Bowen therapy is a gentle, hands-on therapy that allows the body to rest, relax and restore its own function. It can help to reactivate the recovery process in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has plateaued. It is a manual therapy gentle enough to be used on babies right up to the elderly or critically ill.
Bowen therapy consists of a series of “Moves” that are followed by short pauses or “Wait” times. The Bowen Move is very distinctive and is applied at very precise points on the body. The Move is a rolling-type motion using the thumbs and forefingers, and is designed to stimulate the connective tissue and nerve pathways. The Wait times allow the body to relax, thereby allowing the body to heal itself.
There are a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions for which Bowen Therapy is used. Some of these issues include, but are not limited to, improvement of mobility, reduced stress and pain, increased energy and circulation, lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
Bowen therapy can be used to decrease back pain in expectant Moms. Baby Bowen can be used to treat colic and digestive issues in young children.