Bowen, the original Bowen Technique, was pioneered in Australia by Tom Bowen during the 1950s and 1960s.
It is a very subtle form of body work which involves the practitioner making light, rolling moves over muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons and nerves. These specific, but gentle moves encourage and stimulate the healing process in the body and have a powerful as well as relaxing effect on the body and the mind. What is interesting about the therapy is that there are frequent pauses during the treatment, which allow the nervous system time to absorb the information generated by the moves and to start the process of self-correction.
In Bowen, the effectiveness of the treatment is held in the belief that 'less is more'. The technique does not use manipulation or massage but allows the body to respond to the subtle Bowen moves in its own time. By doing 'less' to the body, it can do 'more' by itself to correct the problem and gain long-lasting relief.
Bowen can help:
release muscle tension and thereby improve posture and structural problems.
improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.
improve psychological and emotional problems. (Postural imbalances and injuries can lead to these types of problems).
slow down and calm the autonomic nervous system, and thus encourage the body to start the process of repair by helping it rest and relax.
Please note - the best time to come for a session is as soon as possible after an injury so that the body does not have time to adjust to the injury and compensate with a change in posture.