The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy and is applied using very little pressure.
Thumbs and fingers are used on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type movements which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body.
There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used.
This type of treatment is gentle and subtle and also relaxing.
The belief is that this type of technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself.
Patients have experienced pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.
The pressure used in Bowen is subtle and extremely light and yet can still get the job done.
It is not dependent on hard pressure and there is no awkward bending, twisting or re-positioning of the client during the treatment.
Because of this, Bowen can be considered for clients for whom other forms of therapy might be too aggressive, forceful or invasive.
The tiniest of babies through to the frailest of adults have been treated with Bowen.
A key element of the principle guiding Bowen, and indeed all complementary therapies, is that we work holistically, according to the well-established principle of naturopathic medicine: 'That the body be treated as a whole, without referral to named disease'.