Bowen Therapy is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy utilising specific moves over muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves and fascia to promote relief from musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction. This technique is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation. Following a holistic approach, Bowen Therapy aims at supporting the whole person, and to treat the underlying cause rather than jsut obtaining symptomatic relief alone.
The Bowen technique involves gentle soft tissue movement in a very specific way, stimulating the connective tissue around muscles and successfully addressing the concerns presented. Bowen Therapy may lead to significant improvement in mobility, physiology, pain, stress and general well-being. Many patients have also reported increased energy, improvement in the immune system, re-balancing of the body, improved circulation, lymphatic drainage and improved detoxification.
Bowen Therapy is suitable to use on anyone, from newborn babies and children to the elderly, as well as pregnant women. Bowen has also shown to support animals in certain conditions. A Bowen treatment consists of sequences of small moves across muscles, each at a specific site on the body. It can be done through light clothing.
Commonly used for:
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, e.g. sciatica, lumbago, neck pain, TMJ Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Mood disorders and stress
- Sporting injuries
- Joint pain
What you can expect from a Bowen session
You may experience relief after just one session and significant resolution or recovery within three sessions. However, repeat injury, or long-standing conditions may need additional treatments and if symptoms do not resolve, you should see your doctor.
Therapists follow strict clinical recording of your medical history, current complaints and daily activities. Your therapist will commence basic techniques specific to the region of concern. This involves a series of specific rolling moves across the fascia / soft tissue associated with your muscle groups, tendons, ligaments and nerves. During your session, your therapist will pause to allow effective fascial release and the adequate hydration of cells and tissues. This is part of the muscular healing process, following the gentle manipulation of your Bowen Therapy.