Our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Jennifer Haessler, has undergone extensive training in Bowen Therapy.
Bowen consists of a series of specific moves across tendons, muscles and fascia throughout the body. The therpaist makes rolling type moves using light pressure with their thumbs and fingers. The work can be done through light clothing and no oils are used. To the patient, it may seem that very little is being done, mainly becuase it is such a gentle technique. In between each set of moves, the therapist leaves the room for a short period, to allow the body a chance to pocess the information it was just given.
How Does it Work?
One theory is that these gentle moves send neurological impulses to the brain. When given time to process these impulses, the brain then feeds impulses back which help to realign the body. Another theory is that when certain areas of the body are out of tune, the result is injury, illness or disease. By gently touching and moving areas of the body, a re-tuning takes place and the body is able to heal itself.
What Conditions Can Respond to the Bowen Technique?
There are specific moves for certain symptoms and conditions, but in many cases, a basic balancing of the body is enough to clear many long standing problems. Conditions which often respond well to Bowen include:
This list is not exhaustive and there is no condition that would exclude a treatment. It can safely be used on everyone from newborns to the elderly. For further information, you can refer to www.bowtech.com or contact the office.