Bowen Therapy is a holistic and multidimensional approach to pain relief and healing that has achieved amazing…and often, miraculous results, over the past 40 years.
Bowen Therapy is based on the recognition by the late Tom Bowen (1916-1982), its originator, who lived and practiced in Geelong, Australia, that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems could be found in the soft tissue or fascia. Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the body organizer embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles. Therefore fascial dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve and organ in the body. Fascia has become the subject of increasing research and recent studies have shown it to be the largest sensory organ in the body. His goal was to restore the structural integrity of the body in order to restore its optimum functioning.
HOW IT WORKS
Bowen Therapy, is a system of moves that challenges soft tissue, releases its congestion and stimulates energy flow prompting the body to heal itself. It relieves pain and inflammation through specific soft tissue or fascial release, thus stimulating specific receptors that enable the body itself to correct dysfunctions and restore homeostasis (balance) on a holistic level. Through treating the cause rather than the symptom, Bowen Therapy has consistently shown to provide permanent relief from pain and misalignment in the simplest form. It is safe for everyone- from newborn to the elderly. The moves are lightly done with fingers and thumbs, usually through clothing, on specific parts of the body. But the most unique part of Bowen Therapy are the “pauses” that are given between the sets of moves which send a message through the body to “let go” of stuck patterns and start the healing process.
Detoxification is often initiated during a Bowen treatment, thereby improving the body’s ability to function at a cellular level. It is said that Mr. Bowen was very encouraged when a person had an aggravation of symptoms following a treatment – preferably for 24-48 hours. He felt that this was the body eliminating waste and re-balancing itself in a strong and healthy way.
Bowen Therapy’s pain relief is experienced by many people who have with a wide range of painful conditions, even where other modalities or treatments have resulted in transient or little improvement. Importantly, Bowen Therapy, being holistic, does not rely on a detailed diagnosis of the problem and its origins, which is often costly and indeterminate. Bowen Therapy treats the whole body, and its holistic effects on other systems of self-regulation such as, respiration, digestion, elimination and endocrine function are also positively affected.
Simply……a whole body approach to healing….