Bridge to Healing offers an alternative technique for healing called Bowenwork. This unique modality is gentle yet effective for relieving pain in the body, from a stiff neck or frozen shoulder, to low back pain and sciatica, as well as balancing internal systems and emotions. Bowenwork stimulates the body's parasympathetic response, also known as the rest and restore response, initiating the body's own capacity to heal.
During the Bowenwork session, I perform a series of rolling, cross-fiber moves over the soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, & fascia) followed by rest periods to allow your brain to integrate the changes made in the body. For a more detailed description, check out this video by Chris Reed.
Bowenwork originated in Australia in the 50s with a man named Tom Bowen. In later years he allowed several associates to document his technique and teach others an interpretation of his work beginning in 1986. For more information there is a video about the history of Tom Bowen on the American Bowen Academy website. American Bowen Academy Videos
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