What is Bowen?
Time Dur: 30-60minutes$30.00 & $60.00
Bowen Therapy was named after its inventor Tom Bowen who developed the technique in the 1950’s and 1960’s and treated some 13,000 people a year by 1975.
Bowen Therapy resets the body to heal its self, the Bowen moves are gentle and extremely effective, gentle rolls are made across tendons or muscles working on the fascia.
It can be done through light clothing, but it is easier to work directly onto the skin.
Bowen is not massage or manipulation, it is a highly effective modality for a range of conditions, treating young babies to the elderly.
Bowen Therapy allows and encourages the body to heal itself. The work consists of a series of rolling moves over muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves using a varying touch.
There are often pauses between the moves that allow the body time to benefit from each set. By combining moves, both in placement and in sequence the Toni can address the body holistically or target certain areas.
Bowen stimulates energy flows, resulting in deep relaxation. The restorative process begins once the body is relaxed and continues as the body progressively returns to homeostasis.
Post-treatment care is essential as Bowen promotes tissue hydration it is important that clients drink sufficient water in order to meet changing body demands. Avoiding dehydration through improved foods and lifestyle is important.
Reactions may include tiredness, emotional changes, stiffness, headaches, flu-like symptoms or dream activity. These should not be seen negatively or the reason to cease treatment. They show the treatment has successfully initiated the change processes in seeking to restore balance and indicate further treatments are required.
Avoid hot baths and showers
Avoid lifting heavy objects
Avoid strenuous exercise programs
Drink sufficient water
A light program of walking or swimming is beneficial
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Toni for her very caring & compassionate demur during my recovery from a fall incurring broken femur.
From my first gentle massage in hospital to my home visits during my rehabilitation, whether I was confined to bed or with limited movement she always had a holistic approach with aiding my recovery and improving my circulation.
I would recommend you contact Toni to experience it for yourself.
Because Bowen Therapy does not use force to manipulate the soft tissue or mechanically via the musculoskeletal system but gently rolls and shifts muscles and tendons through a series of sequences, blockages in the lymphatic system are released naturally.
The recurrent resting pattern in Bowen allows the nervous system time to process and adjust from the series of precision movements and trigger points thereby correcting and releasing the restrictions or blockages.
Bowen stimulates energy flows naturally in the body’s muscles, tendons and nervous system encouraging it to restore its balance ‘reset’ and heal itself