Bowenwork® is a holistic, soft-tissue technique that relaxes and returns the body to a healing state. Bowenwork practitioners apply light pressure through a minimal number of precisely located moves over tendons, muscles and nerve bundles (fascia). In response, the body resets various systems, bringing the individual into balance while promoting healing and well-being.
Each person responds differently to Bowenwork sessions.
Everyone responds to Bowenwork according to what his or her body needs to heal. Often a person's body begins to respond immediately. In most cases, after a few, gentle moves over muscle and soft tissue, healing can begin on the physical, chemical, emotional, mental and energetic levels.
Bowenwork practitioners routinely see hundreds of conditions respond positively to Bowenwork. In addition to the many musculoskeletal conditions that improve, problems relating to respiration, digestion, reproduction, vitality, energy and mood respond as well.
Visit our Indications page to see if Bowenwork is likely to help you, your clients, and/or your family, friends and loved ones.
Is Bowenwork right for you?
Bowenwork's gentle, non-invasive nature is the key to its success, and attracts many people, whether they're interested in exploring Bowenwork as practitioners, or to help with their individual chronic & acute conditions, or to support the health of family and friends.
Bowenwork is gentle and safe. Anyone, from newborns to the aged and infirm, can safely receive a session, even if they cannot receive other types of body therapies.
Bowenwork's gentle application makes it very easy on the practitioner, and presents little risk of developing repetitive strain injuries and "absorbing" the effects of a client's emotional and health issues -- two situations that often contribute to practitioner burnout. Learn more about how Bowenwork benefits practitioners, whether certified professionals or those who prefer to work on family and friends.
Bowenwork can be performed in many settings. No special equipment, lotions, or oils are needed, and it's generally performed through lightweight clothing rather than on bare skin.
"It has been suggested that the Bowen Technique may introduce specific harmonic frequencies to the body systems. Sound and music have been used in healing rituals in all of the world's cultures. In ancient Greece, the relationship between healing and harmonic vibration was the foundation of a school of healing established by Pythagoras.
Since that time, there has been speculation that specific frequencies affect particular parts of the body.
The resonance model, as interpreted by Linda Edwards, Sylvia Oliva, and Jo Anne Whitaker, supports this as an explanation of how the Bowen Technique affects the body. The body is like a fine violin.
The healthiest body or the most coveted STRAVARIUS will not function properly without perfect tuning.
The Bowen Technique like the Stradivarius may be based on resonance. In either case, the energy must be directed to the right spot with the right tension in order to create a vibrational pattern that correlates with a specific frequency.
Since sound travels through all substances this may explain how the Bowen Technique affects so many areas of the body.
Bowen Therapy compliments many other traditional, as well as non traditional, treatment modalities for this reason." - American Bowen Academy