If you’ve experienced Bowen Therapy before, you’ll know just how powerful it can be.
The concept behind this therapy is that specific stretching moves are applied to the muscles in a particular sequence, which causes the body to relax and realign, without painful manipulation or vigorous massage.
What is the fascia?
The therapy works by stimulating the fascia.
The fascia – one of the most important and understudied systems of the body – is the connective tissue that covers every single organ, bone, muscle and tendon in the body. Fascia also carries nutrients and it’s a neuromuscular transmitter. And the fascia itself is technically the largest organ in the body.
The technique is designed to stimulate the fascia to trigger a response from proprioceptors that report tension and stretch within the muscles. This stimulates a reaction in the brain which relaxes the associated tissue and muscle to enable a restoration of joint position and reduction in muscle tension, improving range of motion and reducing chronic pain.
What is Bowen Therapy used for?
Bowen technique realigns, re-sets and re-adjusts the soft tissue and muscles of the body, providing relief from pain and discomfort for a range of chronic and acute conditions including lower and upper back pain, frozen shoulder and shoulder pain, neck pain and restriction, headaches, tennis and golfers’ elbow, RSI, shin splints, ankle injuries, TMJ, poor circulation, sinus pain and sciatica. Used remedially or holistically, each Bowen treatment is individually designed and can cater for everyone from newborns to the elderly.
What to expect in your session
Your treatment will begin with a comprehensive assessment to develop an accurate evaluation of the your current state of health. We will prepare a treatment plan, and then the treatment will begin with a series of transverse soft tissue moves. These moves are used either singularly or sequentially within strategically placed locations throughout the body. The treatment may include some short, designated resting periods, to allow the body time to align and adjust.
At Fluid Health Port Melbourne we have two experienced Bowen Therapy practitioners, Jimmy Wilson and Michael Jephcott. To book an appointment, please call us on 03 99391133, or click here to book online