My Bowen journey: I was trained as a Bowen therapist in Singapore by an Australian Instructor back in 2006, before I became a Naturopath. I am amazed by this gentle technique and continue to upgrade my skills by embarking in a Diploma in Bowen therapy towards the end of 2016. I am registered with the Bowen Association of Australia (BAA), which requires continued education hours and insurance in order to practice.
The Bowen Technique is a simple and powerful technique that helps relieve all kinds of pain, it is so gentle that it can be used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly.
The Bowen Technique is not massage, acupressure or chiropractic. There is no manipulation, adjustment or force used.
The Bowen technique is a system of muscle and connective tissue therapy developed by Tom Bowen who lived and practiced in Geelong, Victoria. It utilises small and measured inputs to the body to stimulate the body to heal itself. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers to gently move muscles and tissues. In between each set of moves, the practitioner leaves the room.
These pauses and the gentleness of the treatment are what make Bowen unique. It offers rapid, long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Most conditions respond within 3 sessions.
Bowen works on the fascia. Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the body organiser embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles. Therefore fascial dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve and organ in the body. Fascia has become the subject of increasing research and recent studies have shown it to be the largest sensory organ in the body. It is rich in a range of receptors that powerfully influence the body’s neuro-muscular physiology in many and complex ways.
- Back pain and sciatica
- Digestive and bowel problems
- TMJ problems
- Migraines and headaches
- Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
- Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
- Neck and shoulder problems e.g. frozen shoulder
- Pelvic tilt/uneven leg length
- Respiratory problems, hayfever
- RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
- Sports/traumatic injuries
Sylvia has a CERT IV in Bowen therapy. For enquires or to book in, contact us.