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.