A typical treatment is carried out with the client lying down on a massage table and can be performed through light clothing. If this proves difficult it can be carried out effectively in a seated position (for example where there is reduced mobility or during pregnancy).
The therapy begins with your practitioner performing sequences of gentle moves to release tissue tension. These sequences, known as ‘procedures’, take place in groups on between two and eight points of the body. The pressure is gentle although you may feel a twinge as it is applied.
After each procedure, the Bowen therapist will allow the body time to rest for a few minutes before commencing with the next group of movements
A distinct element of the Bowen technique are the ‘breaks’ which allow the body to initiate the process of repair and they are an extremely important part of the treatment. It is during the breaks that the work starts to take effect and changes take place.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease – William Osler