Bowen Therapy is a gentle, remedial bodywork technique that produces fast and effective results for injuries, pain, joint problems, tension, inflammation and lymphatic congestion. Smart Bowen was developed by Brian Smart and has more moves that traditional Bowen Therapy, which may allow for faster resolution of your conditions.
Pauline B Howard Bowen Therapy
Bowen therapy is a holistic, remedial body technique that is gentle and relaxing.
It helps your body's own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony, which can result in lasting relief from pain and discomfort.
Benefits of Bowen Therapy can include remission from pain, greater mobility, increased energy, improved circulation, lymphatic drainage and detoxification, reduction in stress and improved physical and emotional quality and enjoyment of life,
As well as providing rapid and often long-term pain relief, Bowen can help to improve:
Back and neck problems
Knee, ankle and foot problems
Lymphatic and venous draining
Sports injuries and accidents
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Digestive and Bowel Problems
Tension and Stress disorders
TMJ Syndrome/jaw problems
What is the Bowen Technique?
The Bowen Technique uses sequences of small moves at varying pressures, each at a specific site on the body. These cross fibre moves are performed on the fascia.
The fascia is part of the connective tissue, which influences every organ and tissue in the body and has a profound effect on the body’s physiology and function.
Bowen Therapy treats the cause of pain, rather than the symptoms.
The Bowen technique is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for many complaints.
What to expect in a session
The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. The treatment is performed over light clothing and sessions take from 45 to 60 minutes. Cost is $70 for initial consultation (90 minutes) then $60 per session.
In most cases, the recipient can expect substantial relief after just the first session, although an initial set of 3 treatments, 5 to 7 days apart, is usually recommended for best results. Chronic or long-standing conditions or repeat injury may require additional treatments.
Some clients have periodic Bowen therapy sessions to maintain body integrity and balance and to prevent the onset of problems.
Smart Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy was developed by Tom Bowen, in Geelong, Victoria in the 1960’s. He continued to research and develop his treatment, treating up to 13,000 patients a year, until his death in 1982.
Several of Tom’s students have gone on to teach the technique until it is now known and practiced around the world. One of these students, Oswald Rentsch, went on to establish the ‘Bowtech’ school, which is still an active training provider in the therapy today.
Smart Bowen Therapy is Brian Smart’s interpretation of the Bowen Technique that he learnt with Bowtech in 1992. Brian has taken the original concept of Bowen Therapy and added his own theory to client assessment and application of the technique.
Brian Smart studied and included his knowledge of trigger point therapy, acupuncture and acupressure into his research of how Bowen Therapy works. This research continues today. Incorporating this knowledge and research, he has made subtle changes to some of the original Bowen moves. Brian Smart opened a school teaching his version of Bowen Therapy in 1997 (Kelda Lea Bowen Therapy School) and changed its name to ‘Smart Bowen Therapy’ in 2002. This school also teaches small and large animal Smart Bowen Therapy.
Due to Brian’s continued research, his training programs offer a far greater range of remedial Bowen therapy moves/procedures than in any other current interpretation of the technique and can allow faster resolution of the problem than traditional Bowtech Therapy.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve freedom from physical and emotional pain and discomfort.
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