COMPARED TO WHAT?
1. BOWEN IS NOT A MASSAGE.
Because Bowen is considered "Bodywork", people often associate it to massage; however its operation and objectives are quite different. Rubbing or even prolonged touching around a Bowen "move" can weaken the effectiveness, as Bowen moves go no deeper than fascia on superficially accessible muscles and only with the most gentle pressure.
2. BOWEN IS NOT ACUPRESSURE.
Some of the areas of focus in a Bowen session will coincide with acupuncture points, though a more focused intervention is complemented through one simple move across the structure.
3. BOWEN IS NOT CHIROPRACTIC.
No manipulation of the skeletal system is made Vertebral movement is sometimes observed, but this is evidence of the body realigning itself and that Bowen is doing its job.
4. BOWEN IS NOT "ENERGY WORK".
Even energy work can be intrusive to the body if a practitioner is focused too much on accomplishing their own results. Bowen practitioners focus only on precise movements and then physically leave the room so the body can process the information.