What is 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?’
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
- General Joint Pain
- Hormone Imbalance
- Knee and Hip Pain
- Pregnancy (Right through to birth)
- Sinus and Hayfever
- TMJ Syndrome
- Shoulder Pain
- Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Sporting Injuries
- Traumatic Injuries
- Period Pain
- Migraines and Headaches
- Increased Mobility after Surgery