Bowen is a natural, non-invasive, totally holistic therapy, which treats the entire body. The technique has regularly been shown to help clients with problems that have affected them for many years. It has a broad spectrum of application, including:
- Chronic back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports injuries
- Hay fever
- ME and lymphoedema
Bowen is suitable for all age groups including newborn babies and the very elderly. Treatment can be given through light clothing. The treatment involves the Bowen therapist, using only their thumbs and fingers, making gentle rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and skin at precise points on the body. The pressure that is applied by the therapist is very little and is referred to as eyeball type pressure. The therapist uses the slack skin to access the tissue, applies pressure and then makes a rolling type move over the area. The process releases energy, sending impulses to the brain, which in turn triggers a neural response in the body.
A key factor of Bowen Therapy is that of the breaks between each set of moves in order to allow the work to take effect. With the move being as subtle as it is, the body and the brain need time to establish both ‘what’ has happened and what ‘action’ if any needs to be taken as a result.
Bowen Therapy is fast becoming one of the most popular complementary therapies. Bowen is named after Thomas Bowen of Geelong, the man who designed it. Tom Bowen originally worked alongside Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists but developed his own system of treating the body. He treated many thousands of people a year and claimed that 90% of people only required one or two treatments.
Bowen Therapy is a stand-alone treatment but can be incorporated within other treatments.
Sindy Creen is our Bowen Therapist. Sindy has over 19 years of experience and is available at Saltuary every Tuesday & Wednesday. Sindy is covered by health funds.