What is Bowen Technique?
Bowen is a soft tissue technique where the therapist makes a rolling move over precise points of the body, working over muscles, fascia, ligaments and nerves. This sends neurological impulses to the brain, creating a vibrational pattern that re-aligns the muscular-skeletal system, improving muscle flexibility, movement and posture.
Bowen can relax and relieve stress, as it works mainly via the autonomic nervous system, therefore producing good results by penetrating to a deep cellular level. It is also balancing to all the systems of the body.
What to expect from a bowen treatment?
Practitioners treat clients either wearing thin clothes or underwear, you will be covered using towel technique similar to massage at all times. Benefits can be seen from 1 to 3 sessions, but relief can be felt immediately.
There is NO forceful manipulation. Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise and make the changes it requires and over the week the body responds to the treatment and readjusts safely according to its needs.
Pauses are inserted between sets of moves as it allows the brain time to integrate and process the treatment. The therapist may stay in the room or leave the room to reduce interference with the healing process.
It is mostly very relaxing experience, you may encoutner a number of sensations and reactions during the treatment, such as changes in pain, movement of pain, feeling a change in symptoms, change in temperature, it is often a unique experience for each person.
How does it work?
Bowen influences the body through the connective tissue known as fascia. Fascia plays a major role in muscle coordination, postural alignment, and overall structural and functional integrity.
A Bowen treatment aims to help the body as a whole – helping bring the body back into balance, while also addressing the injury/pain site.
Posture and compensatory patterns are also assessed, to ensure the problem has a higher chance of staying resolved.
An example below of side effects when the pelvis is out of alignment.
What can it help?
This treatment is perfect for those that have musculoskeletal discomfort, misalignments, exercise/sports injury, a previous injury that never fully resolved, tension, want some support with your posture and in need of some relaxation too! Bowen can be supportive for all, from newborns up to the elderly.
Back pain & Sciatica
Neck & Shoulder Restrictions, including Frozen Shoulder
Digestive complaints including IBS
Migraines & Headaches
Pelvic Tilt/misalignment, uneven Foot Length
Knee, Ankle & Foot complaints
Hormonal Imbalances/Fertility complaints
Pre & Postoperative Recovery
Respiratory & Hayfever
RSI, Carpal Tunnel & Tennis Elbow
Sports injuries & Accident Injuries (can support realignment after accidents and falls)
Stress Reducing & Emotional Release from tissues & cells
TMJ & Jaw complaints
General wellness maintenance (Like for your car, you can do the same for your health and wellbeing)
Treatments available within Easton, Bristol and Bridport, Dorset at £35 for 1 hour.
Booking details found here.
See also my Top Ten Benefits of Bowen blog too.