Bowen Therapy is a gentle, yet powerful technique developed in Australia in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen. It operates on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and somatic nervous system (SMS) by way of gently manipulating a combination of stretch reflexes, spinal reflexes, joint proprioceptors, lymphatic circulation, fascia, and the meridian system.
The movements used in Bowen therapy initiate therapeutic “conversations” between the mind and body, cuing the body to heal itself.
How does Bowen Therapy work?
Bowen is a unique therapy that stimulates the body to heal itself, and is effective for those overcoming strokes, sports injuries, accidents and other ailments. The standard Bowen “move” consists of removing skin slack, applying pressure for a few seconds, and rolling over the muscle.
This and other techniques used in Bowen intensifies the ever-present communication between mind and muscle, allowing a “conversation” to occur during which corrections are made and the healing process begins. The work first begins to lock-in during REM sleep the night of treatment. This processing can continue for a full week after treatment.