Top 10 Benefits of Bowen Technique
I share the many benefits of bowen therapy to your health.
What is Bowen Technique?
Bowen Technique is a soft tissue technique where rolling moves are made over precise points of the body, working over muscles, fascia, ligaments and nerves, providing alignment, reducing pain, improving muscle flexibility, movement and posture. But what are the benefits of this treatment?
Read on to find out more and how Bowen can help you!
When was the last time you took an hour to completely relax and give yourself an opportunity to recharge? Bowen is incredibly relaxing, it instantly soothes the parasympathetic nervous system, which encourages a balance of sleep, digestion and reducing stress.
2 Pain relief
Over time fascia can become sticky or dehydrated, repeated movements at work, or poor posture, or from an accident can cause pain & discomfort. Bowen re-sets fascia to be free from restriction & therefore pain is reduced.
3 Improves posture
An incredible side effect is that you feel and appear taller and straighter after a Bowen session and more aware of your posture. Its important to adopt a natural posture for you, through relaxation, however, some of us need a little encouragement from time to time and this is fine.
“I don’t know how it happened, but I am experiencing less pain and I feel much more aware of my posture too, I just feel straighter and find it harder to slouch when I am on my computer, thank you!”
Katie HR manager Bristol
4 Injury care
It is common for previous injuries to be supported, reduce pain and help prevent further injury. During a treatment, precise moves are made by the therapist over muscles, fascia, ligaments and nerves, sending neurological impulses to the brain, creating a vibrational pattern that re-aligns the musculoskeletal system to its original state, thus old or new injuries are worked upon.
4 Benefits fascia
Fascia is a three-dimensional web, that is ever-flowing and uninterrupted. It envelopes the entire body, connecting our superficial skin layer to the deepest tissues. When fascia is restricted it has an effect on our complete health, affecting not just muscular and skeletal health, but nerve capacity, gland and organ function and our general well being. Over time repeated movements, trauma or poor posture can cause sticking and tightness, Bowen supports to release any tension and provide a balance through working directly upon fascia.
5 Reduces muscular/joint restriction
Bowen is amazing at easing up knots & tension through deep cellular relaxation. There is NO forceful manipulation. Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise and make the changes it requires and over the week after a treatment, the body responds and readjusts safely according to its needs.
6 Provides alignment
If your jaw, shoulder, hip, pelvis, sacral joint, ankle, back or knee is out of alignment, it will affect your movement and the rest of your body, if it isn’t now, it may lead to future discomforts. Bowen provides gentle realignment, which the body is able to hold, releasing pain and compensation patterns. The improvement can hold for weeks, months, years or indefinitely, depending on the individual and their lifestyle.
8 Rebalances you & promotes sleep
The theory of what makes Bowen Technique effective is that it connects the mind and body through nerves and receptors. The moves performed by the therapist are designed to create a restoration of the structural integrity between the brain and the body, thus reducing discomfort and restoring a harmonic balance.
9 Stress reliever
Because you deserve some relaxation and timeout when was the last time you didn’t feel stressed? How do you manage stress? I tell you a secret, finding something that relaxes you is key to good health. Bowen can relax and relieve stress, producing good results by penetrating to a deep cellular level.
10 Your bodies own self-healing mechanism
Bowen is really asking your body to sort itself out. The practitioner puts the moves into the body and the stretch receptors, neuroreceptors all communicate together, to align and repair.
I hope you enjoyed reading the top 10 benefits of bowen technique. Of course there are many more benefits but I wanted to share simply the main support that can be offered.
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