Bowen Technique is based on the principle that the body instinctively knows how to heal itself.
The technique is increasingly being recognised as a powerful and effective therapy for balancing the body, aiding postural realignment and releasing muscle tension.
A treatment consists of a series of gentle moves across muscles, tendons and ligaments. Short wait times of 2 minutes are incorporated between certain moves to allow the therapy to activate responses in the area just worked on. Bowen moves trigger the nervous system to assess tensions and start the process of releasing the tension allowing the body to realign and balance itself.
There are a range of moves and procedures which allow the practitioner to focus on specific problem areas such as shoulders, knees/ankles, back, pelvis, jaw, digestive and respiratory.
Deeply relaxing and suitable for all ages, it can help in the management of a wide range of health problems.
Bowen can be described as "a treatment which involves use of thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles, soft tissue and energy within the body. These movements are very gentle, pain free and prompt the body to heal from injuries and long-standing complaints by realigning and dealing with these imbalances itself.
Bowen is thought of by many practitioners as a way to draw the brains attention toward avenues of imbalance and pain. The rolling movements create a physiological response over the lines of fascia which cover all the muscles and tissues in the body, which is picked up on by the brain. In order to allow this process to take place, the treatment environment must be silent, peaceful and most uniquely the therapist leaves the room for several minutes during sets of movements, to remove any distractions from the clients environment."