Bowen Therapy versus Chiropractic treatment?

When many people hear about Bowen Therapy for the first time, they often try to understand what it’s like in comparison to other therapies. In this article, I’ll explain a little about the similarities and differences between Bowen Therapy versus chiropractic treatment.

If you’re like me – not comfortable having your back or neck cracked – then you might be looking for other treatment options. That’s when many come across Bowen Therapy. This can help to understand which may be more suitable to your circumstance.

What happens in chiropractic treatment ?

Chiropractic treatment treat problems with the musculoskeletal system, often using spinal manipulations.  The chiropractor attempts to restore function and symmetry by directly influencing the spine and it’s segments.  

The overall result is to bring the spine and other joints to a state of structural integrity, improving spinal motion.  This also helps to bring optimum function of the central nervous system so that healing and regulation may result.

How Bowen Therapy differs to chiro

Bowen Therapy works on the premise that “muscle moves bone”.

Bowen Therapy also treats problems with the musculoskeletal system, by locating and resolving the muscle spasm causing restriction. During treatment, moves on muscle and ligaments influence the spine and it’s segments, to restore function and symmetry. This results in improved motion, and helps bring optional function of the central nervous system.

At Simply Bowen Therapy, many of the assessments I use come from the chiropractic world. The difference how we use those assessments to treat clients. While some moves on muscles or ligaments can be quite firm or feel tender, most are on the gentle side – no cracking or manipulation.

Which is best for me?

The end goal of both Simply Bowen Therapy and chiropractic is the same.  

Both therapies treat problems with the musculoskeletal system.  Both aim to restore function and symmetry in the spine, and help bring optimum function to the central nervous system.  Chiropractic does this by manipulating the spine directly.  Bowen Therapy does this by releasing the muscle spasm that’s distorting the spine.

If you don’t like your back being cracked, then it’s time to try Bowen Therapy.