Bowen technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy, named after its
innovator. The technique involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs
to move over muscle, ligament tendon and fascia in various parts of the
body. The work is very subtle, relaxing and gentle involving no hard or
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A feature of the work is that between sets
of moves the therapist will leave the room and allow the client to
rest. This is a key element of Bowen and is a defining aspect of the
technique as well as being one of the most important. The break allows
the body the opportunity to create a decision about what action needs
to be taken in response to the moves given.
A session will last
generally around 45 minutes to one hour although this again will vary
according to the way that individual therapists work. Treatments should
be scheduled for between five and seven days apart and an initial set
of three treatments is recommended in order to establish whether the
client is likely to respond to treatment.
Most people will
have responses within three to four sessions, when even long standing
chronic pain can be relieved. Other conditions might need to be treated
more often, but in either case it is recommended that clients return
for regular treatments every six to eight weeks to maintain optimum
What Responds Well to The Bowen Technique?
The most common presentation is back pain and here Bowen excels. The
average number of treatments would be two or three for most therapists.
There are always going to be exceptions to any rule, and certain people
will need further or even on-going treatments. Frozen shoulders are a
particular favourite as are neck pain, hayfever, asthma and migraines.
Sports injury is a field of remedial therapy that is becoming very
aware of The Bowen Technique. Not only do sportsmen report fewer
injuries when treated regularly but they also notice an increase in
performance. The Bowen Technique is being used at high levels of sport
in this country, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs