The Bowen technique was developed by Tom Bowen in Australia and named after him following his death in the early eighties. It has flourished and spread worldwide. It is a non-invasive, holistic therapy consisting of a sequence of gentle moves over muscles and tissues, interspersed with periods of rest. Practitioners are constantly surprised at the effectiveness of the therapy.
A treatment usually lasts about 45mins and can be applied through light clothing, although direct contact with the skin may work best. It is recommended that in order to obtain the full benefit, other “hands on” therapies are not applied less than 7 days before or after the Bowen treatment as these may interfere with the healing process.
Men, women and children of all ages. It can help to improve the quality of life from the terminally ill to the symptoms of infantile colic.
The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points on the body making rolling type moves which aim to stimulate energy into the muscles and soft tissue. During the treatment the therapist will leave the room for short periods, allowing the client to rest while the body responds to the moves already performed and makes subtle adjustments to initiate the healing process.
The Bowen technique encourages re-alignment of the body; there is no manipulation of hard tissue and no force is used or needed. Treatment at regular intervals can help manage stress and encourage health maintenance.