Yes it most certainly does great work - in a very gentle way. I often refer my patients who have soft tissue or musculoskeletal issues to a bowen therapist.
It is also my preferred treatment for myself if I have a physical injury or strain of some sort. Before discovering bowen therapy I would see an osteopath but I find the bowen therapy to be more effective and less invasive - no forceful manipulation is involved.
Of course as with all treatments - conventional and holistic - it's important to find a good practitioner.
I hope this is of help
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