Way back in the 1950s, an Australian named Tom Bowen began experimenting with a new technique for manipulating muscles as part of his work as a masseur for some of his country’s football teams. By trial and error, he developed a method of gently ‘rolling’ muscles, nerves and tendons in a way that stimulated cramped and misaligned muscles to reset themselves.
Bowen achieved remarkable success, and before long, 13,000 people a year were passing through his clinic. As part of a review of alternative medicine in 1975, the Australian government looked into his methods and endorsed what had by now become known as the Bowen Technique. Before he died in 1982, Tom Bowen passed on his knowledge to six young trainees, and from that modest beginning, the technique has spread round the world.
Bowen Therapy is now widely recognized and taught through a formal series of courses and examinations. Bowen practitioners must be certified.
Unlike an over-all body massage, Bowen Therapy tends to be highly focused on specific muscles, nerves, and tendons related to particular disorders that can be anything from migraine to tennis elbow. The treatment is gentle and relaxing, suitable for patients from infancy to old age.
Conditions that respond to Bowen Therapy include:
Sciatica, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, joint restriction, arthritis, sports injuries, gait disorders, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, repetitive strains
Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, hayfever
Colic, Crohn’s Disease, indigestion, constipation, IBS
Mastitis, PMS, infertility
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, tinnitus, headaches, ear infections, bedwetting, prostate problems
If you would like more information on this highly effective therapy, please contact Garibaldi Health Clinic, and we would be pleased to discuss it with you.