Every BODY is better with Bowen

What can be treated

The Bowen technique can help clients on all levels.  Any and every condition can be addressed by Bowen.  The following are some common ailments

Headache Haemorrhoids
Migraine Irritable bowel syndrome
Ear, Nose and Throat problems Gynaecological problems
Stiff neck Fertility
Jaw problems Prostate issues
 Frozen shoulders Kidney imbalance
Tennis elbow Fatty liver
Golfers elbow Adrenal exhaustion
Carpal tunnel Syndrome Back pain
Occupational overuse syndrome Pelvic misalignment
Arthritis Scoliosis, Lordosis and Kyphosis
Respiratory problems Herniated discs
Asthma Sciatica
Eczema Hamstring and calf problems
Stroke and paralysis Knee and ankle issues
Abdominal pain Hammertoe/ bunion
Gall bladder Plantar fasciitis
Digestive problems Heel spurs


The treatment

A Bowen session consists of gentle moves at specific locations on the body with varying pressure and depth.  A minimum of 2-minute pause is given between a series of moves to allow the body to integrate the message given via the fascia to the central nervous system. The client may experience reactions during the waiting period which usually subsides within the waiting period.  The treatment continues in a similar manner until the required procedures are performed on the body.  This can take from 15 minutes to an hour depending upon the client needs and reactions.

Although a Bowen session is best performed on the skin it can be done over light clothing.  Client comfort and privacy are of utmost importance.

What to expect after a session

The Bowen session stimulates your body to “switch on” its innate healing and balancing mechanisms.  This can start a very complex train of events and the healing process can continue for up to a week after the treatment while your body progressively resets itself back to its blueprint.  In most cases, you can expect substantial relief at the end of the first session, or it may take several days before this occurs.  About 80% of cases are completely resolved within one to four sessions.  However with chronic conditions, or where repeated injury, emotional trauma, or cell memory issues are involved, a longer series of sessions may be necessary.  For the week after treatment, it is not unusual to feel your body adjusting itself or experiencing some reactions ranging from hot flush and emotional releases to body aches.  These are usually transitory and indicates that internal healing is taking place.

Special advice after treatment

To ensure maximum benefit from your Bowen treatment, it is essential that you should:

  • Avoid any other physical therapy or other forms of manipulation such as massage, chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, or kinesiology for up to five days after the treatment.
  • Avoid sitting for longer than 30 minutes at a time for the rest of the day after your treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and allow your body to make adjustments as it wishes to.
  • Avoid hot or cold packs as this shall interfere with Bowenwork.
  • Drink up to two liters of water to enhance detoxification and hydration.

In the case of strong reactions contact the clinic for advice and if symptoms persist seek medical advice.

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