Bowen Therapy

**Important info for clients:  A Bowen Therapy treatment is scheduled for, and charged at, 60 minutes.  The actual duration of the treatment is COMPLETELY dependent on the client and their health condition.  For more information, we strongly advise that new clients of Bowen Therapy contact their administering therapist, in advance, to discuss all details of the treatment.

Refined Massage Therapy - Bowen TherapyThe Bowen Technique is a remedial, non-intrusive, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Bowen practitioners work holistically with their clients and expect to work alongside allopathic health professionals to support optimum health for their clients.The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used.  It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself, and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.  

Refined Massage Therapy - Bowen TherapyOne of the most common complaints for which people seek Bowen treatment is back pain.  Painful and restricted shoulders are also a particular favourite as are neck pain, respiratory conditions and headache patterns. Bowen is being widely used for sports injuries as well, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs showing interest. Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly, but they also notice enhanced performance.

The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr. Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia.

The average number of Bowen treatments people have is three to four. There are always exceptions to any rule, and some people will need further or even on-going treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: The Bowen Technique should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

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**Please direct all Bowen Therapy questions you may have to specialist RMT Sylvie Mainguy** []