Learn More About Bowen Therapy

What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is a series of simple, gentle, non-invasive moves done across muscle and connective tissue–usually with the client fully clothed. Rather than overpowering the body, these moves encourage and assist the body to heal itself.

All systems of the body are accessed, allowing muscle and nerve tissue to relax, fascial adhesions to vanish, toxins to shed, and circulation to increase. Additionally, due to the dynamic nerve/energy pulse inherent only in "Bowen Moves", the body becomes energized, rebalancing or reprogramming according to its own genetic blueprint of health. Simply put, Bowen Therapy uses a specific type of move to place each structural muscle group into 'neutral', allowing the body to regain perfect muscle and structural balance.

Generally, relief is immediate with no recurring pain. Range and fluidity of motion are restored or enhanced rapidly. Most injuries or conditions are alleviated in a minimal number of treatments.

The Origin of Bowen Therapy

The Bowen Technique was developed in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, by Tom Bowen, completely independent of any other modality. It is not based on any other energy theory or system. Bowen Therapy is based on clear-cut anatomy and an astute knowledge of how the body functions and its components interact.

Mr. Bowen operated his clinic from the early 1950s until just before his death in 1982. At the height of his career, he was single-handedly treating more than 13,000 patients a year and regularly opened his clinic free of charge to anyone in a wheelchair. Mr. Bowen considered his abilities a gift from God. At one point in his career, he selected six men to observe his work and learn his technique. Each of these men represented a different approach to hands-on body work. After Mr. Bowen's death, the Bowen technique was brought to North America where it was introduced in Auburn, California, in late 1989.

Providing Relief for All Your Injuries

Bowen Therapy is effective with almost any problem, regardless of how long you have suffered with it. Because it works in harmony with the body, Bowen Therapy is incredibly effective for any muscular, skeletal, or nervous imbalance, injury, or chronic condition, including sports injuries. This therapy is ideal for many different injuries to many body parts, including:
Head & Neck:
Chronic Headaches, TMJ, Neck Pain, Stiffness, Whiplash
Shoulder & Arm: 
"Frozen" Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chest Pain, Back Pain, Scoliosis, Posture 
Pelvic Imbalance, Hip Pain, Sciatica, Coccyx (Tailbone) Problems
Legs & Feet:
Leg Cramps, Knee
 Conditions, Ankle Sprains,
 Hammertoes, Bunions

Healing the Inside & Outside

Internal organs also benefit from Bowen Therapy. This can be seen by the relief it has provided many patients suffering from ongoing problems involving digestive systems, menstrual cycles, kidneys, asthma, hay fever, bed wetting, and incontinence. Bowen Therapy is very effective for detoxifying the body. It opens the lymphatic system and promotes drainage, thus reducing breast pain and lumps. It is also known for relieving prostate pain and reducing swelling in the legs and ankles.

Mystery Conditions

Many conditions of unknown origin, considered 'untreatable' by traditional approaches, respond positively to Bowen Therapy. These include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and related conditions.
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