A gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a relaxed, balanced way of well-being.
How does the Bowen Technique work?
The Bowen moves are light, gentle and very precise, there is no forceful manipulation. The practitioners are able to discern stress build-up in muscles and other soft tissue, enabling them to perform specific Bowen moves to assist recovery and pain relief.
There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allow the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole.
A Bowen session initiates a cascade of beneficial changes that continue for several days. Applying other manipulative therapies during this time can interrupt this process and undermine the overall effectiveness of the Bowen work. It is therefore recommended that the client waits a week before commencing any other manual therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
Results can be remarkable, even from the first session. Most people find that a small number of treatments are enough even for long-standing complaints.
What can I expect?
Clients often report major or total improvement in seemingly unrelated problems that they may have forgotten to mention to the practitioner.
Is the Bowen Technique suitable for me?
The Bowen Technique is extremely gentle and is considered suitable for everyone – from pregnant women to new born babies, the frail and the elderly. No adverse side effects have been reported.
Can it help me?
It can assist recovery from many conditions from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending on each individual’s capacity to heal.