Book Review: Bowen Unravelled

I’ve been studying the Bowen technique (also known as “Bowen Method”) for about 9 months. I’ve been using it with clients, getting crazy amazing results. But I had no idea how it worked. There was a lot of mysticism surrounding it.

But being the geek that I am, I couldn’t just take it for granted. I had to know the physiology and the neurology behind how it worked, and the book Bowen Unravelled by Julian Baker has really helped with that explanation.


Original source: here.

            He looks at the Bowen technique through the fascial perspective. He explains the significance of the location of each move, and a lot of previously unanswered questions have been answered in this book, like:

  • Why is the pressure so light?
  • What’s the reason for the rolling type movement?
  • Why do so many people fall asleep, or feel deep relaxation during the Bowen technique?
  • What’s the reason for the practitioner to walk out of the room for 2 minutes or more?

Bowen Unravelled goes very deeply into the anatomy of each move, and explains that a lot of the moves are done at the intersections of different muscles.

Although there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the Bowen technique, this book really helps explain it from the fascial perspective.

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