This is a relatively new therapy to the UK, have you heard of it?
Below is an extract from their website, bowentechnique.com
What Can I Expect from Bowen Therapy?
A normal Bowen Therapy treatment starts with the client lying face down on a bed or massage table. Comfortable clothing is recommended and only the shoes need to be removed . The practitioner begins with a prescribed set of moves in the lower back and hips which immediately lead the body into a relaxed state. This primary stress release, and the relaxation that follows, allows oxygen to circulate more thoroughly throughout the system while releasing toxins and eliminating dysfunctional fluids. Tom Bowen developed a method of isolating the body's energy which is then concentrated and directed into specific muscle groups. Short waiting periods are incorporated between the moves to allow the brain time to assimilate, correlate and send a positive response to the area being worked with. Very often, stress release is so intense, the client falls asleep within the first five minutes.Between 20 -- 40 minutes, the Bowen practitioner works in precise areas following a categorical program up and down the body, instructing the client to turn face up about halfway through the treatment.
Because increased oxygen production and its circulatory movement is central to Bowen Therapy, the applications are numerous. No one is too young or old to receive the Bowen benefits and a wide range of symptoms experience positive effects within 1-3 treatments given 5-7 days apart.
Following is a list of the more common ailments which demonstrate improvement with Bowen Therapy: Asthma
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Coordination & Balance Difficulties
Foot, Ankle & Knee Problems
Lower Back Pain
Neutritis & Pelvic Alignment
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Our eldest son is a fireman who suffered a very severe illness last year which has damaged his lungs, he is still recovering but this treatment was offered to him by a qualified practitioner of this treatment. It was suggested it would help with the recovery of his lungs. On checking the website I see it is used for loads of ailments, sports injuries included. Just wondered is anyone had heard of it or even had any experience of this treatment?