The Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a straightforward, no-nonsense complementary therapy that is a gentle yet highly effective way of helping people to become pain-free without resorting to manipulation, needles, pills or massage.

Therapists treat the body as a whole rather than just the symptoms.

They use gentle rolling moves over precise parts of the body using the thumbs and index fingers that trigger the body’s natural healing responses so that it resets itself.

The body continues to respond for several days afterwards, the most common reaction is a deep sense of overall relaxation and lessening of muscular tension and pain. Improvement is often experienced within a few days. Results tend to last for a long time.

The Bowen Technique is unique. It works on the physical, emotional, chemical, mental and energetic levels for the body to promote natural healing. Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists are among the many professional practitioners who recommend and use the Bowen Technique.

How does it work?
The Bowen Technique works primarily through the nervous system. The moves stimulate precise points on the body in groups of two to eight at any one time. They stimulate the following systems:

  • Muscles and Soft Tissues
  • Nerve Pathways
  • Blood and Lymphatic Circulation
  • Energy Flow

During the treatment there are periods where the client is left to relax and allow the body to gently absorb the moves that have been performed. This allows the body to make subtle and fine adjustments to help relieve pain and tension and initiate the healing process. The Bowen Technique encourages the body to reset itself. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used or needed. It is not a form of massage.

Each person responds differently, at different rates and to different degrees. That is why Bowen is so gentle and relaxing, it allows the body to respond at its own level. It is therefore very subtle and non-invasive. Once the problem is dealt with clients like to return for regular maintenance. It is a complimentary therapy that enhances but does not interfere with traditional medicine.

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