What is the Bowen Technique?
The Bowen Technique is named after Tom Bowen who developed the technique in the 1950s in Australia. It is a remedial light touch therapy that is applied using a rolling motion with thumbs and fingers which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. Due to its gentle touch, Bowen can be considered for clients for whom other forms of therapy might be too aggressive, forceful or invasive. Bowen Technique is suitable and safe for babies and children.
A Bowen Technique treatment prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself. A typical treatment is carried out with the client lying down and can be performed through light clothing. The gentle rolling moves are made all over the body, depending on the problems that the client presents.
A distinct element of The Bowen technique are the ‘breaks’. An integral part of the treatment is the time given for the body to adjust to the set of moves that have been performed. This element of allowing the body to rest for a few minutes initiates the process of repair and is an extremely important part of the treatment, it is during the breaks that the work starts to take effect and changes are implemented.
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