Bowen Therapy

Bowen is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy which assists the body’s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony, thus allowing relief from pain and discomfort. It is safe to use on anyone from babies to the aged and benefits are often seen after the first session.

 How and why it works…

Bowen Therapy is a completely holistic modality which produces an integrated body response, thus improving circulation, lymphatic and venous drainage, and assisting assimilation (nutrients) and elimination (toxins).

Gentle moves on specific soft tissue sites stimulate energy flow and empower the body’s own resources to adjust, realign and heal,  thus improving joint mobility, posture and the normalisation of cellular physiology and tissue integrity. The treatment is pleasant as therapists use light cross-fibre manoeuvres of muscle, tendon or ligament with no forceful manipulation.  Bowen may be used in a broad range of complaints from sports injuries to chronic complaints and has been shown to be effective  for a range of disorders balancing the physical, mental and emotional planes.


Some conditions that have responded well to Bowen include:

  1. Musculoskeletal pain                             Musculoskeletal imbalance

  2. Sports and accident injuries                       Frozen shoulders   

  3. Neck and head tension                               Carpal tunnel syndrome

  4. Parkinson’s                                           Stroke

  5. Sciatica                                                Scoliosis

  6. Learning difficulties                              Hyperactive disorder    

  7. Menstrual complaints                          Hormonal disorders        

  8. Bedwetting                                           Colic 

  9. Digestive problems                              Anorexia nervosa

  10. Acute and chronic fatigue                    Respiratory & asthma complaints                                    

Bowen is generally not an ongoing therapy and in many cases, the client receives substantial relief after the initial session and complete recovery in just two or three sessions. The treatment of chronic illness or repeat injury however take longer and in some cases I have used Bowen successfully as part of a maintenance program.  For a more detailed description of this therapy: The Bowen Technique – Mechanisms for Action


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