Simple and yet powerful holistic therapy, which helps promote the natural healing capabilities of your body. It is used for treating a wide range of conditions, injuries and health issues.
What Is The Bowen Technique?
The technique was first developed in Australia by Thomas Bowen (1916 to 1982). Following his interest and studies on the human muscular structure, he intuitively began working with this gentle technique discovering that certain moves on the body helped recovery from many conditions. His work in his popular clinic in Geelong, was verified by the 1975 Victorian Government Inquiry into alternative health care professions. It is recorded that he saw some 13,000 patients every year – an incredible work-rate. It was only in 1986 that the technique was brought to other countries.
The Bowen Technique is believed to be one of the most versatile and effective therapeutic treatments available today offering significant relief for many conditions. After taking a comprehensive case history and discussing your condition in detail, a treatment will consist of a series of gentle moves on skin or through light clothing. You will usually be lying on a bed or treatment couch, alternatively it is possible to be treated in a seated position. A session normally lasts up to an hour and frequently results in a deep sense of relaxation helping the body to recharge and balance itself.
My experience demonstrates its benefit for people of all ages, including newborn and infant children. Although it is a tool for treating ailments and injuries, many healthy people come along to enjoy treatments to maintain balance and improve their sense of well-being. Victims of sports injuries and accidents have found the Bowen Technique very helpful as a remedial therapy during their recovery. It may improve rehabilitation time regardless of when the injury was sustained.
Some clients experience immediate relief and instant changes, while for others it can take longer. It is possible you may feel cold, or warm, perhaps a tingling sensation – however, you may feel nothing at all. Bowen therapy triggers the release of toxins that can be felt as an emotional or physical release. It is encouraged to embrace and wait for this period to pass, usually after a few days.
In most circumstances, clients feel the benefits from their Bowen treatment in the days that follow, as their body makes the needed adjustments.
What Does It Treat?
Bowen Technique may help with a vast range of problems such as:
- Baby and childhood problems
- Back problems
- Bladder problems
- Bowel problems
- Digestive problems
- Ear Problems
- Fluid retention
- Foot problems
- Frozen Shoulder
- Headaches (migraines, sinusitis)
- Bedwetting, incontinence
- Jaw problems
- Knee and hip restrictions, misalignments
- Menstrual and other female problems
- Pelvic tilt, leg length, hip imbalance
- Poor mobility
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Respiratory problems
- Skeletal and muscular problems from lumbar to neck
- Sports injuries
Bowen therapists registered adhere to a strict code of professional ethics, are covered with indemnity insurance, have a current first-aid certificate, have completed training in anatomy and physiology and undertake on-going post-graduate training each year.