Bowen Technique

Pat Hughes Bowen treatments in Nottingham

What is Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a natural, holistic therapy pioneered by Thomas Bowen (1903 – 1982) who devoted his life to developing and refining the method in Geelong, Australia after the Second World War.

By the early 1970s he was successfully treating around 13,000 people a year and practitioners trained by him introduced the treatment to Britain during the 1990s.

Bowen Technique is a dynamic yet gentle therapy. Very precise points on the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body are gently worked on. The Bowen Technique may be able to encourage a deep rebalancing of the nervous system, the physical structure and the emotions. It is fast becoming the first choice for potentially easing painful symptoms.

What does the Bowen Technique Involve?

Bowen Technique consists of a series of specific moves that are made with the fingers and thumbs on muscle and fascia, at precise points on the body. Many of these points are on nerve pathways, on acupuncture points and channels that help to stimulate energy flow, trigger points that release muscle spasm and ease pain and  neuro -lymphatic points that help toxins to drain.
The touch is light, and a Bowen  move gently disturbs the fascia or connective tissue under the skin. A signal is sent to the brain via the network of nerves, and the brain responds by relaxing the body. From here a series of moves are performed that prompt the body to redress physical imbalances and heal injuries, promoting relief from pain and renewal of energy. Frequent pauses in between the moves give the body time to respond and integrate changes.
A Bowen treatment is gentle, non invasive, and deeply relaxing.
The effects of the treatment address the whole body. It leaves you feeling energised and relaxed with significant changes to the symptoms of illness.