is a remedial, hands-on therapy using very
gentle pressure. It involves a series of moves across muscles
and soft tissue, which stimulate specific receptors, enabling
the body itself to restore balance. This is achieved initially
during the rest period, when the practitioner will leave the
client in between each set of moves, to allow the brain to
interpret the new information and for the body to begin
The treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing
and has shown that it can have profound and permanent healing
and pain relief results. There is no manipulation or adjustment
of hard tissue and no force is used, Bowen is truly a
light-touch and the pressure used is quite subtle. It is,
therefore, suitable for clients for whom other forms of therapy
might be too aggressive or forceful. The tiniest of babies
through to the frailest of adults have been treated with Bowen.
It is also possible to treat through a surrogate.
The Bowen Technique can be used safely in all
circumstances and there is no condition, as such, where the use
of Bowen would be contra-indicated.
The Bowen Technique prompts the body to
reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the
experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery
of energy. The body is always treated as a whole, without
referral to named disease.
The Bowen Technique is a particularly
effective therapy for back pain, frozen shoulder, neck pain,
hayfever, asthma and migraines. Sportsmen and women are
reporting fewer injuries when treated regularly with Bowen and
they also notice an increase in performance.
As one of the essentials for good health,
water is also important following a Bowen treatment. Walking is
another, because this assists the movement of
fluid and more particularly, lymph around the body. The
recommended time period between treatments is five to ten days.
Most of the work can be performed through
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Treatments (three recommended initially)