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The College of Bowen studies specialises in training health professionals in gentle fascial release methods suitable for all your clients attending clinics for rehabilitation, injury and pain. Intelligent hands on techniques to enhance your clinical work on a daily basis. Training offered UK wide.
The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen`s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.
What Does It Treat?
What responds well to the Bowen Technique?
In short, almost everything can respond well to Bowen treatment and this is why:
The Bowen Technique is a non-intrusive hands-on therapy. The technique is based on the theory that gentle moves over precise points of the body can prompt the body`s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. Bowen practitioners work holistically with their clients and expect to work alongside allopathic health professionals to support optimum health for their clients.
Ongoing research into fascia and the sensory importance of the superficial fascia for the interpretation of pain signals is starting to indicate that gentle approaches have a key role to play in rehabilitation and ultimately recovery, moving with the popular understanding of the bio-psycho - social model of pain and understanding the client's experience as a whole.
The average number of treatments people have is three to four. There are always exceptions to any rule, and some people will need further or even on-going treatment.
Bowen is being widely used for sports injuries as well, with rugby clubs and premiership football clubs requesting assistance. Not only do sportsmen report fewer injuries when treated regularly but they also notice enhanced performance.
Daily clinical work involves a range of presentations from muscular skeletal pain to headaches, respiratory, neural and visceral.
The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian Tom Bowen. Training courses in Mr Bowen`s technique were first offered in the late 1980s in Australia and came to the UK in 1993 under Julian Baker and the European College of Bowen Studies. In January 2016 Paula Esson an assistant professor in pain management and the Director of the Northern Integrative Health Practice has taken on the ongoing work for the College and training for both health professionals and those wishing to change career path. The entire teaching team are clinically and professionally experienced with a passion for helping clients resolve and rehabilitate safely and effectively.