You can book directly with our Bowen Therapist, Colin, via the Glasgow Bowen Clinic website or by calling 0141 266 0072
The Bowen Technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy named after its Australian innovator Tom Bowen. Unlike many remedial treatments, Bowen is gentle and involves rolling type moves across specific muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. It can often be performed through light clothing and is gentle enough to be used on everyone from infants to the elderly.
A unique feature of a Bowen treatment is that between sets of moves the therapist will leave the room and allow the client to rest. This is a key element of Bowen. The break allows the body the opportunity to create a decision about what action needs to be taken in response to the moves given. The breaks are usually between 2 - 5 minutes and upon returning the therapist will assess any responses made by the body to the previous moves.
The work is very subtle, relaxing and gentle involving no hard or prolonged pressure. During a session the client will lie on a therapy table, although some procedures can effectively be carried out with the client in a chair.
An initial treatment will address the whole body. By working on the lower and mid back and legs, the upper back, shoulders and the neck, a sense of wellbeing can be achieved, helping relaxation, aiding sleep helping to remove everyday stress and anxiety that can make us feel under-par or prevent us functioning at our optimum.
The most common issue that clients present with is back pain and here Bowen excels. Sometimes in just a few treatments even chronic back pain can start to ease. Bowen is safe for pregnant women and can help them cope with lower back pain throughout their pregnancy.
Shoulder related complaints including frozen shoulder, neck pain and migraines can all respond well to Bowen.
Respiratory complaints such as hay fever and asthma can have a marked improvement after Bowen treatments and there is an actual asthma emergency technique that is taught to asthma sufferers for use in case of an acute attack.
There are many cases of Bowen helping improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, RSI, tennis elbow and other wrist/elbow related conditions.
As a holistic treatment, Bowen can also help with a wide variety of conditions in an indirect way as the body re-balances. Bowen has been used in this way to help people with conditions such as IBS, Crohns, poor circulation, slow digestion and ME to name just a few.
When booking a Bowen treatment for the first time, it is recommended that you plan to attend two treatment sessions, approximately one week apart. This allows the therapist to assess your initial response to the technique and follow up the first treatment accordingly.
More information on The Bowen Technique can be found at www.bowentherapyglasgow.co.uk