Bowen Technique Practioner
The Bowen Technique was pioneered by an Australian. Thomas Bowen (1916- 1982) was born in Melbourne to English immigrants and worked the majority of his life as a manual labourer and carpenter like his father in the city of Geelong, Victoria. He had a natural gift for healing. During the day he worked in a cement works and treated people in the evening.
What is Bowen?
Bowen Therapy has been developing since the 1950’s with more modern scientific understandings in recent years showing more insight into what the ‘move’ does. But the basic principles of the ‘move’ remain the same.
Bowen is a series of non-intrusive, gentle rolling moves, made over muscles and other soft tissue structures on various parts of the body with small periods of rest between moves. These rest periods allow time for the brain to absorb the information (stimulus) and respond. Therapists often feel changes in the soft tissue tensions as they continue
to work. Sometimes clients experience soft tissue involuntary responses
in the breaks.
It is a highly effective holistic treatment which promotes pain relief by relieving soft tissue tensions, helps aid relaxation and initiates the healing processes in the body. The holistic effects are apparent in clients who have found resolution to problems beyond those for which they have sought treatment, for example stress, lack of energy, emotional issues and sleep issues.
How does Bowen work?
Bowen Therapy principles have worked on the understanding that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal and neurological health problems can often originate in the body’s fascia. These soft tissues made of collegen, form an interconnecting web supporting all bodily functions therefore they have a direct impact on all the body’s systems and their effectiveness.
Bowen uses gentle moves which stimulate the neural transmitters sending messages to the brain thereby enabling the body to correct dysfunctional systems. This technique encourages the body to realign
itself without the need for manipulation or adjustment or hard tissue and no force is needed.
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Kathy started her Bowen journey after receiving Bowen treatment and experiencing the difference it made after a car accident in 2000.
She decided to study the technique with the College of Bowen Studies (CBS) which is well recognised as Europe’s leading Bowen school. After passing her qualification in July 2003 and taking time to raise a family she returned to her passion as a Bowen therapist in 2012.
As a member of the college of Bowen Studies Register and The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Kathy regularly attends training courses in the Bowen Technique as part of her continuing professional development (CPD) she has completed her Anatomy and Physiology training and holds a current first aid certificate for Therapists and is fully insured.
Although the Bowen Technique is Kathy’s main focus in her practice, she is also qualified in Adapted massage for people living through cancer.