Bowen is an extremely gentle, hands-on holistic muscle release therapy used in humans and animals. It was pioneered by Thomas Ambrose Bowen born in 1916 in Australia.
How does it work? The technique appears to activate the body’s own healing abilities, releasing muscle spasms and re-aligning skeletal imbalances as well as increasing lymphatic drainage and blood supply to the affected areas to enhance healing.
The practitioner uses her hands on specific parts of the body such as muscle and other soft tissue, using gentle rolling movements with a view to activating communication between nerve endings and the brain to facilitate healing. This aims to restore natural pain free movement. The treatment sessions are about an hour and can be given through light clothing.