What is Bowen Therapy?

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Working with many women who suffer from chronic pain, remedial health, migraine, anxiety, stress and overwhelm, they understand that the connection they have with themselves is the upmost importance. Besides gaining pain relief, they know Bowen Therapy is one thing that can help them to do this.
Many need relief and a simple break from their pain and discomfort. Some are deeply affected by chronic pain, emotional and mental health issues. Some are seriously busy and so driven that they forget to nurture themselves.
If left unchecked this can lead to serious health issues and also erode quality of life leading to mental and emotional anguish. Managing chronic pain can be a challenging at the best of times. So many feel truly isolated in their experience and this is why reaching out, gaining support is vitally important and healthy.
Pain and continual patterns of pain are a cue that something’s not right. And when this happens it is also a cue to go deeper and see how you can find relief or medical intervention.

What is Bowen Therapy & How Does it Work?


Bowen Therapy is an Australian form of body work devised by Australian Tom Bowen in Geelong Western Australia. It is very similar to acupuncture without the needles.

Certain moves are made over certain parts of the body, influencing the body physiologically. Bowen targets the fascia, the place where many of the body’s cellular process takes place.

It is also the webbing that holds organs, muscle and ligaments in place within the physical system.

When cellular process is influenced, clearing the  connective tissue, the body moves into a slight detox. This then influences levels of cortisol, the stress hormone reducing this in the body and eventually the body starts to find an even rhythm, the mind and central nervous system naturally sync.  

I find that when under chronic pain and stress, people will hold tension in their bodies as a means to protect their injury or site of pain and this usually contributes to the pain. After a series of Bowen moves, the body naturally lets go of its defences and allows it to naturally find a level of relief. 

This is the magic of Bowen Therapy, facilitating deep inner connection and allowing the body to reawaken its own healing wisdom.


How Will Bowen Therapy Help Me?

Bowen Therapy gifts relief and also strengthens the body, mind connection. Being holistic in nature it helps by not just treating one part of the body, it treats the entire system. Connection tissue runs from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet – so when working on one area you are positive influencing another. This is one of the many reasons why Bowen Therapy is widely accepted and used as a form or pain relief. 
If you suffer from migraines, regular Bowen sessions can help manage the pain, rectify their severity and reducing their occurrence.  Be sure to down load my free resource on Migraine Pain Strategy.
If suffer from shoulder and/or neck pain, lower back and knee issues, insomnia and anxiety, overwhelm, mental health issues or moving through a transition phase in life, Bowen Therapy brings pain relief, builds and supports your inner connection and can ground you into the present moment.
So many of my clients feel very light after their sessions as it is able to reduce the impacts of stress, overthinking and over worrying.  One thing is for sure if you’ve not tried Bowen Therapy before, make sure you give it a go, it might be the missing link you’ve been looking for.


Bowen Therapy is safe and it works. And you couldn’t ask for more than that!

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Tracy O’Meara Smith is a Bowen and Flower Essence Practitioner. If she’s not working within her Perth Hills clinic, you’ll find her in the garden with her family, or in the bush soaking up the awesome flowery vibes.

Tracy uses a combination of natural therapies such as Bowen, Emmett and Flower Essence Therapy to help people gain the peace, relief and new perspective they crave. Tracy works 1:1 with women, online and in her clinic, who suffer from chronic pain, insomnia, hormonal issues, and anxiety.

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