Bowen therapy is a style of small movement manipulation that is applied to the body to help with aches and pains. It is non-invasive and offers an alternative to people who are looking for something a little gentler.
Bowen therapy is super gentle and non-invasive, so if you've got back pain or joint issues, and you don't want any rough treatment, it could be the option for you. It's a holistic treatment, and many people feel less stressed afterwards.
To let your treatment do its thing, you're best to avoid other forms of manual therapy for a week. Be careful with your body - don't exercise too hard, and be sure to drink plenty of water. Regular walks are also recommended.
Practitioners say it's best to come in weekly for the first three to six weeks, and then move to maintenance appointments which could be every six weeks. Your therapist will discuss this with you.
That's actually one of Bowen therapy's strengths - it's made up of tiny, careful movements and shouldn't hurt at all. The idea is to get your body back into balance so it can heal itself, rather than to push it around. Of course, if you do feel any pain, speak up right away.
Bowen therapy sessions costs about $100 on average.
Bowen therapy appointments take 60 minutes on average.