The Bowen Treatment
A bowen session will last about an hour, but the actual treatment will be anything from 20 – 45 minutes. The client, if possible, will lie on a very comfortable therapy bed. If the client is unable to lie down then the bowen tratment can also be done with them sitting or standing. The treatment can be done through thin clothing or directly on the skin, which ever is preferable.
The bowen treatment involves several sets of moves, on specific areas of the body (called procedures). After each procedure the therapist gives the client a small rest period (approximately 2 minutes) which allows the body and brain to start responding to the treatment. Each treatment is tailored to the clients specific needs, which is always on a holistic level.
If the client is lying down, then they will lie on their front to begin with so work can be done on their back, shoulders, gluteals and legs, and then the client will turn over to have further work done on their knees, neck and head, and if required pelvis, abdominals, hamstrings, shoulder, elbow, ankle, foot, or face. Virtually any symptom and be addressed.
After the treatment, the client will sit up and have a drink of water and we will review together the work done, how the body felt through the muscle tissue, fascia, nerves and lymph and circulation, and what may be needed for the next treatment. I may also suggest simple exercises that can be easily done at home to help the body to rebalance itself.