The therapy differs from other forms of massage. Instead of stimulating the muscles of the body, the practitioner applies gentle pressure to specific areas of the body’s soft tissue, (fascia.) This connective tissue forms a three-dimensional web surrounding every tissue of the body.
Bowen Therapy has achieved remarkable results in relieving bodily aches and pains for over 50 years
Fascia organises the nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles and dysfunction of this important tissue can affect every structure, nerve, muscle and organ of the body. Increasing research into the body’s fascia has shown it to be the largest sensory organ of the body, rich in receptors that influence the body’s neuro-muscular physiology in powerful and complex ways.
Bowen Therapy is known to help with:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Back and neck pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Sporting and trauma injuries
It is not uncommon after treatment, for clients to experience a cleansing or detoxing reaction. This may occur as flu-like symptoms as toxins are released from the body. There can be an emotional release with the extremes of deep relaxation or high irritability. Another kind of reaction can be structural and may occur as balance is returned to your body.
Clients are advised to consume at least eight glasses of water following the treatment and during the following days to help flush out the toxins and pain from your body.