The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy, developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia.
Bowen Technique offers tremendous benefit to clients with very GENTLE effort on the part of the practitioner. There is no manipulation or deep pressure, in fact the movements applied need not be any stronger than what you would comfortably press on your eye!!
It can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic, longstanding and new.
Bowen Therapy is highly beneficial for everybody, from the newborn, to the elderly and athlete.
Bowen Therapy should be considered for
•Morning sicknessUnsettled/colic babies
•Respiratory/upper respiratory and sinus
•Asthma and excema
•Fybrocystic and Breast Tenderness
•Lymphatic congestion and general detoxification
•Basic Relaxation and general wellbing
What Happens in a Bowen Session? A typical Bowen Technique session generally lasts from 15 to 45 minutes.
After an initial assessment and client history,the clients usually lie on a massage/bodywork table or bed, or may be seated in a chair , for comfort. The movements are preferably done on skin but can be performed through very light clothing.
The Session begins with small sets of moves done at very precise locations on the body. Between each set of moves, the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the client’s body to begin responding.
As the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the muscles, the practitioner senses when the client is ready for the next set of moves. A common approach in a session is to balance the entire body by addressing the lower back, then the upper back, and then the neck.
•How many sessions will I require?
Results can often be felt from the first visit, but it is important to remember that each body is unique.
Some people respond quickly and feel remarkable improvements after only one session, another person may need 3-4 visits for a similar response. Remember , Bowen Therapy is prompting your body to heal itself and we cannot force,(manipulate ) this.
• Do I need to do anything to help my therapy work? Sipping plenty of water will help to hydrate the muscles and fascia and help to flush out any waste released from the muscles after treatment. Gentle walking is also helpful as this helps to gently stimulate the lymphatics. When addressing particular problems , simple exercises will be advised and these are important to the out come of the treatment.