Bowen Therapy

  • is a gentle hands-on therapy that works primarily through stimulating the nervous system both structurally and on an energetic level
  • bowen_treatment_roomcan treat physical, chemical, and/or emotional concerns
  • addresses the body as a whole, and targets specific problems
  • enhances and complements, but does not interfere with, other medical treatments
  • can be used for newborns and children, adults, elderly, highly trained athletes and pregnant people
  • may require a few sessions (3-5) to alleviate complaints, whether structural or functional, even if long-standing. The results hold for a long time, unless there is a re-injury

A Bowen therapy treatment:

  • consists of a series of gentle rolling, connective tissue moves that stimulate precise points in the body
  • may last from 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • gives a deep sense of overall relaxation and lessening of muscular tension and pain
  • can be done over light, loose-fitting clothing, or directly on the skin.

After a Bowen therapy treatment:

  • healing continues for several hours or days
  • you will feel a deep sense of well-being with decreased muscular tension and pain
  • you body may experience symptoms of detoxification, including aching muscles, mild nausea, mild headache, changes in bowel movements. Please contact us if you feel any of the above symptoms.
  • you should follow the simple guidelines given by the practitioner

Conditions that have responded well to Bowen therapy include:

  • neck pain, restricted range of motion
  • bowen_therapyupper and lower back pain, scoliosis
  • groin or hamstring pain and tightness,
  • sacro-iliac pain, sciatica, knee pain
  • plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shin splints
  • sporting injuries- sprained ankles
  • bunions, hammer toes
  • carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder
  • jaw pain/misalignment
  • chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • ADD / ADHD
  • infant colic
  • gynecological issues (PMS, difficulty conceiving, menopausal symptoms)
  • headaches, including migraines
  • hiatus hernia, reflux
  • indigestion, constipation, diarrhea
  • respiratory problems, including asthma

How Bowen therapy works

The basic Bowen “move” distorts a muscle or tendon that is not under load and then rolls over it without sliding on the skin. As a result, the spindle cells and bowen_therapy_childGolgi tendon bodies down-regulate the muscle’s resting tension level. The surrounding fascia becomes less solid and more fluid, allowing greater movement of blood and lymph through the tissue and enhancing nutrition to — and waste removal from — the site of injury. The lack of distracting skin stimulation and the limited number of precise moves focus the nervous system’s attention on the essential points. Pausing at certain crucial times in a sequence of such moves allows time for the nervous system and fascia to respond and begin the healing process. The body continues to respond for several days afterwards unless interrupted by injury or strong external stimulation (including new trauma, heat, and additional bodywork).