Bowen Therapy Specialist

Pain Institute of Southern Arizona

Pain Management & Pain Medicine located in Tucson, AZ & Oro Valley, AZ

Bowen therapy is a safe, gentle form of treatment that can help if you have painful connective tissue problems. The experienced pain management specialists at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona have fully trained Bowen therapy practitioners on staff to advise and treat you at their five offices in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley, Arizona. If other therapies haven’t worked for you or you’d like to try something different, Bowen therapy might help. Call the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona or book an appointment online today.

Bowen Therapy Q & A

What is Bowen therapy?

Bowen therapy is a mild form of treatment in which your provider at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona uses their thumbs and fingers to address the cause of soft tissue pain. The technique is safe for patients of all ages, pregnant women, and athletes.

The aim of Bowen therapy is to balance your body’s nervous system and energy flow. Stimulation using the Bowen technique helps balance your autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary functions like digestion. It also can restore balance to your musculoskeletal system and increase symmetry.

Complementary medicine techniques like Bowen therapy take a holistic approach to health care with the goal of restoring health to your whole body, as well as your emotional well-being.

What happens during a Bowen therapy session?

You don’t need to undress for your Bowen therapy session. Your provider at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona carries out a series of very gentle stimulations, known as moves, on specific parts of your body.

The Bowen technique uses a rolling motion of the thumbs and forefingers that aims to stimulate nerve pathways between different areas of your body. The therapy also targets the nerve endings or mechanoreceptors that connect your muscles and acupoints.

Acupoints are points along the energy channels or meridians that form a network throughout your body. As their names would suggest, acupuncture and acupressure treatments use these acupoints too.

During your Bowen therapy session, your provider treats you in short stages with frequent breaks. The idea is that after each stage, there’s a short rest period to allow time for the nerve pathways to communicate.

Bowen therapy is so gentle you might wonder if it could have done very much, so the effectiveness of the treatment might surprise you.

What conditions can Bowen therapy help with?

Bowen therapy could be beneficial for many different types of conditions. At the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona, Bowen therapy could be part of your treatment program if you have conditions such as:

  • Back pain   
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow 
  • Repetitive stress injuries    
  • Arthritis pain  
  • Fibromyalgia  
  • Scoliosis     
  • Migraine and headaches   
  • Sports injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis      
  • Sciatica      

Every patient who receives Bowen therapy responds differently, depending on their condition and other influences on their health.

If you have a pain condition and want to try one of the safest and least invasive forms of manual manipulation, call the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona or book an appointment online to find out more about Bowen therapy today.

What we offer

Pain Ailments and Conditions