Bowen Therapy was developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia in the early 1960’s. It was popularized by students of Tom in the eighties, and training in this technique became readily available for the first time in 1986. Since then it has been taught extensively throughout the world. The therapy has achieved a high status in natural therapies where it is accepted along with other modalities displaying a much longer and established history, which indicates that there is something special about this therapy.
“a soft tissue therapy, which administers cross fibre releases to specific points on the body”
Bowen Therapy (Fascial Kinetics) was researched and developed by Russell Sturgess and is one of the longest running training organizations in Bowen Therapy.
Fascial Kinetics course delves into the various relationships that exist within the body and demonstrates how Bowen Therapy is able to assist in bringing harmony to these mechanical and physiological relationships.
‘Fascial – relating to the fascia (connective tissue) of the body, and ‘Kinetics’ – meaning a ‘push-pull’ motion as administered with the technique.’
The Bowen therapy moves are a form of gentle but precise soft tissue manipulation. These moves are focused on crucial junctions of muscle, ligament or tendon; nerve pathways; blood and lymph circulation. Blockages are freed; reconnections are made. Bowen therapy naturally brings about the best rate of healing based on the individual’s own body resources and their level of injury.
It is a gentle therapy that does not require deep pressure, although the pressure is varied for each client. Most people usually become very relaxed right away, and even fall asleep during the treatment.
Rapid results are common. Most injuries and pain respond in 3 or 4 sessions, but there is no limit to the number of treatments a client can receive. ‘Top up’ treatments are of great benefit to help keep the body in a state of optimal balance and to prevent re-injury.
Clients usually experience a deep and long lasting relief, even from long standing injury or pain. Clients often report that they have received faster results than other therapies, especially on acute injuries.
Bowen Therapy is appropriate to use on everyone – babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with long term pain.
A treatment program will be recommended that is best for you. Please contact me to discuss.
Short term injuries require between 1-3 sessions
Medium term – long term/chronic conditions require 3-6 sessions, often maintenance treatments may be recommended every 2-12 weeks, depending on individuals needs.
Initial Consultation and Treatment 60min $85-
Follow Up/Maintenance Treatment 60min $75-
Babies/children under 12 30min $40-
Bowen Therapy combined with Breuss Spinal Massage 90min $110-