So, what is Bowen Therapy and how does it work?

NST Bowen is a non-invasive technique that uses a series, of mostly gentle, and sometimes firm, hand movement over muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and fascia to promote relief from musculoskeletal and related neurological complaints.

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What is Bowen therapy – video transcript

So what is Bowen therapy? And how does it work?

It’s not the first time I have spoken about in NST Bowen therapy and how it works and no doubt it won’t be the last time.

So it’s a non-invasive technique that uses a series of mostly gentle, and sometimes firm, hand movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints
nerves and fascia, to promote relief from musculoskeletal and related neurological complaints.

So these precise movements stimulate the body via the nervous system, endocrine and myofascial systems, and they activate specific receptors that enable the body to correct its dysfunctions.

And these specific receptors are the eyes and the ears of the brain, and the nerves. They sense changes in the body such as inflammation, pressure, tension, spasms, and pain.

They also establish the correct path of communication between the brain and the spinal cord.

And when the move goes over the belly of the muscles, the nerve receptors of the muscles, communicate with the spinal cord and the brain creating a communication pathway, creating balance in the autonomic nervous system and in so doing increases relaxation and improves immune system function.

So our autonomic nervous systems regulate 80% of physiological and emotional functions and governs things like digestion, respiration, heart and circulatory function. Blood pressure muscles, glands and immune functions, all of which are not within our conscious control, they’re automatically done by the body.

And this is why it is NST Bowen is good for internal problems, as well as for musculoskeletal injuries.

And some more now about the moves.

Not only do they go over muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, they also got over acupuncture points, meridians and trigger points and most importantly, the fascia.

What’s the fascia?

The fascia surrounds our organs, muscles and other structures in the body allowing free movement of all of these around each other. And fascia plays a major role in muscle coordination, postural alignment, and overall structural and functional integrity.

And all of these are negatively affected when the fascia stiffens, contracts or dehydrates.

So since NST Bowen technique addresses the body as a whole rather than just a presenting symptom, it embraces the physical, the chemical, the emotional and mental aspects of each person receiving a treatment.

So it is common to see adhesions loosen up, scar tissue soften and posture and mobility improve and then so much more.