Dr. JoAnne Whitaker, M.D., was facing a hip replacement and back surgery when she discovered the Bowen Technique. After receiving Bowen treatments, not only was she able to walk, but she went back to playing golf… without surgery. She was so impressed that she flew to Australia to train in the Bowen Technique. She then opened her Bowen Research And Training Institute in Florida. According to Dr. Whitaker, “Bowen Therapy is the single, most important hands-on healing technique in medicine”.
The treatment is done fully clothed, no oil or lotion is used.
The Bowen moves send impulses to the brain, reminding the body to regain normal movement in joints, muscles and tendons. This helps relieve muscle spasms and increase blood and lymph flow. Most of the moves are made on acupuncture points, stimulating and balancing the body’s acupuncture system.
Bowen facilitates lymphatic drainage of toxins and waste; releases tension; increases mobility; encourages the body to relax, realign and heal itself. While many experience immediate pain relief, improvements are just as likely to unfold over the next few days to a week or two.
Conditions that have responded well to Bowen:
- Back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel
- Plantar Fascitis
- Tennis or Golfer Elbow