The Bowen technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy, named after its innovator Tom Bowen. The technique involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia in various parts of the body. The work that a therapist performs is very subtle, relaxing and gentle, involving no hard or prolonged pressure.
As the Bowen technique is a gentle, non-intrusive hands-on therapy, it can also help stimulate and activate the body’s inner ability to heal itself. This re-organisation of the musculature of the body can bring increased energy levels and pain relief and the healing process can continue for days following the treatment.
Bowen may also be of assistance in cases of emotional stress by promoting relaxation, which is a prime factor in easing pain and anxiety. Bowen is also often a great help in improving the quality of life for those who are terminally ill.
Bowen can be administered through clothing or directly on skin and is suitable for all ages; from a baby with colic to an elderly person with arthritis, there are no known contra-indications.
Below are some issues that Bowen can help with:
Jaw problems | Sciatica | IBS | ME and chronic fatigue | Asthma | Hay fever | Back pain | Neck pain | Headaches and Migraines | Frozen shoulder| Rotator cuff issues | Repetitive Strain Injury | Knee and ankle pain | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Depression | Stress | Pregnancy and Fertility
Bowen does not try to force the body to change; instead it asks the body to recognise and make the changes necessary to bring it back to homoeostasis (equilibrium).
PLEASE NOTE: Bowen is a holistic therapy. We do not treat specific issues or diagnose, nor do we prescribe or alter medication.
The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your own doctor about any health concerns you may have.