This is a remedial therapy which is applied using very light pressure. The therapist uses fingers and thumbs to put gentle pressure on certain parts of the body to perform certain types of movements. The non-invasive technique then helps in stimulating the neuro-muscular part of the body. This is aimed at balancing and stimulating the energy flows of the body and encourages self healing as a result.
Although it can be likened to massage, this therapy tends to be lighter and gentler. It is considered as a technique for releasing the muscles with the gentle moves with rest periods in between in order to allow the body to relax and heal. It works effectively in stimulating circulation in the lymph glands including the autonomic nervous system which controls respiratory and cardiac functions.
Benefits of Bowen therapy
As previously highlighted, Bowen therapy can be used to help people suffering from different conditions.
Physical Body Improvement
It is a very effective form of therapy for treating skeletal problems, knee, neck, ankle, and back when Bowen therapy is applied, the results are immediately felt. The patient is immediately relieved from pain and feels increased body energy, better mobility, and physical body improvement, boosting of the immune system, better lymph drainage, and body detoxification and ensures homeostasis.
Emotional Body Improvement
Stress is part of everyone’s life and it is mainly countered by the endocrine system in the body. Hormones are produced and released to the bloodstream directly so that the body can be able to cope with stress. Small amounts of stress hormones are healthy and normal. However, when they are produced in large quantities, there can be medical problems such as high blood pressure and heart diseases. A simple visit to a Bowen therapist will help in reducing the accumulated stress levels in the body and return the body to a normal psychological state.
- Treating digestive and bowel problems
- Migraines and ear infections
- Menstrual irregularities
Bowen therapy is a natural way of relieving the body from many health complications. There are no side effects that have been reported from people who have used this form of therapy.