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what is the Bowen Technique

What is the Bowen Technique?

What is the Bowen Technique?

what is the Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique or also commonly known as Bowen Therapy is a non invasive hands on Body work that doesnt use any hard force or manipulation. This makes the Bowen Technique or Bowen Therapy  suitable for all ages including the elderly and new born babies.

This light touch body work can be performed easily over light clothing and most of the moves can also be performed in a chair if it is not possible for the person to lay down on a table.

When it comes to The Bowen Technique  it has been proven many times over that Less really is More and so when this Body work is applied from this place within the practitioner the body which is feeling pain and discomfort is much more receptive to this gentle touch, and seems to understand and therfore respond in a way that brings about relief, recovery , healing or simply relaxation through the muscular system.

If you think for a moment how you feel when you experiencing some kind of pain allot of the time we dont even want to be touched let alone forced in anyway, it simply doesnt make sense to move towards pain in this manner.

Bowen Therapy honours the wisdom of the bodies own in- built healing system therefore working to respectfully and patiently ease its way in to gently assist towards the contracted and tense areas to help find the right solution and response. My experience of Bowen Therapy and from that which i have witnessed with my own clients is that Bowen sets up a communication with the Autonomic nervous system which is responsible for us either being in fight and flight or for us to be in a natural state of Being and rest.

This communication not only creates an unwinding and unravelling effect through the soft tissue also known as Fascia and to the muscles on a superficial and deep level but even more profoundly  the effect of the bowen moves on the autonomic system acts like a kind of kick start to that within us that knows how to heal itself naturally. The Bowen moves are also very energetic which also contribute to this healing process and to why it is so important to approach the body with gentleness.

So if there is an innate wisdom within the body to know how to heal itself why does it not just do it?

Allot of the time we can see clearly how the body is naturally doing this like for example when we cut ourself straight away there is process the body knows to go into and eventually a scab is formed, it just does that by itself!!! However when it comes to other more common conditions like Back pain for instance there are some other added complexities to be considered which have a confusing effect on our bodies and one of them is our psychological states.

How we are emotionally and mentally in our daily life does have a large effect on how we are physically and is often the very cause of our pain. The more we feel stress the further away it takes us from our bodies creating some kind of a Dis-connect and this is not natural we were not designed to live separate from our body and so the result  over time is imbalance and disharmony.

When we can begin to truly understand that disease is us living in a Dis – ease within then that is the beginning of real healing taking place and this is how I see the Bowen Technique working and it is also why Bowen can be so effective towards most conditions.

You could say that the Client the Practitioner and the Bowen itself work closely together Co- Creating and integrating Harmony, Balance and wholeness innevitably leading to True Holistic Health and Wellbeing.

I hope that i have been able to shine some light on what the Bowen Technique is and that you feel informed enough to try it for yourself or recommend it others you may feel would benefit from it. If you are living in the Devon Area i would be very happy to meet you for a treatment.

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Bowen Technique, an effective treatment for Back Pain

Bowen Technique, an effective treatment for Back Pain


When we hurt our back or we just start to develop back pain it is sometimes difficult to know what action to take especially if we haven’t had any problems in this area before.

Visiting the Doctor is often the right place to start especially if you have had a serious injury or are in acute pain as it may be serious and that you require medical assistance or an X ray . However it is important to note that unless the doctor is specialized in this area that most will either as a suggested treatment refer you to a physio or give you pain killers and recommend that you rest.

It is however at these times unless it is obvious how you developed the back pain, to understand and look at the nature of your pain as a whole and why you are having this problem in order to give the best treatment not only so you can live a healthy life but to also not let it hold you back from life.

Back Pain is a very common phenomena seen in society these days it seems that majority of people can hardly get through the day without experiencing some sort of back pain.

Often i see back pain to be related to our emotional states, how we live our lives and the way we are relating to our daily stress, worries and concerns. Therefore bringing attention to these areas as well as the physical symptoms is of the upmost importance and so providing the right treatment in alignment with that can have amazing and profound results.

The Bowen Technique can address many types of back pain and works particularly well with Acute Back pain.

The Bowen Technique has a less is more approach and combined with the gentle rolling type moves which are performed over precise points of the body this can help greatly to relax the muscles and soft tissue which can often bring about Pain relief, healing and recovery.

When the body is in pain it has often gone into a contraction to naturally protect itself so the last thing it needs is hard force or manipulation as a way to try and bring it out of that contraction.  The gentle , simple non invasive Moves of the Bowen Technique help to move the body out of fight and flight and into a more restful relaxed state.

The Bowen Technique honours the fact that the body is intelligent and has an innate wisdom to heal itself and bring itself back into balance and alignment. In truth Bowen helps to Unravel and unwind the tensions that are held in the person not only on a physical level but also emotionally and mentally consequently leading to a natural healing process that the wisdom of the body can recognise and align itself to easily.

It is important not to ignore pain because it is simply the way your body is communicating with you , it is telling you that it is not happy and that it needs your attention.

When You, the Bowen Practitioner and the Bowen  itself work together more often than not relief can be found in a natural way.

If you would like to learn more about The Bowen Technique or would like to make an appointment please visit my website which you can do by clicking here….

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The Dynamic Relationship between Stress & The Bowen Technique

The Dynamic Relationship between Stress & The Bowen Technique

What is the relationship that the Bowen Technique can have with Stress and how can it help?

To many times a week when treating people with the Bowen Technique do I discover that most of the conditions or symptoms they are presenting with are directly related to the amount of stress in their life and their relationship to that stress, meaning how they are feeling towards their stress and what efforts thy are making to find relief.

Learning to manage stress in our everyday life can make a massive difference to our Health and well being , attitude, mood, and lifestyle.

Why? because Stress can have many adverse effects on our health, including a weakening of the immune system, collapsed energy levels, poor digestion hence leading to many common conditions we see in people today.

I have found  the Bowen Technique  to be extremely supportive during these times for people as one of the first things that the Bowen technique works to do before real healing, repair and recovery can truly take place is to bring the person out of the fight and flight mode they are currently living in, to a place within that is much more  aligned with Rest, Being , Sleep and Relaxation, this state is our natural state.

The Bowen Technique directly addresses and affects the Autonomic Nervous system which is responsible for these fight and flight Vs restfullness, calm and peaceful responses within us.

The Relationship between Stress & The Bowen Technique

There is a time for screaming and running hell for leather in an emergency and there is a time for just simply Being and feeling relaxed!!.

Unfortuantely and quite a worrying observation is that  more and more people in society are living most of the time in this fight and flight response unable to make the conscious choice to come from a different place within, it has simply become a mechanical and unconscious way to exist.

Innevitabley piling more and more stress upon more stress, it all becomes a bit of a matrix leaving one in a complete state of confusion and overwhelm unable to know what do.

So what do about all this?

In my experience The Bowen Technique can help tremendously with Stress if the person is ready for change , meaning that they have really had enough and are open to face the source/s of their suffering. Sometimes just bringing  Awareness to habitual patterns, core beliefs and old ways of thinking can bring healing and sometimes it requires a bit more action.

This article contains several easy tips to help you control and reduce the amount of stress in your life.

Saying “no” more often will actually reduce the stress caused by giving in to things you really didn’t want to be obligated to and keep you from having to do them! When you are already pressed for time throughout your day, so saying “no” to offers people make that you are not actually interested in will give you more control and definitely less stress!

A good tip that can help you get your stress down is to start making sure you have enough time to get to places. There’s nothing more stressful than arriving late to work or to an important meeting. Making sure you get to places early or on time can help you keep your stress down.

If you find your muscles are tense from stress, an excellent choice for unwinding would be The Bowen Technique. People often carry stress in their bodies in the form of tense muscles. Bowen will help relax your muscles. This will make you feel more at ease overall, and that reduces stress.

One important tip to remember in stress reduction is to know your objectives. When you have a clear idea of your objective, you know exactly what kind of results you want to obtain. Knowing this will help you to act accordingly, in order to achieve those results and avoid being stressed out by unexpected results.

A great tip that can help to you keep your stress levels down is to take a hot bath with, candles and something that smells wonderful, certain aroma’s and fragrances can bring about certain reactions and responses, so go to your local healthfood shop and have a sniff through some essential oils.

Take the time to review your current stress-relief strategies to see if there might be a more effective way to deal with stress. Think about logging your stress and what causes it over a few weeks. Take a careful look at your journal to understand what you did when a stressful event came about, and if that response was a healthy one. If you aren’t handling stress well, you can learn new coping skills that will improve your overall stress level.

If you are feeling stressed, it’s time to challenge yourself. By setting yourself up for challenges and meeting those challenges, you will boost your self esteem. When your self esteem is boosted it makes you feel empowered in more control of your own life. When you have more skills and a higher self esteem, you are less likely to feel stressed, which in turn means a healthier lifestyle.

In order to reduce stress in your life, avoid bottling up your feelings. Instead, say what is on your mind in a caring, gentle and respectful way so that people know how your are feeling. Keeping your feelings to yourself can often lead to resentment and anger which is like a poison to our minds, body and soul, whereas open communication and expressing can help you find solutions to even the most complex problems and situations.

There is always a way

The Relationship between Stress & The Bowen Technique

Stress can seriously get out of hand, and have a huge impact on your health and lifestyle. You should take appropriate measures to try to control it. If you follow the tips in this article, you will find it easier and more natural to reduce the amount of stress and to improve your lifestyle.

And also seek out a Bowen Practitioner in your area to help and support you during this time.

I hope this article has been of some help and if you are living in the Devon area i would be very happy to hear from you, click here to make an appointment.

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