Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy provides an affordable, quick, effective resolution to chronic pain. Tom Bowen developed what is now called “The Bowen Technique” or Bowen Therapy in Geelong, Australia. Bowen is a type of vibrational healing that balances the Autonomic Nervous System ( one responsible for stress and relaxation) using a series of simple, gentle moves across muscle and connective tissue. The technique is so gentle it can be used on anyone from infants to the elderly. Sessions usually last about an hour.

What to expect?

In Bowen, the doctor typically applies the moves and then leaves the room. These short pauses between sets of moves allow the body to fully integrate the stimulus received. This stimulus triggers the parasympathetic nervous system and puts the body into a state of deep relaxation. In this state the body is reminded how to heal and balance itself. It begins to correct itself, striving toward finding homeostasis and achieving a total sense of health and well-being.

Principles of Bowen:

  • “Less is more” very little is needed in order to get results fast and effective treatment
  • Moves are light but precise = profound results
  • Holistic- works on all levels : physical, physiological, as well as mental and emotional
  • How: because it affects nerves governing these functions
  • Healing time needed ( 5-7 days )
  • How many: usually 3-5 treatments once a week

Effects of Bowen:

  • Balance and stimulate the flow of energy through the body
  • Interrupts “pain-spasm” cycle after injury=relief
  • Increased joint mobility
  • Muscle flexibility
  • Increased circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Better assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins
  • Reduction in stress

Naturopathic Clinic

1308 W 8th Ave
British Columbia
V6H 4A6
Phone: 604 738 2111

Conditions treated


  • Back pain: chronic and acute
  • Frozen shoulder and pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritic pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Inflexibility
  • Hamstrings
  • Headaches
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Migraine
  • Postural problems
  • Gait disorders
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Hammer Toes
  • Heel Pain
  • Bunions
  • Hernia
  • Knee and hip restrictions
  • Pelvic problems
  • RSI / OSS
  • Sciatica


  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Hay fever
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies


  • Constipation
  • Colic
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Indigestion
  • Bowel problems


  • Infertility
  • Mastitis
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Breast lumps


  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Balance problems
  • Tinnitus
  • Bed wetting in children
  • Prostatic problems
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Earache and ear infections