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Bowen Technique

Simply stated, the Bowen Technique allows the body to reset and heal itself. The work consists of a series of gently rolling, connective tissue moves. There are frequent important pauses between these moves which give the body time to benefit from each set. By combining moves, both in placement and in combination, the practitioner is able to address the body as a whole, or target a specific problem. A unique tool of the Bowen technique practitioner is 'tissue tension sense,' meaning that the practitioner is able to discern stress build-up in muscle groups and then utilize the Bowen technique moves to release that stress.

The Bowen technique aims to balance and stimulate energy flows, frequently resulting in a deep sense of overall relaxation. The restorative process begins once the body is relaxed, and continues as the body allows. Healing seems to occur by affecting the body's autonomic nervous system, which creates homeostasis at the cellular level.

Bowen technique is referred to as a 'complementary' therapy. This means it will enhance and complement, not interfere, with other medical attention. However, other manipulative therapies done immediately after a Bowen technique session can undermine the effectiveness of the continuing Bowen technique work.

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