Bowen Therapy

18th August 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy – What is it?

Bowen Therapy is a holistic approach that uses slight tissue and muscle therapies to stimulate self-healing for providing relief from injury and other health problems. In Bowen techniques, the massage practitioner uses gentle strokes to stimulate the nervous system signals to specific points around the body. The technique is known to find the origin of the ailment and is known for its effective pain-relieving effect.

The most common ailments for which the Bowen technique is used are:

Frozen shoulder

Back Pain

Knee Injuries

Neck Pain

Headaches

Migraines

 

Oftentimes, the therapy is used for relieving pain resulting from certain diseases like:

Gastrointestinal disorders - for example, IBS

Cancer Treatment

Respiratory Conditions - for example, asthma

 

Bowen Therapy also helps people with:

High Blood Pressure

Fatigue

Depression

Anxiety

Flexibility

Motor Function problems

 

HOW DOES THIS THEAPY WORK?

There are case reports and studies that have favored Bowen Therapy. As per a case report carried out in 2016, a woman aged 66 years was provided with 14 Bowen Therapy sessions in order to heal from migraine and some neck and jaw injuries that had resulted due to an accident. An assessment tool was used to track changes in pain levels, overall well-being, and other clinical symptoms. By the time the last two sessions came, the client reported no signs of pain. Moreover, a follow-up after 10 months yielded the same findings.

 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

From the limited study that there is on the therapy, the following side effects have been reported:

Tingling

Stiffness

Soreness

Headaches

Flu-Like Symptoms

Pain (in different parts of the body)

Increased Pain

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOWEN THERAPY?

Apart from pain relieving, there are many other benefits of the Bowen Technique such as:

Posture Improvement

Relaxation

Pain Relief

Fascia Healing

Injury Care

Promotes Sleep

Proper Alignment

Improving Joint Restriction

Stress Relief

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A BOWEN THERAPY NEAR ME?

Before searching “Bowen therapy near me”, you must know what to expect in the session. One single session usually lasts between 30 to 60 minutes in which the therapist will apply pressure with fingers and often use rolling movements and gentle massage techniques. You will be wearing loose-fit clothes and the Bowen massage techniques depends on the point of pain.

           

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