Bowen uses a rolling type move to stimulate the nerve pathways between different systems in the body to trigger a response.
The therapist pauses or leaves the room between each set of moves to allow the body to process these signals. These breaks increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
The move does not involve hard adjustments, it is not a flick of muscle and it does not slide over the skin. Instead it uses the skin slack available to move over the underlying tissue. Each move covers only a small area, defined by how much slack is available for each individual.
Bowen is gentle as well as relaxing to receive and is suitable for all ages.