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“Smart Bowen therapy muscle release…less is more”.
“I played college tennis and since then had added co-ed soccer, polo, and trail riding to my sports repertoire. I gave birth to four children and at 42 underwent back surgery to clean up a herniation of my lowest disc in 2008. Until getting treated by Peter, my sports future looked bleak, and my body felt very old and weak. A few days after my first Bowen session, I felt a sense of euphoria bubble up from deep inside. Intrigued, I asked my husband to try Bowen (he was still unable to properly recover from ACL surgery in 2008). He, too, felt this post-Bowen euphoria. Even better, after a few therapy sessions, my body felt aligned, renewed, stronger.
Combined with stretching, Bowen gave me my athletic life back and a deep sense of wellness for which I will ever be grateful. Bowen therapy will always be a part of my life, even if I have to fly back to Roseville to get it! Thank you, Peter. Thank you Bowen!”
Equestrian Rider & Tennis Athlete
Combined with stretching, Bowen gave me my athletic life back and a deep sense of wellness for which I will ever be grateful. Bowen therapy will always be a part of my life, even if I have to fly back to Roseville to get it! Thank you, Peter. Thank you Bowen!”Bowen Therapy was practiced in Geelong, Victoria [Australia] by Tom Bowen and was recognized by the Federal Government in Australia in 1970 as alternative therapy. [Sturgess R.2006]. Bowen therapy is a dynamic, remedial body technique and may be exquisite or gentle and very relaxing. It empowers the body’s own healing resources, achieving balance and harmony, resulting in fast and lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Bowen is an all embracing vibration energy therapy, safe to use on anyone, newborn to the elderly, with any condition from sport injuries to chronic or organic complaints.
A treatment comprises sequences of moves, each at a specific site on the body. It is not powerful manipulation. Rather, it is cross-fiber maneuvering of a muscle, tendon or ligament. However, fascia also plays an important role in this technique. The precise location of the Bowen moves correlate markedly with the meridian energy system, acupressure-points and Myofascial point therapy. Observation also suggests the lymphatic system is greatly affected by the technique.
Bowen is generally a stand alone therapy or performed as last set of treatments. Clients are advised not to receive other massage treatments for at least seven days after a Bowen session as the body repairs itself.
The Lymphatic system is our front line of defense in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.
The Lymph glands (at neck, armpits, groin, etc) are connected by a broad network of vessels, which transplant the fluid. Muscular movement is required to move it, as there is no ‘Heart’ to pump it. Lymphatic Drainage, a gentle whole body treatment relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system. It is highly recommended for those prone to and recovering from sore throats, colds, infections, ongoing tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity, swollen node and also for the physically inactive. Bowen style Lymphatic Drainage has also been known to help to remove the visible signs of cellulite, in conjunction with “homework” by the client.
Bowen Technique Massage Article Condensed
MASSAGE Magazine, by Vicki Mechner
Issue # 106 (Nov/Dec 2003) pp. 102-107
49er Great Roger Craig Still on the Run
Mercury News, by Mark Emmons
No Pain No Gain Kid
Sports Illustrated, by Jill Lieber
November 28, 1988
NFL Notebook Craig Sets the Pace for Running Backs
New York Times, by Thomas George
October 11, 1988
What do I wear?
Loose comfortable clothing. In order to be effective in the technique, therapists must be able to feel the muscles and be able to work through the clothing. Therefore heavy thick clothing such as jeans, khakis, etc. is not advised, nor are nylons. Appropriate clothing such as gym shorts, t-shirts, leggings, etc. are preferable.