Relaxation Response

Bowenwork and Fascial Unwinding

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in BowenWork or Bowen Technique, Fascia connective tissue and Bowenwork, Relaxation Response | 0 comments



Fascial unwinding with bowenwork


This doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it is so fascinating! We call it “fascial unwinding”.

During fascial unwinding (fascia is the system of connective tissue surrounding all the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the whole body). , the Bowen therapist stimulates mechanoreceptors in the fascia by applying gentle touch and stretching. Thereby inducing relaxation and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The gentle moves also activate the central nervous system, which is involved in the modulation of muscle tone and movement. As a result, the central nervous system is aroused and thereby responds by encouraging muscles to find an easier, or more relaxed position and producing an involuntary muscle movements. It’s all very cool!

(Thanks to Melody Dawson for this video)

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