01 June 2011

Bowen Therapy - The Gentle Healing Touch

What is Bowen Therapy? Most people only hear about it through word of mouth, yet it is one of the most profoundly relaxing and healing therapies around. It was developed in Australia, in Victoria by Tom Bowen in the 1960’s. Today it is a flourishing therapy and available in many countries in the world.

I have been a Bowen therapist for almost ten years yet I still find it hard to describe it to someone who asks what it is!  It is much better to try a treatment to understand the feeling of it and how it works on the body’s systems.

You lie on a treatment couch, like when you go for a massage, only you don’t need to get undressed as we are able to work through light clothing. It is non-invasive and very gentle, which makes it so unique.

We make rolling type pressure ‘moves’ on very precise points on the body on muscles and tendons, in a sequence, to allow the body to go into a deep state of relaxation. Even people who find it very hard to relax can’t help but relax during a Bowen treatment.

When the body is deeply relaxed it then has the ability to heal itself. It’s about the client surrendering to the healing process which is about to take place. We therapists are just facilitators, you actually do all the healing yourself.

Each muscle has a receptor which sends a message to the brain after it has been ‘swtiched on’ and the message comes back from the brain to tell the muscles to relax and reset into it’s correct position. When the muscles are relaxed they can allow fresh blood to come in to fill the muscles, heal, and allow the lymphatic system to flow better and it also clears energy blocks in the body.

It can help you with muscular-skeletal disorders, stress and tension, bronchial problems, general relaxation and body balancing and stimulates lymphatic drainage.

All in all, it is the most beautiful experience and most people say their treatment was ‘Amazing’.

Sonia Barton is a Bowen Therapist and works from Ocean Acupuncture. If you would like more information on how Bowen therapy can help you with, you can go to her website: www.BowenEnergyWork.com.au
Tel: 0431 911 329

This post is brought to you by Sonia Barton, Bowen Therapist at Ocean Acupuncture in Curl Curl.

Ocean Acupuncture is a natural medicine centre of independent health practitioners. The views expressed in this blog are the author's only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the other Ocean Acupuncture practitioners.
The information presented in this blog, and on the Ocean Acupuncture website, is for interest and educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for health or medical information or advice. For health or medical advice, please consult your health professional.

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