Bowen therapy is a very distinct physical therapy that differs from other forms of therapy like massage, chiropractic, acupuncture or physiotherapy. There is no manipulation of the bones or kneading of muscle tissue. Bowen therapy is completely non-invasive. No needles, drugs, nor machines are required. Treatments can be effective even when other therapies have not resulted in lasting relief.
Bowen technique acts upon the fascia (attachment of the muscle to the bone) and nervous system to provide relief from musculoskeletal and neurological pain. Bowen Therapist uses a series of gentle moves on specific muscles and precise points on the body. This allows autonomic nervous system to send a signal to the brain and get involved in a correction of the health issue. This continuous process results in better balance between tissues, muscles, organs and nervous system.
Due to its’ gentleness and non-invasive character Bowen is safe for everyone from newborns to the elderly including expecting mothers. Bowen Therapy achieves profound relief for a wide range of conditions: back pain, sciatica, arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, tension and stress, anger, constipation and digestion problems, TMJ, bruxism, allergies, osteoporosis, PMS, infertility, female and male problems, menopausal discomfort, insomnia, apnea, some heart problems, circulation and lymphatic systems problems, to name the least. Patients are experiencing a deep relaxation and better quality sleep, resulting in faster restoration of their health.
Bowen therapy is so effective that in some circumstances only a few treatments may be required for acute pain. For acute conditions, once the pain has subsided, ongoing treatments are typically not required unless re-injury occurs.
A typical session will usually last from 45 to 60 minutes.
Substantial, if not total relief may be experienced by the end of the session (for acute pains/health issues) or in the following hours or days as the body continues to rebalance. Some patients will feel immediate relief others may experience some discomfort. Sensations like fatigue, aches, nausea are not uncommon as the body detoxifies and heals itself. Patients should not be alarmed should they experience mild discomfort during this time.