Introduction to Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique addresses the bodies fascia tissues,  muscles and skeleton. Fascia is connective tissue that covers the structures of the body (like a spiders web)– it allows flexibility and movement between various parts of the body. fascia in its part, is responsible for your posture – therefore it is very important to us when we offer the Bowen treatment.  For example, it affects how we hold our spine. By influencing the way the muscles and fascia work together, our aim is to influence the way the structure works -  encouraging your spine to adopt a better,  less painful, position. By approaching our work in this way we often find the results may have in a much longer-lasting effect on body alignment than some manipulative therapies.


 

 Sometimes it's easier to explain this technique by stating clearly what it is not!

Bowen is not Massage Rubbing or even prolonged palpation around a Bowen move can weaken the effect.  The moves go no deeper than fascia on superficially accessible muscles, and only with gentle pressure.

Bowen is not Acupressure Some of the areas of focus will coincide with acupuncture points, but there are so many accupoints that some overlap does occur.  With Bowen ‘points’ however, one simple move across the structure is all it takes.

Bowen is not Chiropractic No manipulation of the skeletal system is made. 

Bowen is not Trigger-Point Therapy Some points are unavoidably similar even though the referral zones are different.  Most trigger points are found in the core of muscles, while Bowen muscle moves are usually made where two muscles or muscle groups overlap.  

Bowen is not Fascia Release With each Bowen move, the fascia is rocked and minutely ‘disturbed’, but not forcefully separated.