WHAT IS BOWEN THERAPY?
Bowen Therapy, the Bowen Technique, BowTech®, or Bowenwork® is an holistic form of natural healing involving subtle moves, to specific points on the body, which send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, balanced way of wellbeing. The technique addresses not only the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body's integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The therapist moves over muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and joints, in order to elicit a healing response in the body. During treatment, a stretch on the muscle is maintained for several seconds before the move itself is made. Some of the key points worked on relate to acupuncture meridians and trigger points enabling many areas of the body to respond and correct. In addition to the rebalancing of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Bowtech® moves and procedures may reset the body to heal itself by activating, through the nervous and endocrine systems among others, the following mechanisms: stretch reflex, joint proprioceptors, fascia, lymphatics, detoxification.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
The first session is 90 minutes to allow time for client history and assessment prior to the Bowen Therapy session. Subsequent sessions can last between 30-60 minutes.