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Receiving a Session
The client lies on a soft treatment table, wearing loosely fitting clothing. The therapist applies a specifically orchestrated and located series of gentle movements composed of subtle rollings of connective tissue.
During the session, the movements are applied in a series of patterns. The therapist leaves the room between each series so as to allow the brain time to receive and process the messages. These breaks also afford the client a "personal space" so as to achieve energetic realignment without interference, and enter a profound relaxation.
This deeply relaxed state seems to act upon the body's autonomic nervous system, which creates homeostasis at the cellular level. Because it addresses the body as a whole, Bowenwork™ treats beyond the presented symptom and makes physical, chemical, emotional and mental adjustments within each system. Through this precise resetting of the autonomic nervous system, the individual's body is freed to find its own natural balance.
Sessions usually last an hour. Treatments are often given to more than one client at a time, due to the required pauses between sets of moves. A second visit is scheduled one week later, in order to complete laying the foundation of the work in the body. Subsequent visits are determined by the client's needs. Tom Bowen used to say, "I want to see you whenever you want to see me".
Bowenwork™ can enhance the benefits of homeopathy, essential oils, nutrition, hydration, and normal exercise. However, bodywork manipulations such as massage or chiropractic will affect deep tissue, and counteract Bowenwork's™ ability to stimulate healing from within the internal nervous system and the brain. It is advisable to allow a week between sessions of any other physical modalities and Bowenwork™.
Conditions Helped by Bowenwork™