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Bowen Therapy was developed in Australia by the late Tom Bowen (1916-1982). It is a system of moves that challenges soft tissue, releases its congestion and stimulates energy flow. It relieves pain and inflammation and is an overall tonic to the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Its positive effects on nerve, muscle and connective tissues provides lasting relief from pain and misalignment in the simplest and most effective manner. For more than 40 years it has been used successfully to treat tens of thousands of people suffering from a huge variety of ailments. Bowen Therapy movements release a message of relaxation through its signal to the nerves within the area the movement is applied. While the treatment is comfortable and deeply relaxing, it is much more than just another form of massage. Addressing the body as a whole, Bowen Therapy treats beyond the presented symptoms and positively affects the physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each person during the treatment and most importantly, for many days after. Appointments are usually scheduled a week apart. The therapy’s effect on the body lasts for many days. In most cases we recommend a series of about 3 treatments to initiate the process of healing and recovery. Within that period, the patient and therapist will be able to identify if the patient will need more treatment in the future. Bowen works very effectively alongside other treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture and psychological therapies.
Bowen Therapy is safe for everyone – from newborns to the old-aged. It is safe to use as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. Bowen Therapy relieves the body’s reactive patterns to injury, pain and misalignment through a series of relaxing and gentle moves on specific points on the body. The moves are light, usually performed through clothing, making it simple to receive therapy for those in severe pain and immobility. Perhaps the most unique aspect of Bowen Therapy is ‘pauses’ of time that are given between sets of therapeutic moves during a treatment session. It is this ‘pause’ of time provided between sets of Bowen Therapy moves that enables the body the time to respond.
Our resident Bowen therapist is Susanna Lapic.