Bowen Therapy, also known as Bowen Technique was developed from the amazing work of the late Mr. Tom Bowen of Geelong, Victoria. Taught and practicsed all over the world since 1980’s, Bowen Therapy is now one of the fastest growing natural therapies of current times.
The Bowen techniques is a holistic approach to pain relief and healing that is based on the recognition that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems can be found in the form of an imbalance of the energetic and facial systems of the body.
Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Considered the body’s connecting web, fascia embraces all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles. Fascial dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve and organ in the body and has therefore become the subject of increasing research and recent studies, showing it to be the largest sensory organ in the body.
Bowen Therapy is a very gentle and non-invasive, but extremely powerful, soft connective tissue hands-on therapy that addresses whatever is out of balance within the body. It works so well and quickly because it works on stimulating the flow of water throughout the body – water which carries energy around the body through the soft connective tissue (Fascia). This energy has been referred to by many names from many cultures for thousands of years; Chi, Life Force, and Prana to name a few. It is not important to label it, but simply to understand that without a free uninterrupted balanced flow of this energy, and water, throughout your body, you will have health challenges of varying kinds and severity.
What can Bowen Therapy be used for?
The Bowen Therapy addresses pain and restriction anywhere in the body. A key element of Bowen Therapy is that it is a holistic therapy, it aims to balance the body as a whole, not just the presenting symptoms.
Some of the common ailments attended are:
- Back Pain
- Knee Problems
- Hamstring Flexibility
- Shoulder / Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Pregnancy-related Issues
- Tennis Elbow
- RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Frozen Shoulder
- Arthritic Pain
- Acute and Chronic Fatigue
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Leg Length Discrepancies
- Hay Fever
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