Bowen is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation. The Bowen technique is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint.
During your Bowen Treatment your therapist will apply gentle “rolling type movement over certain areas of muscles, tendons and ligaments. There is a certain sequence that is followed; this initiates relaxation of the muscles, flexibility of the facia and increased circulation of blood lymph and energy. This brings about a profound effect positively alleviating many conditions of the body and mind. A treatment will typically last between 30 minutes and one hour. It can be provided through a layer of light clothing, although you may be asked to remove heavy or thick garments. During this time, the therapist may pause for short moments to allow time for your body to respond to the treatment and for the necessary changes to occur in your body before commencing the next sequence of moves. It’s also an opportunity to listen to your body and see how you are responding to the treatment.