Bowen Therapy helps re-balance the nervous system, promoting relaxation and releasing pain from the body. It consists of a series of soft tissue moves on areas where the nervous system connects to muscles. It causes a reflex that re-sets the connection allowing cycles of pain and tension to be released.
Originally founded by Thomas Bowen in Australia, Bowen Therapy shifts the nervous system from the stressed sympathetic setting (fight or flight) the more relaxed parasympathetic setting (rest and digest) state. When our nervous system is constantly in sympathetic mode dealing with the “treats” in our daily stressful lives we’re not able to do the normal physiological functions like properly digesting food or healing injuries. By shifting back into parasympathetic mode we’re able to relax and heal our bodies.
Bowen is a wonderful, gentle and relaxing physical therapy for the treatment of pain anywhere in the body. It is most known for helping to heal injuries from trauma like car accidents or sports injuries but also supports people with pain from sources like auto-immune conditions and fibromyalgia.
Since it re-balances the nervous system it helps create a grounded, more balanced mental state and is effective for helping people with stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Bowen is safe for babies and helpful for conditions like reflux and colic.
Its safe for women during pregnancy helping with common complaints such as nausea and back pain.
It helps re-balance the nervous system in children with sensory processing disorder and can help calm children with anxiety and ADD.