Bowen therapy acts to help the body heal itself, and is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly. If you are sensitive and find traditional massage techniques leave you feeling sore, then Bowen therapy may be for you. It is a gentle, yet powerful way of relieving your muscular aches and pains, that may also be useful for assisting in treating internal complaints such as asthma and digestive disorders. It is particularly useful for dealing with structural problems, such as pelvis and hip complaints.
With Bowen therapy, a gentle ‘rolling’ move is used on very specific points on muscles, tendons and ligaments. These movements are applied in special sequences, allowing relaxation of the muscles, flexibility of the fascia and increased circulation of the blood, lymph and energy. At specific times during the treatment, the practitioner may leave your body to rest for several minutes. This is an important part of the treatment, when your body is given time to react to the work that has been done.