Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique,
WHAT IS THE BOWEN TECHNIQUE?
The Bowen Technique is a straightforward, hands on, remedial therapy that is non-intrusive, gentle and very effective. It is based around a dynamic series of cross-fibre moves over muscles, tendons and ligaments. These moves empower the body�s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony, resulting in fast, lasting relief from pain and discomfort. The moves are gentle and relaxing. There is NO forceful manipulation.

Safe to use on anyone, from the newborn to the elderly and infirm, and for conditions ranging from sports injuries to organic complaints, this innovative and gentle technique frequently gives substantial relief after the first session.

HISTORY
The Bowen Technique was developed by Tom Bowen of Victoria, Australia. By the mid 1970�s he was one of the busiest therapists in the country, treating an estimated 13,000 clients a year. He had the remarkable gift of being able to �read� bodies and understand what was needed for the body to correct itself.

TREATMENT
Treatments are generally one week apart and frequently clients will only need two or three treatments. Treatment sessions last, on average, 45 minutes. The Technique produces maximum results with minimum intervention.

The first session will start with questions about your health history and reasons for the visit. These are necessary for the practitioner to find out if there are any aspects of the work that are contraindicated, what procedures to apply and how much of the work your body is able to assimilate positively.

Bowen works best when applied directly on skin and ideally a client will be treated in their underwear. It can however be applied through loose clothing if preferred.

Application of The Bowen Technique involves stimulation of precise points on the body using only gentle pressure. The points are stimulated in groups of 2 – 8 at a time. A key feature of The Bowen Technique is that the therapist will leave the room in between groups of movements. This not only allows the brain to process the information it has been given and start to act upon it, but for the therapist, upon returning, to make effective comparisons of energetic and physical changes taking place in the body.

At the end of this video is Bowen Technique for Infants

 

During a Bowen session most people experience a profound sense of relaxation and loosening of muscle tension. In many cases they will also fall asleep.
After a Bowen treatment clients are advised to drink plenty of water, not to sit in one position for long periods of time for the rest of the day and to avoid other hands on therapies until 5 days after the course of The Bowen Technique has ended.

BENEFITS
Conditions that have responded favourably to The Bowen Technique include:
Back and neck problems.
Frozen shoulders, Whiplash.
Sports and accident injuries.
Stress disorders.
Neck and head tension including migraine.
Musculo-skeletal pain and imbalance.
Organic complaints:- respiratory, digestive, hormonal etc
Strokes.
Bedwetting and other childhood disorders.
Pregnancy related conditions.
A general feeling of �not being quite right

 

Some scientific studies and Articles on Bowen Technique are

What is Bowenwork ? A Systematic Review

Bowen Technique a Review of the Profession

Bowen Tech Pelvic Procedure Article

Bowen Technique MASSAGE WORLD sports article

Bowen Technique stroke strategy

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