Bowen is a non-invasive, drug-free, hands-on holistic therapy. As a holistic therapy, it follows the philosophy of medical care that views the physical, mental and emotional aspects of life as closely interconnected and equally important. To a Bowen practitioner it means allowing the body to make the changes that it needs to make and trusting that, with the right kind of stimulation, the body can be prompted to make changes on any level - whether that be physical, emotional or psychological, in order to bring about positive improvements in health.
The Bowen technique is comprised of a series of gentle movements over the muscles and other soft tissue which create a wake-up call in the brain which in turn, triggers a neural response in the body. A particular Bowen move sends information to the brain and the brain processes this information. Every sequence of moves is interspersed with periods of rest, during which the therapist ideally leaves the room for a few minutes, to allow the brain time to absorb the information it has just been sent and to make the necessary adjustments in the body to bring about changes in health.