Bowen Therapy comprises a specific series of gentle, soft-tissue, muscle and fascial, connective tissue movements designed to address a wide range of problems as well as injuries. It addresses internal systems, fascia and nerves as well as the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems and bodymind. Bowen Therapy is a gentle non-invasive technique, developed by Thomas Bowen (1916-1982) from Geelong, Victoria, which empowers the body’s own healing response. It helps restore homeostasis and balance to the body enabling it to repair, address pain, eliminate dysfunctional debris and re-pattern energy fields. Being holistic in nature, this therapeutic and deeply relaxing technique also enhances a person’s sense of wellbeing, physically, emotionally and mentally.
Bowenwork is appropriate for anyone, from a newborn baby through the full spectrum of childhood to adulthood, to the frail and the elderly. It is useful to assist recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending on the person’s capacity to heal.
Conditions Bowenwork should be considered for:
- back pain & sciatica
- neck & shoulder problems including frozen shoulder
- digestive & bowel problems including IBS
- ear-ache, ear infections
- headaches & migraines
- fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
- knee, ankle & foot problems
- menstrual & hormonal irregularities including infertility
- fluid retention & lymphatic congestion
- groin pain, pelvic tilt & uneven leg length
- respiratory problems & hayfever
- RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
- sports & accident injuries
BowenworkTM is also effective for stress and stress related problems:
- chronic tension and tightness
- sleep problems
- post traumatic stress
- mind body integration
- pre and post surgery
- chronic conditions as support
Throughout a session there are frequent but very essential pauses that allows the body time to respond and integrate the specific Bowenwork done. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole. The Bowen technique can be used as a stand-alone treatment method or it can be used as an adjunct to other treatment modalities.
Results can be remarkable and lasting even from the first session, with often only a few sessions required to address the presenting problem.
Naturopathy provides a distinct system of primary health care encompassing the art, science, philosophy and practice of assessment, treatment and prevention of disease. Treatment programs are selected to support and strengthen the system,
increase vitality to restore and maintain general health and wellbeing.
Major emphasis is placed on enhancing body functioning, in particular assimilation, elimination and detoxification processes, at the same time providing for optimum nutrition or ‘nourishment’ for the whole being, physically, emotionally and mentally.
Various complementary healing practices are included under the general term Naturopathy. They include bodywork, herbal medicine, homœpathy, nutrition, lifestyle assessment and counselling.