Did you know…?

One in five Australians live with chronic pain and this prevalence rises to one in three people over the age of 65.

Most episodes of acute pain can be managed with medication and the pain usually goes away when the injury or illness heals. However, medication alone is not helpful for the management of chronic pain and patients need to adopt other strategies. In cases of chronic pain, medicines such as opioids contribute on average to only a 30% reduction in pain. They may also have unwanted side-effects and can be harmful and addictive if used long-term.

Luckily, if the pain you are experiencing has affected the quality of your life, professional, holistic techniques like Bowen & HNC can help. 

The good news is that treatment with these modalities offers natural pain relief. And the best part? The pain relief treatment in Altona & Williamstown has zero side effects!

6 Surprising Effects & Benefits of Pain Relief with Bowen & HNC Body Balance Technique

Read on to learn more about the benefits of including body balancing techniques as part of your natural pain relief management in Altona & Williamstown.

#1  Release tension

#2  Stimulate energy flow

#3  Facilitate lymphatic drainage of toxins and waste

#4  Promote good circulation

#5  Increase mobility

#6  Encourage the body to relax, realign and heal itself

But how does it work?

The Bowen & HNC Technique affects the body primarily through the nervous and the bioenergetic systems, to bring it into a state of balance.


The fascia plays a major role in muscle coordination, flexibility, postural alignment and overall structural and functional integrity. Bowen & HNC moves free the relationship between the fascia and the muscle being addressed.

Autonomic Nervous System Rebalancing

The autonomic nervous system controls over 80 per cent of bodily functions. For healing to happen, the body needs to shift from sympathetic parasympathetic dominance, which encourages the body to let go of physical and emotional stress. The Bowen & HNC Technique facilitates these positive shifts.

Stretch Reflex

Most Bowen moves are done either at the origin, insertion or belly of muscles, where the Golgi and Spindle nerve receptors are located. These receptors inform the nervous system of the state of tension, length or stretch in the muscles and are stimulated during the rolling part of the Bowen move.

Joint Proprioreceptors

All Bowen & HNC moves done around a joint directly affect the joints and ligaments, which are richly innervated with proprioceptors, nerves that sense the position of the body.

Blood & Lymphatic Circulation

The Bowen & HNC Technique stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation and drainage. HNC’s light rubbing moves of neurolymphatic and neurovascular points stimulate the transmission of energy to the muscles and associated organs to turn on switches for lymph & blood flow that got switched off when the body is under stress. 

Spinal Reflexes

Many Bowen and HNC moves are performed along the spine over the erector muscles. These moves appear to produce referred reactions to other areas of the body. Often people will mention that conditions were addressed, other than the one for which they originally sought consultation, even though the practitioner didn’t know about them.

(One of my clients came to me suffering from severe back pain. When she stood up after her session she exclaimed: “My knee pain is completely gone!” She had never mentioned her knee pain before the session!)

Acupuncture Points and Meridians

Bowen & HNC moves stimulate the circulation of energy which helps to clear energy blocks. Coincidentally, several of the moves are located along acupuncture meridians or on specific acupuncture points which are known to stimulate and balance the body’s energy.



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