About Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy (also called Bowen Technique) is a holistic bodywork therapy. A Bowen practitioner uses gentle rolling moves in certain areas on the body, using thumbs and fingers. With gentle pressure, the practitioner stimulates the superficial fascia, local sensory nervous system, blood circulation and lymphatic system. The body responds to the gentle moves by making appropriate changes to realign, rebalance and reset itself. The moves are carried out with occasional pauses, which are important for allowing the body to respond.
The Bowen Therapy is gentle and safe for all ages, including babies, pregnant women and elderly.
Many short term and long term problems can benefit from Bowen treatment. To name just a few:
Neck pain / Whiplash
Shoulder problems and restrictions
Elbow problems / Golfer's elbow, Tennis elbow
Carpal Tunnel / RSI
Lower back pain
Ankle Problems / Sprain
and many others.
To find out more about Bowen Therapy and how it can support you and your health please get in touch.
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The Science of Bowen
The Bowen Technique stimulates your fascia. Fascia is a matrix of protein that holds our body together. The fascia is a conductor for cellular communication.
Bowen stimulates the fascia underneath the skin and subcutaneous fat.
In turn, your body responds to that stimulation by encouraging the fascia to become more mobile.
Our bodies get caught in dysfunctional pain loops that continuously fire, even when there’s no longer evidence of tissue damage. By stimulating the nervous system, the Bowen Technique breaks these loops.
The technique also improves circulation and increases lymphatic drainage, allowing nutrients to arrive at injured tissue while reducing painful swelling.
What do you feel when you receive Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy prompts the body to repair and balance itself. So it’s safe and effective for treating pain.
Patients tell us the Bowen Technique feels like a relaxing massage.
Bowen Therapy is more than physical therapy, because we integrate mind-body connections into our practice.
In your first session, you’ll have a Reboot to align your body. Then throughout a series of one-hour sessions, your practitioner will perform autonomic integrating moves, or AIMs, at various points on your body.
Patients have one treatment per week.
Works quickly and permanently: Most patients report a 50 – 80% improvement after three treatments and complete success after just 10 treatments. The result is improved healing, less time, and lower cost to the patient.