The principles of Bowen start with the conviction that the body is capable of repairing itself, given the right time and conditions.
In addition to the rebalancing of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), Bowenwork® heals itself by activating, through the nervous and endocrine systems among others, the following mechanisms:
A key feature of Bowenwork® is that of the practitioner leaving the room in between certain moves in order to allow the work to take effect. With the move being as subtle as it is, the body and the brain need time to establish a) what has happened and b) what action if any needs to be taken as a result. In the process of this interpretation, a point of reference is created and blood is sent to nerve endings in the areas being worked. Our practitioners are trained to know if and how the body is responding, and when enough is enough. In order to not overwhelm the system with Bowen moves, less is more.
The result is affect within the entire body – fascial, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, digestive, reproductive, and eliminatory systems, as well as the emotional body. Messages to watch for include:
True healing is possible and is achieved!