Bowen Therapy Professional Association


I qualified with Clare Maxwell Hudson School of Massage in 1994 and again with the International Federation of Aromatherapists ( in 2007.  This training took place over 2 years in part-time study and with the completion of Anatomy and Physiology examination.   I have regular continuing professional development as required by health professionals.

Aromatherapy aims to enhance well-being, relieve stress and help in the rejuvenation and regeneration of the human body. Essential oils have the unique ability of working not just on physical conditions when used with massage, but they can also have a positive effect on emotional wellbeing. Aromatherapy can provide a relaxing and calming effect for those suffering with mental health problems, dementia and those receiving palliative care. As a result, it is also used in a variety of settings, including hospitals and hospices. My practice has included voluntary work in a hospice and at the Royal Marsden where the benefits of aromatherapy and massage are recognised.

Today, aromatherapy is widely accepted by orthodox and complementary practitioners as one of the most comprehensive natural therapies. In a typical aromatherapy session, I will ask questions about previous medical history, general health, wellbeing and lifestyle. This helps me to choose and blend the safest and most appropriate essential oils for my clients. The oils may be applied in combination with massage, or if applicable, in a compress or within an aromastick for inhalation.

Tips to assist your aromatherapy:  

  • Arrange to have treatment when you do not have to rush at anything afterwards
  • Have a warm bath (not too hot) prior to the treatment to assist absorption of the oils
  • Allow maximum time for absorption and effect of the essential oils by not washing off for at least 12 hours


Amanda Cutler-Little, Bowen therapist in West Sussex. Bowen Technique, Bowen Therapy and Bowen describe the light touch therapy devised by Tom Bowen in Australia. Bowen Therapy is holistic, treating the whole patient, not just symptoms and has been reported to be effective for conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, headache, migraine, asthma, shoulder pain, neck problems, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, RSI and other musculo-skeletal conditions. Bowen Therapy can often have a relaxing effect which may help people suffering from tension or stress syndromes.

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