Bowen Therapy

What is Bowen Therapy?

In the 1950’s Tom Bowen (1916-1982) of Geelong established a practise as an osteopath and developed a technique based on the cross fibre manoeuvre of soft tissue called Fascia. This connective tissue forms a continuous network throughout the body which embraces muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves, bones, blood vessels and organs.

How Does Bowen Therapy Work?

The gentle yet powerful, non-invasive mobilisation of the Fascia tissue applied at specific locations sends messages through the parasympathetic nervous system to induce the relaxation and allow healing to occur. Benefits include the stimulation of known acupressure meridian points, improved flow of energy, fluids, nutrients and removal of toxins and inflammation. Bowen facilitates:

  • Muscle spasm release
  • Increase in mobility
  • Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which induces deep relaxation,
  • Improved circulation,
  • Removal of cellular waste
  • Improved delivery of nutrients & Oxygen to aid tissue healing
  • Increased lymphatic drainage
  • Rebalancing of energy meridians
  • Improved digestive, respiratory and urinary function

How Can Bowen Therapy Help?

Our pets cannot tell us if they are sore and feeling unwell. Bowen Therapy can give them natural drug free relief from a large variety of physical and emotional issues and bring back their vitality and zest for life.

Which Animals Can Benefit?

Aged, ill and companion animals recovering from surgery as well as working dogs can get enormous benefit from Bowen Therapy Here are just some of the performance sports which place demands on our dogs and can leave them with muscular /joint strains and pain:

  • Conformation showing
  • Agility
  • Obedience
  • Tracking
  • Herding
  • Flyball
  • Frisbee
  • High Jump

What Does Bowen Therapy Assist With?

  • Muscle injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Joint pain including arthritis
  • Post operative pain relief
  • Recovery from illness
  • Kidney and liver problems
  • Digestive conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Lymphatic conditions
  • Lack of energy

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