Bowen Therapy – Bodywork for the Fascia

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Bowen Therapy – Bodywork for the Fascia

Bowen Therapy (aka Bowen Technique or BowTech) is a form of bodywork that works on releasing tension and stress held in the fascia, the network of soft connective tissue that overlays muscles and organs throughout the body. In fact, the fascia envelops, separates and influences every organ and tissue in the body. Bowen therapy can be used to relieve pain, tightness, and spasm by stimulating the neuromuscular system. It can be used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, as well as neuromuscular conditions, ranging from acute injury to chronic disease and genetic conditions.

Although it looks a lot like massage therapy, this therapy uses precise and gentle rolling hand movements that follow specific patterns across the body. These motions and patterns focus on the fascia overlying muscles, as well as the tendons, and ligaments, and the skin around these structures.

Bowen therapy is generally safe for people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. However, it is important to seek the services of a qualified (properly trained) Bowen therapist. The American Bowen Academy is a good place to start. You can also ask your holistic practitioner for names of Bowen therapists in your area.

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