What is The Bowen Technique ?

Bowen Technique
The Bowen 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. The Bowen 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. 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.

In this video Australian Carolyn Blackburn describes and demonstrates Bowen.

What 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 a few sessions, even when long-standing conditions are being treated.

It is different !

The Bowen 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. Bowen is safe to use on everyone – from newborns to the elderly. It is effective for both recent and long-standing conditions. Usually done on a bed or massage table, but can be adapted to sitting.

Bowen Technique can bring you

  • rapid and lasting relief from pain and discomfort
  • reduced stress – physical, emotional and mental
  • improvement in conditions from sports injuries to chronic internal complaints
  • improved joint mobility
  • empowering of your body’s own natural resources to heal

Bowen Technique can help you with

  • Back pain
  • Frozen shoulder & Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Postural problems & Scoliosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
  • Knee, Ankle & Foot problems
  • Hip restrictions & Pelvic problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • many other problems