Bowen Therapy is a safe and gentle approach to reducing pain and discomfort for a variety of conditions. It is a powerful holistic healing method that was developed in the 1950s by an Osteopath named Thomas Bowen. The therapy involves gently and precisely manipulating your soft tissue to create a release within the muscle and/or tendon. Each manipulation sends a signal to your brain, stimulating your body to reset and heal.
How does it work?
Bowen work is incredibly precise. Each manipulation is performed in a targeted area with a specific amount of pressure. When the manipulation sends a signal to your brain, it stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. This is your body’s healing mechanism. Bowen manipulations initiate a rapid self-healing process that provides relief for a wide range of conditions.
How Can Bowen Help You?
If you suffer from chronic pain, you need Bowen Therapy. It can be used for arthritic pain, traumatic injury pain, overuse injuries, chronic fatigue, neck pain, knee pain, back pain, migraines, insomnia, and more. Many therapists have also seen Bowen Therapy be effective in reducing physical, emotional and mental stress, improving mobility, and increasing blood flow. It is a relaxing treatment and can be an enjoyable experience for healthy individuals looking to gain optimum physical and emotional health.
What is A Bowen Session Like?
Each Bowen session is personalized to focus on any condition you are experiencing. The sessions are done over clothing and last 50-80 minutes, typically broken up into a 10-15 minute evaluation and 40-50 minutes of table time. Your first exam may take slightly longer depending on the complexity of your condition.
You may experience subtle changes in your body during the Bowen session. Some patients report feeling a slight tingling or pulsating sensations while others don’t experience anything unusual. If you notice your therapist taking a series of 1 to 2-minute pauses in your treatment, know this is completely normal. The breaks allow your body time to respond to your treatment without distraction. After your session, you should have an increased range of motion, reduced pain, and an overall sense of relaxation. Bowen work will continue to work for 5-7 days after your session, so we don’t suggest any other bodywork during that time as that will disrupt its effectiveness.
What Should You Wear?
Since Bowen is performed over clothing, we prefer you to wear loose and flexible clothing. Think of workout clothing. Jeans will not work for this therapy.
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