Understanding Bowenwork

//Understanding Bowenwork

Understanding Bowenwork

Extremely Gentle, It Addresses the Whole Body

Crystal Maceira, LMT, MH
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

The Bowen Technique is a gentle form of natural healing. In order to appreciate its subtlety and depth, the therapy really needs to be experienced. It’s a system of moves along muscle and connective tissue that enhances the body’s innate ability to heal, creating balance and resetting the nervous system out of “stress mode.” After the first session, people often wonder how such gentle moves can have so powerful an effect—not only on their posture and structural problems, e.g., bad back, frozen shoulder, etc., but also on their general well-being.

The gentle touch used in a Bowen session will vary according to the client’s sensitivity. The therapist uses her fingers or thumbs to move over muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and joints, and occasionally over nerves, in order to elicit a healing response in the body.

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