WHAT is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a hands-on dynamic system of muscle and connective
tissue (Fascia) therapy that activates body self-healing. It is named after Tom Bowen,
Australia (BOWTECH Original Bowen Technique – Bowen Academy of Australia). Bowen Therapy achieves the same therapeutic benefits as Physiotherapy,
Massage, Acupuncture and Chiropractic. Bowen Therapy is non invasive and safe for
everyone from newborns to the elderly.
HOW does Bowen Therapy works?
Bowen Therapy relaxes muscles relieving stiffness or spasm. Bowen affects
the blood circulation and lymphatic systems easing pain, inflammation and swelling.
It is a soft tissues (muscle, tendon and ligament) therapy and since these structures
govern the alignments of joints and vertebrae, Bowen achieves skeletal
modifications. Bowen Therapy stimulates the acupuncture points (needle free) and
meridians therefore achieve balance of body ‘s energy flow establishing body
Bowen Therapy stimulates a release of held emotions and stress after
trauma/injury as the body responds to the treatment during the session. A very quick
recovery and a relief is possible in case of an acute state. (up to 48h after an injury or
a trauma) For a chronic state, Bowen is trusted for reasonable longer recovery for the
sake of long lasting relief.
The result of Bowen Therapy is ongoing and is long-lasting because the body has self-adjusted without forceful manipulation.
“I expect to pass through this world but once:
Any good thing therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.”
At the beginning of his career, Mr. Bowen discovered that he had extreme hypersensitivity of the fingers and hands, which actually enabled him to feel nerve transmission (vibration) and thus find blockages in the nervous and muscular systems of his clients.
His super-sensitive fingers would assess, treat, and monitor changes in tissue, allowing him to get maximum results with the minimum number of “moves”.
Add to this unique ability of touch, a discerning eye for variation in the muscular surface tension on his client s body, you have a man with a rare and powerful experimental methodology for probing the body including its energy balance.
Although such words as “magical” and “miraculous” are often applied to Tom Bowen s methods, and his personal results, he worked very hard for his miracles. He read voraciously in any books he could find to improve his technique, and to help with difficult patients cases. His favorite sources were osteopathic texts.
He might have studied for a period of time with a Chinese doctor. He may also have “appropriated” things his students learned in their chiropractic, osteopathic, and massage training and experience.
There is absolutely no doubt that Mr. Bowen demonstrated, genius-like abilities with the development of his unique work.
Fall in love with the process of self-healing and become the very best version of your-self!