The Bowen Technique is a therapeutic technique named after Australian Tom Bowen. 1916-1982
Bowen was not a trained therapist, but called himself an osteopath and attempted to join the register of osteopaths in 1981 but was turned down. The technique consists of the practitioner using the thumbs or forefingers to make rolling type moves across tendons, ligaments and superficial fascia. The work is characterized by two minute pauses between moves, where the therapist leaves the room. It is claimed that this break allows the work to take effect.
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