If you find other forms of therapy or massage too aggressive, awkward or forceful, then Bowen might be just the therapy for you!
Known as the “light-touch” therapy, The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that’s applied over the whole body using very gentle pressure. Your Practitioner will use their thumbs & fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique set of rolling movements, which stimulate the muscles & soft tissue. There is absolutely no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue & no force is used.
It’s believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair & balance itself & our clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of functions & recovery of energy.
The treatment generally lasts between 45-60 minutes & can be performed through light clothing or directly on the skin – the choice is entirely yours. Your session may vary according to your specific needs but as a general rule moves will be made over the lower & mid back, legs, upper back & shoulders before finishing with neck moves. Occassionally there may be a pause between movements which allows your body to adjust to & receive the benefits of Bowen before proceeding to the next sequence of movements.
Expect a gentle, subtle & relaxing experience intended to alleviate pain, discomfort & restore within you a deep sense of balance & harmony. Many people describe Bowen as 'simply beautiful'.
The Bowen Technique was developed in Australia in the 1950's by Tom Bowen, a gifted healer. Although he himself was untrained, he claimed his fingers could sense vibrations in the muscles, nerves & soft tissues. The tension in the muscles helped him find the right places to manipulate.
Tom was a quiet, gentle man who spoke of his skill with great humility. He called it a "gift from God" & opened a clinic in the town of Geelong, in Victoria, Australia in the 1950's where he treated thousands of people each year.
In 1973, in an interview with an Australian parliamentary committee looking into complementary medicine, Bowen stated that he treated approximately 280 patients per week - a total of 13,000 patients per year!. He claimed an 88% success rate.
Once a month he ran a free clinic devoted to children with disabilities & on Saturday nights he opened his clinic to injured football players.
The sign on the wall of his clinic read:
"I expect to pass through this world but once,
any good thing therefore that I do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again."
The Bowen Technique is a non-intrusive complementary hands-on therapy. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction & imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Painful & restricted shoulders are a common reason client seek Bowen Therapy as well as back & neck pain, respiratory conditions & headache patterns. Bowen practitioners work holistically with their clients & expect to work alongside homeopathic health professionals to support optimum health for their clients.
The average number of treatments people have is three to four however there are always exceptions. Your treatment will be based upon your specific needs.
The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia & moved into Europe during early 1990's.
Note: MojoGuru does not recommend any treatment, therapy or particular provider. We do not recommend that you self-diagnose. If you are suffering from a health condition and before starting a new treatment or therapy, we do recommend that you first consult a GP. More