Bowen Therapy – Align Health Solutions

Bowen Therapy is a gentle remedial therapy technique. It uses small rolling movements that vary in pressure, targeting muscles and tendons, as well as the fascia, or soft tissue. The therapy stimulates an energy flow that can release tension and pain to improve movement and reduce inflammation.


Conditions that can respond well to Bowen Therapy include (but are not limited to):


  • ​​​General musculoskeletal pain and imbalance
  • Respiratory and asthma complaints
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Lymphedema
  • Stress disorders
  • Neck and head tension
  • Acute and chronic fatigue
  • Bed wetting
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual complaints
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Colic.

​Bowen Therapy is holistic in its technique, involves no forceful manipulation and is gentle in its pressure making it a suitable technique for individuals of all ages.

Initial Consultation


Your initial Bowen Therapy consultation will be 60 minutes in duration. Subsequent sessions are between 45-60 minutes, depending upon the nature of your condition and the procedures required.

During this consultation, your Bowen Therapist will complete a physical assessment to determine the treatment you require and the procedures that will be performed in your treatment sessions.

Your session can be performed over light clothing, but if any movement sequences require skin contact, the therapist will strictly adhere to correct draping.


Treatment Sessions


During your treatment sessions, your therapist will perform one or more procedures, each consisting of several movement sequences. Movements are seldom performed over the same area more than twice. And between some movement sequences, you’ll need wait time to allow your body to respond to the treatment through your nervous system, adjusting the tension in your muscles. At these times, your therapist may leave the room.

Further sequences depend on how your body responded to the previous work.


Focus on the Cause


Bowen Therapy aims to address the cause of a problem rather than the symptoms experienced, and so it is not an ongoing therapy. Often you can experience relief following the first session, and many clients experience long lasting results after three sessions.

​Be aware, though, that chronic conditions or repeated injuries may require additional treatments. However, if Bowen Therapy does not help to treat the underlying problem, we recommend that you seek the advice of your General Practitioner.


After-Session Care


After your treatment session, your therapist will give you an after-care guide. This guide relates specifically to the treatment you have received.

For at least five days after your treatment, we recommend that you don’t receive any other physical work on your body. This will enable your body to effectively process the treatment received.


After-Session Experience​


After a Bowen Therapy session, you may experience an increase in energy, improved mobility and reduced pain. Occasionally you may experience headaches, increased fatigue, increased frequency of urination or changes at a musculoskeletal level that may alter the symptoms you experienced. All these reactions indicate that your body is responding to the Bowen Therapy you received. All unpleasant reactions should subside within one or two days.



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