"Musicians are healers and Healers are musicians; the human body their instruments; the tendons, their strings; the spectrum of human emotion, the beautiful reverberation of the music made." Jessica McGuire
A Bowen move may be compared to the picking of a stringed instrument, such a violin or guitar, where the human body is the instrument and the therapist is the musician who plays the right Bowen ‘notes’ onto it. These ‘notes’, or moves, vibrate through the nervous system and send a clear signal to the area of the body being worked, causing the muscle, tendon, or nerve to release tension. This affects not only the muscles, joints, and skeletal alignment, but also functional systems: digestion, respiratory, lymphatic and vascular. The result is a balancing not only on the structural level and functional systems, but also at the level of the individual’s overall well-being.
Talking about Music and Bowen, musicians need to practise for several hours a day. Ambition may drive them to exceed their limits. So, some music schools have taken good care of their students' health as to let them have Bowen treatments. It was remarked that a very high success rate was attained in Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Finger, wrist, forearm, shoulder pains of pianists and violinists were resolved. Vocal and wind students benefited greatly from respiratory moves of Bowen. It was not uncommon for students to report a greater lung capacity following a treatment. Back and neck tensions, RSI, tense jaws, lower back pain, frozen shoulders, sprained ankles have all been treated effectively
A boy came for Bowen therapy for his nasal allergy problems. With just one treatment, he found himself symptoms free for a month now. 鼻敏感好番啦！
Many people are suffering from nasal allergy problems. The immune system thinks it has come into contact with a harmful agent, meaning it overreacts and produces immunoglobulins which release the chemicals that irritate your nose, eyes or throat.
Bowen Therapy can help to alleviate allergy symptoms effectively and act as a long term prevention of the over reactive allergic processes. By improving circulation and lymphatic processes within the body, Bowen improves the immune system of the body and reduces the reaction of antigens to foreign allergens.
Sometimes impingement of the cervical spine and associated tightness of the neck muscles can contribute to exasperation of allergic responses of the body. Through a Bowen treatment, these problems are addressed and eased.
Very often, people discover the anti-allergy properties of Bowen treatment by accident. A typical example is that a man came for treatment for his ankle injury, and then discovered that his body was not reacting as usual to the allergens that usually torment him. So he recommended his relatives and friends to come for Bowen as well.
Are you suffering with nasal allergies? If so, the Bowen Technique could help you :)
Client feeling painful for a long time in the muscle between the thumb and index finger （adductor pollicis muscle). Having the thumb and index finger coming together would even have the muscle cramped.
After one Bowen treatment, he got rid of this pain completely! Good! Another happy client ☺️ 手傷痊癒，開心！
Just asked a client how's her injured knee after her Bowen treatment last Sunday :)
She replied: Oh! Didn't remember until you remind me 😅😅 Didn't hurt for a week!
That's great! She could go on her Europe tour tomorrow, and Pain-free!! 😄👍 膝蓋的受傷痊愈了，開心！
Anne Schubert, an experienced Bowen Instructor and Practitioner, travelling around the world teaching Bowen Technique and Mind Body Bowen. This is a beautiful picture of Anne with Mona, her 102 year old client who's taking regular Bowen therapy . Please read what Anne has written a few days ago:
"If ever you needed confirmation of the true potential of the Bowen Technique treat an elderly client. Mona will be 102 years old on Christmas day. She has been receiving her bi-weekly sessions for 12 years declaring they give her more energy, clarity of thought and calmness, plus easing her aches and pains. She recommends it to her family, friends, church members, tradespeople and medical support workers. Hardly a week goes by without someone making an appointment as a result of Mona's enthusiasm."