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Bowen Therapy

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Term Definition
Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy works primarily through the nervous system on both structural and energetic levels. The technique is gentle and noninvasive, and can be performed through clothing. A Bowen treatment consists of gentle rolling movements. These stimulations activate a systemic response so powerful that a few minutes’ pause is observed to allow them to be integrated. A pattern of movements and pauses continues throughout the treatment. The rhythm is soothing, and most clients fall asleep at least once during the session. 

Bowen Therapy is completely safe and appropriate for everyone from the highly trained athlete to newborns, pregnant women, elderly and the chronically ill. Bowen has been successful in treating musculoskeletal problems, such as back and neck pain, scoliosis, sporting injuries, TMJ misalignment, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also renowned for its effectiveness with internal conditions, such as migraines, digestive and elimination complaints, colic in babies, and respiratory problems, including asthma.

Benefits are usually apparent within a few sessions, even when long-standing conditions are being treated. Bowen results are lasting and profound.

Submitted by Brenda Briscoe

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