What is Bowen Therapy?

A gentle & effective treatment for improved quality of life

Bowen Therapy, also known as the Bowen Technique, is a gentle and holistic form of bodywork that aims to promote healing, pain relief, and overall well-being. Developed by Tom Bowen in the 1950s, it involves a series of precise and subtle movements over specific points on the body, typically performed with fingers and thumbs.

The primary focus of Bowen Therapy is to stimulate the body’s natural healing responses and restore balance. The technique is known for its non-invasiveness, using light touch to address specific areas, such as muscles, fascia, joints, and ligaments. These gentle movements send signals to the nervous system, prompting it to reset and relax.

Bowen Therapy is often sought for its potential to alleviate a variety of issues, including musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, migraines, and stress-related conditions. Clients often experience a deep sense of relaxation during and after sessions, and the effects can continue to unfold in the days following treatment.

This holistic approach considers the interconnectedness of the body and aims to address not only physical symptoms but also emotional and energetic aspects. While Bowen Therapy is renowned for its effectiveness, it’s essential to note that individual responses may vary, and it is not a substitute for medical care when needed. Book now to to have a free consultation with one of our specialist to see if Bowen is right for you.

How can Bowen help Me?

Bowen Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals seeking relief from various physical and emotional issues.

Here’s how Bowen Therapy may help you:

Pain Relief

Bowen Therapy is known for its effectiveness in addressing musculoskeletal pain, including back pain, neck pain, and joint discomfort. The gentle yet precise movements help release tension and promote healing.

Injury Recovery

Bowen Therapy is known for its effectiveness in addressing musculoskeletal pain, including back pain, neck pain, and joint discomfort. The gentle yet precise movements help release tension and promote healing.

Migraine and Headache Management

Many individuals find relief from migraines and headaches through Bowen Therapy. The technique’s impact on the nervous system and fascia can help alleviate tension and reduce the frequency of headaches.

Stress Reduction

Bowen Therapy’s gentle approach has a calming effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation and stress reduction. This can be particularly beneficial for those dealing with anxiety or the effects of chronic stress.

Improved Sleep

Clients often report better sleep quality after Bowen sessions. The relaxation induced by the therapy may contribute to improved sleep patterns and overall restfulness.

Emotional Well-being

Bowen Therapy’s influence on the fascia and nervous system can have positive effects on emotional well-being. Clients may experience a sense of balance, release, and increased mindfulness.

Enhanced Mobility and Flexibility

By targeting specific points related to muscles and joints, Bowen Therapy may improve mobility and flexibility. This can be particularly helpful for individuals dealing with stiffness or limited range of motion.

What can I expect during my first appointment?

A typical first session lasts from 45 – 90 minutes. It is common for clients to enter a state of deep relaxation during this time as the parasympathetic nervous system reacts to the procedures. 

Clients will lie on a massage/bodywork table, or they may be seated in a chair if necessary for comfort. The procedure can be done through light clothing.

The Bowen therapist will administer gentle but purposeful techniques that stimulate the body into adjusting muscle tension by itself. This differs from manipulative therapies like chiropractic, which aim to “correct” the body through intervention.

Because Bowen is non-manipulative, and the effects of a Bowen balancing session may be at work for several days, it is not advised to attend a manipulative therapy session for up to five days after your Bowen session

Treated Conditons

Bowen can help with:

Baby & Toddler Sessions

Ages 0 - 3 years of age
$ 45
  • 45 min Session
  • Bowen Massage
  • Active Release Therapy
  • Full-Body Relaxation
  • Home Treatment

Child Sessions

Ages 4 - 12 years of age
$ 65
  • 60 min Session
  • Bowen Massage
  • Active Release Therapy
  • Full-Body Relaxation
  • Home Treatment

Teens & Adult Sessions

Ages 13+ years of age
$ 85
  • 90 min Session
  • Bowen Massage
  • Active Release Therapy
  • Full-Body Relaxation
  • Home Treatment

Ready to improve your Quality of Life?

Book your first session now, and discover the restorative power of Bowen.