBS, high blood pressure, Bell’s palsy, dystonia, depression, anxiety, addiction, stress, hormonal imbalance, MS, ME and fibromyalgia..

Cornelis van der Does BTAA BAUK is an Advanced Level Practitioner of The Bowen Therapy, registered for over 20 years with the Bowen Association (UK) which requires members to maintain annual CPD courses, insurance cover and 1st Aid. In addition he is ITEC A&Ph qualified.

More info and how to book

To book please contact Cornelis by email at, or by phone at 07944 099135. Home visits by arrangement.


Reading suggestion: “Stop Parkin’ and Start Livin’ “ – John C. Coleman ND ISBN 0-85572-368-8