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?
Clients report the experience and result of bowen therapy as relief of pain, improvement in function and recovery of energy. bowen therapy may be used to treat those suffering from sports injuries, circulation problems and other physical aches and pains.
The Bowen technique is a holistic approach to pain relief and healing.
Tom Bowen developed this technique when working as a therapist at his clinic and also as a massage therapist for football clubs in Geelong. From his observations he surmised that dysfunction of the fascia was the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular problems and devised a method to treat these problems.
Using a holistic approach to pain relief and healing, bowen therapy considers the body as a ‘whole’, without referral to a named disease.
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:
- Building immunity
- Preventative health
- Muscle aches and pains
- Back and neck pain
- Sports injury
- Digestive disorders
- Women’s health
Always consult a qualified and trained accredited practitioner who is a member of a professional natural therapies association. Find a bowen therapist today!