What is Bowen Therapy?

Tom BowenBowen Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive  form of bodywork. It is a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to pain relief and healing that has achieved remarkable results for the past 50 years.

Bowen Therapy, through specific soft tissue and fascial release and integration techniques, stimulates specific nerve receptors that enable the body to correct dysfunctions and restore homeostasis (balance). Bowen therapy not only treats the symptoms of a condition but the cause as well.

Its holistic effects are apparent in patients who find relief from painful or debilitating problems above and beyond those for which they initially sought treatment- e.g. emotional issues, headaches, lack of energy, stress, and poor concentration. In other words, Bowen treats beyond the presented symptoms and positively affects the physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of the body.

 

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Originated by Tom Bowen in Geelong, Victoria in the 1950s and 1960s, the Bowen Technique, through specific soft tissue release (fascial release) and integration techniques stimulates specific nerve receptors that allow the body to correct  dysfunctions and bring back homeostasis (balance) holistically.

Tom Bowen believed that the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neurological and other health problems could be found in the body’s fascia. Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a surrounding web for every tissue in the body, embracing all organs, nerves, arteries, veins, bones and muscles.

On a person’s body, Bowen moves are made at the key structural points, which the brain uses as natural reference points to determine the body’s posture. Certain Bowen moves, therefore, have a profound effect on how the body holds and carries itself.

In a Bowen session, a therapist gently performs a specifically located series of moves (mentioned above) across the body. By addressing the body as a whole, the Bowen Technique can treat more than just the symptoms a client is presenting with and produce long lasting improvement to his/her overall health, often after only a few sessions.