Bowen Therapy consists of a series of precisely placed, soft tissue, "moves" that involve lightly 'rolling' across and gently 'plunking' various muscles and to a lesser extent, some tendons and ligaments. The motion is much the same as softly playing ('plunking') a violin, without the bow.
A Bowen Therapy typically performs these very subtle and delicate "moves" using the pads of the finger tips and thumbs. Force is NOT applied. Undue force and pressure are not needed, indeed too much force would impede the success of Bowen Therapy. So much so, that the credo among Bowen Therapists is "less is more".
The general consensus among first time recipients of Bowen Therapy is... "how could something so gentle and non invasive, seemingly feather touch, achieve ANY results?". Skepticism is not uncommon. The results though, speak for themselves and converts to the efficacy of Bowen Therapy include many Doctors, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Naturopaths.
Because people typically haven't heard of Bowen Therapy, it is often difficult to grasp the concept of 'lightly rolling and gently plunking'. It may assist our understanding, to look at more common and familiar therapies and say.....
Bowen Therapy IS NOT:
Physiotherapy or Neuromuscular 're-education'
Trigger Point work
Emotional Release Therapy
A religious, charismatic or spiritual technique
Simply put, BOWEN THERAPY is unlike anything else, when it comes to whole body safety, gentleness, effectiveness and results.
Bowen can help significantly with the following ailments:
Asthma - especially childhood asthma
Back Pain - Upper/Middle/Lower - Disk, Muscle, Nerve
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Depression associated with pain and fatigue
Diaphragm Pain - Difficulty Breathing
Foot and Ankle Pain
Hip and Pelvic Pain - especially "short leg"
Stress and Tension Relief
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
TMJ and Jaw pain including teeth clenching and grinding
And many others
For a full list of issues that be treated with Bowen, please feel free to call (714-435-1996). There are also a wide range of sites that include more details on what Bowen Therapy can do you for: Government Website and Bowen Federation.
Bowen therapy allows the body to heal itself. By touching specific points on the body, we send nerve signals to the brain to move the muscle back to where it belongs. Its like using a reset button on your body. This allows the body to fix itself, which in turn results in a long lasting or permanent fix to the issue.
Typical sessions will last an hour and will allow a deep sense of relaxation which will help the body rebalance itself. Typically most treatment plans are once a week for
4-5 sessions. After that time, most issues dissapate permanently.
While it is seemingly, a very simple question, the answer does require some context.
The expertise of the individual Bowen Therapist does have a role to play here, but the result of a particular series of "moves" is very much dependant on your body's reception of and reaction to those "moves".
Most of us don't like pain, suffering and physical discomfort, so it is little wonder that when appropriately 'stimulated by Bowen "moves", our bodies generally react favorably and we typically receive substantial, if not complete relief from our health problems.
Through thousands of testimonials and hundreds of anecdotal reports from Bowen Therapists around the world, the following can be said, without fear of contradiction:
Bowen Therapy is:
Safe - it has been successfully used on new born babies through all age groups to the very elderly - with few, if any, (mild) side effects, lasting more than a day or so;
Gentle, with no manipulative forces or pressures being used;
Effective at relieving pain and discomfort across a wide range of conditions by:
Physical, emotional and mental stress levels;
Circulatory systems - blood and lymphatic;
Assimilation of nutrients;
Elimination of toxins and waste products.
Fast - with results typically seen in just a few sessions.
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