The Bowen Technique 

WHAT IS BOWEN?

Bowen therapy is a gentle bodywork technique that balances the nervous system, releases muscle tension and improves physical function. Bowen relaxes and realigns the body’s fascia and soft tissues through a unique form of muscle challenge and rolling action.  It induces a relaxation response in the sympathetic nervous system and is best known for its ability to relieve chronic pain. It is a gentle technique for treating infants, young children, adults and people with limited mobility.

WHAT CAN TO EXPECT DURING A SESSION?

Each Bowen treatment is approximately 45 minutes, and visits are scheduled on a week to week basis.  Patients lie or sit in a comfortable position, while the practitioner gently works on specific muscles and fascial bands.  There are set pauses throughout the treatment where the practitioner is hands-off, allowing the patient’s nervous system to respond and integrate the information it is receiving.  Most patients report a deep sense of relaxation during and after treatment.  

WHAT CONDITIONS RESPOND WELL TO BOWEN?

  • Back pain and sciatica

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Hip, knee, ankle, and foot problems

  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Digestive problems

  • TMJ syndrome

  • Neck and shoulder problems (including ‘frozen shoulder’)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow

  • Persistent bed-wetting in children

  • Hormonal Imbalances 

Dr. Keeney is a certified Bowenwork® practitioner and has completed her advanced certification in Specialized Procedures.