Using only thumbs and fingers, the Bowen Therapist makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons and soft tissue at precise points on the body. this effectivly rewrites the message being received by the brain, which then triggers a re-aligning, self-healing response in the body. The pressure exerted is gauged by the practitioner according to the age and physical condition of the client and can range from very gentle moves for a tiny baby to more robust moves for an athlete with a sports injury.
A treatment normally takes between 45 minutes and an hour and includes periods of rest to allow the body to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process. Some clients become so relaxed that they fall asleep during the session. Acute injury is is usually resolved in one to three treatments, whilst chronic conditions may require several more. Many people return regularly for top-up treatments, to boost their feeling of health and wellbeing and to strengthen their immune systems.