Most people feel a deep state of relaxation during the Bowen session. There is a general sense of calm with many people falling asleep during the process. This is due to the gentle and non-invasive nature of the moves. However, while it is an extremely gentle therapy, it is also a very effective method for helping the body reset itself towards a self-healing state that relieves pain and other symptoms.
Since Bowen gets to the core of the body’s self-healing clients will generally feel positive, energized and upbeat, with a reduction of pain and presenting symptoms. In some instances the ‘correcting process’ brings with it some discomforting feelings and emotions, such as: lethargy and fatigue; difficulty sleeping; shifting body sensations and emotional fluctuations. In some (rare) instances a short term worsening of symptoms has been known to occur. This is known as a ‘healing crisis’ and while very rare, is typically short in duration.