About Bowen Therapy

bowen-ad-b.jpgWhat is Bowen Therapy?

A series of simple, gentle, non-invasive moves done across muscle and connective tissue – usually with the client fully clothed. Rather than overpowering the body, these moves encourage and assist the body to heal itself.

All systems of the body are accessed allowing muscle and nerve tissue to relax – fascial adhesions vanish – toxins are shed – circulation increases – and due to the dynamic nerve/energy pulse inherent only in “Bowen moves”, the body becomes energized – rebalancing or reprogramming according to its own genetic blueprint of health.

Generally, relief is immediate with no recurring pain. Range and fluidity of motion are restored or enhanced rapidly – most injuries or conditions are alleviated in a minimal number of treatments.

What Problems Will Bowen Therapy Address?

Because it works in harmony with the body, Bowen Therapy is incredibly effective for any muscular, skeletal or nerve imbalance, injury or chronic condition including Sports Injuries:

Head/Neck: Chronic Headaches, TMJ, Neck Pain, Stiffness, Whiplash

Shoulder/Arm: “Frozen” Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Trunk: Chest Pain, Back Pain, Scoliosis, Posture

Pelvis: Pelvic imbalance, Hip Pain, Sciatica, Coccyx (Tailbone) Problems

Legs/Feet: Leg Cramps, Knee Conditions, Ankle Sprains, Hammertoes, Bunions

Internal organs also benefit as evidenced by relief from ongoing problems with:

Digestive System, Menstrual Cycles, Asthma, Hay Fever, Kidneys, Bed Wetting, Incontinence.

Bowen is very effective for detoxifying the body. It opens the lymphatic system and promotes drainage, thus reducing breast pain and lumps, often relieves prostate pain and reduces swelling in legs and ankles.

Mystery Conditions -– many conditions of unknown origin ( considered “untreatable” by traditional approaches) respond positively to Bowen Therapy – these include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibro Myalgia, and related conditions.

What is the origin of Bowen Therapy?

The Bowen therapeutic technique was developed in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, by Tom Bowen – completely independent of any other modality. It is not based on any Oriental, Occidental or Aboriginal theory or system. It is based on clear cut anatomy and an astute knowledge of how the body functions and its components interact.

Mr. Bowen operated his clinic from the early fifties to just before his death in 1982. At the height of his career, he was single-handedly treating over 13,000 patients a year and regularly opened his clinic free of charge to anyone in a wheelchair. Mr. Bowen considered his abilities “a gift from God.”

Tom Bowen selected six men to observe his work and learn his technique. Each of these men represented a different approach to hands’ on body work.

After Mr. Bowen’s death in 1982, the Bowen technique was brought to North America where it was introduced at Auburn, California in late 1989. Most of the Bowen Therapy Training done in North America has been done in Auburn.