is The Bowen Technique ?
Technique has helped thousands of people with a wide variety of
illnesses over the past 40 years. It is a dynamic system of muscle
and connective tissue therapy developed in the 1950's by the late
Tom Bowen of Australia. This celebrated therapist regularly treated
over 13,000 patients a year. His unique system uses gentle moves
on soft tissue to stimulate energy flow and empower the body's
own resources. Like homeopathy, the Bowen Technique stimulates
the body to heal itself and to regain balance.
is different !
Technique is unlike most other forms of bodywork. It does not
involve deep massage, or adjustment of the bony structure. There
is no forceful separation of fascia or directing of energy by
the practitioner. Many of the Bowen moves coincide with acupuncture
points, but it is not acupressure.
happens in a Bowen session?
A Bowen treatment
consists of gentle, rolling movements on specific points of the
body. These moves are light and can be done through clothing.
They stimulate a systemic response so powerful that a pause is
observed between each series of moves to allow integration. A
pattern of movements and pauses continues throughout the treatment.
The rhythm is so soothing and relaxing that most patients fall
asleep during the session. Benefits are usually apparent within
two sessions, even when long-standing conditions are being treated.
can The Bowen Technique help?
- rapid and
lasting relief from pain and discomfort
stress - physical, emotional and mental
in conditions from sports injuries to chronic internal complaints
circulation of lymphatic and venous fluids
elimination of toxins
of the body's own natural resources to heal itself
digestion and assimilation of nutrients
Technique is safe to use on everyone - from newborns to the elderly.
It is effective for both recent and long-standing conditions.
The treatments are usually done on a bed or massage table, but
can be adapted to the patient sitting in a chair or wheelchair.
helps people with:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Arthritic pain Headaches & Migraines
Earache and ear infections
Asthma, allergies & Sinusitis
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Foot and ankle problems
Knee and hip restrictions
Bed wetting in children
Therapy Academy of Australia was founded in 1987 by Oswald
and Elaine Rentsch, who were the only people commissioned by Bowen
to document and teach his original work. Since 1987, over 9,000
therapists worldwide have taken Bowen training. Certified Bowtech
practitioners have completed the training and adhere to a professional
code of ethics.
Therapists at Kachina include:
Beale, MT, also at Burnside Physiotherapy, Phone: 488-1074
MT, Phone 423-4407
Cook, M.Sc., PDHom (U.K.), Phone: 830-6147
Holden, RN, B.AC., MT, Phone: 455-2220 ext. 1
the Bowen website for information and practitioners around the
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