• What is the Bowen Technique?

    • The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowenwork) helps to heal the body faster and easier. It is a manual therapy which is easily administered.

       It consists of a series of motions of the thumb and or fingers, over tendons, muscles, ligaments or nerves.

      It's gentle application  is virtually pain free and is safe for all ages.  Those suffering from chronic or acute pain and inflammation find it to be a non-intrusive therapy.

      It restores muscle tone and re-hydrates fascia and improves structural balance.

      Bowenwork's gentle movements helps the body to relax into a state of recovery, relieving pain, via the autonomic nervous system (ANS) . 

      The Bowen(move) is key to the technique. They appear very simple, but require patience and practice to master.

      Bowenwork has applications for pain relief, speeding injury or surgical recovery, stress reduction, along with maintenance and wellness.

      It is non-invasive,  and is best used alone in treatment. 

      No other bodywork should be done 4 days prior to a session, or 5 days after a session in order to allow the body to process the technique effectively.

      The Bowen Technique is based on the principle that our bodies can be stimulated to return to our previous healthy condition.

    • What is treatment like?

    • A Bowtech® session may last 15 minutes to 60 minutes, and is performed on skin or through light weight clothing. It involves one or more procedures. The moves are gentle, but purposeful.

      Bowenwork can be performed anywhere, from sports fields, sites of accidents, airports, just to name a few.

      The client usually lies down on a bodywork table or can be seated in a chair or standing, depending on the individuals circumstances.

      The therapist applies the technique (move), then steps out of the room for a few minutes.  This is to allow the body to integrate the information, the body does the rest. Clients may feel a sense of deep relaxation. The technique addresses the body as a whole, rather than focusing on one complaint.

      Treatment sessions vary per individual.

      The healing may occur on several different levels from physical, chemical, emotional, mental and energetically.

    • How does it work?

    • The Bowen move involves taking the skin slack off the crest of a muscle, and challenging the muscle in an opposite direction, using very light pressure. Challenging the muscle requires only moving the fascia as far as the body will allow, releasing tight bundles of connective tissue and muscle fibers.

      After challenging the muscle, a slow move across the muscle is performed, sending a signal through to the nervous system, stimulating receptors, and can change the pain/muscle spasm loop. Also joint proprioceptors are stimulated which normalize functions and increase the range of motion affecting the capsule and ligaments.

      Each Bowen move is done at the level of superficial fascia. Fascia plays a major role in muscle co-ordination, postural alignment, and overall structural and functional integrity. This loosens adhesions, scar tissue, and improves  posture and mobility.

      Several Bowen moves produce referred reactions to internal organs through stimulation of the skin, muscles and nerves. Most Bowen moves also overlap acupuncture points.  The overlap of the two systems could explain the strong vibrational component of the technique, and its effect on the internal organs.

      Some procedures activate lymphatic drainage, stimulating the immune system, detoxifying and improving the body to function at a cellular level.

      Bowen strongly affects the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which controls 80% of bodily functions.