Fascia Bowen was developed by Howard Plummer who has spent many years treating children with autism and cerebral palsy. He has found that children enjoy receiving The Bowen Technique because the moves are not prolonged, which means they don't have to keep still for very long! Every effort is made to ensure children are relaxed. Children tend to have a more immediate response, therefore they soon welcome the therapy for its effects. Children are always treated with the parent present.
Benefits of Bowen noted by Parents of Children with:
Quieter, better concentration, loss of some obsessive/repetitive behaviour, sleep patterns greatly improved, rage episodes lessened, abusive behaviours much reduced on self/property, more instances of language use, more eye contact etc.
Clumsiness, balance and co-ordination improved, spine straightening - often dramatic, improved motor control, vocalisation, limb aches and pains reduced, improved concentration, behavioural improvements, sleep patterns improved, chewing/sucking stronger etc.
Fascia Bowen is especially effective in people who have just suffered a stroke. The sooner treatment can be started, the better, although clients have reported continuing improvement for quite some time after.
'I have had 2 brain injuries, one 26 years ago - a stroke and another (brain contusion from an accident) 2.5 years ago. Throughout the ordeal from the last ABI, I am still receiving treatments of Bowen regularly and can feel my body unravelling from the stroke 26 years ago. As I was a child, I have varying compensatory and strong recruitment of tight muscles in my body that need continual work. Together with yoga and a balanced lifestyle, whilst allowing the flow of communication through the nervous system - Bowen is the only technique I have found works.'
A Bowen Therapist does not treat specific conditions, does not prescribe or suggest altering medication and will never claim to cure anything. Your whole body will be treated and it will adjust itself accordingly so you are no longer in pain.
For more information on the Bowen Technique or to locate a therapist, you may find the following sites helpful:
The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If in doubt, please consult your Doctor.