What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a holistic non-invasive muscular-skeletal therapy for the treatment of pain.
Bowen is not painful and involves gentle specific moves over the muscles ligaments tendons and fascia of the body to bring about change in the tension of the tissue.
Throughout the treatment, the muscles relax and lengthen and this enables the body to realine and brings about a reduction of pain.
The fascia is an organ that surrounds all the muscles and organs and it is the information highway of the body. Healthy Fascia allows the organs and muscles of the body to move over each other without stress and tension from the pain that is stored in the fascia.
Bowen is the perfect therapy for people of all ages from babies through to school-age children and teenagers, sportspersons, and older people including the elderly.
Anyone who has tight, inflexible, sore muscles and joints in their back, legs, knees, feet, hips, shoulders, arms, neck, – all these people will benefit from treatment with Bowen therapy.
Bowen Therapy is widely used to relieve and resolve both long-standing and also sudden onset pain.
With long-standing complaints a number of treatments may be necessary to bring about a change in the body.
As a stand-alone, or as a complementary therapy to existing chiropractic or physiotherapy programs, Bowen Therapy has proven to be an effective technique.
Bowen is usually regarded as a therapy for the treatment of muscle and joint pain, however, it is very effective for the treatment of anxiety, grief and sleeplessness.
Bowen is deeply relaxing for the whole body and brings about changes in the chemistry in the cells, reducing the hormones of stress and allowing the body to replace them with the ‘feel-good’ hormones such as oxytocin endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. When these hormones are dominant the cells they can get on with the job of repairing.
What conditions can Bowen Therapy address?
- Back Pain
- Hip knee ankle & foot complaints
- Neck and shoulder conditions
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis elbow
- Sports injury
- Paediatric conditions
- Migraines and headaches
- TMJ complaints
- General joint pain.