Also known as Bowtech or Bowenwork, the Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy designed to address pain and treat a wide range of health problems and injuries. Developed by the late Tom Bowen of Australia, this innovative form of health care has helped thousands of people and continues to amaze orthodox and alternative therapists of all disciplines. It is suitable for individuals of all ages and in all degrees of health.
How Bowen Works
Bowen Technique is a unique hands-on therapy. Simplicity, gentleness, depth of healing and rapid results make it special. It involves sets of light moves applied to specific points on muscles, tendons and ligaments with pauses for integration. Targeted but minimal sensory stimulus catalyzes the body’s own ability of repair and can help in healing many structural and systemic problems. The repair process may occur on several different levels as needed – physical, chemical, emotional, mental, and energetically.
Whether you’re in pain from an injury, suffer from a chronic condition, want to get tuned-up for a sports competition or just rejuvenate physically and mentally, Bowen therapy will be tailored to your needs. Bowen session is non-invasive and can be very relaxing. It involves one or more procedures, which consist of several sets of moves. Bowen moves are gentle but purposeful and can be done directly on the skin or through light clothing. To aid the recovery process, specific exercises may be recommended.
Bowen can help with:
Pain and inflammation in muscles and joints;
Back pain and spinal problems; Posture and balance;
Stress, fatigue and sleep; Headaches and migraines; Respiratory problems; Digestive disorders; Circulation; Hormonal and reproductive systems’ function; Lymphatic congestion
and low immunity
Erik is a Certified Bowen Practitioner, in practice since 2009. He is licensed by Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and is a member of the Canadian Bowenwork/Bowtech Group representing internationally recognized Bowtech, the Original Bowen Technique.
With over 20 years of experience in Eastern and Western somatic therapeutic methods and excellent assessment skills, Erik uses Bowenwork - a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy - to address a wide range of health problems and injuries.
Trained in all advanced Bowen procedures, Erik explores various perspectives of applying the Bowen Technique in specialized areas.
To aid the recovery process he often integrates specific gentle exercises and shares relevant insights with his clients. Erik has worked in clinical, private and organizational settings in Canada and abroad.