What is Bowen Therapy?

History of Bowen Therapy

The Bowen Technique was first developed by Tom Bowen in the 1960’s in Australia. He is believed to have initially treated greyhounds and horses and then went on to set up a remedial therapy practice utilising his own technique which is the basis for many thriving practices today.

What is Bowen Therapy technique?What is the Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a remedial therapy. The body is constantly exposed to physical, mental and emotional stress so the amount our body is asked to do increases daily. We take it for granted that we can do whatever we want so that when something goes wrong, we demand a quick recovery.
 
The Bowen Technique encourages the body to recognise and make changes necessary to bring it back to homeostasis (physiological equilibrium).  So that when there is a breakdown of the system, the process of readjustment can be rapid. A Bowen therapist will treat the complete body rather than a specific condition.
 
The bowen treatment is gentle and non-intrusive and consists of the therapist using fingers and thumbs over certain points around the body, making a rolling move over the soft tissue, muscle, tendon and ligament.
 
Most treatments last from 45 minutes to an hour and can be performed through light clothing.
 
Please Note: The Bowen technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.  If in doubt please consult your own Doctor.