Bowen Therapy Testimonials are without doubt the highest praise that can be given… They are an important insight into what we do here at Setter’s Health Centre. We thank those that contributed to this page for Setter’s Health Centre has acted as a boutique practice with a unique window into our clients lives. We remain an important health bowstring from generation to generation and yet we continue to offer room for new clients.
To whom it may concern,
BEN SETTER – the young fellow I first met at a Bowen Therapy Course in Cairns 1994 – I was doing my initial course and Ben was continuing to expand his knowledge. It was obvious then that the candle had been lit for Ben’s love and belief in Bowen Therapy. He still, today, has that same enthusiasm. Everybody at the course wanted to be in Ben’s group and I happened to be one of the lucky ones.
We continued to get together at many more BT courses and his help and guidance were readily forthcoming, and much appreciated.
The years rolled by and, even though I had kept myself active, found I had a pain I couldn’t shift. Due to personal reasons, I had given up working with Bowen Therapy. My experiences as a therapist over the time were quite extra-ordinary. The results achieved and the easing of pain, were almost unbelievable.
My thoughts, amidst all the pain, went to my friend, Ben. I prayed that he was still working with Bowen Therapy. To my great relief, I found him in Townsville – Jan 2020. He didn’t hesitate to treat me and he made that wonderful contact and the old friendship rekindled.
It has not been an easy road back to come sort of normality for me, Ben encouraged me all the way. I spent many hours driving to and from Townsville, stopping every 30 minutes to get out of the car and walk for a short time. My gratitude is very profound to Ben and I can now play tennis, exercise, play bowls, etc and do all these things without pain.
Thank God for Ben and Bowen Therapy.
Olive. L. Morris
Charters Towers Queensland Australia.
After numerous visits to other Bowan therapist and getting no relief, I was given the number of Setters Health Centre.
Unable to stand let alone walk properly from an injury to my lower back and shoulder 16 yrs ago. I was getting very concerned I would not be able to attend to my special needs son. First visit I was standing straight and walking with comfort, my followup visits have put my back and shoulder in good health again.
So Benjamin my children and I Thank you so much for giving me freedom again will be recommending you far and beyond.
Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) Pain Relief With Bowen Therapy at Setter’s H.C. by Debbie Grimshaw I have known Ben Setter for over 20 years. I have M.S. & Bowen has helped me to resist the need to use a wheelchair throughout the last 20 years. M.S. can be painful at times and Bowen helps release the build-up of tension in the muscles. I recommend Bowen Therapy to all my friends. Debbie Grimshaw
I have been to see Benjamin and June for the past 2 1/2 years. My current occupation involves a large amount of stress. I find that the stress causes my shoulders to tighten up to the extent that they are very stiff and sore. To complicate matters, I play a lot of tennis which puts a great deal of strain on my body. I have pulled muscles and have even dislocated my knee and shoulder. After a Bowen, I find that I am more relaxed and ready to face another day. I also find that my body heals faster. I am very impressed with the Bowen Technique and would recommend it to anyone with either injuries or stress problems.
Without the assistance of Benjamin and June, I very much doubt that I could continue to work as effectively as I do each day and maintain an active sporting life.
Thank you very much for all of your kind help.
Life Saver With Bowen Therapy At Setter’s
Since I limped into your office with horrific lower back bulging disc pain (nearly 4 years ago I think) from moving furniture for my mum, you have continued to fix me up when I used muscles I didn’t know I had when picking mangoes with a really long pole, when I hurt my neck when fixing doors, when I moved my daughter’s bed when there was a spider under it and tore the supraspinatus muscle in my left shoulder, and … and … and … the list is sooooo long. You and your wonderful wife Cindy have helped my body heal from the stresses life has thrown at me as well as help my body after sitting in a chair for the hours I’m at work (I have a permanent reminder to get up and walk and have a drink). As you say, something along these lines, if we were meant to sit down all day God would have made us with a chair stuck to our bums! (I hope I got this right lol!) Thank you for your healing skills – I really don’t know what I would do if you didn’t do what you do – please don’t ever stop!
Thank you for your welcoming and always jovial personality and the joy it brings when I’m lying in pain getting beaten up …. and happily paying for it!
Sailing Sport Success With Bowen Therapy At Setter’s
It is not just that Benjamin fixed my back and shoulder quickly …it is that his advice on simple exercises and vitamins mean that I now recover much faster from a weekend of active sport.
His Excellency Mr John Byrne – Ambassador Of Sailing
September 1993 I was diagnosed with Progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Advised by Doctor of possible future associated failures with different parts of my body. One of these being loss of mobility due to leg failure.
July 1997 I was put off work as Disabled.
Apart from several other health issues, my legs did not function very well and included great pain.
I first went to Setters Health Centre to see if Bowen Therapy might help me.
I was in a wheel chair at this stage but with the aid of crutches and support from my wife I was able to shuffle into the surgery.
After about an hour of treatment I was able to walk correctly and walk out of the surgery unassisted.
I had weekly treatments for about 2 years and found that I could walk OK with the aid of crutches.
19 years later I am still able to walk with the aid of crutches mainly because of very bad balance. A problem that cannot be cured.
MY DOCTOR CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW I CAN STILL WALK.
I AM CONVINCED THAT IT WAS THE BOWEN THERAPY THAT SAVED ME FROM LIFE IN A WHEEL CHAIR.
My wife suffers with migraine headaches but taking her in the car with the air conditioner on full blast and blowing on her all the way to the surgery and after a Bowen treatment the pain had gone. It was good that she did not have to take any medication and suffer from the after effects of the medication.
A blessing due to Bowen Therapy.
I had taken my wife in for a treatment for her Migraine. I had a bruise on my leg about 70mm wide and almost black.
After just 5 minutes of treatment I was amazed to see this bruise disappear.
Over the years I have advised others of Bowen Therapy and they have had great results from it.
Came to Setter’s, age 90 years… Lol
Severe pain down right side leg. Unable to walk without walking aid. Unable to lay on back & right side.
Now aged 91 years old… Lol
Can walk without walking aide. Have no pain in right leg or back.
Now able to lay on my back without pain.Thanks to the treatment from Ben Setter. Still getting treatment every three weeks at present.
Mrs E.A. King
I have been suffering from a frozen shoulder, very painful and very little movement in my arm. Doctors suggested an operation or Cortisone injection. Another suggestion was Physiotherapy which meant slow treatment for up to 24 months. I contacted Setter”s Health Centre and spoke to Benjamin. Now within 12 weeks of therapy visits, my shoulder is 80% back to my normal movements. I am very pleased with the results and also a firm believer of Bowen Therapy.
Thank you Benjamin, I totally recommend Setter’s Health Centre.
I can honestly say this was the best thing I have ever done for myself. After years of seeing a chiropractor and physio each fortnight and getting massages weekly I can now say all my health needs are in one place, Setters Health Centre.
I am now pain free and loving it. Bowen Therapy has changed my life. It’s not an overnight miracle cure, but an affordable way feeling 100% and staying that way!
Benjamin is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional but also knows how to laugh and have fun.
I have lived with Chronic pain now for over 6 years due to a work place accident where I broke my neck in 2 places and injured my lower back. I have tried lots of different things to ease the pain like increasing my medication,physio every week, acupuncture and chiro which I got slight relief. My partner suggested for me to try Bowen Therapy which I finally succumb to as I am the biggest sceptic. Eventually I thought why not Give it a try I have tried everything else to get pain relief and spent thousands in the process, what did I have to loose. I was amazed, after only a few sessions with Ben and Cindy I was starting to get some relief from pain, it was weird they hardly seemed to touch me but wow the relief is unreal, I could not believe I was getting relief from pain, over the next 2 weeks I was seeing Ben twice a week and was getting better and better, I have even forgot to take my medication on a number of occasions, I cannot thank them enough, they have given me my life back. I have now seen Ben and Cindy on 12 occasions and I feel great. I am even decreasing my pain medication which I never thought would ever happen. I would recommend Bowen Therapy to anyone who is suffering minor pain to Chronic Pain. Give it a go phone Ben or Cindy and get them to do there magic on you.
OUTSTANDING TESTIMONIAL FOR Setters Health Centre. Hi Benjamin. I just wanted to let you and your fans know that I treated one of your patients yesterday who has moved from Townsville to Brissy. He came to see me for a neck injury. He shared with me how some 14-15 years ago, your Mum, June, came out of retirement at 7am one morning to treat him for his severe neck pain. He shared with me how all she did was treat his neck and after 3 attempts at whatever she was doing (his words not mine) his neck vertebrae seemed to pop back into place. He told me that he has not had any problem with his neck ever since. This alone is truly outstanding. He then went on to tell me how after his treatment with your Mum, you advised him to remove his wallet from his back pocket and that this was the source of his initial problem. He told me that this one piece of advice from you was what altered his life and he believes combined with your Mum’s treatment saved him from pain for all of these years. When I treated him, his body was out of alignment. He had a superior (R) Pv (Pelvis) and PSIS, his (L) sacrum was locked and he had (L) LLD (leg length discrepancy) of 15mm. I was able to realign his body fully and obviously I also worked on his neck giving him better range of movement (ROM). He told me that he felt a great deal better immediately and he has booked in again next week so that I may work on his TMJ using the new techniques I have learnt through Ron Phelan.
Bowen is truly amazing and so you are Benjamin Setter. ♥
I Love & More
33 Fisher Street Brisbane
How can I say thank you! I am now a Bowen convert and was totally fascinated with the healing journey under your hands. I am almost 100% and am very grateful for your help.
To whom it may concern, after a number of years and different types of treatment, on my back, I finally tried Bowen Therapy at Setter’s in 1994. What a difference it made!
Thanks to the Setter’s expertise I can again move easily and do the things I love. Now , 20 years later, when I start having trouble sleeping because of pain, I take myself off to see the Setter’s.
Cheers Jean Holman
This is honestly the best thing I’ve done for my body. After years of massages and doctors giving me pain killers to deal with my back pain (including tremadole!) I FINALLY feel like I can move and sleep properly! That’s only after three sessions! Benjamin explains everything to you, from how you got into a painful state and how your body is reacting to how every step of treatment is going to improve your condition. I can not express how thankful and grateful I am that I’m FINALLY on the mend… I’ll recommend Benjamin to family friends… anyone. I won’t go anywhere else from now on.
Thank you Benjamin for brilliant Bowen Therapy. In 1978 I was involved in a nasty high speed car accident. Exiting the vehicle through the sunroof I sustained a bruised brain, broken collar bone, ruptured spleen, torn duodenum, and my left leg was broken in two places. As I landed front down on the ground my left leg bent up over my back. Through Bowen my body is realigning, regaining strength and freedom of movement, even after all this time!!! I am very grateful, for the way Bowen is enhancing every aspect of my life. Thanks a million to a very cool, extremely capable and wonderfully gifted Benjamin (:
Friends, a wonderful testimonial… Highlighting that age does not matter in regards to the success of Bowen Therapy. Thank you to Ben & The Setter Team, my almost 6 yr old son had his first solid night sleep last night! I too am feeling the best I have in a very very long time & our future is looking much healthier. Ben is passionate, knowledgeable, skillfull & extremely friendly. My family & I highly recommend the Setter team as your Bowen Therapy Specialist.
★★★★★ I went to see Benjamin because I was 10 days overdue with my first baby and wanted to avoid induction. I had been told bowen therapy could help. I have also had back pain for over 10 years, which I have tried everything from yoga to acupuncture to fix. Not only did I go into labour 8 hours after my treatment, my back pain has completely disappeared for the first time. Have already referred two friends since my visit.
To Benjamin Setter.
I would like to thank – Benjamin Setter – for his wonderful “Healing Hands”.
In 2000 – I sustained a Right Knee injury at work – during that year I had 2 surgeries – with fairly good results.
In 2010 – I had to have further surgery – left with some pain and discomfort.
In 2013 – arthritis was getting Very Painful and was restricting my movements – as a result I lost my job – I also had another surgery – 8 months later – Lots of Pain Killers/Physio/Acute Pain and Discomfort 24/7 – a friend of mine suggested I pay a visit to Benjamin at Setter’s Health Centre.
What a savour – after 1 treatment – I immediately had reduced Pain.
After 2 treatments – I was almost PAIN FREE (even with the cold weather and rain
2 days later I had NO discomfort) – I could even manage to walk up 5-6 stairs
(something I haven’t done for many years)
After 3 treatments – I was walking Straighter / not dragging my leg and with no pressure
pain in the bones of my knee.
Now having a monthly Bowen Therapy Treatment with Benjamin and his cheerful / caring nature – I look forward to “Living Life” after many years of living 24/7 in pain.
I had my first Bowen Therapy experience with Benjamin Setter over 12 years ago.
I have always been very active, playing sport including squash, running and doing Yoga. About this time I was experiencing some joint discomfort and a sore back and went to a chiropractor. After regular sessions for about 12 months I was getting worse and had difficulty walking up and down stairs. Then someone suggested I try Bowen Therapy.
When Benjamin explained the process I was very sceptical about how something so seemingly simple could work – but it did!
It took about 4 sessions to get my body back to something like my old self and allow me to resume my normal life without discomfort. Since then I have recommended Setters and Bowen therapy to many friends, family and work colleagues suffering everything from sore necks and backs, headaches and sore knees and have had many return visits myself. 10 years later one of my friends is still having a regular Bowen treatment to allow her to cope with a long standing chronic back condition.
I still don’t understand how Benjamin works his magic, but after having done Yoga for over 30 years I strongly believe in body balance and the natural ability of the body to heal itself. Ben’s “golden rules” and warm up exercises have become part of my daily life.
I highly recommend Benjamin and his team to anyone looking for a long term, non invasive therapy to provide relief from pain, prevent injury and restore energy and good health.
I like going to Setters Health Centre. I had a knee replacement, they were so good to me and helped me gain strength in my muscles again. I had another knee replacement only this time the op went wrong. So back to Setter’s I go…Because they were so good to me this time, for I had drop foot again. They looked after me and gave me all the encouragement I needed.
I recommend them because they are so good at what they do. I can now walk with ease.
I am amazed at the difference Bowen therapy has made for me. The pain that I have had for months has gone, I am sleeping better and I have energy again.
Bowen therapy has also helped my baby with teething and growing pains. He naps for longer during the day and sleeps better at night.
I went to Setters Health Centre a few weeks ago in a world of back pain. Barely mobile. The treatment from Benjamin is non invasive, effective and relaxing. Benjamin is entertaining which really helps when you are in pain and depressed with it all. He truly has healing powers in his hands. I cannot thank him enough. Many many thanks also to Cindy, Benjamin’s lovely and delightful wife. They truly offer an alternative life healing service that is really effective and wonderfully delivered. I am now mobile again, and leading my usual fast and mobile life, I cannot thank them enough. If you have any kind of pain please see these people.
They really care.
I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with the result of my Bowen therapy session which I had with you on Saturday.You may remember that I spoke to you about the spur which had developed on the middle knuckle of my left hand and how painful it had been. Your treated it then and on Sunday I was delighted to discover that it had completely gone , and no more longer painful. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you for your skill, your care and personal attention whilst I was in Townsville. It meant a great deal to me and my family. Before we left I had hoped to pop in to thank you and say goodbye but time was not on my side. I thank my lucky stars that one day, a couple of years ago, I picked up your brochure in a local Health Store. Before I came to Setter’s Health Centre, Bowen Therapy was something I had only vaguely heard about and was taken quite by surprise as I experienced its benefits and learnt, in a small way, of its process. In my mind there is no doubt your Holistic approach and genuine concern for each patient is what makes it work so well. Thank-you. Should you find yourself in Brisbane at any time you would be most welcome. I really enjoy reading your ‘Setting the Path’ so do hope you will continue to include my e-mail address in your mailing list. You may be surprised to know that ‘husband’ Phil now does the ‘Warm-Up Programme’ with me each morning. I never thought I would see the day!
Hope you, Cindy & Kamara are all well.
It wasn’t until after a few Bowen Therapy sessions that I realised how bad my sinus’ had become. I’d just learnt to live with it. Now I couldn’t ever go back to before. Plus the shoulder pain I had periodically is gone too! Two birds, one stone. Thanks Setters!
I initially came to Setter’s in 2004 for the pain in my hip. I have continued coming as it helps me relax and I get relief from the pain in my arthritic knee. I enjoy the personal touch I receive which always makes me feel special and gives me a lift when I am feeling down.
Bowen Therapy has improved my life. There are times when I am barely able to walk in and when I am having Bowen Therapy I can feel the muscles relax with relief. I can feel the muscles pulsing as stress and the tension is released. On the 19th June 2009, my lower back developed a bulging disc. The result was I was crippled down my left side and was hospitalised. 3 days later and I was still unable to walk, Benjamin Setter came to my house, as I was unable to leave and upon completion of the Bowen I could stand and walk 3 steps. These were the 3 happiest steps of my adult life, as I feared that I would not walk again. Now I am back instructing Tae Kwon Do. Without Benjamin and Cindy I would not have the life style of fitness and body balance that I enjoy. I would, and I do, recommend Benjamin and Cindy Setter to anybody with pain.
Due to my employment I have suffered back and shoulder injuries throughout my career. Bowen Therapy has not only reduced discomfort but also the cause of these injuries. As a result I have found Bowen the solution that has allowed me to continue my employment in an industry renown for early retirement and permanent back injuries. Benjamin has kept me on my feet for more than ten years and I must credit Setters Health Centre with their ongoing support and time to keep my body together in a stressful work environment. I can not thank them enough for their efforts, nor can I recommend them more highly…They have made the pain go away.
I met June Setter by accident – my accident when one Friday my head had an argument with a garage door. Saturday saw me poring over the Yellow Pages and finally settled on Setter’s Bowen Therapy.
One hour of June’s ministrations and my head, neck and shoulders were pain free. A couple of follow up treatments and I was sold on June and Bowen Therapy.
Over the next several years and regular visits, June treated me for many problems ranging from depression, lower back pain, to two knee replacements. The quick recovery after my knee operations was amazing and largely due to June’s knowledge and treatments.
Unfortunately due to her own health problems, June felt it necessary to retire; but now she’s back, bigger, better and brighter than ever (well not that much “bigger” really; and she was always the “best” and also very “bright”) proving the old adage that you can’t keep a good woman down!!
No joking June, when I say not only for myself but your many other clients that it’s great to see your smiling face again, just as I am sure you’re happy to be doing what you love best – keeping people well… Thank you June
Kindest Regards, Tom Harries.
Setter’s Health Centre Townsville has helped clients for over 28 years and offers a relaxed and professional environment for Bowen Therapy treatment and massage. We are located right in the heart of the Medical Precinct of Pimlico in Townsville and have on-site car parking with direct ground level access to our clinic. For more information on the benefits of Bowen Therapy, Phone 07 4728 8800 or contact us today about a session tailored specifically for you.
Seniority: Benjamin is the most senior Bowen Therapy Practitioner in Townsville EST 1991. For Pain & Injury Relief call Setter’s Health Centre!
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