What is Bowen Therapy - Does it Work?

Bowen Therapy is a hands-on healing technique developed this specific technique in the 1950’s in Australia. The technique is gentle, using thumbs and fingers in a specific manner or process, a rolling-type move over small areas of skin, designed to stimulate nerve pathways. A Bowen therapist usually leaves the room b

There are a number of conditions that the Bowen Therapist can address, including problems with:

  • Allergies
  • Infancy and childhood
  • Back
  • Bedwetting, incontinence
  • Bowel
  • Digestion
  • Dizziness
  • Ears
  • Fatigue
  • Feet
  • Fluid retention
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches (migraine, sinus)
  • Jaw
  • Knee and hip restrictions, misalignments
  • Menstruation (and other female issues)
  • Mobility
  • Pelvic tilt, leg length, hip imbalance
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Respiration
  • Skeletal and muscular issues
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress

I can attest to the efficacy of this therapy on frozen shoulder.  After a few months of physiotherapy with ultrasound, electrical impulses and manipulation (to no effect), for the healing of a broken humerus and a frozen shoulder, I was able to regain about 50% of my mobility in a few visits.

Bowen is very specific but many therapists will use a variety of techniques in consort with Bowen movements.  Just as Thomas Bowen perfected his technique over many years, other gifted therapists may find ways to increase the positive impact of their treatments.