What responds well to the Bowen Technique?
In short, almost everything can respond well to Bowen treatment and this is why:
The Bowen Technique is a non-intrusive complementary hands-on therapy. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Bowen practitioners work holistically with their clients and expect to work alongside allopathic health professionals to support optimum health for their clients.
For example, one of the most common complaints for which people seek Bowen treatment is back pain. The average number of treatments people have is three to four. There are always exceptions to any rule, and some people will need further or even on-going treatment. Painful and restricted shoulders are also a particular favourite as are neck pain, respiratory conditions and headache patterns. Bowen is being widely used for sports injuries as well, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs showing interest. Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly but they also notice enhanced performance.
The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia and came to the UK in 1993.
The Bowen Technique should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice. To find your nearest accredited Bowen Technique practitioner, click here.