Bowen therapy is a gentle technique that treats the fascia (connective tissue) of our body. It is so important to unblock the ‘shrink wrap’ like tissues that allow our bodies to remain in particular holding patterns. As a massage therapist I have often thought– “what is the point of all this muscle massaging if the surrounding tissues will not budge and keep the muscles in a particular position?!”
It is amazing at releasing old holding patterns in the body, both physical and emotional!
A few regular treatments can be so effective that it may prevent the need for cortisone treatment. If you have been diagnosed with a condition ending in ‘-itis’ then I highly recommend that you invest in Bowen therapy treatments.
Bowen therapy works wonderfully combined with other modalities such as Polarity therapy.
Listed below are some conditions that have responded well to Bowen therapy
- Migraines, neck and head tension
- Back and Shoulder pain
- Sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow
- Postural problems
- Repetitive strain injury
- Sports and accident related injuries, both acute and long term
- Frozen shoulder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Dizziness and balance problems
- Out of character behavioural problems
- Stress disorders, emotional problems
- Sleep disorders, nightmares and bed-wetting
- Organic complaints – digestive, hormonal, respiratory, trauma, both physical and emotional
- Women’s health problems
- General aches and pains
- Acute and chronic fatigue
Bowen therapy, developed by Australian Tom Bowen, is a dynamic yet relaxing form of remedial bodywork. It is a technique that works on the connective tissue structures (fascia) of our body.
Bowen therapy uses a sequential series of specifically designated moves at various points on the body, applied either through the clothing or directly on the skin.
This activates and promotes the body’s inner healing abilities to achieve balance and harmony, resulting in a fast and lasting relief from discomfort and pain.
There are no forceful movements and Bowen therapy can be applied as first aid directly after acute injuries are sustained.
Many clients feel an instant relief after an initial Bowen therapy session. However, it is recommended that you have 3-5 treatments, 7-10 days apart to achieve the best results.
Bowen therapy is not only used for human ailments, but is commonly used as a regular treatment for pets, and more specifically for professional race horses.