Developed in the 1950s by Tom Bowen, this therapy is reported to help with a number of conditions and can address the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
It is important to note that Bowen Therapy focuses on the whole person, not just the condition. Yet the Bowen therapist will know a number of movements that affect certain areas of the body.
There have been many studies into Bowen therapy and research is still ongoing. Dr Bernie Carter and his team from the University of Lancaster carried out research on the effectiveness of the treatment of frozen shoulder. According to the study, all participants showed a significant improvement in shoulder mobility and function. By the end of the treatment, 70% of participants regained full mobility.
Other positive findings included reduced pain intensity and improvement in daily activities by all volunteers.
WHO BENEFITS FROM BOWEN TECHNIQUE ?
headaches including migraines
knee and hip problems
repetitive strain injury (RSI)
The Bowen Therapy of Australia Association (BTAA) teaching revised in 2002 is comprised of 7 modules and a final evaluation in a total of 16 days.