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What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy

is often described as ‘holistic bodywork’ or ‘multidimensional healing therapy’.

While these make sense to Bowen Therapists, they don’t fully convey the healing power and health benefits of this gentle body work technique.

Put simply, Bowen Therapy is a whole body healing technique that incorporates gentle and soft tissue manipulation, stimulating the soft connective tissue around your muscles, and stimulating your body’s natural ability to self-heal.

As a remedial approach, Bowen Therapy is able to treat the cause of your medical conditions, aches and pains, rather than just mask the symptoms.

‘Are you feeling worn out physically, emotionally and mentally?’

Bring back your balance!

Modern life can be stressful. Whether you’re trying to balance a busy household, a demanding job, or something else entirely, it doesn’t take much for our physical, emotional and mental health to slip from being a priority to an afterthought.

Returning balance to your life doesn’t have to come at great cost, or through great change.

Sometimes, the most gentle changes can return the most profound results.

If you are struggling with the pace of your busy life, Bowen Therapy can provide balance and create the conditions for deep, long lasting pain relief and healing.

Working on the connective tissue surrounding your muscles, known as fascia, Bowen Therapy may balance conditions that have previously been unresponsive to medication or other forms of body work.

As your fascia surrounds, separates and impacts each organ and every tissue within your body, Bowen Therapy treats your body as a whole.

Thanks to this holistic approach, many patients who have turned to Bowen Therapy after struggling to find relief have noticed that their stress levels as well as physical pain has been reduced.

As a gentle and non-invasive treatment that does not use forceful manipulation, the Bowen technique is safe to use on bodies of all ages. From newborns to the elderly, Bowen Therapy can provide much needed balance to a range of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular complaints.

The relief you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Bowen Therapy Work?

Bowen Therapy works by applying gentle, rolling movements over important muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Through these sequences of small and defined moves at varying pressures the resulting treatment is pleasant and relaxing.

As a result of these gentle movements you can expect to feel:

  • A relaxation of the muscles
  • An increased flexibility of the fascia
  • An increased circulation of blood lymph and energy

Each treatment lasts roughly 30 minutes to one hour.

With your comfort a priority, Bowen Therapy may be provided directly onto the skin or through light layers of clothing.

During your Bowen Treatment your therapist may pause for short moments of time to allow maximum fascial release and hydration of cells and tissues.

This is part of the muscular healing process.

This will allow your body to accelerate the necessary changes and assimilate the beneficial effects of your treatment before re-commencing.

With your body’s ability to self-regulate healing the goal, Bowen Therapy may bring about a profoundly positive feeling, reducing many conditions of the body and mind.

What Is Bowen Therapy Used To Treat?

Bowen Therapy can be used to treat a range of health conditions from common physical complaints like shoulder, neck and back pain as well as foot, ankle and knee concerns.

As a gentle and non-forceful body work, Bowen Therapy may also provide relief for headaches, ear infections, respiratory issues, bowel problems and hormonal conditions.

Through guiding the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic – which is turned on during periods of stress or pain, to parasympathetic – which is required to help the body relax and repair, Bowen Therapy may also balance emotional conditions like anxiety, stress and depression.

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
  • Asthma
  • General Joint Pain
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Knee and Hip Pain
  • Pregnancy (Right through to birth)
  • Vertigo
  • Sinus and Hayfever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Period Pain
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Increased Mobility after Surgery

The Benefits of Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is appropriate for all ages. The gentle techniques applied are perfect for little bodies, right through to the elderly.

The benefits include:

  • By applying gentle pressure where your receptors are located, Bowen Therapy sends messages to your nervous system to disrupt and eliminate pain signals.
  • With subtle movements applied to joints, the ability of your nervous system to rebuild stability is activated.
  • Working on your fascia, Bowen Therapy is able to loosen up tight muscles and promote healing of painful and long-term scar tissue.
  • With gentle pressure on your spine, Bowen may assist with the healing of internal organs.
  • Through an activation of the lymphatic system you promote detoxification and can reduce painful inflammation within your body.
  • Strengthening and boosting your immune system.
  • Restoring balance in your body.

Bowen Therapy vs Chiropractic Therapy

Both Bowen Therapy and Chiropractic Treatment are used to treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
However there are some KEY differences.

  • Bowen Therapy addresses and balances your entire body, instead of one single complaint as is the case with chiropractic care.
  • During a Bowen Therapy treatment, muscle and tissue is gently shifted using thumbs and fingers to stimulate your neuromuscular physiology. The rapid force applied to damaged or injured joints during Chiropractic care is contrasted with the gentle and measured approach of Bowen Treatment.
  • Bowen Therapy is VERY gentle and is ideal for babies and the elderly as it requires minimal pressure. While chiropractic care requires sudden force that demands a robust physical condition.
  • Bowen Therapy is soothing and extremely calming. With all the relaxing effects of a massage, you may even find yourself drifting off to sleep during your treatment and waking feeling refreshed.
  • Bowen Therapy brings zero risk of muscular or structural damage compared to the low risk of permanent damage brought through chiropractic care.
  • Bowen Therapy stimulates your body’s innate ability to self heal, giving you further benefits for up to 10 days following treatment while chiropractic treatment focuses only on a singular source of pain or discomfort.

Say Goodbye to Stress and Soreness Today!

We know that finding the time in your hectic schedule to put yourself first isn’t always easy. When you’re at the centre of a busy life there are others counting on you.

But you can’t support your friends and family without supporting yourself first.

At our centre we provide natural and gentle Bowen Therapy to help you overcome a range of physical and mental health concerns.

If you’re suffering from any of the following conditions, a call to the Natural Healing Touch centre can put a stop to your pain.

  • Reduced Pain
  • Reduced Stress
  • Enhanced Mobility
  • Increased Energy
  • Greater Emotional Stability
  • Detoxification
  • Enhanced Immune System
  • Improved Circulation
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Rebalancing Of The Body

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Bowen therapy for Sciatica

Stemming from a compressed nerve in the lower spine, sciatica is a painful condition which affects up to 40% of people in their lifetime. If you’re experiencing the shooting pain starting at your lower back and driving down your body, you’ll know how quickly sciatica can put a halt on your daily routine.

Bowen Therapy has proved highly effective in treating sciatica. Through relaxing the nervous systems, along with the muscles, tendons and ligaments of your lower back and legs, Bowen Treatment allows the pinched nerve to be released.

Bowen therapy for Back pain

We’ve all woken up stiff and sore from time to time, but if back pains are limiting your mobility and impacting your quality of life you’ll need a gentle and effective solution. Reducing the tightness of muscles and helping your body to self-heal, Bowen Therapy does more than mask your painful symptoms, actively treating your pain at the root cause and opening your body up to move freely again.

Bowen therapy for Fibromyalgia

A chronic condition causing pain in muscles and bones, Fibromyalgia commonly affects young to middle-aged women. With tenderness in the body lasting up to 3 months or longer, a lasting remedy is a must. Bowen Therapy facilitates the perfect conditions for self-healing, creating a calming and balancing effect on your central nervous system. With many Fibromyalgia flare-ups caused by an over sensitive nervous system and fascia inflammation, Bowen Therapy is the perfect remedy.

Bowen therapy for Depression

We live in a fast paced and demanding world. At times, these overwhelming feelings can turn every day stress into depression. Studies have shown that the hormones released during times of emotional turmoil are triggered on average 40 times a day. That’s a stress you can do without. Bowen Therapy switches off your body’s ‘fight or flight’ mechanism. From the very first gentle moves, we send signals that the emergency state is over, giving your body the time it needs to begin addressing the imbalances present.

Bowen therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia affecting 1 in 4 people at some stage in their life.

As an holistic treatment that addresses your body in its entirety, it treats the cause and not just the symptoms. Restoring much needed balance by shifting the body from your innate ‘fight or flight’ system to your natural state of calm.

Bowen therapy for Arthritis

While anti-inflammatory medication or steroids can provide relief from arthritis pain, but bring a range of potentially nasty side effects.

When we feel pain in one area, the body will try to reduce the effect by taking on a greater load elsewhere. In the long run this can cause more painful problems. Bowen Therapy relaxes contracted muscles and improves lymphatic drainage in swollen joints. Our Bowen Treatment can also help release uric acid which build up in joints and may be causing you pain.

Bowen therapy for Pregnancy

Pregnancy not only creates new physical challenges for you to overcome, but exacerbates current physical conditions too. Added stress to the neck, spine, pelvic area and circulation system are all common during pregnancy.

Unlike many other physical therapies, the gentle touch of Bowen Therapy makes it perfect for pregnant women. It is common for expecting mothers to remark that the baby feels more active too.

Bowen therapy for Fertility

Are you struggling with fertility issues that stand in the way of your parenting goals? These can be aided through the holistic benefits brought on by Bowen Therapy.

Bowen is designed to restore balance on a cellular and tissue level. In bringing your body to an optimal state of functioning, you may find yourself more receptive to falling pregnant. In addition, the detoxification effects can help create the ideal conditions for pregnancy.

Bowen therapy for Frozen shoulder

Commonly affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60, frozen shoulder can bring your life grinding to halt, restricting movement and causing great stress and pain.

Bowen Therapy utilises a gentle and soothing body work technique to reverse and prevent stiffness in the shoulder.

Bowen therapy for Migraines

All of us will experience a headache during our life, but for the 15% of people who experience migraines the impact can be debilitating.

While the exact nature of migraines is not known, there is a belief that hormonal factors, emotional stress, and lifestyle choices may all play a part. Working to restore balance across these influences, Bowen Treatment has been shown to be effective at relieving migraine pain.

Bowen Therapy for Neck Pain

Whether it’s sitting at a desk all day for work, or using technology in your down time, more and more of us are suffering through neck pain. These conditions may also affect children, making the gentle techniques used in Bowen Therapy ideal.

Through relieving pain, restriction, and restoring balance, Bowen Treatment can result in immediate relief from pain by releasing muscles caught in spasm through overuse.

Bowen therapy for Weight loss

Weight loss struggles are a challenge for many of us. If you’re looking to improve your physical wellbeing then Bowen Therapy can help.

There are many cases where people have successfully lost weight using Bowen Treatment. As the therapy restores your body to full functionality, maximising your ability to bring in nutrients and burn fuel, you can work towards your fitness goals at our welcoming centre.

Is there something we’ve missed?

If you’re struggling to overcome a recent or persistent injury, reach out and speak to a member of our friendly Bowen Therapy team today to see how we can help!

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What our clients have to say

Greg was awesome, a great listener with useful strategies towards healing. His versatility is amazing after one session i was truly smiling.
The Healing Touch Raymond Terrace is always a peaceful, welcoming place to go for treatment. I have Bowen treatments with Greg and am always happy with it. I highly recommend Greg at The Healing Touch to others looking for treatment.
Suppressing my anxiety by increasing my knowledge, Greg Lawrence treated my migraines, chronic bulging discs and sciatica. Greg improved my health, increased my movement and balance. Thank you Greg for stopping my headaches. I recommend my family and friends to visit Greg Lawrence if their bodies need re aligning.
I have been going to Greg now for over 20 years and he never fails to help whether a sore back, neck or shoulder. Don't live in pain, give Greg a go
Siatica, stiff neck, leg cramps and menopause , Greg has helped with it all a master at what he does .He has changed mine and my Partners life through his coaching I was very sceptical at first but everything he has said would happen has happened for the better.I would recommend Greg to anyone who is willing to give it a go u will b surprised at the results .
I was treated by Greg for back pain I had had for over a month with it only getting worse with being in physio and taking pain medication I rang Greg desperate who was able to fit me in same day and with understanding and talking through many treatments he could give me I went with Bowen therapy Greg was able to stop the pain Almost immediately with his treatment in a easy comfortable environment using Bowen therapy results were amazing would highly recommended Greg
I called up Greg at natural healing touch.. I had a really bad stiff neck I couldn't move properly for 3 days.. Greg fitted me in for an appointment the same day for a remedial massage & honestly I have no more pain I feel amazing all because of Greg's great work will recommend to everyone..
My back went on me and for a week I was laying down most of the day crying with pain I went to Greg a week ago and I listened to what he said about Bowen and thought we will see, oh my gosh after just having one treatment with Greg my pain has eased and over this week I have noticed a big different, Greg had said this to me but I was a disbeliever I have had my back broken in three places and have had my back operated on and I really didn’t want to go though that again So thank you Greg Lawrence for your healing I can’t thank you enough
Greg has helped me with my lower back pain last year(2017). With serve lower back pain creeping down my left leg. After gregs assessment. He suggested the Bowen therapy technique. It worked100%. In one session and back to work the next day.. yesterday 7th march, I have taken mum to see Greg, she also was pain free from the one session. Thank you verry much Greg.
I've been treated by Greg Lawrence at the Natural Healing Touch for 16 years. Greg has successfully given me Remedial Massages to relieve my migraines and Bowen Treatment to line my heaps and relieve sciatic pain. I had a fall a few months ago and damaged some teeth. My bite came out of place and Greg using one of his Bowen techniques was able to put it back to normal. I don't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs these kinds of treatment because he is a very caring professional who treats his clients with respect.
Words cant even explain what I owe to Greg. He is Beyond amazing in soo many ways. His coaching sessions have shifted me beyond belief. He has the ability to teach and heal anybody and everybody into a much better way of life and I would recommend him to every person I ever come across. He goes above and beyond for those who need and if you just have 1 sit then you will completely understand why I value you him so Highly. I have ALWAYS walked out feeling 200%. Thanks Greg you are Truly a life saver.

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Address:10 King Street, Raymond
Terrace NSW 2324


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