The Bowen therapeutic technique was developed in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, by Tom Bowen – completely independent of any other modality. It is not based on any Oriental, Occidental or Aboriginal theory or system. It is based on clear cut anatomy and an astute knowledge of how the body functions and its components interact.
Tom Bowen operated his clinic from the early fifties to just before his death in 1982. Mr. Bowen considered his abilities “a gift from God.”
A series of gentle, cross-fiber massages used to manipulate the connective tissue and realign the body to promote a balanced energy flow—usually with the client fully clothed. These moves encourage and assist the body to heal itself. This work incorporates subtle movements, joint tapping in extremities, and a series of transverse manipulations. These moves are applied to the superficial fascia and connective tissue.
The treatment is generally followed by two-to-five minute rests, thus providing adequate time for neuromuscular reeducation and/or response. Once the systems of the body are accessed allowing muscle and nerve tissue to relax, the body becomes energized, rebalancing or reprogramming according to its own genetic blueprint of health. Usually a tingling sensation or heat follows the treatment. Range and fluidity of motion are restored or enhanced rapidly.
Most injuries or conditions are alleviated in a minimal number of treatments.
Because Bowen works in harmony with the body, this therapy is incredibly effective for any muscular, skeletal or nerve imbalance, injury or chronic conditions: headaches, TMJ, stiffness, “frozen” shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, posture, pelvic imbalance, sciatica, coccyx (tailbone) problems, knee conditions, to name a few.
Internal organs also benefit from this work. Bowen addresses problems related to the digestive system, menstrual cycles, asthma, kidneys, bedwetting, etc.
This therapy is very effective for detoxifying the body. It opens the lymphatic system and promotes drainage, thus reducing breast pain and lumps, often relieves prostate pain and reduces swelling in legs and ankles.
Bowen has become immensely valuable in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and related conditions.
Bowen is a very beneficial therapy for pregnant women.
Every body responds positively to Bowen Therapy. Problems of unknown origin respond to Bowen Therapy. We are your source for bowen therpy in Des Moines Iowa.
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"Bowen therapy is great! After years of suffering from Fibromyalgia, Bowen
treatments have worked for relaxation, detoxification, and realignment of
my body. It is better than regular massage and/or chiropractic for me."