The Bowen Technique
The Bowen Technique
is considered safe to use on anyone, from new-born babies to the
elderly and can be used where other therapies might be considered
unsafe, such as during pregnancy or after a recent operation or
injury. Some of the wide range of conditions that my respond to
a Bowen treatment are: Sports injuries, Stress & Tension symptoms,
Back pain and Sciatica, RSI & Tennis Elbow, Neck & Shoulder
problems, Knee & Ankle problems, and headaches, Chronic Viral
Fatigue Syndrome & M.E. and Pregnancy and Childhood disorders.
it allows the body
to reset and heal itself. A Bowen treatment consists of a series
of gently moves on the skin or through light clothing, with the
client usually lying on a bed or comfortable treatment couch.
A treatment session usually lasts from half and hour to an hour,
and frequently results in a deep sense of overall relaxation,
allowing the body to recharge and balance itself.
Recent studies have
shown the beneficial effects of deep levels of relaxation on our
immune and hormonal systems. However, the Bowen Technique can
also be extremely effective for musculo-skeletel problems such
as back pain and sports injuries.
There are many theories
as to how Bowen Technique works, but none that completely explain
its holistic effect and often outstanding results. The body is
a highly complex unit dependent upon the balance of all its aspects.
Whilst the orthodox medical profession still tend to take a symptomatic
view of disease, Bowen is truly holistic in its approach. One
Bowen move may address the entire system producing the maximum
results with minimal intervention.
Unlike some other hands-on
disciplines, the Bowen Technique does not impose a particular
approach on the client. Instead, it encourages a gently response
which empowers the body's own resources to heal itself. Bowen
moves are, in themselves, a study of delicacy, being light, gently
and very precise. Frequent pauses between moves give the body
time to respond and benefit. When you go to a Bowen therapist
for the first time, the practitioner will take you through a case
history. As with any holistic therapy, you may be expected to
take some personal responsibility for your recovery and well-being.
You may, for example, be asked to practice some simple exercises
or make small adjustments to diet, avoid other forms of manipulative
treatment and Sports professionals the world over have been treated
successfully with Bowen Therapy.