Bowen Therapy is a form of remedial soft tissue therapy that was originally developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. It has existed in Australia and overseas for many years and has been a choice for many to assist with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
It is characterised by simple flicking or rolling over the tendons of the body followed by a short period of rest to allow the treatment to take effect. This surprises many people as they expect that treatment for muscular aches and pain needs to be vigorous, long and often painful.
So this question is, "Does Bowen Therapy actually work?" Well according to one recent study the answer is YES! At least in terms of increasing flexibility.
A study done at Coventry University in the UK by their physiotherapy department looked at the effect of Bowen Therapy on Hamstring Flexibility and the results were quite clear, Bowen Therapy was effective at increasing flexibility compared to a group who had no treatment. And more so, the results remained and in fact increased one week after the treatment.
So if you are considering getting treatment for muscular aches and pain or to increase flexibility, Bowen Therapy is an option well worth considering.