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?
The Bowen Technique involves a series of precisely placed moves at specific parts of the body. These movements are light and can be performed over the 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 needs only a small number of these sequences, and sessions are spaced around a week apart, so that the body can integrate the work and heal 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, the Bowen Technique 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
The practitioner will apply gentle, precise movements across specific muscles or tendons. 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 3 to 4 weeks before resuming treatment if necessary. Frequently, only a few sessions are needed to alleviate complaints.
how long is a session
Sessions are generally 45mins – but may be shorter or longer in specific circumstances.