Bowen Therapy

The Bowen practitioner manipulates muscle and tissue gently, using thumbs and fingers. The movements send neurological impulses to the brain causing immediate muscle relaxation and pain reduction.  Muscle spasms are relieved and blood and lymph flow are increased. 

Bowen Therapy was developed in the 1950’s, by Tom Bowen, in Geelong, Australia.  He recognized that the source of many painful conditions affecting the body could be found in the soft tissue or fascia.  Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds every tissue in the body.  It directly affects every muscle, nerve and organ in the body.  Rich in receptors that influence the body’s neuromuscular physiology, the fascia is targeted in Bowen therapy to stimulate these receptors and assist the body to holistically correct dysfunctions and restore balance.

A typical Bowen Therapy treatment starts with the client lying face down on a massage table.  Comfortable clothing is worn, only shoes are removed. The practitioner uses a prescribed set of moves in the hips and lower back which induce a state of relaxation in the body.  During stress release and subsequent relaxation, oxygen circulates more freely throughout the body and the system releases stored toxins. The Bowen practitioner works in precise areas up and down the body.  Halfway through the treatment, the client turns face up. 

Bowen therapy is a safe and gentle technique that is suitable for all ages.  Those suffering from arthritis, asthma, digestive problems, headaches, neck tension, TMJ dysfunction and sports injuries are among the many who have felt relief with this treatment. As well as a very successful healing and pain therapy, patients also report improved energy and reduced stress.

Across British Columbia, certified Bowen therapists are available to offer this profound healing and pain relief technique.

Specific Techniques


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