Bowen Therapy – Fascial Kinetics, is especially useful for clients experiencing musculoskeletal aches, pains, stiffness and stress. Gentle, precise moves are made over soft tissue to release the blockages of muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia. Very relaxing and effective, Fascial Kinetics is appropriate for use on anyone, including the elderly, babies and pregnant women, and those with chronic pain.

Bowen Therapy

What is Bowen Therapy?  Bowen Therapy was developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia in the early 1960’s.  Training in this technique became readily available for the first time in 1986.  Since that time it has been taught extensively throughout the world.


The Bowen Therapy moves are a form of gentle but precise soft tissue manipulation.  These moves are focused on crucial junctions of muscle, ligament or tendon; nerve pathways; blood and lymph circulation.

Blockages are freed, reconnections are made.  It does not require deep pressure, and rapid results are common.  Most injuries and pain respond in 3 or 4 sessions, but there is no limit to the number of treatments a client can receive.  Clients usually experience deep and long lasting relief, even from longstanding injury or pain.

Who can have Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is appropriate to use on anyone – babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with long term pain.

What is Bowen Therapy useful for?

Bowen Therapy is excellent for musculoskeletal aches and pains, such as frozen shoulder or elbow, upper or lower back pain, neck pain, TMJ,

What is Fascial Kinetics – A Bowen Therapy?

The Fascial Kinetics course in Bowen Therapy was researched and developed by Russell Sturgess and is one of the longest running training organizations in Bowen Therapy.  Russell is one of the early pioneers who researched the properties of fascia and recognized its key importance in managing and maintaining health in the body.

What happens in a Bowen Therapy treatment?

Bowen therapy consists of a series of gentle moves over soft tissue.  Frequent pauses between sets of moves give the body time to process and benefit from each set.  By combining moves, the practitioner can either benefit the body as a whole, or target a specific problem.  The length of treatment is about 45 – 60 minutes, and may be done on skin, or through clothing.

Are there any side effects?

Common responses to treatment often involve feelings of improved energy, better mechanics and reduced pain.  However if the client is dehydrated, with ‘gluing’ patterns in the fascia, it is not uncommon for post treatment reactions to include tiredness, shifting musculo-skeletal discomfort and frequent urination.  Generally these reactions on ly last for 24-36 hours.

Drinking water both pre- and post- treatment will enhance the overall results and reduce the intensity of any negative reaction.

What is the fascia?

There are few explanations for how Bowen Therapy works, but Russell Sturgess, the founder of Fascial Kinetics, spent years researching and developing a comprehensive understanding of how the therapy works in the body.  He developed the theory that Bowen Therapy achieves it profound and long lasting effects by working with the superficial and deep connective tissue in the body.  This connective tissue is called fascia, and forms one continuous structure in the body, and is the medium through which communication between cells occurs.  It forms the spaces between the cells and is a major fluid transit pathway in the body.  Blood vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients into this tissue, lymph vessels collect waste, nerves are protected, and muscle and bones are supported by this tissue and encased in its structure.

For the lay person, fascia may still be a mystery.  Think of a piece of tenderloin and the silvery sheath that surrounds the muscle which gets cut away before cooking.  That is the fascia.  Another analogy is also the white pith of an orange, surrounding the segments, under the orange peel and reaching into the very center of the orange.

Bringing Bowen Therapy to Central Texas:

Practitioner Cynthia Okroj learned Fascial Kinetics – A Bowen Therapy in 2006 while living in Qatar, from then instructor Lee-Anne Cusack of Perth, Australia.   She found that it was deceptive in its gentleness, and profound in its effects.  Her first experience receiving Bowen (from a student) was the release of shoulder pain that had been persistent for over a year!  She had previously sought medical care, was not taken seriously and the pain was dismissed by her doctor.

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