Bowen Therapy Restores Balance!

Alternative health is gaining popularity all around the world, and rightly so! I know I always choose the natural alternative at any cost so as to avoid nasty drug side-effects for me and my family. Anyway, I thought I could write a little bit about Bowen Therapy, and explain to you all just how amazing this technique is without writing a massive essay! So I want to try and keep this as simple as possible, and I have tried to cull as much as the information as I can in order for you to capture exactly what Bowen Therapy is and how it easily restores balance to unbalanced bodies.

There’s a common misconception that Bowen is “just a massage”. So here’s the scope on Bowen Therapy and just how amazing it is!

What is this Bowen technique?

The Bowen Therapy Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia over 50 years ago.

Gentle moves are performed to stimulate the body to heal itself. As we all know, the body has its own innate healing mechanisms and Bowen ‘wakes’ it up. The moves are done at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves) and deliver ‘signals’ to the nervous system, and the body then responds. In other words, Bowen is the catalyst, and your body does all the fixing and gets things working in proper order again!

Bowen Therapy is so gentle and safe it can be used on newborns, and right through to the elderly!


What can this therapy do for you?

Pain is the number one reason clients seek out Bowen Therapy! All sorts of issues and injuries can be helped by Bowen. They are generally acute, or chronic. Acute issues are more like a headache from neck tension, or back pain from too much gardening. Then you have the chronic problems such as constant fatigue, arthritis, or even tennis elbow from too much sport, or heaven forbid, from work.

In this day and age of computers we are seeing more and more instances of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and many other common issues from being seated for long periods of time such as Sciatica. These are a few of the obvious reasons to have a Bowen Therapy but there are a lot of other ‘unseen’ problems helped as well. Conditions such as chronic fatigue, menstrual disorders and PMS, asthma, ADD, infant colic, and constipation all come under the scope of Bowen Therapy.

Bowen will pretty much help every ache and pain you have happening by bringing your body back into a preferred state of well-being, with the added benefit of balancing your emotions too. 

Bowen works in miraculous ways!
A few years back I had a female client with a compressed nerve in her upper spine causing numbness in her fingers. So I treated her for this successfully but a few months later she found out she was pregnant. The reason this is unusual is she was infertile due to blocked fallopian tubes. This is how miraculous Bowen Therapy is as it works on the whole person not just the immediate problem. It cleared her tubes and at 43 years of age she got the baby she always wanted! So I can add ‘getting women pregnant’ to the long list of conditions helped by Bowen!

Bowen Therapy and babies

What can you expect from a Bowen Therapy treatment?

A typical Bowen session generally lasts about 45 minutes. So you get to chill out and relax while soft music plays in the background as you have your body gently worked on. It’s not uncommon to fall asleep during your session as the Bowen calms your nervous system right down to you’re in a state of deep relaxation…it’s a bit like meditation I guess.

A ‘session’ involves one or more ‘procedures’, each of which consists of several sets of ‘moves’. Between each set of moves there is a short pause for the body to begin responding. On your first visit the entire body is ‘balanced’ by addressing the lower back, the upper back, and then the neck. The ideal time for a Bowen session is immediately after an injury or when a problem arises. That way, your body can overcome the trauma before it begins to compensate for it.

When I decided to practice Bowen Therapy I knew that it would be a great tool that I could use to help people not only remove pain, but also help to get their bodies back into balance. The results I am getting never cease to amaze me – but at the same time I totally expect it, knowing now just what an amazing therapy it is!

If you’d like to find out more with how this therapy can help you, send us a message.  

If you’re ready to experience Bowen Therapy then you book a Bowen Therapy appointment for a time that suits you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and I look forward to seeing you soon.

warm regards, Donna balanced-woman