Path to Lifelong Well-Being
Path to Lifelong Well-Being
Bowen Therapy (also knows as The Bowen Technique) is an effective and versatile treatment offering relief for many conditions. It is suitable for all : babies, athletes, during pregnancy, the elderly and the very frail. No force is used or needed. Using a series of gentle non-evasive moves at precise points on the body. Bowen Therapy stimulates the body’s own ability to heal itself, finding its natural balance. The moves stimulate the bodies systems: Muscles and soft tissues, Nerve pathways, Blood and Lymphatic. It triggers an integrated response including emotional healing, working to balance hormones, improving respiratory, digestive and reproductive conditions. Bowen Therapy pays special attention to the fascia. By working on the muscles and fascia together, Bowen can influence the way the body structure works, helping to relieve pain. This approach often results in lasting improvement on the body's alignment & balance, helping resolve Pain Issues, Injuries, Sports Injuries or general Body aches and Pains.
After any Bowen session an increased sense of well-being can be achieved, aiding relaxation and revitalising the whole person, mind and body .
. Anxiety and stress-related conditions
. Arthritis pain
· Baby problems (e.g. Colic, feeding
problems, sleep-related conditions)
· Back pain, sciatica and spinal problems
· Blood pressure
· Chronic Fatigue syndrome
· Carpal tunnel syndrome
· Digestive and bowel problems (e.g. IBS)
· Earache and tinnitus
· Fibromyalgia and ME
· Frozen shoulder
· General muscular aches and stiffness
· Headaches & Migraine
· Hormonal imbalances
· Jaw Problems & Grinding Teeth
· Joint problems (tennis elbow, frozen
shoulder, knee and ankle problems)
· Knee & Hip Restrictions
· Lymphatic drainage
· Mobility Problems
· Neck Problems
· Pregnancy and Post-Partum
· Pre-surgery preparation
· Post-operative recovery
· Respiratory problems (Asthma,
Bronchitis, Hay fever)
· Repetitive strain injury
· RSI & Carpal Tunnel
· Scoliosis (rounded shoulders)
· Sports injuries
· Stroke victims
· Women’s problems (e.g. Heavy or painful periods, infertility, fibroids)
This website is to provide information.
Bowen can be helpful in resolving some health issues aiding, healing and enabling the body to function at its best. It may not be sufficient alone for certain conditions so It should not be used as a substitute for medical consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment that may be required by a doctor. Your health decisions are your personal responsibility.
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Bowen Therapy Professional Association(BTPA)
Childhood asthma : How Bowen can help with asthma and respiratory problems
The Bowen Technique – which seems too gentle to have any effect – can help with problems such as backache and migraine, often when medicine can’t. It’s not often that you hear a complementary therapist admit that most patients get halfway through their first appointment and wonder if they’ve wasted their money. But that’s exactly how many feel during a session of Bowen Technique, sometimes known as Bowen Therapy, a light manipulation of muscles and soft tissue that feels almost pointlessly gentle.‘People say, “Er, is that it?” Or I can see they’re thinking, “What an idiot! I am never coming back”,’ says Julian Baker, There are now a thousand practitioners in Britain, and it has a diverse fan base, including celebrities such as Elle Macpherson, footballer Dwight Yorke and even the Chancellor’s wife Frances Osborne. Most patients come to Bowen with a musculo-skeletal problem: typically backache, frozen shoulder or sports injuries.After four to six moves, the therapist will leave the room for a few minutes and the client closes their eyes and relaxes. Then the therapist returns for the next moves. ‘Those breaks are fundamental: you are starting a dialogue between the brain and the body’s systems so the body can heal itself,’ says Baker. Bowen therapists work on the fascia, the connective tissue that wraps around muscles, which they believe can become twisted and cause pain – often somewhere else as the body compensates for the original injury. But how can such a small movement make any difference? ‘You can say the same for a pin and a balloon,’ Baker explains. ‘The more tension you build in to a structure, the less pressure you need to apply to change it. If I stood in front of someone wearing a shirt and twisted the left-hand corner of it, you would see the material stretching – that’s where the tension is, and it would feel uncomfortable. All I need to do to release the tension is unwind that twisting. The body is not a pile of bones stacked on top of bones: it’s a series of tensions.’ Some GPs now refer patients to Bowen technicians ‘I tend to be sceptical of such things, but after trying everything for my own sciatica, Bowen was the only treatment that worked,’ says recently retired Warwickshire GP Dr Claire Pickin, who went on to train in Bowen. ‘I began suggesting it to patients with musculo-skeletal pain and those for whom I had nothing else to offer from mainstream medicine.‘Bowen is simple, gentle and without side effects. So often GPs dismiss older people in pain, saying they have to expect that with age. But Bowen was a great lesson to me – you can help the healing power of the body so people can lead a normal life again.
Source :Extract from SAGA heath and well being magazine by
Rachel Carlyle / 17 September 2013( 04 July 2017 )
Janey Lee Grace, Radio 2 Presenter and writer of books including 'Look Great Naturally - without ditching the lipstick' shares her Bowen experience.
It was 1999 and I was one of those women due to have a millennium baby. I was seven months gone, and on my way to co-host BBC’s ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’. Up until this point I’d been ‘blooming marvelous,’ but for the first time in my life I was racked by excruciating back pain. I was introduced to a Bowen practitioner by my wonderful natural birth ‘guru’ Gowri Motha, who had seen good results with pregnant women.
Laying down fully clothed, my practitioner gently stimulated and ‘rolled’ my muscles which in turn (I’m told) stimulated a nervous response in my brain saying ‘listen brain, there’s a problem here, please sort it.’ It’s painless and I could hardly feel it. After a few little ‘moves’ though, she quietly left the room to allow the body’s energies space in which to heal.
Some of you may know that my fellow broadcasters, Steve Wright and Tim Smith have me down as 'new age' anyway, so after much hilarity, Tim bet me that the treatment wouldn’t work on his tennis elbow. He had tried everything and was now taking drugs for it, even considering an operation. After one session…cured. He was totally converted. I’ve since had great reports from a friend who has been ‘cured’ of early onset arthritis, a neighbour who was told he’d never walk again but is now driving, walking, and back on the golf course.
Source: Extracted from Vitality magazine Aug-Sep 2011
Vitality magazine would like to thank Janey Lee Grace, imperfectlynatural.com for this contribution.
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