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Bowen Therapy

Do you suffer from any type of: muscular or skeletal problems, sports or work related injuries, digestive or respiratory problems, stress or tension based problems? Have you've tried everything & nothing worked?

Bowen Therapy is an  holistic, soft tissue ‘hands on – hands off’ technique that works to trigger the body to re-balance its natural flow of energy that works well with the more traditional methods of treatment.    Bowen affects the body primarily through the nervous and the bio-energetic systems to bring it back to a state of optimal balance and homeostasis. 

Bowen Therapy works on the nervous system using gentle yet powerful moves over muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia; the impulses sent to the nervous system remind the body to regain normal movement and initiate the healing process. The moves bring about incredible results by penetrating to a deep cellular level, incorporating the body's unique ability to heal itself. After all the body, knows how it should 'be' and how it should 'feel'.

A very important aspect of the treatment is the short gaps between the series of moves, when the practitioner will move away from the client or even leave the room for a minute or two (the hands off element). This allows the body, and the brain, the time and space it needs to relax, assimilate, respond, and make its own adjustments. Change is not forced upon the body; it is the client’s own body, which responds to the new ‘messages’ they are receiving.

It is very common for clients to quickly fall asleep during a treatment, drift off into a pleasant state of being or drop into a deep state of relaxation.  Sometimes audible tummy grumbles can be heard just after doing a move, a " gastro-intestinal reflex", which is a sign that the body is moving into a more parasympathetic mode. When this happens, the body as a whole is letting go of tension at a very deep level.

The therapy is so gentle that it can treat anyone from babies to the elderly: treatments can be done through light clothing or directly on the skin.  Bowen Therapy is one of the most important tools we have to facilitate healing of the whole body. 

One of the unique things about Bowen is its adaptability: it is excellent when used to enhance sports performance  or for stress management/health maintenance. 

Three or four treatments spaced one week apart are all that is usually needed however, chronic conditions may take longer.

Bowen is used by many professional osteopaths, chiropractors, sports therapists & physiotherapists and some Private medical insurance companies will cover the costs of some treatments. Please check in advance with your insurance provider. 

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The Bowen Technique was pioneered by Thomas Ambrose Bowen born in 1916 in Geelong in Victoria, Australia.

 His main principle and belief was that the body is able to heal itself.  

He believed that structure governed function; and that structural disruption of any tissue within the body will not only lead to its dysfunction but, in turn, to the dysfunction of the body as a whole.

His goal was to restore the structural integrity in the body in order to restore its optimum function.

There are no contraindications with Bowen therapy