Bowen therapy activates your body's restorative functions. It may move your tissue and skin, but it actually treats the nervous system – the natural mechanism which holds the keys to recovery.
The parasympathetic system is the branch of the automatic nervous system that focuses on healing, rest, and cleansing. However, the parasympathetic response is often crowded out by the sympathetic response of the nervous system. The sympathetic response, more commonly known as fight or flight, forces the brain and body to make quick decisions. When your body is evaluating itself and the sympathetic response is engaged, the brain is more likely to assess the information received as pain and is so preoccupied with the immediate evaluation that the parasympathetic healing response cannot take hold. This imbalance means more pain and less healing. Bowen therapy, which experientially can be compared to massage, uses gentle motion interspersed with rests to directly engage the parasympathetic system and calm the fight or flight response.
This activation is achieved via the connected, neurological tissue that coats all our organs and muscles: fascia. Bowen therapists use light, calm, and choreographed manipulation of the skin and soft tissue to program a message into that fluid fascia. As our nerves relay the message to the brain, the nervous system is forced to slow down before making an evaluation, and thus, the parasympathetic response is welcomed. The self-healing capabilities hardwired into the nervous system are allowed full control. It is a rest like no other, and it triggers a recovery process that lasts long after the session ends. Bowen therapy is excellent for near any ailment. Muscular, mental, reproductive, digestive, or chronic difficulties are just a few areas where Bowen therapy can transform your health. Bowen therapy can work as a primary treatment tool, but also as a supplement to other therapies and medicines. It is one of the most holistically helpful treatments there is. Schedule your Bowen appointment today and feel it for yourself.