The Bowen Technique is a non-invasive complementary hands-on therapy. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Bowen practitioners work holistically to support optimum health for their clients.
The body needs time to respond to the signals of the Bowen moves and a Bowen therapy treatment will include short breaks between each set of moves. To someone who has never had Bowen Therapy before, it may seem as if not much is being done. However, the breaks are essential and are just as important as the moves.
How many sessions will you need? Everybody is different: new issues tend to clear more quickly than long-standing or chronic problems. Some people may need ongoing treatment. The average number of treatments people have is three to four.
In my experience, Bowen therapy may be effective at relieving or resolving back, neck and shoulder pain, Fibromyalgia, migraine, the pain of arthritis and stress/anxiety problems.
Bowen is gentler than many other manual therapies and is suitable for all: from the very young and pregnant women, through sportspeople with sporting injures to very frail or elderly people.