Bowen Technique Therapy
Soft Tissue Injuries
Respiratory Conditions (Asthma, Colds, Bronchitis etc)
Coccyx (tailbone) Injuries
PMS & Menopause Symptoms
Sports and Over-Use Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Digestive Conditions (incl. IBS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Musculoskeletal spinal conditions
What is Bowen Technique?
Developed in the 1950s in Australia by Tom Bowen and now used by over 26,000 practitioners worldwide, the Bowen Technique is a non-invasive holistic therapy, using a finger-rolling action over soft tissue. This stimulates the tissue and neural pathways, which creates a focus for the brain and helps the body to rebalance, repair and reset. Gentle and non-invasive, the Bowen Technique can be used on anyone at any age and provides a lasting solution to pain and discomfort from many different sources.
Bowen Technique involves a series of precisely placed moves over specific parts of the body. These movements are gentle and can be performed over light clothing. The practitioner locates the correct point on the body, which might be a muscle, tendon or nerve sheath, gently takes up tissue slack between thumb and forefinger, then rolls the tissue back across the structure. Each session of about 45 minutes needing only a small number of sequences. Sessions are spaced around a week apart, so that the body can integrate the work, healing and balancing itself.
The Bowen Technique helps your body to heal itself without an intrusive level of intervention.
Due to the way it stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms Bowen is useful for treating a wide range of conditions, and for speeding up recovery from injuries (even if they happened a long time ago), surgery or illnesses.
the appointment – What to expect
fAt your Bowen session the practitioner will ask you about your health history and reason for the visit so as to find out the best procedures to apply. After the intake consultation the client lies on a table [loose, light clothing can be kept on if wished]. If necessary for comfort, Bowen can also be performed with the patient in a chair, or even standing while leaning forward onto the treatment table.
The practitioner will apply gentle, precise movements across specific areas. There are essential pauses between each series of moves to give the body time to integrate the signals. The pressure used by the practitioner is almost always minimal, there is no painful manipulation with Bowen. The most common reactions to a Bowen session are a deep sense of overall relaxation and lessening of muscular tension and pain.
A session may last from fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on the client’s needs and how their body responds to the work. Bowen follows the philosophy of “less is more”. Doing fewer moves allows the body to use most of its energy to respond to the necessary areas. Therefore, the length of the session bears no relationship to its effectiveness.
Visits are scheduled approximately one week apart for the first three visits. After this point there may be a pause of 2 to 4 weeks before resuming treatment if necessary. Frequently, only a few sessions are needed to alleviate complaints.
how long is a session
The initial consultation is approximately 45-60 minutes
Sessions are generally 45mins – but may be shorter or longer in specific circumstances.