Bowen Therapy is a holistic whole body system of muscle and connective tissue therapy, that aims to stimulate the body to heal itself.
The Bowen Technique can provide relief for many types of injuries as well as both acute and chronic health problems and Bowen practitioners often work with people whose conditions have developed gradually over many years, where patterns of dysfunctional muscle change and behaviour have become stuck over time.
A Bowen session often stimulates a deep sense of relaxation because it balances the Autonomic Nervous System which is involved in the fight, fright and flight reaction. This might explain why Bowen can help reactivate the recovery process when healing from trauma, illness or surgery seems to have stalled.
A typical Bowen session lasts for 30-45 minutes. Patients lie on a treatment couch, but may sit on a chair if more comfortable and treatment can be done through loose light clothing.
The practitioner’s gentle though purposeful moves deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue or nerves) and because it is so gentle it is appropriate for people of all ages and in all degrees of health.