Bowen therapy is a soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the therapist using
fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia in various parts
of the body. This therapy can be effective to help relieve everyday stresses and
revitalise the whole person.
Each Bowen therapy session varies according to the particular problems of the client.
By focusing on the lower and mid back and legs, the upper back, shoulders and the
neck, a sense of wellbeing can be achieved, helping relaxation, aiding sleep – helping
to remove everyday stress and anxiety that can make us feel under-par or prevent us
functioning at our optimum.
The treatment is non-invasive and NO forceful manipulation is used. The gentle movements are interspersed with periods of rest to allow the body to “process” the treatment.
Treatments are usually performed over light clothing and can last anywhere from 15 to 50 minutes. Sessions are generally one week apart and often clients will only need a minimal number of sessions.
It is not normally helpful to receive other bodywork therapies (such as deep tissue massage) within a few days of receiving Bowen.