Bowen Therapy is a gentle form of body care that initiates and strengthens the body’s innate healing capacity to relax areas of tension, inflammation, and heal injury. It uses a system of hands on rolling-type moves made on muscles, tendons, fascia and nerves that stimulate nerve pathways and allows a resetting of the tissues holding tension or inflammation. Each move is followed by a brief pause of time to allow the body to fully respond. The pauses are important as they allow the nervous system to reset patterns enabling the body to heal rather than guard and protect itself. The positive effect on tensions that are held or are stuck in the body from stress, trauma, and injuries is profound.
Key to achieving this expansive benefit is Bowen Therapy’s capacity to stimulate a sense of deep relaxation. This deeply relaxed state acts upon the body’s autonomic nervous system which promotes healing and moves away from fight or flight.
When results have plateaued from other forms of body work such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, etc Bowen has shown startling successes and can assist the body's ability to respond fully to other modalities.
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