Bowenwork® is neuromuscular reprogramming, which allows the body to align itself. The practitioner facilities the communication between the brain and the nervous, muscular, fascial and energetic systems through specific gentle moves.
To reduce any further stimulation to the body and for the moves to be effective, the client is then left to rest for short periods of time to relax, balance the autonomic nervous system, and increase symmetry in the body.
1 to 1.5 hours Bowenwork®
It is recommended to do 2-3 consecutive weekly sessions.
As a student of Bowenwork®, these are practice sessions and there is no set fee. However, if compelled to do so, any form of donation is greatly appreciated (cash, produce, flowers, trade, etc.)!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do before the session?
Wear comfortable loose cotton clothing and undergarments (sports bra, cotton underpants/wear, preferably no tight yoga pants). No heating pads or ice packs. Avoid strenuous exercise, both on the day of and the day after Bowenwork. Avoid Yoga and Tai Chi after your session (morning before is ok).
What should I expect during session?
You will be fully clothed or in your undergarments with proper draping. You will relax on the table while the practitioner does specific moves on your body. The work is gentle on the client’s body. In line with Bowenwork’s overarching philosophy of “Less is best,” practitioners aim to provide only enough inputs to elicit the body’s healing response.
What should I do after the session?
Plan to rest and relax after the session. Drink lots of water (2-3 quarts per day) Avoid all other forms of bodywork: massage, acupuncture, energy work, magnets, etc. for 5-7 days. No heating pads or ice packs. Take a walk each day to help integrate the changes your body is undergoing.
How will I feel after the session?
Bowenwork is gentle on the body, effective and appropriate for anyone to receive, including newborns, highly trained athletes, pregnant women and the elderly. Each person responds differently to a Bowenwork session, according to his or her own body’s need and ability to heal. Return in about 7 days for a follow up session to stabilize the new patterns initiated by the first visit.
For more information, go to the American Bowen Academy site.