Bowen Therapy

What is Bowen therapy?

Bowen therapy, also known as Bowtech therapy, is one of the most appreciated forms of alternative medicine today due to its multiple benefits on the human body. The therapy involves a touching and balancing technique, it is non-invasive, similar to massage and is based on the principle that the human body can heal itself over time and if it is relaxed. The inventor of this therapy is the Australian Tom Bowen, who in the 1980s became famous by applying these methods to athletes, later reaching 13,000 patients a year.

How works?

Bowen Therapy works with the body’s resources by activating its own reflexes. For one hour, the therapist relaxes the body with the help of the fingers, thus facilitating the connection between the bone, nervous and muscular systems. Thus, it activates the reflexes and the sense of self-preservation, focusing the body’s attention on the patient’s illness and encouraging him to use his own resources. Each treatment is personalized because each body reacts differently depending on the genetic baggage, the immune system, activating the following self-healing mechanisms:

  • The contraction reflex
  • Joint proprioceptors
  • Fascia
  • Rebalancing the autonomic nervous system
  • Trigger points
  • Acupuncture points and meridians
  • Cellular memory

What does Bowen therapy treat?

A major benefit of this therapy is that it can be applied to anyone, regardless of age, with lasting effects. Moreover, the Bowen technique has results for acute, chronic, neurological or psycho-somatic conditions, helping the body on a physical, chemical, mental and emotional level.

Here are examples of pathologies for which the Bowen method is recommended:

  • back pain;
  • knee pain;
  • carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • herniated disc;
  • muscle injuries (strains, tears);
  • sprained; dislocations; sciatica;
  • plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament located on the sole of the foot);
  • headache.

At the same time, there is applicability of the therapy for conditions such as:

  • muscle relaxation in stressful situations;
  • recovery after surgical interventions;
  • depression;
  • anxiety;
  • improving flexibility;
  • posture correction;
  • gastrointestinal disorders.

Important notes

  • The technique can also be applied with a preventive role.
  • Bowen therapy should be associated with a balanced lifestyle, exercise every day and a sufficient consumption of healthy fluids.
  • For certain situations, it is advisable for the therapist to consult a doctor’s opinion before applying the Bowen technique.
  • The Bowen method begins with handling the left side of the body, which has a negative charge, followed by the right side, with a positive charge.
  • After Bowtech therapy, no other treatments should be applied for at least 5 days.
  • After the treatment, the body surface subjected to the Bowen technique must not be exposed to cold or heat.
  • It is not recommended to apply the Bowen method to pregnant women.

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