Developed by Tom Bowen of Australia in the 1960s and 1970s, this hands-on, light-touch body therapy consists of gently rolling movements over muscles, tendons or nerve sheaths. This technique incorporates strategic, gentle moves on soft tissue which stimulate energy flow and facilitate the body's own resources to restore balance and health.
The work consists of a series of precise moves on specific points of the body. These moves are light and can be done through clothing. Frequent and important pauses between each series of moves give the body time to benefit from each.
The Bowen Technique effectively addresses pain and dysfunction of the musculo-skeletal system, including headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, respiratory ailments such as asthma, tempomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, conditions related to coccyx misalignment such as bed wetting and migraines, and muscular discomfort caused by hip or pelvic imbalance. Autism and other spectrum disorders have also responded well to Bowen Technique.