Bowen therapy works on the superficial and deep fascia through a process of movements designed to stimulate the body's unique ability to repair itself*.
Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries, chronic pain, fatigue, emotional stress (as emotions are also stored in the connective tissue and nervous system), hormonal imbalance, headaches, organ and respiratory complaints, back pain and so much more.
The Bowen technique is safe to use on anyone, regardless of age or gender. It is a holistic treatment that treats the whole person and aims to get to the cause of problems, rather than the symptoms.
*The fascia, or soft tissue, is the part of the connective tissue that envelops, separates and influences every organ and tissue in the body.
What can I expect?
Bowen Therapy is a unique modality unlike any other you may have experienced. It involved a series of movements over muscles, ligaments and tendons over the entire body, which creates a vibrational response down through the fascial lines of the body. When stimulating the fascia in the neck, for example, the pulse generated from this movement can reach all the way down to the hips or even to the feet.
This is often why only treating the area where pain is radiating from can be ineffective.
Bowen Therapy looks at the body as a whole, functioning unit and by treating it as such, pain can be alleviated by taking away compensations generated in other parts of the body as a result of the initial stimuli or trauma.
Pre and Post Care:
Please drink plenty of water before and after your session to hydrate your body for the best results.
We advise to go for a short walk post session to get the body's lymphatic (drainage/detox) system to aid in detoxification of the system and stimulate the circulatory pathways.
Avoid any heavy lifting, physical exertion or heavy exercise,on the day of therapy; and the day after if possible.
Do not use ice or heat on any area injured after the therapy (this applies only to the day receiving the therapy).
Do not have any other forms of bodywork for four days prior to, and four days after the therapy.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing, unless comfortable to be treated in your underwear, under towels for modesty and comfort.
Please allow between 30 mins to 1 hour for treatment.
Please note that we are unable to provide Private Health rebate receipts as the private health funds will be discontinuing their rebate for Bowen Therapy under services redeemable. It may be advisable to contact your private health provider to see what you are covered for under your plan.