Bowtech © - the Original Bowen Technique, as devised by founder Tom Bowen can be described as a series of specific moves over muscle and soft tissue (fascia) to help re-align the body.
These moves are designed to adjust tension levels and stimulate the body’s own healing powers to re-balance and restore health.
In this way Bowen differs from physiotherapy and other modalities, which often involve physical manipulation to address muscle strain, injury or relieve pain.
Another unique characteristic of Bowen therapy is the unique ‘pause’ feature when the practitioner will often leave the room allowing the body to respond in its own time, in between moves.
People seek out a Bowen therapist for many reasons, often when a painful condition worsens, or they get fed up with popping painkillers which simply masks the symptoms. Bowen has been shown to be effective in relieving pain (ongoing and short term) either sudden onset from accident or sporting injury or a chronic long-term condition such as fibromyalgia.
Depending on the needs of the individual 2-3 sessions can sometimes resolve the problem or alternatively the therapist will advise a series of visits to manage a more complex issue.
This gentle, non-invasive treatment is suitable for all from babies to the frail elderly. It has been shown to have an extraordinary effect on a variety of ailments (see image), with back, neck and shoulder problems responding particularly well. It can also help with headache, stress, digestive problems, neurological conditions and RSI (repetitive strain injury).