This gentle, hands on therapy promotes healing and pain relief, and restores mobility and structural balance without forceful manipulation. It involves a series of cross fibre moves performed over key neuro-muscular points on the body. The moves stimulate the central nervous system, muscular and skeletal systems, giving the body the opportunity to restore structural and functional integrity.
How Can It Help Me?
My experience in working with clients shows that Bowen can often help with:
Neck, shoulder and elbow pain
Sciatica, knee and foot pain
Sports injuries and performance
General relaxation and stress relief
What are the benefits?
Relief is normally felt immediately
Its effects are generally long-lasting
Relief from pain or reduction in pain
No forceful manipulations or painful pummelling
Suitable for all ages from newborn to the elderly
You can keep your clothes on!
Boosts the immune system
Improves blood flow throughout the body
Improves drainage of any fluid retention
How Does It Work?
I will make gentle non-invasive moves across very particular areas of muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue aiming to carefully trigger particular nerve endings. These nerve endings are involved with the tension of muscles which hold us in correct alignment. When this function is compromised by physical injury, poor posture, emotional injury or constant stress, symptoms often follow. These can range from a “bad back”, stiffness, actual joint injury, headaches, asthma, irritable bowel, whiplash and many others. Bowen Therapy connects the brain directly to the area of a problem and allows an assessment of the tension in a specific muscle and surrounding tissue. When the work is left for periods of rest whereby I may occasionally leave the room to allow the body to respond, re-balancing and re-aligning itself. This immediate relaxation of a muscle is often seen in clinic and can create relief in a very short period of time. The practitioner’s skill is knowing which muscles and tendons to treat to create the landslide response that brings back function; rather like following a piece of string back through the forest to home, or knocking down a row of dominoes.