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Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a dynamic remedial body technique that activates the body's innate healing ability. A treatment offers quick and lasting relief from pain and discomfort and a return to balance and harmony of the body. There is no prolonged contact with any muscle. Muscle tension is released and lymphatic flow is restored. There is no manipulation of joints and bone structures. Misalignments do correct themselves. There is no need for deep tissue work. The fascia will re-hydrate, adhesions may release and scar tissue can soften. People do feel a total sense of well-being following a treatment.

A Bowen Treatment comprises the application of small but precise moves on specific points of the body. The location of treatment is dependent on the needs of the patient, and is extremely relaxing. There is no forceful manipulation, just a cross-fibre maneuvering of a muscle, tendon or ligament. Various amounts of pressure are applied depending on the location and the needs of the patient, with time delays being incorporated to allow the body to respond effectively.

Bowen can be applied to sport and accident injuries, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow, stress disorders, whiplash, neck and head tension, stroke, back pain, sciatica, respiratory problems, hormonal and menstrual problems, migraine and headaches, pregnancy and childhood problems, hamstring, knee and ankle. Some of the conditions that have responded to Bowen Therapy include:

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sports and Accident Injuries
  • Neck and Head Tension
  • Shoulder and upper Back Pain
  • Mid and lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica and Sacro-iliac Pain
  • Groin Tension and Pain
  • Hamstring Tightness and Pain
  • Knee Pain, Ankle Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rehabilitation after a Stroke
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Digestive & Bowel Complaints and Conditions
  • Menstrual & Hormonal
  • Stress and Emotional disorders
  • Bladder Problems and Bedwetting
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Asthma

In December 2000, Annie Dicker a fulltime community nurse from Byron Bay in New South Wales, coordinated the Body and Soul Project1. There was a 90% response to the questionnaire. Over a six week period, 31 staff had 90 treatments. The results were as follows:

  • 81% had significant pain relief
  • 67% had improved mobility
  • 41% had improved sleep patterns
  • 83% had significantly reduced levels of stress
  • 64% had positive change in energy levels and feeling of well-being
  • 93% of participants Bowen was a useful stress reduction tool
  • 96% wanted an ongoing program

Some of the benefits of Bowen Therapy include:

  • gentle moves are safe to use on anyone from neonates to the aged.
  • Substantial relief is frequently attained after the session.
  • Most problems are resolved within four treatments.

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