The Bowen Technique is a holistic therapy using non-intrusive manipulation of soft tissues and fascia.
Bowen Therapy addresses the body as a whole rather than the particular issue. Being a non-invasive treatment this means that Bowen therapy is safe for anyone, from pregnant women and newborns, to the sports person, the frail and the elderly. It is a soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia on various parts of the body. Bowen therapy can be used for many different conditions.
When function is compromised by physical injury, poor posture, emotional injury or constant stress, symptoms often follow. These can range from a “bad back”, stiffness, actual joint injury, headaches, asthma, irritable bowel, whiplash and many others.
Bowen Therapy focuses the brain to the area of a problem and allows an assessment of the tension in a specific muscle and surrounding tissue. It is a process of stimulation and response, re-balancing and re-aligning. The body can and does find re-alignment though precise soft tissue releases.
Clients usually lie on a massage/bodywork table or bed, or may be seated in a chair if required for comfort. Bowen Therapy can be performed through light clothing. Each session will start with an individual assessment to locate the areas that need targeting during the treatment. A 'session involves one or more 'procedures', each of which consists of several sets of 'moves'. The moves are gentle, but purposeful. Between each set of moves, the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as needed for the client's body to begin responding in this time the practitioner leaves the room to allow the client to fully relax. It is during these waiting periods that clients have reported tingling, warm and cool feelings in their bodies and sometimes twitching sensations. Others report nothing apart from a deep sense of relaxation, it is quite common for clients to fall asleep during the treatment due to its profound relaxing effects. Each individual has a different response to Bowen so don't worry either way. As the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the muscles and fascia, the practitioner assesses when the client is ready for the next set of moves.
What CAN BOWEN be USED FOR
Bowen can be used for many different conditions or even just as a great way to relieve everyday stresses on the body and mind. Below are some conditions that you may consider trying Bowen for.
Back pain and sciatica
Digestive and bowel problems
Earache and TMJ problems
Migraines and other types of headaches
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
Menstrual and hormonal Irregularities
Neck and shoulder problems (including 'frozen shoulder')
Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
Respiratory problems and hay fever
RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
Sports and other traumatic injuries
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To comply with Advertising Standards Authority guidelines and to present a balanced and honest representation of bowen therapy, you should be aware of the following:
There has been good success using bowen therapy with all the conditions or symptoms listed but I offer no guarantee or promise of a successful outcome for any treatment undertaken.
Claims of efficacy are based upon empirical evidence and previous client testimony. If in doubt seek medical opinion.
Please also note that Bowen Therapy is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or intervention. If in doubt, please consult your doctor.