The Body Balancing Clinic
Holistic Healing by Julie Dexter BTA
The Original Bowen TechniqueA gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a relaxed, balanced way of well-being.
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About The Bowen TechniqueThe Bowen Technique is a gentle and non-invasive form of bodywork.
During a treatment session, the practitioner makes small, but precise moves in specific locations on the body.
These stimulate the fascia which holds together all the muscles and organs, to relax,thus allowing the body to realign itself naturally. Each set of moves,is followed by a 'wait', where the therapist leaves the room, giving the clients' body chance to relax and adjust.
The treatment can last anything from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the problem and the client.
Specific areas can be targeted, or the body may need to be treated as a whole.
Bowen Therapy may be performed through light, non-slippery clothing, if the client wishes. The treatment is very relaxing for the client, and people usually end up with a general feeling of wellbeing.
Because Bowen works holistically, it can take up to 10 days to integrate into the body, we therefore ask that clients do not undertake any other form of bodywork in between treatments.
The History of the Bowen TechniqueThe Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950's by an Australian called Tom Bowen. Although Tom had no real medical training as such, he was incredibly intuitive, about what was needed by people's body's in order for them to heal.
He regularly treated over 13,000 patients a year, with people coming from all over Australia to be treated. In 1984 he invited Oswald Rentsch and his wife Elaine to study with him and document the work. However it was not until 4 years after his death in 1982 that they began to teach the technique to others, founding the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 1987.