What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a system of stimulating body reflexes with simple yet precise movements using thumbs and fingers on precise points over muscles, nerves and connective tissue. This gentle rolling-type move causes the neuromuscular system to reset imbalances and healing of injuries and long-standing complaints, promoting relief of pain and stress release.
The Bowen Technique, a healing, often miraculous, life-changing hands-on therapy, is revolutionising healthcare worldwide. A simple and powerful technique that helps relieve all kinds of pain, it is so gentle that it can be used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly.
A Bowen Session
A Bowen treatment lasts about 30-45 minutes, and can be done through light clothing or directly on the skin. The treatment is pleasant as therapists use light cross-fibre man oeuvres of muscle, tendon or ligament with no forceful manipulation. There are frequent but very critical pauses throughout the treatment which allow the body time to integrate the stimulation and respond.
Some people feel shifts in their body during and after a Bowen session. While many experience immediate pain relief, improvement is just as likely to unfold over the next few days to a week.
Who can benefit from Bowen Therapy?
Just about everyone will benefit from a Bowen session. It has been found to provide gentle, fast and effective treatment for many conditions including:
- Sports injuries
- Stress and tension symptoms
- Back pain and sciatica
- Neck & Shoulder problems including frozen shoulder
- Knee and ankle problems
- Respiratory conditions and asthma
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Stress disorders
Whilst Bowen is considered a complementary therapy and will not interfere with other therapies, it is recommended not to undergo manipulative treatments for four days before, and up to five days after a Bowen treatment.
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