WHAT IS BOWEN THERAPY?
BOWEN THERAPY consists of a
series of precisely placed, soft tissue, "moves" that
involve lightly 'rolling' across and gently 'plunking' various
muscles and to a lesser extent, some tendons and
ligaments. The motion is much the same as
softly playing ('plunking') a violin, without the bow.
A BOWEN THERAPIST typically
performs these very subtle and delicate "moves" using
the pads of the finger tips and thumbs. Force is NOT
applied. Undue force and pressure are not needed,
indeed too much force would impede the success of Bowen
Therapy. So much so, that the credo among Bowen
Therapists is "less is more".
The general consensus among
first time recipients of Bowen Therapy is... "how could something so gentle and non
invasive, seemingly feather touch, achieve ANY
results?". Skepticism is not uncommon. The
results though, speak for themselves and converts to the efficacy
of Bowen Therapy include many Doctors, Chiropractors,
Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Naturopaths.
Because people typically
haven't heard of Bowen Therapy, it is often difficult to grasp
the concept of 'lightly rolling and gently plunking'. It may
assist our understanding, to look at more common and familiar
therapies and say.....
BOWEN THERAPY IS NOT:
- Energy work
- Physiotherapy or
- Trigger Point work
- Fascia Release
- Lymphatic Massage
- Emotional Release Therapy
- A religious, charismatic or
Simply put, BOWEN THERAPY is
unlike anything else, when it comes to whole body safety, gentleness,
effectiveness and results.
better, balanced body through BOWEN THERAPY"