- What are the benefits of a Bowen session?
- What can Bowen address?
- How many sessions are recommended?
- What are the fees?
- What qualifications are necessary for Bowen Technique practitioners?
- How long is a session?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- Where are you located?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- What should I wear? Can Bowen be done through clothing?
- Which health funds offer rebates for Bowen?
- What is the Bowen Technique/How does it work?
- Is Bowen Therapy a type of massage?
- What are the origins of the technique?
Besides the ability to address and resolve specific ailments troubling the client, the holistic nature of Bowen provides the additional benefits of deep relaxation and greater sense of well being with each treatment. Many also comment on a greatly improved quality of sleep. Bowen is also preventative - it keeps the body supple and healthy.
Here is a sample of what Bowen may be beneficial for:
- Lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress, anxiety, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Parkinson's Disease
- Jaw Pain and TMJ Syndrome
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and RSI
- Bedwetting (children)
- Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
- Sluggish digestion and irritable bowel syndrome
- Tinnitus and eyesight
- Pelvic tilt
- Infants, children, pregnant mothers and the elderly
In many cases people see results after the first session. Three sessions are recommended to address an issue. For chronic conditions around six sessions are often necessary. These are estimates as each session is tailored to the individuals response to the Bowenwork.
With that said, it is highly beneficial to continue Bowen on a regular basis (every 4 to 8 weeks) to maintain optimal health and well being.
Bowen Session................ $90; 3-12yrs.... $65; Under 3yrs.... $20
Most Health Funds offer rebates
In 2005 The Bowen Technique (BOWTECH) training was first approved under the Australian Qualifications Framework. A Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy (10533NAT) and a Diploma in Bowen Therapy (10534NAT) are offered through Bowen Training Australia. A Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy is the minimum requirement for Bowen practitioners to receive insurance and become a member of a professional association such as the Bowen Association of Australia.
Joshua Rasco has attained a Diploma of Bowen Therapy and the post-Diploma Specialised Bowen Procedures 2 certificate. He is also registered instructor with Bowen Training Australia and teaches the Cert IV in Bowen Therapy. You can click here for more information on Bowen Therapy courses available with Joshua.
An initial session will last from 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours. Follow-up treatments usually run from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Cash, Visa and Master Card are accepted.
Cancellations and appointment changes with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee of 50% of the cost of a Bowen session.
Yes, Bowen can be performed through light, loose-fitting clothing. No jeans or slippery material please.
Most major health funds (including Medibank Private, BUPA and AHM) and many minor health funds offer rebates for Bowen. Visit http://www.bowen.org.au/health-funds/ for the most up-to-date list.
Bowen Therapy is not massage but it is a type of bodywork. Bowen Therapy is gentler and more precise than massage. Bowen moves stimulate the body's own inate healing potential allowing for a very powerful response. A Bowen practitioner starts this process but the body does the rest. With massage it is the practitioner that endeavours to bring about healing in the body through their manual kneading and massaging.
What is it like having Bowen?
"Bowen is a non-invasive, calming, relaxing, soothing modality. There is nothing forced or painful about it like other modalities. I've certainly had one experience where I went to an acupuncturist and the needles were actually really painful and unpleasant. Whereas Bowen feels like you are in harmony with, actually working with your body – not trying to force it. It feels like you are doing what comes natural to the body. Helping you feel more energised, positive and recharged and it gives you more clarity and focus."
Sarah Nott, North Sydney