What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is fascial release. It is a naturally gentle and non-invasive treatment suitable for all the family.
Treatment is gentle and relaxing, given over light clothing, and carried out at a relaxed, focused pace. Bowen enables the body to rebalance, reset and restore function through a series of gently-rolling connective-tissue moves. These moves are made by thumb and fingertips on precise points on the body. Holistic assessments are carried out at every session. We often find that the place of pain may not necessarily be the primary source of dysfunction.
Most common ailments are generally resolved within 3 to 4 treatments. Chronic (long term) conditions may take a little longer, dependent on each individual case.
Bowen has been observed to help with:–
- pain management
- muscular and skeletal pain
- sports injuries
- nerve pain
- hyper-mobility syndrome
- chronic fatigue
- headaches and migraines
- asthma, allergies
- hay fever
- stress and tension
- sleep problems
- digestive issues
- hormone imbalance
- new borns
Added benefits of treatment are improved sleep quality, increased energy, improved concentration and focus, overall relaxation and a more positive outlook on life.
Athletes and performing artists are discovering that regular Bowen treatment enhances performance and reduces the incidence of injury. When injury does occur, especially soft tissue damage, Bowen can bring rapid relief and a quick return to practice.
What is Fascia
Fascia is everywhere, controlling everything, forming our body, keeping everything in order.
Fascia is a highly resilient, responsive, opaque, connective tissue primarily made of collagen. The fascia is a body wide system which lies beneath the skin attaching, stabilising, enveloping and separating every muscle and organ.
The fascia and the nervous system are two separate entities but work together as an integrated whole.
Bowen treatment, through gentle pressure on fascia, communicates to the nervous system that there is no longer any need for increased tension in that area. So, by influencing deeply held tensions in one part part of the body, we begin to initiate a cascading effect of unraveling and releasing of tensions in other parts of the body and also in the mind.
Acupuncture channels of the East are the fascial planes of the West
Daniel Keown, ‘The Spark in the Machine’