What is Bowen?

What is the Bowen technique?

"The Bowen technique is a gentle soft tissue therapy used in musculo-skeletal and systemic presentations, assisting regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System. Gentle rolling-type moves are used over specific soft tissue points, and the technique sets itself apart from other modalities by including "breaks" after a series of moves in order to facilitate the neuro-endocrine response."

Between 1959 and 1982, Tom Bowen of Geelong, Australia developed a unique kind of Bodywork technique now practiced in his name.

21st Century science is beginning to demonstrate a non intrusive approach with no adjustment or manipulation can aid a balance in the body.

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What are the key

points of Bowen?

  • Clothing can stay on.

  • There is no manipulation or adjustment.

  • It is different to massage

  • The experience of Bowen is gentle, subtle and relaxing. This is what makes the Bowen Technique so unique.

  • A Bowen Technique session will last aproximately 45 minutes during which there are short breaks where the client is left resting to allow the body to assimilate the information.

  • Relief is regularly felt immediately.

  • Most cases respond within 48 hours.

  • Chronic conditions may take longer than the average 3-4 sessions. Treatment plans are decided on physical assessment. 

  • Bowen is a therapy choice for the University of North Durham NHS Pain Management Clinics. 

What has Bowen been 

observed to help?

  • Pain management.

  • Sports injuries.

  • Acute and chronic back pain.

  • General aches and pains.

  • Sciatica.

  • Frozen shoulder and             tennis elbow.

  • Whiplash.

  • Jaw discomfort (TMD / TMS).

  • Asthma.

  • Hayfever.

  • Headaches / Sinus.

  • Stress and tension.

  • Digestive.

  • Chronic fatigue.

  • Relaxation.

  • Heel and foot pain

The Bowen Technique

has been reported to affect a number of 

incidental factors:

  • Quality of sleep.

  • Mood elevation.

  • Ability to concentrate and focus.

  • General relaxation

  • Positive outlook on life

  • Relaxation

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