Bowen therapy is a gentle, soft-tissue manipulation modality which works with relationships within the body that help the body to heal itself. It is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue moves, which realign the body to balance and stimulate energy flows. Many of the moves are located along acupuncture meridians or on specific acupuncture points, which are known to stimulate and balance the body’s energy. These gentle, yet powerful moves send a neurologic impulse to the muscles, joints and nerves allowing them to relax. It is used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries, as well as other conditions such as asthma, hayfever, kidney problems, and TMJ dysfunction.
Relief from pain, spasm and abnormal muscular tension can be immediate, but it is common for treatment changes to occur over the next four to seven days. In a few cases, although the Bowen technique may not completely resolve the pathology, it will help improve the quality of the patient’s life and make it easier for them to carry out the activities of daily living.
Dr. Taylor first studied the Bowen Therapy and learned the technique in 1994 from Oswald and Elaine Rentsch, who studied and learned the technique directly from Tom Bowen. She has been using this gentle form of therapy as a regular part of her practice ever since. It can be used safely on anyone from new-borns to the aged, infirm and immobile and is a viable alternative to manipulative therapy.