Who can it help?
The bowen technique is suitable for adults, children, including newborn babies and the elderly.
What is it?
The practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise, rolling-type moves over muscle. During the treastment there is a series of short breaks where the client is left resting to allow their body to respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment and gives the body time to make the subtle & fine adjustments, which help re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain. It is these features which make the Bowen Technique unique.
What does a treatment involve?
An appointment will take approxmately 45 mins and most of the work can be performed through light clothing (or directly on skin). Four to five treatments, at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required. To receive maximum benefit it is recommended that other physical therapies are not mixed with the Bowen Technique for example reflexology, massage,physiotherapy.
What does it treat?
The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person, not just the symptons. Common presentations include back & neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries, RSI, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and respiratory problems, to name but a few. Practically any problem can potentially be addressed and some people use Bowen Technique as a means of stress management and health maintenance, seeing their therapist regularly 2-4 times a year.