Referred to by its proponents as the “Homeopathy of Bodywork,” Bowenwork is a type of body work, founded by Australian Tom Bowen (1916-1982). Following the principles of homeopathy, Bowen emphasized a minimalist approach to treatment, gentleness of the technique, and using the body’s own healing energies to restore balance to a disordered system, ultimately leading in many if not most cases, to cure. Bowen relied on the importance of connective tissue and activating the autonomic nervous system to evoke his effects. I use Bowenwork primarily for physical problems, although it does have effects on certain psychological disorders as well, such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Please remember, if you are planning on having Bowenwork done, please dress in loose-fitting thin clothing. Bowenwork is done directly through the clothes in most cases.
Bowenwork has tremendous application in musculoskeletal problems, including sports injuries, and I have developed a subspecialty in treating a variety of sports injuries, and not only with Bowenwork, but with homeopathy as well. These include repetitive use injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and tendonitis, joint pains, weak ankles, and frozen shoulder, to name but a few.