"Bowen Technique has helped keep my body together despite the continual bashing it takes. It puts right my aches and pains and makes sure that old injuries don't cause me problems."
Bear Grylls, Extreme Survival Adventurer and TV Presenter.
A typical treatment is gentle and relaxing and can be performed through light/loose clothing or directly onto the skin. The practitioner uses precise rolling type moves with the fingers and thumbs ,applied along the spine and at very specific points on the body which send a message to the brain via the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) which triggers the body's own capacity to correct imbalances.
What makes Bowen quite unique is the series of short breaks in between a set of moves, which allow the body to begin a response to the treatment. The practitioner will leave you alone during these breaks. The Bowen 'moves' generate neurological impulses which trigger the brain and nervous system to relax muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is not uncommon for the client to begin to feel subtle responses and fine adjustments taking place.
It is usual that clients are treated lying on a couch, however this is not suitable for all eg pregnancy, disability etc. Bowen can also be administered effectively in a seated position.
The treatment is non-invasive and no forceful manipulation is used.