To the list of alternate healing therapies that are available in the Capital, such as acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki etc., one more name has got added, the Bowen therapy.
Australia-based agricultural scientist turned Bowen therapist, Ian Dixon, who is in Delhi with his sister, Judy Welch, to perform few therapy sessions, has been practicing this alternative form of Australian healing technique for the past 12 years.
Launched in Delhi about 10 months ago, at a centre in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, this therapy has met with remarkable success, with five qualified trainers already practicing it in the city. "It is one of the most holistic forms of natural healing techniques, and brings relief to the whole body and mind. It's a complimentary therapy that does not require chemicals or medicines and is non-invasive. Since it has no side-effects, the therapy is safe for anyone, from a newborn to the elderly," said Dixon.
The therapy consists of light rolling movements on muscles and tissues, using thumbs and fingers. In a total of four to five sets in a session that may last between 30 minutes and an hour, depending upon the severity of the condition, the therapist takes a break of a couple of minutes to facilitate free flow of energy through the body.
"The movements send in a message in the form of electric impulses through the fascia, connecting tissues surrounding muscles, which unblock any areas that have become knotted, thus, kick starting the self-healing process," said Dixon.
Some of the conditions where the therapy works well are all stress-induced conditions, asthma, migraine, constipation, hormonal problems, etc.
The brother-sister duo has treated nearly 400 people in the past one month.
A package of sessions, between a gap of 5 to 10 days, costs Rs 3,000.