The Bowen Technique is a therapy that is widely used to treat many human conditions. The Bowen Technique was inspired by Tom Bowen who was born in Geelong, Australia in 1906. In addition to humans, he also worked on greyhounds and racehorses, achieving remarkable results.
The Bowen technique is performed to assist in rebalancing the entire body. It initiates self-healing, prompts the cells, tissues, organs and structures to perform more efficiently. A well-balanced body functions better in removing toxins, absorbing nutrients, and fighting injury and disease. Maintaining a well-balanced muscular skeletal structure and nervous system also eases neurological tensions.
The Bowen Technique is a gentle, non-intrusive, hands on therapy that stimulates the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is a holistic method of assisting and entrusting the intelligence of the body to do what it naturally knows how to do. Bowen promotes healing, deep relaxation, pain relief and helps normalize all the body systems including circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, muscular.
A series of gentle non-invasive moves, using fingers and thumbs are applied across specific muscle and connective tissue using a rolling action. This action stimulates the fascia under the skin, creating vibrations which are sent to the brain via the central nervous system. Rest periods between moves are used to allow the body to receive the signal and accept, adjust to and create a pattern of healing. 80% of the body’s functions are regulated and controlled by the autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system can become over stimulated by external factors and internal imbalances; this creates the fight or flight mode of the nervous system.
Using Bowen stimulates the receptors at specific locations in the connective tissue, which sends a signal to the parasympathetic nervous system. This part of the nervous system is where the rest, relaxation and repair modes are located. The series of moves generates a new neuropathway, aiding the body in returning to balance and the healing of itself.