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About Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy is a unique form of bodywork that has shown tremendous benefit in treating a range of conditions. It is based on the work of the late Tom Bowen, who found that by restoring balance to the tissues of the body, the underlying cause of many health or pain problems could be addressed and the body would be able to heal itself. Rather than being imposed from an external source, the key principle of Bowen is that the body is capable of repairing itself, given the right time and conditions.
The work is is very gentle and non-invasive, involving no manipulation and the client usually drops into deep relaxation or even falls asleep. It is therefore ideal for everyone at any age, and can safely and effectively used for babies, children, the elderly and during pregnancy. The therapist will make a series of light moves with the fingers and thumbs over precise areas of the body including muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. These moves can be carried out directly on the skin or through light and loose clothing. During a session the client will usually lie on a therapy table or bed, but it can also be effectively carried out with the client in a chair if it is more comfortable.
Each treatment is tailored to address the client's individual symptoms and needs.
Bowen therapy treats the cause of medical conditions and pain rather than working on the symptoms. It consistently offers deep, long lasting healing and pain relief, reduced stress, greater mobility, control of inflammation or swelling and improved physical and emotional wellbeing. Sometimes instant changes can be felt at the time of the treatment. More often, however, adjustments and changes occur in the days following treatment.