How can such a gentle technique produce such profound results?
It has long been understood that homeostasis and balance of all your bodymind's organs and systems is fundamental to your experience of good health.
And harmony between the two branches of your autonomous nervous system (not under the control of your conscious mind) is the essential key for helping your body, mind and spirit maintain optimal balance.
When your bodymind experiences orgoing stress, trauma, or shock the sympathetic branch of your autonomic nervous system gets chronically triggered or stuck in "fight or flight."
When the need to respond is past and your bodymind is stuck in its "flight or flight," or stress response you lose your ability to "rest and relax," or access the parasympathetic branch of your autonomous nervous system.
Bowen Therapy moves effectively send a subtle vibrational signal or message along your proprioceptive nerve pathways to your brain.
These powerful stimuli, when given adequate time for integration by your bodymind reset and balance your autonomic nervous system, signaling "your need for fight or flight is over."
You are able to relax and rest into the natural flow of your being! This results in an immediate improvement in all your bodymind's organs and systems.
The Bowen technique initiates an integrated body response, balancing your bodymind at the cellular level and restoring the energy flows within it.
The rhythmic pattern of movements and pauses that continues through a Bowen treatment allows for the "sacred space" needed for healing to occur.
Treatments are thus directed at normalizing your nervous system, especially the autonomous branch of your nervous system, with concern for establishing and maintaining the normal structural integrity of your bodymind.
Please join me for the next segment of my article about Bowen Therapy – Principles of the Bowen Technique!
Holistic MindBody Therapy, including pure essential oils, are gentle, noninvasive complementary forms of health care for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind and spirit and a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being. Holistic health care may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.