What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a holistic and multidimensional approach to pain relief and healing. It was found that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems could be found in the soft tissue or fascia.
Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Bowen Therapy, through specific soft tissue or fascial release and integration techniques, stimulate specific receptors that enable the body itself to correct dysfunctions and restore homeostasis (balance) on a holistic level. (See the Home page for more detail).
How long does it take for a Bowen treatment?
A session may take from 30 minutes to one and a half hours depending on the problem being treated. Most conditions may resolve in one to three sessions however chronic conditions may require a longer timeframe.
How many times will I need Bowen Therapy before I notice a change?
It is usual for a client to feel a change within the first 48 hours but sometimes their body requires a more subtle adjustment and will respond in a gentler way to allow the body to adjust to the treatment.The effects of Bowen therapy vary depending on the problem being treated and the patients own response to the treatment.
Can I have Bowen Therapy if I am pregnant?
Yes. Bowen Therapy is such a gentle technique, especially for the expectant mum with all those niggling back aches, hip, leg and other problems, that it is a joy to just relax as the therapist works on the condition.
Do I need to disrobe for the treatment?
No. All Bowen Therapy can be done through clothing however it is best done through light clothing such as cotton and acrylic (preferably not jeans) with just the removal of heavier clothing such as jumpers, belts or shoes at the session.
Is Bowen Therapy good for infants, children and the elderly?
Yes. The Bowen Therapy is such a gentle and non-invasive technique that it can be used on everyone. Infants and children do not have any preconceived ideas of the therapy so respond quite quickly to any treatment. And it is a pleasure for the elderly to finally have a treatment that isn't an uncomfortable experience while trying to keep their health at an optimal level.