Why Bowen?



Anita Fowler RN
Professional Bowen Practitioner

Med Free Pain & Stress ReliefType 


           Wellness Center

302 N. Willis Suite 8, Abilene Texas 79603 


What to expect afterward

Some changes may be noticeable right away: and may continue to process for a week to 10 days. Reduced pain  Greater range of motion  A sense of relaxation and well being Sounder sleep   

What is the Bowen technique?

The practitioner places fingers or thumbs on the skin  over precise points on muscles, tendons or other soft structures.  By applying gentle rolling pressure to the underlying tissue. The “Arndt Schulze Law  effects powerful change, which states, " The body responds more deeply and positively to low-pressure stimuli than it does to painful strong stimuli."   Theautonomic nervous system controls over 80% of bodily functions (cardiac, respiratory, peripheral circulation, reproductive, endocrine, and  gastrointestinal) and is very susceptible to stress and emotional tensions. For healing to happen, the body needs to shift from sympathetic (fight/ flight mode) to parasympathetic (vegetative mode, eat and sleep) dominance. For this to happen, it needs time and space to literally unwind and "digest" physical and emotional stress. The Bowen Technique facilitates these positive shifts, thus the body can unwind and heal.

How many sessions are needed?

 Three to five sessions one week apart are usually all that is required for most sport injuries, work-related injuries, and problems brought about by long -time overuse.  Clients with more complex conditions usually improve with additional sessions. Neurological and some chronic conditions may require ongoing maintenance sessions..

What happens in a Bowen Session?

Can wear or bring light-weight,loose-fittingclothing that your practitioner can work through. Your practitioner will take a health
history to assess which Bowen Moves to apply for that day.  The actual hands–on work may take very few of the 20 to 60 minutes of the session. After each series of moves, your practitioner will make sure you are comfortable and will leave the room to allow your body time to begin responding.
Since there is no forceful manipulations used during a session the technique is safe to use on anyone from newborns to the elderly.  Bowen Therapy may help to achieve relief from a wide range of conditions:

Chronic Pain Sports Injuries Digestive Problems Gynecological Problems Balance Problems Bed-wetting Lymphatic Drainage Emotional Release Tennis Elbow Arthritic Pain Muscle Pain Migraines 





Stroke Recovery

TMJ Problems


Bowenwork originating from Australia is a gentle touch, Neuro-Muscular technique. It stimulates a direct response to the nervous, musuloskeletal and fascial systems of the body. With Bowenwork the fascia and muscles begin to unwind, and relax naturally, with out drugs or trauma from injections or surgery. An added plus is deep relaxation. The majority of the time, one will find oneself falling asleep during the Bowen session. 

The body's integrated response to Bowenwork improves circulation and lymphatic drainage; it also enhances the assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxins from the body.

History of  the Bowen Technique (Bowtech)

Bowenwork was developed in the 1950s by the late Thomas  Bowen of Geelong Australia.  Bowen’s approach was to reset the tension in certain muscles and muscle groups by using a unique type of stretch-and-roll-through move and then pausing between sets of moves to give the body time to begin its response. 

​According to a 1974 survey of alternative health practitioners, performed by the Victorian Government, Bowen was found to be doing over 13,000  treatments per year..  In over 85 % of his cases, the problems for which his patients sought relief were resolved completely.