Bowen therapy uses gentle, non-invasive muscle rolls that allow the body to reset and heal itself. A Bowen session consists of a series of gentle moves on skin, or light clothing, with the client usually lying on a treatment table. A session usually lasts from half an hour to an hour and frequently results in a deep sense of overall relaxation, allowing the body to recharge and balance itself. The Bowen Technique encourages a gentle response which empowers the body’s own resources to heal itself. Bowen moves are delicate, light, gentle and very precise. Bowen Therapy is not necessary as a ‘long-term’ program. Most clients find that a small number of sessions are adequate for even long-standing complaints.
The Bowen practitioner is merely a catalyst, setting the stimulus in motion for the body to heal itself. Because the human body is so amazing, self-healing can be achieved with minimal outside influence. A Bowen session, whether to address a specific problem or maintain a healthy body, is the essence of simplicity.