The Many Health benefits of Bowen Therapy

The Bowen Technique is a remedial hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The Therapist uses thumbs or fingers on precise points on the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which sedate the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and stimulate the parasympathetic (rest and digest). Between each set of “moves” the Therapist leaves the room for a short period of time. This important pause gives the nervous system time to respond by letting go of tension and making any necessary adjustments in the body. There are no forceful manipulations and the experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself as it unwinds not only the muscles but the whole body! As well as letting go of emotional traumas that can be held in the body as this affects the body as a whole. Another wonderful thing about Bowen is the client leaves their clothes on and only needs to take off their shoes. Clients report the experience of pain relief, deep relaxation like they haven’t felt in a long time and improved function. Our body needs caring for and not only caring for when it “hurts” but caring for before they start to hurt or create dysfunction. I say this all the time, its so much easier to keep our body in balance then it is to get the body back into balance. So treat your body with respect and it will give you a life time of better function and movement without pain!

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