What happens in a session

Each Bowenwork® session is personalized to focus on the specific symptoms a client is experiencing. The work is usually done over lightweight loose clothing (shorts and a tank top or t-shirt are ideal).

The session will last anywhere from 30-60 minutes. The length depends on what we are addressing and how the client is responding to the Bowenwork. Less is more when it comes to Bowenwork. Please allow 60-90 minutes for the original intake, assessment and session.

It is best to schedule 3-4 appointments a week apart to set the foundation of the work. After that, we will reevaluate your needs.

During the session a client will lie on a Bowenwork table or, if need be, seated on a chair. The practitioner will gently place his or her hands on specific body and muscle sites. The “moves” are gentle and precise. The Bowen moves initiate a rapid self-healing process via the nervous system.

Typically during a Bowenwork session there are a number of 2-minute or longer pauses where the practitioner will leave the room. These pauses are an essential part of Bowenwork. This is when the body and brain are communicating. These pauses allow the body time to respond to the stimulation that has just been initiated and integrate the signals to the healing process.

During your session you may notice some subtle changes in your body. Some Bowenwork clients describe painless tingling or pulsating sensations. Others don’t notice anything out of the ordinary. After your session you may experience an increased range of motion, a reduction of pain, lessening of muscular tension and a greater sense of relaxation and well-being.

Everybody responds differently to Bowenwork. They respond in their own time and according to their own body’s ability to heal.