Bowen is a deeply relaxing yet powerful form of soft tissue body work
The practitioner works on the fascia of the body (the spiderweb connective tissue holding muscles, joints and organs in place) and uses small, precise moves with their hands to initiate a release and rehydration of the fascia. This is a gentle technique in comparison to deep tissue massage and is greatly beneficial to people who are sensitive to deeper touch i.e. fibromyalgia sufferers or people who bruise easily.
For chronic pain sufferers who have ‘tried everything’, Bowen therapy might be a good solution alongside massage therapy. Bowen therapy concentrates more on fascia, tendons, the lymphatic system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) than clinical therapeutic massage. The treatment is generally an hour long and uses a sequence of moves over main muscular areas of the body. After a sequence there can be a short rest period where the body moves into a deeper relaxation before the next sequence begins.
There is no limit to the number of treatments a client can receive. ‘Preventive' treatments are of great benefit to help keep the body in a state of optimal balance and to prevent re-injury.
Bowen Therapy works equally well with the client's clothes left on should you feel more comfortable, but please wear natural fibres that are loose fitting.
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