What is Bowen Therapeutic Technique?
Natural subtle holistic technique that activates physiological mechanism that restores balance in the body.
Bowen technique therapy is a relaxation technique based on the theory that complete relaxation activates the innate abilities of the body and mind to reset balance and harmony.
Bowen technique is simple, subtle, non invasive, and very effiecient. It addresses the physiological, biochemical psyclological or emotional disbalanace. In a state of total relaxation the body is able to activate its regenerative / healing abilities.
Bowen technique, also known as Bowenwork, is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. It is sometimes called the ’’homeopathy of bodywork’’. It utilises small but measured inputs to body to heal itself, often profoundly. The Bowen technique offers tremendous benefit to clients with very little effort on the part of the practitioner.
It is a manual therapy performed through soft tissues, muscles their tendons, ligaments and fascia.
This technique is unique and unusual method because after permorming a set of Bowen « moves« on specifically determined points on the body, the practioners makes a pause of some minutes thus giving the body time to integrate the information.
By stimulating the muscles, tendons and fascia with measured pressure and then a » roll« movement over the tissue, the nerve impulse is transmitted all over the body. Inducing the body into deep relaxation and activating the parasymphatetic nervous system, important physiological processes are set in motion to change (repair) the disfunctions due to tensions in the body.
Rather than focusing on a single complaint, the Bowen technique addresses the entire body, by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system.
The autonomic nervous system controls over 80 % of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. Most people today live in an constant state of high stress and sympathetis autonomic nervous system over – stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode).
Healing can occur only after the autonomic nervous system shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode). The Bowen technique seems to catalyse that shift.
During sessions, clients often quickly drop into deep relaxation or fall asleep, and loud peristalsis is often heard. Both of these changes are indications of a profound release from stress and a shift towards parasympathetic dominance. This shift could explain, in part, the common observation that Bowen sessions seem to reactivate the recovery process in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.
The patients report feeling tingling, warmth, burning sensation in the region of treatment, or they report « feeling that something is going on«. Often we hear that they feel the therapist’s fingers even after the session.
The Bowen moves not only bring about the relaxation of the muscles and fascias, they also make breathing deeper and slower, the heart rythm is slowed down while the blood flow in the tissues is increased as well as the elimination of toxic byproducts of metabolism.
Primarily this is a relaxation technique that releases the tension in muscles and reduces emotional stress. It is a subtle neuro muscular technique that resets neurological system and restores deep relaxation and peace in the body.
Bowen technique does not interfere with other medical treatments. It is a complementary therapy that can improve the classical medical treatment.
Because of its simplicity and harmlessness, Bowen technique is recomended to use for all individuals of all ages and all degrees of health. It is safe to use for new born babies, pregnant women and seniors as well.
Bowen techniqueis is used also on animals. There are therapist in the world that are specialised for horses and others who work on pets.
Results of Bowen technique obtained on babies are really spectacular so that placebo effect is completely out of question.
Even patients themselves are sometimes surprised by results on deeper level considering that the technique is so simple and subtle and on the other hand so effective. It works also in cases where other therapies didn’t bring relief.
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