WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A TYPICAL BOWEN TREATMENT SESSION?
In a typical Bowen treatment session, the client lays on a massage table, fully clothed, in a very relaxing open concept environment. The practitioner will do gentle movements over muscle, tendons, ligaments, etc, to induce a response from the body. The treatment typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour, +/-, depending on the needs of the client.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET TREATMENT?
Most conditions need only 3-5 treatments spaced out about 7 days apart. Once the client is feeling better, they may decide to come in for maintenance treatments if/when needed.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO WORK?
Clients may experience instantaneous relief/relaxation. In most cases, some level of relief occurs within a few hours or can be noticed over a few days following treatment.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES 'OPEN CONCEPT ENVIRONMENT' MEAN?
Open concept environment simply means that another client may be being treated at the same time as you are, in the same room.
WHERE DID BOWEN COME FROM?
The Bowen technique was developed in the 1950's by a man named Tom Bowen in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
After serving in World War 2, he became interested in ways to alleviate human suffering and began to notice that certain moves on the body had particular effects. Over a period of several years he developed the system as it is used today. Bowen became a celebrated therapist, regularly treating over 13,000 patients a year according to Australian Government Statistics.
In 1974, while attending a National Health Conference in Adelaide, Australia, Tom Bowen was introduced to Osteopath and Natural Therapist, Oswald Rentsch. He invited them to study with him and document his work. It was until after Bowen’s death in 1982 that they began to teach the technique in several continents.