A Bowen Therapy Treatment
Bowen Therapy has been described as the most holistic of natural therapies in that it stimulates the body's own natural healing response. Bowen Therapy consists of a series of precise moves on specific points of the body. These moves are light and can be done through clothing. There are frequent and important pauses between each series of moves giving the body time to benefit from each. Bowen Therapy is gentle, relaxing and non-invasive. Results can be remarkable, even after the first treatment; often only a few treatments are needed to correct the presenting problem.
The Bowen Technique does not use forceful manipulations. The technique addresses the soft tissue or fascia of the body which in turn affects the musculoskeletal framework, nerves and internal organs. The body's integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids in the assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
A Bowen treatment initiates a cascade of beneficial changes that continue for several days. Other hands-on therapies received during this time (such as massage and chiropractic) can interrupt and undermine this process and the overall effectiveness of Bowen Therapy. It is therefore recommended that the client wait a week before commencing any other manual therapy.
How Bowen Therapy Works
It is believed that Bowen moves generate impulses that are conducted through the body-wide fascial network. Fascia interconnects and surrounds bones, muscles, organs, nerves and every cell in the body. According to Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, fascia is highly sensitive and responsive to mechanical pressure, pH, electromagnetic fields and body fluid composition. It is this meshed network of connective tissue throughout the body that is believed to be the means of producing a coherent, whole body response to internal and external stimuli.1 Some Bowen moves are over intersecting and overlapping bands of fascia which may have an influence on all of the underlying tracts, producing a very powerful response.2
At around the same price as a one-hour massage, and with most health funds offering rebates, Bowen Therapy is very affordable.
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1 Ho, Mae-Wan, 1998. 'The Acupuncture System and the Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues', The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Vol. 26, Nos. 3-4, Singapore. http://www.i-sis.org.uk/lcm.php
2 Wilks, John, 2007. The Bowen Technique, CYMA Ltd, Dorset, UK