How it Works
In essence – your bodies muscles know where they need to be in order to be relaxed and pain free. Bowen Therapy provides a gentle signal to your body so it can start the process of returning muscles and tendons to their blueprint relaxed state. This in turn can assist bones to hold their positions too.
The human body has an all pervasive web type network that surrounds each tendon, muscle, bones and even our organs. This weblike structure is called ‘fascia’ – it is also in sheet form – it’s around everything and even through our soft tissue – it’s what holds our bodies together!
This ‘fascia’ has a memory of where your body is most relaxed so when your Bowen Therapist gives this fascia the right prompts – your muscles begin to return to where they need to be. This is what your body naturally want so Bowen Therapy actually works ‘naturally’ with your body to help ‘reset’ your body.
It is only recently that modern medicine has recognised that ‘fascia’ makes up what can be termed as a system that looks after our ‘Biomechanics’. Fascia is what holds us together and allows us to live our lives and be active!
There are many theories about the physiological mechanisms by which the Bowen Technique brings about the results for which it is famous. In addition to the rebalancing of the ANS, described earlier, Bowtech moves and procedures may reset the body to heal itself by activating, through the nervous and endocrine systems among others, the following mechanisms:
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is a Bowen Treatment?
Typically a Bowen treatment will last up to an hour and more longer if a Health history is required – usually on your first visit. The presenting condition will usually dictate how long a treatment will last. Notably – between Bowen moves there is about a 2 minute wait to allow the body to gather the signal and begin the healing process.
Additionally – where appropriate – I will always teach my clients simple ‘moves’ they can do, on themselves, over the following days to assist the healing process.
How many treatments will I need?
This will always vary based on the presenting condition, the length of time a person has the health concern and your body’s response to Bowen. A minimum of 2 treatments is highly recommended to be able to secure your body’s healing direction. From this point good communication with me, your Therapist, is essential so you receive just the right amount of treatments according to your circumstances. Many people have found that a regular or maintenance treatment keeps the body tuned and healthy – ready for action!
What clothing do I wear?
Ideally, Bowen moves are best performed with direct contact to the skin. However, your sense of comfort and modesty are a prime concern. Bowen can be performed thru very light clothing or a sarong (provided). It is recommended that a thin cotton top such as a singlet and shorts/running shorts be worn for each treatment if underwear only is not desired. Clothing such as denim or similar and lycra make it too difficult to perform effective Bowen moves. At all times during the treatment you will be covered to maintain your modesty and a comfortable body temperature.
How much does a treatment cost?
Each treatment, no matter the length, will cost $75.00. Because of the nature of Bowen Therapy and the necessary wait times between moves, I am able to treat 2 people at a time, so bringing a partner for treatment will reduce the cost to $70.00 each. This is available at the Redland Bay home clinic only as there is limited space at the Victoria Pt clinic. Eftpos is available at the Vic Point clinic, but the Redland Bay clinic is cash only.
Does Bowen Therapy receive Health Fund recognition?
Yes – Bowen is ‘Health Fund’ friendly. All available health funds that offer Bowen on their list of coverage are available in this clinic. Please ask us if your medical insurance is linked to treatment costs.