Bowen Therapy is a holistic, hands-on form of bodywork that aims to promote healing and wellness in the body. The aim is to stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself through gentle stimulation.
The practice involves a series of gentle, precise movements over muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia using a rolling-type move of the thumbs and forefingers. These moves send signals to the body's nervous system, triggering an intricate chain of events that promotes relaxation, reduces pain, and restores balance.
Each session lasts for 30-60 minutes. Improvement isn't felt immediately, however in the coming days you may experience stiffness and soreness as the body begins to repair itself. The breaks between and during sessions are incredibly important to reap the maximum benefits from the therapy.
The majority of people seek Bowen Therapy to help with musculoskeletal problems such as a bad back or joint pain. However, Bowen may lead to a variety of benefits, including improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, enhanced energy levels and overall wellbeing. The results can vary from person to person.