What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a system of gentle touch therapy that initiates a series of responses throughout the nervous, musculoskeletal and fascial systems and the energetic pathways.
Bowen Therapy addresses the body as a whole. The body’s integrated response to Bowen Therapy improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and enhances the assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxins.
Bowen Therapy stimulates the body’s autonomic nervous system to rebalance. Once this occurs, the body can initiate a healing response on structural and energetic levels.
Bowen Therapy is gentle on the body, effective and appropriate for anyone to receive. People of all ages and conditions respond to Bowen Therapy according to what their bodies need, including infants to the elderly and elite athletes to people with chronic conditions.
Bowen Therapy is extremely effective in helping with a variety of acute and chronic ailments, including back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia and other conditions that often do not respond to more conventional approaches.
How does Bowen Therapy work?
A Bowen Therapy Practitioner applies light pressure through a minimal number of precisely located moves or touches over tendons, muscles and nerve bundles. In response the body resets various systems, affecting physical, chemical, emotional, mental and energetic levels.
Proprioceptors, which are sensory nerve receptors located in muscles, tendons and joints, play a large role in keeping our bodies balanced in gravity. When we have an injury or trauma to our physical body, or even to our psychological being, we develop compensatory patterns to avoid further pain. These holding patterns left unchecked, begin a subtle yet unrelenting spread throughout the body, finally manifesting when one small movement causes our back to seize or to our neck to immobilize.
In Bowen Therapy, through the application of targeted, gentle touch, we stimulate the proprioceptors, which send messages to the brain about how we hold ourselves in space. The brain then sends messages down into the body to initiate an unwinding. In addition to the many musculoskeletal conditions that improve, problems relating to respiration, digestion, reproduction, vitality, energy and even mood often respond as well.
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