Common questions about bowen
How does Bowen work?
In a Bowen session we apply light moves to specific places on the body either on the skin or through light clothing. Moves are made on skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. A Bowen treatment will also address deeper levels of the body including fascia and skeleton. These moves work directly with the body's fascia and send signals via your nervous system which helps your body retrieve its memory of a relaxed state of being.
What do I have to do during the treatment?
The most important thing is that you are comfortable, for some moves you will lie on a massage table and for some treatments you will sit or stand.
How long will it last?
Treatments last usually for one hour with time either side for getting comfortable, warm and relaxed and discussing your requirements
What problems can Bowen treat?
- Baby and childhood problems
- Back problems
- Bladder problems including bedwetting
- Bowel and digestive problems
- Ear problems
- Emotional problems
- Fluid retention
- Foot problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches, migraines and sinus problems
- Jaw problems
- Knee and hip misalignments
- Menstrual and hormone problems
- Pelvic tilt, leg length and hip imbalance
- Poor mobility
- Respiratory problems
- Skeletal and muscular problems
- Sports injuries
Will the therapist touch me?
Yes. Bowen works on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Gentle rolling movements are performed usually on skin, but can be done over loose clothing if required. Your body is always covered as you are draped with towels and blankets.
How will I feel afterwards?
What does Bowen feel like?
It feels like gentle touch sometimes you feel the muscle groups move but it is not usually uncomfortable.