Full length (approximately 1 hour) Bowen Technique sessions are now available at the Salt Spring Island Wellness Centre. Community Bowen Technique will be offered on a “Pay what you want” scale from $20 to $50 on Wednesday from 1 until 3pm.
Bowen Technique is a gentle hands-on treatment which involves gentle, non-invasive pressure, stretching the soft tissue over muscles and nerves leading the body to activate its own healing mechanisms. It lends itself to the multi-client bodywork concept since treatments are done fully clothed, and involve ‘rest periods’ as an integral part of the treatment. These rest periods allow time for the nervous system and fascia to respond and begin the healing process. They also allow the body to move out of the fight or flight state, and into a mode of rest, relaxation and repair.
Tom Bowen, the originator of this technique regularly worked on multiple clients at one time. It has been reported that he could treat an average of 14 clients an hour! At the Wednesday clinics, one to three clients will be on the tables at once.