Bowen therapy, also called Bowenwork or Bowtech, is a form of bodywork. It involves gently stretching the fascia, the soft tissue that covers all muscles and organs to promote pain relief, frozen shoulder, headaches and migraine attacks, back pain, neck pain, and knee injuries. Although musculoskeletal problems, such as frozen shoulder, back, and neck pain, represent the majority of conditions presented for Bowen treatment, they can also be helpful with more organic problems. Customers have reported significant improvements with asthma, migraines, irritable bowel, infertility, and other reproductive problems.
Bowen Therapy uses a sequence of small, gentle, positive movements performed at specific points of the body that are non-invasive, used to relieve pain and effective treatment for a wide range of problems. Through gentle movements on muscles and nerves, the Bowen practitioner will focus on key areas to release tension and anxiety and help you return to you better. Bowen therapy aims to gradually relieve pain caused by migraines and headaches and, in some cases, can help eliminate them completely. Bowen is a holistic body repair technique that works on the body's mechanoreceptors and soft connective tissue (fascia).
Respiratory problems are usually caused by allergies, and therapist Bowen will try to help you identify the cause of your symptoms so that they can be avoided in the future. The Bowen technique is a gentle therapy that is applied to areas of the body, using the thumbs and fingers in a specific process or order. Soft tissue and muscle injuries heal twice as quickly with Bowen therapy as with traditional treatments. Bowen's technique is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any related musculoskeletal or neuromuscular condition.
Bowen “asks” the body to recognize and make the changes it needs, and during the week after treatment, the body responds and readjusts safely to its needs. Breaks are probably one of Bowen's least understood parts, and yet it's during breaks that the work begins to take effect and the changes are implemented. Your therapist may recommend that you do not have any other physical therapy or other forms of manipulation, such as massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, or kinesiology, for a week after treatment, while your body adjusts to the treatment. Bowen's most fundamental principle is that it is the client who does the work, not the therapist, and for this to happen the body needs time and being alone.
Bowen can be a great help in treating colic or any type of digestive problem, since it is gentle enough to be used on the most delicate babies. Bowen therapy is ideal for treating these types of injuries because it is so gentle that it can be used immediately, even on swollen tissue. During a treatment, the therapist performs precise movements on the muscles, fascia, ligaments and nerves, sending neurological impulses to the brain, creating a vibrational pattern that realigns the musculoskeletal system to its original state, thus working on old or new injuries.