What is Bowen

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Bowen work is a specific series of muscle and connective tissue movements designed to treat a wide range of problems and injuries. It addresses every system in the body, including internal organ systems as well as muculoskeletal structures. These gentle, powerful moves send neurological impulses to the brain. The brain then processes the feeds impulses back to the realign the body. 


  • Bowen Technique is a therapy which affects the body to promote healing, pain relief and recovery of energy. It is very gentle and subtle. Osteopaths, chiropractors, sports therapists and physiotherapists are among the many qualified practitioners who use the Bowen Technique.
  • It is advisable to have at least three to four Bowen sessions with appointments spaced out between seven to 10 days (seven days being the optimum time) after which, the client will be assessed by the practioner to determine if the client would benefit from more Bowen sessions.
  • Bowen Technique is not a form of massage.
  • During treatment, there are periods when the client is left resting for a few moments allowing the body to rebalance itself and commence the healing process.



What does a Bowen treatment involve?


  • An appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and most of the movements performed through light clothing (or directly on the skin).
  • Three to Four treatments, at weekly intervals are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief, although further treatments may be required.
  • To receive maximum benefit it is recommended that other physical therapies are not mixed with the Bowen Technique, for example, massage and physiotherapy.
  • Everyone responds to Bowenwork according to what his or her body needs in order to heal. 


Is Bowenwork right for you?

Bowen can be used on anyone, from newborns to the aged and infirm, even if they cannot receive other types of body therapies.