YOUR BEST SELF
Menu 

Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy involves gentle, yet powerful movements over soft tissue structures to send a neurologic signal to the brain, stimulating the body to reset, recharge and heal itself.

The Technique

Bowen therapy involves gentle, yet powerful movements over soft tissue structures. These precise movements create a muscular release. The impulses created from each move send a neurologic signal to the brain, stimulating the body to reset, recharge and heal itself. The process is very gentle and does not require inflicting pain or force to achieve results.

Your nervous system starts to activate by sending signals to the brain. These signals made by the Bowen “moves”, over-ride conscious movement and thought, thereby directly stimulating the parasympathetic or healing mechanisms of the body. This signal also stimulates the proprioceptors in the muscle tissue, creating a message that alerts the nervous system that the “emergency is over.” Once the body recognizes that it no longer needs to be stuck in this locked state, it begins to heal. These locked states are evident in chronic pain patterns, repetitive stress injuries and any case where the body isn’t getting proper nutrition and oxygen.

A Bowen Session At SCFSM

While in a one-on-one setting, the practitioner will perform a series of light touch cross-fiber moves over certain regions of your body. Each move is performed with a comfortable pressure over localized regions of the body such as ligaments, muscles, tendons or nerves. The practitioner may pause in between moves (and even leave the room), giving the body’s nervous system time to integrate the input it has received and to make changes in muscular tone and alignment.

 

Bowen therapy session photoBowen Commonly Treats:

  • Muscle Tightness
  • Muscle Strains
  • Myofascial pain
  • Stress
  • Joint range-of-motion limitations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Neurologic compression
  • Sport specific performance enhancement

 

Benefits of Bowen Therapy

  • Increased calmness
  • Pain and symptom reduction
  • Improved digestion and elimination
  • Decreased muscle spasms
  • Improved postural alignment
  • Increased circulation and lymph flow
  • Decreased inflammation and swelli