Bowen- Bowtech

What is Bowen-Bowtech

The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen.
The practitioner’s moves deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations on the body. The body’s ability to  respond to this signals is resulting its own self healing .
Bowtech is called the homeopathy of bodywork, or as its creator used to say “it is a gift from God”

The duration of a session varies from 15 to 60 minutes and usually 4 sessions are enough to complete healing.

It is not a massage, it is a message!

How the Bowen Technique works

Bowtech is a mechanism of specific moves made on the fascia.
These moves regulate and free the fascia, making possible the activation of body’s initiate healing mechanism.

More over, invisible sensory receptors exist in our bodies, that give us the perception for our position and our movements. They can be found inside tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. There is a particular receptor, the pain receptor, which is located in the fascia and is the catalist of Bowtech technique.

When the body is injured, the aesthetic receptors of pain send a message to the brain, informing about the injured area. The brain processes the message and sends back new information to the injured area causing muscle contraction and inflammation so that the healing process can start. In cases where the pain persists for more than two days, the fascia of the muscle remains shrinked to protect the affected area. This causes a malfunction or limitation in the movement of the tissue surounding the area. Due to the contraction of the fascia, high pressure and obstruction of blood and lymph vessels comes as a result, causing edema and malfunction in body’s systems.

This is where Bowenwork technique contributes, with the use of specific moves. These movements, made at specific points on the body, are helping the re-alignment of the fascia and the proper flow of nutrients conducting the healing and the well function of the area.

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Health Benefits of Bowen

1. Balances the nervous system
2. Boosts the immune system
3. Detox the body
4. Provides total relaxation
5.Helps the function of the organs
6.Relieves from pain
7. Treats the source of your problem
8. It is a holistic therapy, providing an overall sense of wellbeing

Give your body the chance to heal you!

A Bowtech session

A typical Bowen Technique session generally lasts from 15 to 45 minutes depending of the problem that each client has.
Clients usually lie on a massage/bodywork table or bed, or may be seated in a chair if required, for comfort. A session involves one or more procedures, each of which consists of several sets of moves. The moves are gentle, but purposeful, and can be done through light clothing. Between each set of moves, the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the client’s body to begin responding.

A common approach in a session is to balance the entire body by addressing the lower back, then the upper back, then the neck and then the arms or legs. In contrast to other hands-on modalities, where the practitioner imposes correction on the client through manipulation, Bowen Technique facilitates the body in healing itself, with minimal intervention.

In which cases Bowtech can be applied

Bowtech can be beneficial to a wide range of problems. It can assist recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending upon each individual’s capacity to heal.

Some of the conditions that often respond favorably to Bowenwork are:
• Back pain and sciatica
• Digestive problems
• Bowel problems
• Earache and TMJ problems
• Migraines and other types of headaches
• Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
• Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
• Shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist problems
• Allergies
• Lung problems
• Pelvic problems
• Menstrual and hormonal Irregularities
• Neck and shoulder problems (including ‘frozen shoulder’)
• Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
• Respiratory problems and hay fever
• RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
• Sports and other traumatic injuries
• To support babies on their early life
• To support pregnancy
• In cases of water retention
• To boost the immune system
• Excessive stress

If any of the points of this list match with your health condition, you should consider to get your Bowen Session appointment. It is a great chance to heal yourself in all levels, experience total relaxation and find peace.