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The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the nerves, muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. It is non-invasive and can be performed through light clothing. Muscles which hold our bodies in the correct alignment can sometimes be compromised by physical injury, poor posture, emotional trauma or constant stress. The Bowen Technique subconsciously connects the brain with the source of the problem bringing awareness and triggering adjustments in the body, which help to restore normal function. As it is often difficult to trace the root cause of many symptoms, Bowen addresses the whole body rather than simply focussing on the condition or symptom and ‘a quick-fix’, and therefore the outcome is often long-lasting, with the body being given the chance to heal itself properly. The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950s by Australian therapist Tom Bowen, who worked with the body’s ability to adjust, adapt and heal itself , given the opportunity. By 1974, Tom Bowen was treating around 13,000 people a year from babies to the most elderly and frail – another great aspect to Bowen as it can potentially help everyone!