Hilary’s TherapiesThe Bowen Technique & Reiki
in Mildenhall, Suffolk


You can contact me by email click here
Or telephone me (please leave a message if you receive my answerphone - I'm probably with a Client) on 07984 309744
Or through one of my social media accounts - Instagram @hilarystherapies or facebook.com/hilarystherapies

I am very happy to answer any questions you may have about any of my therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Bowen treatment take?
The first session will take approximately 1hr but this does depend on the Client. Subsequent treatments will take approximately 45 minutes.

How long does a Reiki session take?
That is entirely up to you - I offer two options - up to half hour sessions, or a full treatment is up to an hour.

Who can have Bowen?
Bowen is so gentle that it is suitable for all ages. There are no contra-indications making it a safe treatment for all - young and old, healthy and sick.

How much will it cost?
The cost for all Bowen treatments is £50. Please see my 'Prices' page for full details on pricing.
The cost for Reiki treatments are £40 for up to half an hour and £50 for up to an hour.

How do I book a treatment?
You can just click here to email me. Alternatively you can use the contact form on the side of each page, or contact me via my Bowen Facebook page at facebook.com/bowenhands or for Gut Health through my facebook page facebook.com/suffolkwellnesscoaching.
You can telephone me on 07984 309744. Please note I may be working, so please be prepared to leave me a message and I will phone you back once I'm free.

How many treatments will I need?
For the Bowen Technique the majority of people respond with 3 to 4 treatments and then may just need 'top ups' or 'maintenance' treatments at intervals to suit individual requirements. For Reiki there is no 'set amount' of treatments, therefore many people just book a treatment when they feel they need one.

Do I have to remove clothing?
No need to remove clothing as the treatment can be given successfully through light clothing - please do not wear denim, lycra or any other heavy fabrics. If I am unable to work through your clothing, then it may be required to remove clothing down to underwear, but it is ultimately the Client's choice. There is no need to remove any clothing for Reiki.

What can I expect after a Bowen treatment?
Changes can be noted in the body for up to 7 days after a treatment, so improvements may not be noticed immediately. Responses to Bowen treatment may include hot & cold flushes, headaches, emotional releases, thirst, tiredness and body aches & pains. These are all positive signs that the healing process has started. Most people do not experience all of these symptoms (if any), and they will clear after a few days.

Why is it best to avoid other therapies whilst having Bowen Therapy?
Bowen is very gentle and it is recommended to avoid other therapies so as not to overload the body with information or give the body differing therapeutic information to deal with at the same time.

How do I pay for treatment?
Payments for all treatments can be taken by card - sorry AMEX not accepted, in cash at time of treatment (cash not currently accepted due to Covid-19 pandemic) or by online bank transfer (prior to first treatment for new Clients). Please request my bank details prior to your appointment if you wish to pay by these methods.

How do I know if I am deficient in Vitamin B12?
You can request a blood test from your GP which will show your levels. However, most people (certainly over 60's) are deficient and could do with a boost. If you are vegan or vegetarian you will be deficient, if you have a lot of stress you won't be absorbing the B12 from your food, so could do with a boost.

Is having too much Vitamin B12 bad for you - or can you overdose on it?
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin. In the unlikely event that you do not need a boost and you have an injection the excess will come out of your body in your urine. Due to it being water soluble, you cannot overdose on B12.

Which foods provide a source of Vitamin B12?
Red meat (animals red blood cells passed onto us), salmon, fortified cereals - although watch the sugar content of these so called 'healthy' cereals, fortified supplements, marmite and yeast substances, eggs.

What are the symptoms of low Vitamin B12
Pernicious anaemia, pale skin, low mood, poor concentration / memory, lack of energy / stamina, brain fog, depression, Seasonal Affected Disorder, lethargy, pins and needles, thin, ridged, brittle nails, hallucinations, yeast infections, anxiety, mouth ulcers, stomach bloating, hormonal imbalances, night terrors, always feeling cold, loss of appetite, frequent miscarriages, PMS, eczema, tinnitus and many other 'insignificant' symptoms.

Who is likely to be deficient in Vitamin B12?

  • Over 60's
  • Vegans / strict vegetarians
  • Anyone taking acid-suppressing drugs, such as omeprazole
  • Anyone with Coeliac or Crohns Disease
  • Eating disorders
  • IBS and all infammatory disorders
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • H.pylori bacteria (uses B12 as fuel)
  • Abusers of alcohol and nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Anyone who is HIV positive
  • 10-30% of all adults over 50yrs have difficulty absorbing Vitamin B12 from food!

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