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Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy is a remedial and body work technique where the practitioner uses fingers and thumbs on certain areas of the body with gentle pressure to stimulate the muscles.

What is bowen therapy?

Bowen therapy is a remedial, hands-on technique based on the use of gentle pressure and release of the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. This involves a sequence of light, cross-fibre movements of varying pressure at specific sites on the body using thumbs and fingers in a specific manner. There are also specific timings applied between some of the moves and the therapist is required to wait for a number of minutes.

It is believed that this technique promotes the body’s own healing response. There is no manipulation or adjustment of bones and no forceful movements used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that bowen therapy prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself.

How can bowen therapy help you?

Bowen therapy is a remedial, hands-on technique based on the use of gentle pressure and release of the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. This involves a sequence of light, cross-fibre movements of varying pressure at specific sites on the body using thumbs and fingers in a specific manner. There are also specific timings applied between some of the moves and the therapist is required to wait for a number of minutes.

It is believed that this technique promotes the body’s own healing response. There is no manipulation or adjustment of bones and no forceful movements used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that bowen therapy prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself.

Bowen therapy can be used to work with your body holistically towards both physical and mental healing.

Although it originated within sports therapy, since then the wider practice of bowen technique globally has seen it support women’s health too, specifically for fertility and menopause.

Some reasons to visit a therapist trained in bowen therapy might be:

Always consult a qualified and trained accredited practitioner who is a member of a professional natural therapies association. Find a bowen therapist today!

Did you know?

Tom Bowen (1916-1982) developed this technique when working as a therapist at his clinic and also as a massage therapist for football clubs in Geelong.
Bowen therapy was first used in the 1950s in Australia and it can take from 12 - 18 months to train in the bowen technique.
It is believed that bowen therapy prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself.
Clients report that they experience relief from pain, improvement in function and recovery of energy.
bowen therapy may be used to treat sports injuries, circulation problems and other physical aches and pains.

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