Because it's so gentle, the Bowen Technique is particularly suitable for the very young, elderly and disabled. It is often used for painful conditions involving joints and muscles. Some midwives use the technique on labouring women and the newly born. Seeing a qualified practitioner gives you the opportunity to discuss your condition with a professional with years of training and experience.
A treatment will last between 30 and 60 minutes. You'll lie on a couch or sit on a chair and your practitioner will use their thumb and fingers in a rolling movement to release tension and energy blockages. The movements can be applied directly to the skin or through light clothing; no oil is used. Two or three sessions a week apart will usually be considered enough to provide relief.