Bowen therapy was developed by Thomas Bowen in Geelong in 1950s. He believed that certain moves on the body had particular effects in alleviating human suffering. Bowen therapy is achieved through gentle rolling moves and procedures applied to specific points on the body. 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 is not a massage as such, this technique is a cross fibre muscle release that balances and stimulates the flow of energy, resulting in overall relaxation. Regular pauses between the series of gentle moves allow the body to reset and heal itself. The moves are separated by 2 minute pauses which allow the body to respond to the stimulation and start the process of repair and healing. Bowen therapy has been practiced in humans (all ages) as well as animals.
Each Bowen session is approximately one hour including discussion. Bowen sessions will be scheduled 7-10 days apart.
Bowen therapy may address the following health-related issues:
Body relaxation, muscle tension balance & flow of energy, Digestive & bowel problems, Back pain & sciatica; lower back pain during pregnancy, Earache and temporomandibular (TMJ) problems, Menstrual and hormonal irregularities, Neck and shoulder problems; pressure around scapula, Knee, hip, ankle & foot problems, Respiratory issues such as asthma & breathing difficulties, Carpal tunnel syndrome & tennis elbow, Migraines & headaches, Cervical to thoracic spine problems, Fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome, Renal problems & bedweting in children, Detox, fluid retention & lymphatic drainage.
Regular Bowen Therapy aims to help the body to cope better with daily stressors in life; these stressors are due to the build up of chemicals, physical & emotional factors in the body. Bowen Therapy may provide emotional release, increased energy, feeling of lightness & calmness; in some individuals this technique may also bring deep suppressed feelings to the surface leading to relief from negative emotions, depression or anxiety.