I first tried Bowenwork on a whim and was amazed to experience deep and lasting change in a long-standing postural issue. Bowenwork is my favorite modality for my own self care. I leave each session feeling freer in my joint movement and more aligned overall.
Why try Bowenwork?
- Effectively and gently treats musculoskeletal complaints, including
- Back and neck pain
- Frozen shoulder and other shoulder pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Musculoskeletal nerve complaints such as sciatica, carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome
- Deep impact without firm pressure.
- Unwinding tension in the body’s connective tissue system leads to greater adaptability, more mobility and less pain.
- Safe and recommended directly after injury.
- Long-lasting results.
- Addresses compensation around old injuries, past surgeries and entrenched postural and/or repetitive movement patterns that may be contributing to pain and discomfort in the body.
- Activates the body’s innate drive to heal itself. It is not unusual to leave a session feeling more aligned, grounded and relaxed.
How is Bowenwork different from massage?
- Bowenwork is a distinct practice from massage.
- The Bowen practitioner manipulates specific muscles and tendons with a series of precise rolling motions, called “moves.”
- Short pauses are interspersed throughout the session to allow the nervous system time to respond.
- Bowenwork is particularly effective for addressing postural issues.
- Bowenwork is good for clients who do not like or who cannot tolerate the constant touch of massage.
- Bowenwork is safe and recommended immediately following an injury.
- The client is clothed during the session. Light, loose-fitting cotton or cotton blend clothing is recommended.
Seattle Times tried Bowenwork. Read the article here.
For more information about Bowenwork, visit the American Bowen Academy website.