The Bowen Technique is a gentle, effective form of bodywork that addresses both the musculo-skeletal and internal organ systems. The technique is deeply relaxing and appears to stimulate healing by acting on the autonomic nervous system, allowing the body to let go of held patterns of pain. A wide range of conditions have shown substantial improvement with the Bowen technique including:
- Back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Sprains and strains
- TMJ syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Chronic pain
- Impaired lymphatic circulation
- Respiratory problems – asthma, bronchitis
- Digestive problems – IBS, constipation, indigestion
During the treatment, the patient lies on a massage table while I apply specific sequences of rolling moves over muscles, tendons, nerves and connective tissue. There are important pauses between each series of moves when I leave the room to allow the body to integrate the treatment. Bowen sessions generally last 45 minutes to an hour and are scheduled one week apart. It can take up to 5 days for the effects of a treatment to be fully processed. Most people will notice significant improvement within 3 to 5 sessions.
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