As a Bowen Therapist I practice The Bowen Technique.
The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that stimulates the body’s own resources to heal itself.
Bowen Technique is a hands-on, soft tissue, remedial therapy. It is gentle and non-invasive, and the therapist uses only the thumbs and fingers to make gentle rolling movements over precise junctions of muscles, nerve pathways and blood and lymph circulation with periods of rest in between to allow the body to assimilate and respond to the information. These moves send signals via the brain to the body’s soft tissues to realign and relax themselves so that they can return to their natural, healthy state before tension or injury occurred. Pain is alleviated as the process of healing begins.
Impacts to your body through playing sports or from accidents can cause micro-tears and scars in muscle fibres, as, for example, with whiplash.
Regular, or irregular, patterns of movement may cause your body to compensate, resulting in rotation or compression of your posture:
One-sided sports, such as tennis or golf, may create muscular imbalance.
Jobs which involve repeated rotation, flexing or squeezing of the hand, (plumbing, decorating and hairdressing for instance), may create tension through the wrist, arm and shoulder.
Regular screen use may result in sore, aching muscles in the upper back, neck and shoulders.
Issues during birth may affect you in later life.
Your body continually adjusts and compensates in order to keep functioning, which, over time, may lead to pain and reduced movement.
Many people use the Bowen Technique to help address these compensations, restoring balance and ease of movement.
In Bowen Therapy, as well as the muscles, we work on the fascia. Fascia is an important, highly mobile, connective tissue, which runs throughout your body. It is via the fascia that we often address levels of tension and discomfort.
We purposefully move the fascia in a particular way to stimulate or relax muscle fibres in order to achieve:
Improved posture and flexibility
Clients also tell us that they feel less stressed following a treatment, having taken time out of busy schedules to address their issues.
The session consists of a series of precise moves on specific points of the body, e.g. muscles, tendon or nerve sheath. There are frequent pauses between these moves, this is to allow your nervous system time to process this information and make
Most clients find that a small number of sessions are adequate even for long-standing complaints.
Suitable for all ages, from babies to the elderly.