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Bowen Therapy

Alternative Alignment

​​​Bowen Therapy  is a system of moves that challenges soft tissue, releases its congestion and stimulates energy flow, it relieves pain and inflammation, and is an overall tonic to the body's innate ability to heal itself. It's positive effects on nerve, muscle and connective tissue provides lasting relief from pain and misalignment in the simplest and most effective manner. For more than 40 years it has been used successfully to treat tens of thousands of people suffering from a variety of ailments. Many saying it is the most effective, long lasting and relaxing treatment they have ever experienced.

Bowen Therapy is safe for everyone, from newborns to the old-aged, it is safe to use as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. Bowen Therapy relieves the body's reactive patterns to injury, pain and misalignment through a series of relaxing and gentle moves on specific points on the body. The moves are light, usually performed through clothing, making it a simple to receive therapy for those in severe pain and immobility. Perhaps the most unique aspect of Bowen Therapy are 'pauses' of time that are given between sets of therapeutic moves during a treatment session. It is this 'pause' of time provided between sets of Bowen Therapy moves that enables the body the time to respond. Without this 'pause' there would be no difference between Bowen Therapy and other forms of bodywork, it is unique.

Because this therapy is so effective, it has been widely embraced by a broad spectrum of people. Healing professionals are impressed by the capability of Bowen therapy and the diversity of problems addressed by it.

The soothing and restorative effects of Bowen Therapy have a wide range of applications. Through practical experience Bowen practitioners have been increasingly expanding the range of conditions that the technique has been found to effectively treat.

At this point we can list the following conditions as those that show substantial improvement under the influence of the Bowen Therapy:

Musculo-skeletal Pain
Back Pain (Chronic and Acute)
Frozen Shoulder & Tendonitis pains
Tennis & Golfers Elbow
Carpal Tunnel syndrome
Arthritic pain
Fibromyalgia
Polymyalgia
Neuralgia
Headaches & Migraines
TMJ Syndrome
Scoliosis
Gait disorders
Leg Length discrepancies
Plantar fasciitis
Shin Splints
Foot and ankle problems
Hammer Toes, Heel Spurs
Bunions
Knee and hip restrictions
Pelvic & Sacral Iliac joint misalignment
Sciatica 

Respiratory Problems
Asthma
Bronchitis
Hay Fever
Sinusitis
Allergies Constipation
Infant Colic

Gynecological Problems
Infertility
Fibroids
Pre Menstrual syndrome
Irregular cycle
Fibrocystic Breasts 

 


Digestive Disorders
Indigestion
G.E.R.D.
Crohn’s Disease
Irritable Bowel syndrome

 
Other Conditions
Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Vertigo
Tinnitus
Bed-wetting in children
Prostate Problems
Hemorrhoids
Ear infections




 





 

 

 

 

Cost:  
Full Session (30mins- 1hour)                     $65
4 Session Package (approx. 1/wk)                  $200
Pain Focused Mini Session (5 - 15mins)        $30
(A session focused on specific issue example: ankle, knee, sinus congestion, Feet, headache)

Bowen Therapy - FAQs:
Bowen therapy is an incredibly efficient form of bodywork therapy that stimulates the body to heal quickly and effectively.

What to expect:
- When coming for the first time there will be some unusual aspects to the treatment session.
- You can keep your clothes on during the treatment as the areas of skin needing to be touched can easily be reached by your therapist.
- The treatment requires various pauses of time between sets of therapeutic maneuvers for the body to respond effectively. These pauses are the most important aspect of the treatment as it is a therapy that doesn’t impose a change in the body; it is a therapy that acts a s a catalyst for the body to change on its own.
- The session is deeply relaxing and falling asleep during your session is a likely occurrence.
- The whole body is usually addressed with the specific areas of concern being a focus of the treatment session. Interestingly, the body is treated on both sides to create balance. As an example, itf you only had one wrist problem the therapist will treat both.
- Your first visit is essentially a test of the treatments effect upon your problems and will enable the therapist to predict future treatment options and strategies. It will also clarify for yourself the overall effectiveness of the therapy for your concerns and give you an idea of how many future sessions are necessary and at what interval.
- It’s important to know how you respond to the Bowen Therapy process before addressing some of your symptoms.
- Finally, expect to get better! The real question to ask yourself is not what is the ultimate diagnosis of your problem as what’s the use of having any diagnosis that doesn’t necessarily help you get better. Ask yourself simply, why did this physical symptom, syndrome, injury, train or pain not get better?

Can I do another therapy at the same time?
- No one can know for sure the answer to this as there may be times where more than one therapy can work perfectly well together. Alternatively, there are other times where it will be problematic. It’d be a shame to be cauthgt between cross purposes where differing approaches “push & pull” you at the same time. The ideal is tot take a couple of weeks off your current treatments and try 2 or 3 Bowen Therapy sessions, approximately a week apart, as this is usually a good number for evaluating the benefit of the treatment for your problem. It will also give a clear idea of how many future visits are needed.
- Heat and cold applications and hot tubs can be another therapeutic influence so best to avoid these too. However, if you are in need of pain relief in order to function do whatever you know to be effective at the time you need it.
- Overall, Bowen Therapy is not that fussy and you will know quite clearly its overall benefit for you very soon after treatment.

Can I do my usual exercise program?
This is worth discussing with your therapist as it can depend on the type and vigor of the xercise activity you want to do. It also depends on your level of athleticism. In most cases, exercise is fine if it remains moderate and well within your limits and in some instances it may prove helpful. Some conditions simply do better with rest and recuperation, please trust your therapist’s advice and be assured that they will want you returning to normal activity as quickly as possible.

How often should I return for treatment?
Because Bowen Therapy is so quick to get responses of healing form clients, practitioners are commonly used to seeing their clients only a few times. They are also keenly aware that the benefit occurs because the therapy gets the obstacles to healing out of the way and the client’s own body does the work of healing. Therefore, Bowen Therapists will expect unusually long periods of time between follow-ups. When they say to come as needed it is because they need to know how lasting the benefits are. So, if the good results last 6 weeks or 6 years then go with that and remember that just because your symptoms return it doesn’t mean that Bowen Therapy doesn’t work, it simply means that you have relapsed and the body just needs a reinforcement from time to time.

Is Bowen like other therapies?
Yes and No.

Yes, Bowen Therapy is a form of body work that achieves all the same therapeutic benefits of the following methods too.

No, because effects come quickly and the benefit is long lasting, eliminating the need for multiple and sometimes endless visits.

Like massage, Bowen Therapy is relaxing soothes muscle spasm and affects the circulation and lymphatic systems. Its benefit is usually long lasting and clients report needing to have far fewer sessions to reach a sustained improvement.
- Like acupuncture, Bowen Therapy stimulates the acupuncture points and meridians and promotes improved functions in the body’s systems like digestion, respiration hormonal and nervous systems. This is achieved without invasive needling or vigorous cupping and massage.
- Like Chiropractic, Bowen Therapy achieves skeletal adjustments. This is achieved because it is a therapy for the soft tissues such as muscle, tendon and ligament and it is these structures that govern the alignment of joints and vertebrae. The affect is ongoing after the treatment and is long-lasting because the body has self-adjusted without forceful encouragement.
- Like Physiotherapy, Bowen Therapy is not a muscular re-education. It has the opposite effect of releasing held patterns of dysfunction and inflammation through its stimulus to Golgi tendon organs and spindle cells.
- Like Emotional Body work Therapies, Bowen Therapy stimulates a release of held emotions. This occurs quite naturally as the body responds to the treatment during the session and there is no need for discussion or analysis.

As a complementary treatment, Bowen can be used to enhance the benefits of other modalities. We find Homeopathy to be especially beneficial when used in conjunction with Bowen. However, certain alternate modalities affecting deep tissue, when used within a week of Bowen Therapy treatment, will usually counteract the Bowen” action (e.g., massage, chiropractics.) If you plan to combine Bowen with another modality, please be sure to discuss and appropriate treatment schedule with your Bowen Therapist.