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What to expect in a Bowen session

What happens in a session ?

A typical Bowen Technique session generally lasts from 45 to 60 minutes. After an initial assessment and client history, you will be asked to lie on a massage table or seated in a chair, for comfort. The movements are best done directly on the skin but can be performed through light cotton clothing.


The Session begins with small sets of moves done at very precise locations on the body. Between each set of moves, the practitioner will pause for as many minutes as are needed for the client’s body to begin responding.
As the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the muscles, the practitioner senses when the client is ready for the next set of moves. A common approach in a session is to balance the entire body by addressing the lower back, then the upper back, and then the neck.



What should I wear to a session ?

Treatment is best performed directly on bare skin, underwear garments are kept on and clients are appropriately covered by towels at all times. We do request that you wear light clothing, preferably cotton or other non-slippery material (not jeans). Permission is always sought before undertaking any hands-on contact and if the therapist requires to work around sensitive areas of the body, the therapist will ensure that the person feels comfortable and understands what is being done and why. 



How many sessions will I require ?

Noticeable results can often be achieved from the first visit, but it is important to remember that each body is unique and the degree of effectiveness will vary from person to person depending on the condition. Some people respond quickly and feel remarkable improvements after only one session, another person may need 3 to 5 visits for a similar response. Remember , Bowen Therapy is activating your body to heal itself and we cannot force or manipulate this.



Will I need to do anything to help my therapy work?

Sipping plenty of water will help to hydrate the muscles and fascia and help to flush out any waste released from the muscles after treatment.  Walking is also helpful as this helps to gently stimulate the lymphatics. When addressing particular problems , simple exercises will be advised and these are important to the outcome of the treatment.

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