What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a gentle, non-manipulative hands on treatment, which involves very specific but gentle moves over the body’s fascia (soft connective tissue), muscles, tendons and ligaments. Between these moves there are short, but very essential pauses, which allow the fascia to respond.
Disturbing the fascia, the moves trigger messages within the body’s Central Nervous System (CNS) and in effect reminds the body to address any imbalances in chemical composition, body misalignment or other issues that could be causing internal pain or ailments. Sounds impossible? Ask anyone who has enjoyed Bowen Therapy and they will tell you that it’s not, with many after only one treatment experiencing immediate reduction or relief from pain.
Practiced worldwide, My Bowen Therapy ™ is excited to bring Bowen Therapy to Malaysia and spread the word of this, one of the world’s fastest growing modalities, which has literally changed the lives of many. The remarkable record of success worldwide treating an outstanding number of conditions is phenomenal and now it is available here in Malaysia!
How Bowen Therapy differs from other
pain Management therapies?
Chiropractor vs Bowen Therapy
Developed in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, this therapy is generally usually used by those with back pain and neck pain
Chiropractic adjustment or as some would call it ‘manipulation of the spine’ is focusing on correcting the physical alignment
of the structure of the body. This correction should improve the function of the body physically.
The adjustment involves a trained practitioner using their hands, or sometimes other occupational tools, both of which apply gentle but sudden pressure to specific areas of the spine, that require attention.
A chiropractor’s main focus is on the nervous system, spine and joints and treats problems with the musculoskeletal system that may have been caused by physical trauma, posture, sedately lifestyle, or just day to day wear and tear.
Physiotherapy vs Bowen Therapy
Documents suggest Physio therapy originated in Sweden, by Per Henrick Ling back in 1813 and is often used to repair injury, recover from surgery and speed rehabilitation. .
Physiotherapy is predominantly focusing on the muscles in the body, strengthening them, and increasing flexibility in the joints. The therapy usually involves the therapist assessing the patient and best deciding what action to take to increase the movement in that area again.
Sometimes Physiotherapists with use tools, like ice, heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation machines to help reduce inflammation in the targeted area, and often patients will be given exercises to do at home to speed their recovery.
Osteopath vs Bowen Therapy
Students began learning this therapy in 1892, a therapy developed by Andrew Taylor Still. Not unlike Bowen Therapy, therapy, Osteopaths see the body as a whole, and agree that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, without the need for more invasive treatments.
Generally used for those seeking relief from aches and pains, Osteopaths work on encouraging the body to heal itself by focusing on areas the uncover during assessments where the body requires work.
Again, unlike Bowen, the therapy encourages the body to deal with underlying issues itself, something it has the capability to do given the right environment and encouragement.