What is Bowen therapy?
Bowen therapy works on the fascia, the soft connective tissue that wraps around the body. Imagine that it’s like a Spiderman suit that expands and contracts, layering the muscles and every other structure of the body. In recent years the importance of this facial sheath is only just being understood. It carries information around the body. The relationship between good health and the proper functioning of the fascia is extremely important.
Whether you want to train hard and recover effectively or have tools to deal with long hours commuting or sitting at a desk, Bowen therapy might be great for you.
The technique is a very gentle soft tissue therapy. It uses a gentle rolling action over soft tissue structures, potentially creating a signal to the brain. It is a soft and nurturing treatment with no forceful manipulation. It is performed on the superficial and deep fascia.
21st Century science is beginning to demonstrate a non-intrusive approach with no adjustment or manipulation can aid a balance in the body.
Bowen therapy treatments
The treatment consists of sequences of small moves at varying pressures at specific sites on the body. Therapists use light, maneuvers of muscle, tendon or ligament .
When we treat the body with a touch therapy, we are in fact "treating the brain" and not creating tissue change with our touch as we've always thought.
More about Bowen Therapy :
- Clothing can stay on.
- There is no manipulation or adjustment.
- It is different to massage
- The experience of Bowen is gentle, subtle and relaxing. This is what makes the Bowen Technique so unique.
- A Bowen Technique session will last between 30 and 45 minutes during which there are short breaks where the client is left resting to allow the body to assimilate the information.
- Relief is regularly felt immediately.
- Most cases respond within 48 hours.
Who is it useful for and what is it good for?
From newborn babies to the elderly Bowen can be of great benefit helping with a range of musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries.
Bowen Technique has been reported to positively affect a number of incidental areas , including:
- Quality of sleep.
- Mood elevation.
- Ability to concentrate and focus.
- General relaxation
- Positive outlook on life
Your next step to booking a treatment
Michael can see you by appointment at Breathe London Covent Garden
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