BowTech & NST
The Bowen Technique (BowTech) and Neuro-Structural Integration Technique (NST) — both referred to as Bowen therapies — are therapeutic systems developed to facilitate whole body healing. They are gaining in popularity because of their incredible effectiveness. Their purpose is to remove pain and other physiological dysfunction by restoring the structural integrity of the body.
The procedures consist of a series of skin-rolling movements on specific points on the body (usually on acupoints). The movements are gentle and can be done through clothing. There are frequent and important pauses between sets of moves, giving the body time to benefit from each. Bowen therapy stimulates the healing process by activating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Relaxation, as well as an organized healing response, is often felt after a treatment or series of treatments, resulting in an unraveling of neuromuscular compensations. The nervous system “resets” itself like a computer reboots. The relief is profound and lasting, affecting the musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, glandular, circulatory, and energetic systems.
Bowenwork is based on the understanding, by Tom Bowen, that the underlying source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health problems could be found in the fascia. Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the body organiser embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles. So its dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve, and organ in the body. Recent studies have shown fascia to be the largest sensory organ in the body. When stimulated with Bowen Therapy “moves,” fascia is softened, allowing muscles to relax. Each move sets in motion vibrations that continue for five to ten days, opening up an energy flow that brings the body back into balance.
For more detailed information on Bowen Technique (BowTech), go to www.bowtech.com and www.bowendirectory.com. For more on Neuro-Structural Technique (NST), visit www.nsthealth.com or go to www.mercola.com and search for “NST.”
(The addition of LED Light Therapy is usually encouraged as an adjunct to this bodywork for an extra $50)
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