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Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, drug-free, hands-on remedial therapy that is suitable for adults and children of all ages – from newborns to seniors. 

The small precise, rolling movements are made over muscle, tendons and ligaments at specific points on the body where tension and stress tends to be held. These gentle moves appear to be the catalyst that switches the bodies‘ flight or fight’ stress response into rest and recover mode. This shift occurs secondary to the stimulation of the fascia which surrounds the areas we are working on. It encourages the body to release tension and stress, helping the body to physically and chemically rebalance. 

Tom Bowen lived in Geelong, Victoria, Australia he was born in 1916 and died in 1982. He was reported to have been a remarkable man who could spot the root of people’s problems on sight.

He worked with a small team of assistants and was reported to have treated 30-35 people each hour, many having travelled from all over Australia to see him. In 1974, Tom Bowen’s clinic submitted evidence to the Complementary Therapy Council of Australia to confirm that he was at that time treating 13,000 people per year

The name ‘Bowen Technique’ was given to his work after his death in 1982. The Bowen Technique is a system of bodywork that is based on the basic principles that Tom taught to his team of assistants.

The Bowen Technique was introduced to the UK in the 1990’s and is now practiced by thousands of Bowen Therapists all over the world. I have further my studies and now adopt Importance of Symmetry approach  by Graham  Pennington.

Many times dysfunctional areas of fascia (the connective tissue I am targeting ) are referred to as knots, ropes, gristle, adhesions, and scar tissue. There aren't actually knots and ropes under your skin. Instead, what we have is mal-alignment of tissue due to trauma and injury, poor motor patterns, and emotional distress. Releasing these tissues is simply creating a biochemical and mechanical change that will give us an opportunity to create more efficient movement patterns in the future. 

A simpler way of explaining how The Bowen Technique works ....Ok - so you are tent (be tent , feel the tent... you are the tent!!) and you have a misalignment so your roof is saggy. It’s a painful and annoying time for all campers.
 

🌟A chiropractor would alter the TENT POLES to achieve symmetry 
🌟A masseuse would smooth out the FLYSHEET in a hope to alleviate the problem
🌟A BOWEN practitioner would alter the GUY ROPES, releasing the tension on the over tight (hypertonic) and tighten the loose (hypotonic).

This would achieve symmetry and the tent would be PERFECTION 👌🏻 Everyone gets a good night sleep!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom Bowen's Home Remedies

Bunions or calcification in joints

Dissolve 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts in a bowl of very warm water.  Soak in Epsom Salt mixture for
20 minutes, and then rub in Iodex.

 

To draw off acids and toxins

Mix ½ cup each of Bicarbonate of Soda and Epsom Salts in a bath.  Soak at least 20 minutes.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar – Cell/Tissue damage or soft tissue injuries

Soak a face washer in Apple Cider Vinegar. 
Wrap around the injured area like a poultice. 
Put gladwrap/plastic-wrap over face washer. 
Bandage it up. 
Leave on overnight, or at least 4 to 5 hours.

 

Washing Soda Pack

To Draw Fluid off a Joint:
Crush Washing Soda to coarse salt size.  In the centre of a tea-towel, make a pad of the soda  –
about 1-2cm thick, and about the size of the area to be covered. 
Fold the edges of the tea-towel over the pad of the soda. 
Have only one layer of cloth between the soda and the skin. 
Tape this on the affected area with  masking tape, then put a towel over the top. 
Keep on overnight, or a minimum of 3-4 hours.

 

For Calcification of Fluid in Elbows:

Use a Washing Soda Pack (as above) 3 times a week. Use Iodex after soaking.

 

For Knees

Place Washing Soda Pack (as above) below the knee cap. 
Use once a week, alternating knees.
Note:  This procedure can draw haematomas.

Contraindications:  Sensitive skin can blister, in which case, apply Vaseline to the blisters before
the next application of the Washing Soda Pack.  If too severe, try an Epsom Salt bath soak (½ cup
Epsom Salts in the bath – soak for ½ hour).

 

Kidneys

Eat two (2) slices of cooked beetroot. 
Do not use vinegar to dress (you may use lemon juice).

 

Sinus

Mix 7 teaspoons of Sugar with 1 teaspoon of Epsom Salts. 
Use dry. First thing in the morning, place ½ teaspoon of mixture in your mouth until dissolved – hold in the mouth until mixture is dissolved –DO NOT SWALLOW – spit this mixture out when dissolved.

 

Gout

Mix ½ gallon of Warm Water and 1 teaspoon of Methylated Spirits. 
Soak feet once every night until condition is relieved.

 

Bunions

Mix ½ gallon of Warm Water and 1 dessertspoon of Epsom Salts.  Soak feet for 20 minutes daily.
Apply Iodex TM to the area to bring down the swelling.

 

Asthma

Do not eat Sago, Rice, Spaghetti, Fried Foods, Potatoes, Onions, Milk, Chocolate Milk Drinks,
Chocolate, Pastry, Nuts, Strawberries, Passionfruit.

 

Cold/Congestion

Dissolve 2 teaspoons Cider Vinegar and 2 teaspoons Honey in warm water.  Sip slowly at bedtime.