Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique, is a gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of wellbeing. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem. There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allows the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole.
Unlike many other hands-on therapies, the Bowen Technique does not use forceful manipulation. A unique skill of the Bowen practitioner is “tissue tension sense”, meaning that the practitioners are able to discern stress build-up in muscles and other soft tissue, enabling them to perform specific Bowen moves to assist recovery.
The technique addresses not only the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body’s integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids in the assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
The Bowen Technique can help clients on all levels, Mr Tom Bowen said that any or every condition could be addressed by this technique.
Can the Bowen Technique help me? The original Bowen Technique is extremely gentle and is considered appropriate for anyone from pregnant women to new-born babies, the frail and the elderly. It can assist recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending upon each individual’s capacity to heal. No adverse side effects have been reported.
The Technique should be considered for:
back pain and sciatica
digestive and bowel problems including lBS
earache, ear infections and migraines
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
knee, ankle and foot problems
menstrual and hormonal irregularities
neck/shoulder problems md. frozen shoulder
groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
respiratory problems and hay fever
RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
sports and accident injuries
Can I use other therapies? A Bowen session initiates a cascade of beneficial changes that continue for several days. Applying other manipulative therapies during this time can interrupt this process and undermine the overall effectiveness of the Bowen work. It is therefore recommended that the client wait a week before commencing any other manual therapy.