Bowen Therapy FAQ

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What is Bowen Therapy?

It is believed that Bowen therapy may reset the body to heal itself by performing moves around joint proprioceptors, fascia, moves at the origin, insertion or belly of the muscle where receptors are located, stimulating the immune system by activating lymphatic drainage and by detoxification at a cellular level. Bowen therapy has been practiced on humans (all ages) as well as animals. This technique was developed by Thomas Bowen in Geelong in 1950s. He believed that certain moves on the body had particular effects in alleviating human suffering. He performed 13,000 treatments per year in his busy clinic.

What qualifications does your practitioner have?

Dr Shala Rasouli is a research scientist and she holds a PhD (PhD, Bachelor of Science with Honours) in cancer research and immunology. Additionally, Shala has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and is also a qualified Bowen therapist with a certificate IV in Bowen therapy.

What are the benefits of Bowen Therapy?

  • Gentle and Relaxing
  • It empowers the body’s own healing resources
  • A holistic method that works on the entire body
  • Safe & effective, from newborn to elderly
  • A series of gentle pressure point moves that are manually applied over specific muscles, tendons, nerves & ligaments with specific designated resting period.
  • It uses soft tissue manipulation to stimulate specific reflex points in the body.
  • It relaxes muscle tension in a gentle way
  • It stimulates blood circulation & lymphatic flow without pushing of fluids as in typical lymphatic drainage or sports massage.
  • A natural method that uses no needle, electricity or vibration pads.
  • It often evokes psychological release.
  • It can be applied over clothes or directly on the skin.
  • It re-balances the functions of the body and stimulates the nervous, muscular, circulatory & detoxification systems, allowing the body to regain homeostasis so that regeneration of body tissues becomes much easier

What conditions can Bowen Therapy address?

  • Digestive and bowel problems
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Earache and TMJ problems
  • Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
  • Neck and shoulder problems
  • Knee, hip, ankle and foot problems
  • Respiratory and renal problems
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Bedwetting in children

How many Bowen Therapy consults will I need?

Each client will be assessed and recommended consults as required on an individual basis. Some clients may need 2-3 consultations while others may require a series of treatments and support over time. The duration of the treatment is generally based on the severity of the individual’s condition and time required to allow the body to make a change.

Is a referral required?

Referrals from a GP are not required to see a Bowen Therapist.

Do you bulk bill?

No, we do not have this option at our clinic. All payments are required on the day of the adjustment. We accept cash, eftpos and all major credit cards (except AMEX).

Can I receive rebates for treatment?

Yes. If you have private health insurance with extras/Bowen Therapy cover then you will be able to claim on Bowen Therapy treatments. For more information on your cover amount, and if you are eligible to receive claim rebates through this clinic, please contact your provider.