Treatments

Bowen may help to alleviate symptoms in the following areas

Back

  • Skeletal and muscular problems from lumbar to neck

Knee

  • Misalignment or injury

Hip

  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Hip or pelvic discomfort
  • Postural imbalance

Shoulder

  • Shoulder discomfort
  • Restricted arm movement
  • Neck problems

Jaw

  • Clicking jaw
  • Teeth grinding
  • TMJ misalignment

Ankle/foot

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle injury
  • Hammer toes and bunions

Respiratory

  • Asthma symptoms
  • Bronchitis and Emphysema
  • Allergies

Digestive

  • IBS, bloating
  • Hiatus hernia and abdominal discomfort

How does Bowen work

Body Structure

Bowen therapy works on the fascia as well as the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Fascia is connective tissue that covers all the structures of the body allowing flexibility and movement between various parts of the body.

Pathways to the brain

When the muscle is gently disturbed it sends sensory information to the brain via thousands of stretch receptors. This gives the brain vital information about the status of the muscle being treated which allows the brain to send corrective information back to the individual muscles.

Scientific research

Neurological research has shown that the brain has areas of “body maps”, which contain your personal “blueprint”. It is believed that the sequences of Bowen moves stimulate the body to repair itself to the blueprint.

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