Bowen Technique

11 03 2010


The Bowen Technique is a gentle, deeply relaxing, non-invasive physical therapy that frees the body to attain its natural balance and healing. Effective as a structural treatment for specific pain, Bowen therapy addresses the body as a whole. Its embrace often extends beyond the presenting symptom to the healing of underlying physical, chemical, emotional and mental causes of chronic illnesses.

In a Bowen Technique session, the patient lies on a bed, wearing loosely fitting clothes and relaxes, even falls asleep at times. The therapist applies a carefully orchestrated series of gentle movements along the spine and at specific points throughout the body. These movements consist of a subtle rolling of muscle, nerve, tendon and connective tissue. The therapist leaves the room between each pattern in the series so as to allow the patient the maximum space for deep relaxation and integration of the information received.

It is the deeply relaxed state — both caused by and facilitating the impact of the specific soft tissue moves — that seems to act upon the body’s autonomic, or self-governing nervous system to enable it to achieve homeostasis at a cellular level and regain its own natural balance.


The Bowen Technique is safe to use on anyone, from the newborn to the elderly, as there are no vigorous manipulations employed in the treatment. The soothing and restorative effects of Bowen therapy have been found to reduce physical, emotional and mental stress; improve joint mobility, increase circulation of lymphatic and venous fluids and the assimilation of nutrients; and eliminate toxins.

Bowen practitioners have found it achieves profound, substantial, rapid and lasting relief from a wide spectrum of conditions: Musculo-skeletal pain, Respiratory problems, Arthritic Pain, Allergies, Back Pain (Chronic and Acute), Asthma, Bunions, Bronchitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hay Fever, Fibromyalgia, Sinusitis, Foot and Ankle Problems, Frozen Shoulder and Pain, Digestive Disorders, Gait Disorders, Bowel Problems, Hammer Toes, Colic, Hamstrings, Constipation, Headaches, Crohn’s Disease, Heel Pain, Indigestion, Hernia, Inflexibility, Gynecological problems, Knee and Hip Restrictions, Breast Lumps, Leg Length Discrepancies, Infertility , Migraine, Mastitis, Plantar Fascitis, Premenstrual Syndrome, Pelvic Problems, Polymyalgia, Postural Problems, Balance Problems, RSI/ OSS, Bed Wetting in Children, Sciatica, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scoliosis, Earache and Ear Infections, Shin Splints, Hemorrhoids, Sporting Injuries, Tinnitus, Tennis Elbow and TMJ Syndrome.

In place of the illness and discomfort experienced with the conditions listed above, Bowen introduces a state of ease and wellbeing.

For more information on the Bowen Technique visit

Sherry Certified Bowen Health Therapist 403-347-0159




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