Home / Therapies / Bowen Therapy / What is Bowen?

What is Bowen?

The Bowen Technique originates from Australia and takes its name from its founder ‘Tom Bowen’. It has been increasing in popularity in the UK since it’s introduction 15 years ago.

The Bowen Technique is a gentle treatment in which the therapist makes moves using thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body. A Bowen move consists of a rolling movement of skin over a muscle, tendon or nerve. Receptors in the body detect the amount of stretch and tension in muscles, tendons and joints. The receptors send information to the brain so that adjustments can be made to rebalance the body.

The ‘Bowen moves’ are made all over the body not just on the area of concern to the client. The aim of the treatment is to rebalance the complete body, since once imbalance is corrected it can trigger other positive changes elsewhere in the body. Bowen has been found to balance the lymphatic, digestive and hormonal systems as well as working on musculo-skeletal problems.