The Bowen move works through the fascia system, also known as Myofascia, which surrounds muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, organs, bones, even our veins. Recent scientific research into fascia is proving how this previously disregarded system is actually very important connective tissue, affecting pain, injury, and organic complaints.
The Bowen Technique releases the fascia, our connective tissue which holds us together. This tissue knots up through injury or tension affecting our muscles, ligaments, tendons and even our internal organs.
Nerves are also interlinked with this system when the fascia is released, tension is reduced aiding pain relief. Bowen consists of a series of precise moves on specific points of the body, which are light and can be done on skin or through light clothing. After each set of manipulations, the body is allowed to rest for a short period to allow the systems to respond. Bowen calms the parasympathetic nervous system, putting the body into a state of deep relaxation so the body can unwind back to health.