What is the Bowen Technique?
The Bowen Technique is a gentle, subtle hands-on treatment that involves the therapist using their fingers or thumbs to make a series of precise, rolling type moves over muscles and other soft tissue at specific points on the body. Having received these moves the body is encouraged to realign itself, relieve tension and reduce pain. Most of the treatment can be performed through light clothing and it is safe and effective for people of all ages, from tiny babies to the elderly.
The Bowen Technique addresses many diverse and varied conditions. This treatment is ideal for back and neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries, RSI, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sciatica, asthma, headaches, arthritis, kidney problems irritable bowel syndrome and stress.
How does it work?
When a Bowen move is made, the brain asks the body questions in an attempt to establish what actions are needed in response to the move. This communication between the body and brain enables the appropriate response to occur in the body, bringing balance to the area worked. The technique aims to balance the whole person, not just the symptoms.
An essential part of the treatment are the resting periods. The practitioner walks away to allow the brain time to make the fine adjustments. It is during the breaks that the work starts to take effect and changes in the body are implemented.
The Bowen Technique is not a substitute for medical treatment.
The information contained in this website is given for your information and is not intended to replace guidance from your doctor or other suitably qualified medical professional who should be contacted for advice if you have any health concerns.