Bowen therapy is a gentle manual technique, in which a therapist, using specific Bowen moves via connective tissue, activates the autonomic nervous system. The organism responds to the stimuli with a congenital mechanism of self-regulation in the muscular, neurological, hormonal, lymphatic, emotional and energy system.
During therapy, the therapist applies specific moves in particular sequences via muscles, tendons and ligaments in specific locations in the body. The therapy affects the relaxation of musculoskeletal tension, improves lymphatic and blood flow, improves flexibility and reduces pain. We activate the parasympathetic part of the nervous system, which in modern life is often influenced by sympathetic functioning, which has an extremely calming effect on the entire organism. During the therapy, we monitor the organism’s responses. There are short breaks in between sessions, which allow the body to react at its own pace.
This type of therapy is so gentle that it can be safely applied on people of all ages – from new-borns to the elderly, from athletes to pregnant women. Bowen therapy can also complement the modes of treatment provided by modern medicine.
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Most Bowen moves coincide with acupuncture points and meridians, which affects the energy system.
“Bowen moves” are the essence of the therapy, performed by therapists at specific locations on the muscles and fascia, tendons and indirectly on nerve sheaths. The initial stimulus is introduced through surface fascia (connective tissue), which instantly transmits stimuli to other regulatory systems.