What is Bowen Therapy?

What is Bowen Therapy?

(In person sessions only)

Bowen Therapy is a non invasive therapy which facilitates healing of various body systems through creating change to the connective tissue and fascia of the body. Bowen Therapy involves a series of selectively placed transverse muscle-fibre movements to stimulate the soft tissue (fascia) found under the skin. The effect creates an electrical charge within the connective tissue and a window of opportunity for the fascia to become re-hydrated which in turn assists the structures housed within this tissue (your nerves, muscles, lymph, vascular structures and organs). This results in improved function in these structures, leading to improved health.

Bowen Therapy is safe to use on anyone from newborns to the elderly. It may benefit many conditions from sports injuries to chronic or organic complaints. Bowen Therapy helps to rebalance your body’s own healing ability and general health. It creates harmony and balance in the body by sending neurological impulses to the brain, resulting in muscle relaxation, pain reduction and a return to the normal movement in the joints, muscles and tendons.

Bowen Therapy may facilitate the balancing of a broad range of conditions. It can address any problem as the treatment is holistic. Bowen Therapy produces an integrated body response, and consequently improves circulation, lymphatic and venous draining, hormonal balancing, assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins, joint mobility, posture, clearance of dysfunctional debris, normalisation of cellular physiology and tissue integrity.

The number of treatments you will require will depend on the severity of the condition being treated and the general hydration of your body. For many conditions 3 treatments over a 2 – 3 week period will be sufficient. However, some cases need more treatments closer together and others need more ongoing treatments. For acute complaints you may only need 1 treatment to get profound results. The initial treatment will take 45 minutes to 1 hour and repeat treatments will take about 25 minutes. 

About 85% of clients notice an improvement after their very first treatment, often before they even get off the treatment table. Others may not notice much change initially, however often comment on an improvement within a few days or in other areas of the body not directly treated as the body is rebalancing. No matter what you initially feel, there are changes taking place inside the body after a Bowen treatment.