What is the Bowen technique?

The Bowen Technique originated in the 1950s and was founded by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen’s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia and came to the UK in 1993. The Bowen Technique is a healing, hands-on complementary therapy that is administered using gentle pressure. The practitioner uses their thumbs and fingers on exact points of your body and performs Bowen’s unique rolling-type moves that stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body’s inherent ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or vigorous treatment.

Painful and restricted shoulders are also a particular favourite as are neck pain, respiratory conditions and headache patterns. Bowen is being extensively used for sports injuries as well, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs showing interest. Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly but they also notice enhanced performance.


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