Co-founder of “Hands On”
Bowen Technique, Healing Massage, Advanced Manipulative Therapy, Theta Healing & Reiki
ITEC, OSM Dip, Nim Dip, Ayur Dip, Adv Dip MT, A.O.R.B.T.A. Dorn Dip.
Phil has been treating people professionally for close to 25 years. Within that time he has developed is own “Healing Massage” technique. Phil works with a holistic approach that successful helped thousands of people including celebrities and even royalty to live a pain free life and gaining him a constant waiting list!
Philip studied at The Oxford School of massage, the Northern Institute of Sport Massage as well as studying Ayurvedic Massage in India, Advanced Manipulative Therapy at The Midland School. He has also studied the Bowen Technique, which he now uses to treat the majority of patients, with the world renowned teachers Graham Pennington, Ron Phelan, Alastair McLoughlin & John Wilks. He was also invited to go to Croatia along with 10 other Bowen therapist, for 6 days intensive learning with Graham Pennington along with one of Mr. Bowen’s original apprentices, Dr. Rommney Smeeton.
Phil is now very happy to be teaching the next generation of Bowen Therapist at The Assessment Led Bowen Training School.
“I started young, at an early age I had a gift of getting rid of mum’s headaches. Then as now I rely on intuition as my guide and teacher. This has lead me to many great people whom have passed on information to me. To books that have answered questions when required. To every client I see, friend I have, they all teach me, everyday!
The most trusted gift I’m empowered with is an innate feeling of what is right and what needs to be done and how it needs to be done. The more I have learnt to trust this gift, the more I have learnt from it.
I believe in this work and service. I trust it will work for you “
“Back when I had a job I reviewed massage for a living (yeah yeah, jammy or what?) and I can tell the second someone puts their hands on me if they’re going to be good or not. Phil was good. More than good. Up there in my top five bodyworkers”
~ Jane Alexander (author of: The Holistic Therapy Bible)
Phil clinic days are Hands On Monday – Friday 9-8pm
I had Bowen treatment after suffering with a disc bulge and as a result sciatica for over a year, affecting all areas of my life. I’m now able to run again, work in my office without being in pain, and I am no longer taking pain relief. (Of which I was on lots of prescription drugs). Bowen is amazing!
Phil puts you at ease and is brilliant at what he does.
I have also since had the best sports massage ever, from Phil. I highly recommend both treatments.Sciatica for over a year !
After 2 years of failed fertility treatment, just 5 months of Bowen Therapy with Phil at Hands On Treatment Centre has finally resulted in a successful pregnancy. My last Bowen Therapy session with Phil was intense, and I definitely felt changes in my body, sure enough later that month my husband and I conceived 🥰 We are so incredibly grateful for Phil’s support and phenomenal skills!
We really recommend anyone who’s having trouble to contact Phil at Hands On. We will forever be singing his praises.Fertility Treatment
You are literally a magician!! Thank you so much for fitting me in yesterday (Bowen), I’m fixed!!!
DaisyLiterally a magician !!
What a difference a day makes!
I tried the ‘Old Pain 2 Go’ therapy technique last week with Phil, who is North Devon’s qualified practitioner at Hands On Clinic in Braunton. I hoped that it would reduce the pain I’ve been experiencing over the last four years from Fibromyalgia + neck/shoulder tension.
The treatment is rooted in the Blake Method (I’ve just been reading up on this at oldpain2go.com – which also gives a great overview) and it begins by identifying the event/s that first triggered your pain. You’re then guided through a gentle process, fully clothed, which works to ‘reset’ the alert signals that nerves may be sending to your brain, ones that are likely to be no longer useful. In a way, a lot like switching off or turning down the volume on a smoke alarm that is continuing to beep long after the fire has been put out!
I found that my session with Phil on Friday was amazingly effective. His manner was so reassuring as he guided me through the treatment. I woke the next morning feeling uplifted and hopeful – 5 days on and my pain is drastically reduced! I fully recommend ‘Old Pain 2 Go’ to anyone seeking a remedy to chronic pain. Go in with an open mind and you won’t be disappointed.. 😊 Thank you Phil and the lovely team at Hands On ✨🙏Old pain 2 go
Just a quick feedback.
Your a bloody miracle worker!! For the first time in months I have woken up without any pain in my neck! I am chuffed to bits, Thankyou so much!Just a quick feedback. – Debbie
I had the Bowen technique by Phil. wow! is about all I can say. I have a trapped nerve that has been so painful and caused much distress. I went for my first treatment today and what an experience. it wasn’t painless, but it wasn’t painful if that makes sense. the nerve endings were literally flickering and waking up with what he was doing. and now for the first time in a week I feel relief and the pain is subsiding. thank you so much Phil and your magic hands…. I’m truly grateful ❤💚 – LouNerve endings waking up
Hiyer Phil, so I do believe in miracles!!!!! and thanks to you traveling round the world, there’s been a miracle……….I can turn my head right round, nearly 360 degrees!!!! And the ankle is loads better too. THANK YOUMiracles…
I recently started having Bowen Therapy with Phil at Hands On for a pain I’ve had in my shoulder, neck and back for over 15 years. From the first moment I set foot inside, everyone there has been so friendly and welcoming. Phil works holistically and very quickly established the source of the referred pain. It turned out my whole body was a bit lopsided from tension in my jaw. Phil is extremely skilful, knowledgeable and has an incredible intuition. He was able to read my body like a book and pinpoint areas of tension, that I didn’t even know I had. After my first treatment I already felt a big difference and now, a couple of months later, I am completely freed from all my pain. My body (and mind) feel stronger than ever and my neck has so much more movement than before. As well as his Jedi healing powers, Phil is such a genuine, warm and caring human being. I am so very grateful for everything he has done and can’t recommend Bowen Therapy and the guys at Hands On highly enough. – VickBowen Technique – Vick
I started having Bowen therapy with Phill about two and a half years ago and I haven’t looked back since! It is no overstatement when I say Bowen therapy has completely transformed my life.
I initially came to Bowen therapy in desperation as I had been having to visit an osteopath almost every week because of an agonising neck problem and my heart and wallet was in despair!
After only three visits to Phill my neck problem had completely gone! I was amazed because I had been in so much pain for so long. After a few more treatments Bowen seemed to be having a very positive effect on my Chronic Fatigue/M.E symptoms that I had lived with since I was 16 years old. I managed this well by looking after myself well but every now and then I would have flare ups where I would be so tired I could hardly walk up the stairs. I couldn’t keep up with my friends who were all leading very active lives and doing anything fun and active would leave me exhausted for days afterwards. It was miserable!
But this is not the case anymore! I now am able to work five days a week in a very busy job, exercise four days a week, and swim in the sea at any chance I get. This is a big difference from being left exhausted by a day’s work and just wanting to go to bed when I got home. I cannot recommend Bowen therapy enough. I never EVER thought that I would be able to be this active and pain free and still have bundles of energy. So when I say Bowen therapy has changed my life, I absolutely mean it! I have recommended it to so many other people with aches and pains and chronic fatigue and they report fantastic results too. If Bowen therapy was prescribed by the NHS there would be so many less people on antidepressants and painkillers!
I have not come across another Bowen Therapist quite as good as Phill, which is why I now travel back from Plymouth to come to the Hands On Clinic.
Both Phill and Ellie have created a gorgeous little sanctuary in the middle of Braunton, they are beautiful humans that really care about what they do, which makes all the difference.Completely Transformed my life.
I had an injury and could barely use my hand, my arm was also swollen with shooting pains every time I moved it. Thank goodness someone recommended Phil and the Bowen technique. The clinic was relaxed and informal and friendly, The treatment was pretty relaxing and Wow, after the second treatment my arm was completely pain free, my hand back to normal. Thank you so much.Arm Pain – Abi
- I felt compelled to join and write my first ever review because of the Bowen Treatment I have received from Phil at Hands On Clinic. Before I committed myself to having this treatment, I was suffering from muscle wastage, tinnitus, back ache, and numerous issues that ladies go through during ” the change ” and feeling like I was on my way out. The Bowen treatment has piece by piece reversed the degenerative symptoms that had been happening over a number of years in just a few months, my tinnitus has gone and my muscles have grown back. I feel like I did 10 years ago . I share my experience in the hope that if anyone else is struggling with their health, to know that there is alternatives to tests and tablets and with real life changing results..Life Changing Results!
My son, who was 3 at the time, had been diagnosed with a viral skin complaint that was spreading. (He also had eczema for which steroid cream was usually prescribed by the GP.)The doctors told me there was nothing that could be done and that he could be suffering with it for up to 2 years! In desperation I looked for alternative treatments and discovered Hands On. I spoke with Phil who advised me to bring my son in for Bowen. It was the best thing I ever did. After 4 sessions it started clearing up and within 2 more sessions it had completely gone! As had his eczema. We are so pleased & grateful to Phil for his expertise & fabulous way with our children. I still visit Hands On as my youngest daughter has eczema now but Phil is working his magic and this too is clearing up. All without the need for steroid creams! Thank you Hands On!!Bowen treatment transformed my son’s skin