BOWEN THERAPY

WHAT IS BOWEN THERAPY?

Bowen Therapy is an extremely effective and gentle hands on therapy that reboots the nervous system and relaxes muscles to enable healing.  Each session consists of a sequence of small rolling moves over tendons and acupuncture points. Indicated for acute and chronic pain, IBS, neurological issues, headaches, infertility, trauma, painful menses, constipation, anxiety, and so much more!  

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Expect to feel deeply relaxed and “light”.  Treatments typically last 20 minutes.  A sequence of small moves is performed, then the nervous system is left alone to reset before the next sequence of moves is initiated.   Other forms of manipulation (such as massage, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and acupuncture) are discouraged during treatments to allow the body time to completely integrate the therapy. 

WHO BENEFITS FROM  BOWEN THERAPY?

Anyone struggling with: 

  • Acute or chronic pain

  • Neurological issues

  • Headaches

  • Infertility 

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Constipation

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

HOW DOES BOWEN THERAPY WORK?

Two theories contribute to explaining why Bowen Therapy may be so effective:

  1. Most Bowen points correlate to traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture points. Rather than needling, Bowen therapy rolls over the points and meridian channels resulting in similar effects.

  2. Most Bowen points challenge tendons which contain golgi tendon organs (GTO).  When the GTO senses changes in muscle tension, it sends a nerve impulse to the spinal cord, cerebellum, and cerebral cortex, creating an autogenic reflex causing the muscle belly to relax. 

ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS?

No contraindications are known.  Bowen is a very gentle, low risk therapy.  Caution is taken during pregnancy for specific moves so please inform your practitioner if you are expecting. 

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