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What is the Bowen Technique?

BOWTECH is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue (tendon or nerve sheath) therapy that is revolutionizing health care worldwide.

Bowtech may very well be one of the single most important tools we have to facilitate healing of the whole body. The moves bring about incredible results by penetrating to a deep cellular level, incorporating the body's unique ability to heal itself.

With the release of toxins and old patterning, the moves begin to accomplish holistic balance almost immediately. Since Bowtech addresses the body as a whole unit rather than just the presenting symptoms, it embraces the physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each person receiving Bowen.

The Bowen Technique was developed in Australia by the late Mr. Tom Bowen. It is a unique form of neuromuscular re-patterning. It works primarily through the nervous system and both structural and energetic levels. The technique is gentle and noninvasive and can be performed through loose clothing.

The Bowen Technique is a completely new concept in bodywork. It is neither derived from, nor similar to, any other physical modality:

~ Misalignments commonly right themselves – yet there is no manipulation of joints or bones as in a chiropractic treatment.

~ Muscle tensions and strains are relieved and normal lymphatic flow is restored – yet muscles are not squeezed as in massage.

~ Meridians show immediate improvements – yet the work is not based on meridians and does not resemble acupuncture or acupressure.

~ Fascia will re-hydrate, adhesions release and scar tissue softens – yet there is no heavy pressure as in Rolfing or Deep work.

~ Internal psychological shifts are common – yet it is not necessary to evoke emotional response as in mind-body therapies.

~ Nearly everyone reports a pleasant, relaxed state and a deep sense of well-being and ease.

Bowen Therapy is completely safe and appropriate for everyone from the highly trained athlete to newborns, pregnant women, elderly and the chronically ill.

Bowen has been successful in treating musculoskeletal problems such as back and neck pain, scoliosis, sporting injuries, TMJ alignment, sciatica, frozen shoulder, groin pain, pelvic tilt and carpel tunnel syndrome.

It is also renowned for its effectiveness with internal conditions such as migraines, digestive and elimination complaints, colic in babies, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hormonal irregularities and respiratory problems, including asthma and hay fever.

A Bowen treatment consists of gentle, rolling movements. These stimulations activate a systemic response so powerful that a few minutes' pause is observed to allow them to be integrated.

A pattern of movements and pauses continues throughout the treatment. The rhythm is so soothing; most patients fall asleep at least once during the session.

Benefits are usually apparent within two sessions, even when long-standing conditions are being treated. Bowen results are lasting and profound.

Can the Bowen Technique Help Me?

Bowen Technique practitioners around the world report:
  • Safe to use on anyone from newborn babies to the elderly
  • No vigorous manipulation used
  • Substantial relief is frequently achieved after only one session
  • Rapid and lasting relief of conditions
  • Reduced physical, emotional and mental stress
  • Improvement in conditions from sports injuries to chronic and organic complaints
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Improved circulation of lymphatic and venous fluids
  • Improved elimination of toxins
  • Improved assimilations of nutrients
  • Empowering of the body's own natural resources to heal itself

* Certified Bowtech practitioners are required to adhere to a professional code of ethics.

What is it good for?

In a strict medical sense, Bowen Therapy doesn't cure anything. The body is stimulated to engage its – own self-balancing mechanisms. We then trust the wisdom of the body to resolve whatever condition may exist. And it rarely disappoints us.



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