The Bowen Technique
The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950’s by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. It is a gentle but dynamic body therapy.
The technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy. It empowers the body’s own healing resources, achieving harmony and balance that frequently results in fast and lasting relief from pain and discomfort. It enables the body to realign itself correctly and relieve tension.
What should I expect during a Bowen session?
A treatment comprises of a sequence of small, gentle moves over specific sets of muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons across the body. Bowen treatments can be performed over light clothing or directly on the skin. The therapist will perform a series of specific moves over the appropriate muscles, once completed, there will be a rest time of a couple of minutes before starting the next set of moves. These waits are very important as its allowing your body to take on the information the Bowen is giving and encouraging the realignment of the muscles. Bowen can be to given to people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. You will be made comfortable on a treatment couch or sitting upright in a chair depending on the procedures being performed and your comfort.
What can you use the Bowen Technique for?
- Back pain and sciatica
- Digestive and bowel concerns
- Earache and general concerns around the jaw/face area
- Migraines and other types of headache
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and emotional release
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
- Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
- Neck and shoulder concerns (including ‘frozen shoulder’)
- Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
- Respiratory problems and hay fever
- RSI, carpol tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
- Sports and other traumatic injuries
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