If you are looking for a gentle but extremely effective therapy, the Bowen Technique might be just what you are looking for. It involves very gentle rolling-type moves with the fingers and thumbs over muscles and ligaments on specific points on the body. It works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. These moves stimulate the bodies natural self-healing to take place.
The technique was developed by Tom Bowen of Victoria, Australia in the 1950’s. Tom taught this technique to his students and on his death the technique was named after him. Bowen Technique has been rapidly growing in popularity here in the UK since the 1990’s, with more and more people seeing huge benefits after having treatments. Fans of the treatment are Elle Macpherson and Bear Grylls to name a few. Bear has said that Bowen therapy is his secret to staying so active.
Bowen Technique is safe to use on anyone from new-borns to the elderly. The treatment is a non-invasive holistic therapy, so you are treating the whole body and not just treating the symptoms the client is presenting to you, this means you are often getting to the cause of the problem, often the symptoms that the client has stem from elsewhere in the body. Many conditions can be addressed, it works well with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, organic and reproductive issues.