Bowen Therapy continues the healing work of Tom Bowen (1916 – 1982). Bowen was born in Melbourne, Australia, and worked in his clinic in the neighbouring city of Geelong. In 1975 the Victorian State Government inquired into his work with Bowen Therapy, and found that his success rate was about 88%.
Bowen Therapy involves a series of gentle moves across the muscles, tendons and ligaments. These moves are made on precise parts of the body. By relaxing the muscles, the whole body moves from a “fight or flight” mode to a relaxed state that allows healing.
In fact, an essential idea of Bowen Therapy is that the body is designed with the ability to heal itself. The gentle Bowen moves simply remind the body how to heal itself and help put itself back into balance.
But the Bowen moves also stimulate the fascia in the body. Fascia, which is mainly collagen, covers every organ, bone, nerve and muscle in the body – and it connects them all. This means that by influencing the fascia in one part of the body we can benefit many other parts of the body. The fascia under the skin contains the lymphatic system, and Bowen Therapy certainly helps the lymphatic system work more efficiently. But fascia is also an important communication pathway around the body, and plays a vital role in telling the body how to heal itself. Fascia functions more efficiently when the body is properly hydrated, which is why it is an advantage to drink plenty of water, especially before a session.
Another feature of Bowen Therapy is the short pauses between groups of moves. These pauses allow the body to start the work of healing – and the healing will often continue for 7 – 10 days after the session.
For those who are used to a massage the first differences you will notice are that the moves are very soft and gentle, there is no oil used, and you remain clothed.
Some of the things Bowen Therapy can help with include:
- Muscle relaxation
- Pain relief – especially pain in the back, neck, shoulders and feet
- Frozen shoulder
- Tension-related headaches and migraines
- Relaxation during pregnancy
- Bed-wetting in children
- Digestion issues
- Emotional release
- Breast lymphatic drainage
- Healing after injury or surgery
While some people come to Bowen Therapy for help with a specific issue. Others simply come for Bowen Body Balance – which is like a “tune up” of your body, mind, emotions and energy.
The session generally lasts 30 – 45 minutes, and is suitable for people of all ages, including children.
My fee is €35 per session. But if you buy three sessions you only pay €95!
Language: All sessions are in English.
To book a Bowen Therapy session call me on +372 53038068, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org – English language only, please.
Bowen Therapy is also highly effective for dogs, cats and other small animals. To read more, click here.