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What is Bowenwork?


Bowenwork is a system of soft tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen of Australia.  It consists of gentle, precisely applied, rolling movements performed over muscle, fascia (connective tissue), and nerves.  What Is Bowenwork?These Bowenwork ‘moves’ send sensory information to the brain, resetting tension levels and activating the body’s natural healing response.  There are frequent rest periods between sets of ‘moves’, allowing the body time to assimilate and respond to the work.  Because it works primarily through the nervous system, healing occurs on many levels, as needed: physical, chemical, mental and emotional.

Bowenwork is based on the principle that the body has an innate blueprint for health and, when in a state of balance, its powerful self-righting and healing mechanisms can be accessed.  We are subject to a wide range of physical, mental and emotional stresses throughout our lives.  If stress is allowed to accumulate to the point where it overwhelms our coping mechanisms, there can be a breakdown of the system resulting in pain and declining health.  By resetting the nervous system, Bowenwork helps to unwind the dysfunctional patterns brought on by prolonged stress, injuries, trauma, illness, surgeries and poor habits.  This process brings the body into a greater state of balance, health and wellbeing.

In contrast to other hands-on modalities, where the practitioner imposes corrections through manipulation, Bowenwork facilitates the body in healing itself, with minimal intervention.  Bowenwork is painless, non-invasive, and can provide lasting relief from a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.  It is a safe and effective therapy for people of all ages and at all levels of health, from the newborn to the elderly, the chronically ill to the competitive athlete.  It can also be used for stress reduction, general wellness and to enhance athletic performance. | Continue