Bowen is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. The fascia, or soft tissue, is the part of the connective tissue that envelops, separates and influences every organ and tissue in the body. Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation. Because Bowen therapy works on the fascia it often successfully treats persistent problems that have not responded to medication, other therapies or other forms of bodywork. . The treatment is pleasant therapists use light, cross-fibre manoeuvres of muscle, tendon or ligament with no forceful manipulation
The Bowen technique is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint. It is a holistic treatment that treats the whole person and aims to treat the cause of problems, rather than the symptoms.
Bowen therapy can also help emotional conditions like depression, stress and anxiety through shifting the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic, which is turned on during stress and pain, to parasympathetic which is where it needs to be for the body to rest, relax and repair.