Would you love to learn more about the mechanoreceptors & Bowen?

This 32 lesson course will enrich your knowledge.

What receptors do we likely stimulate? Why? How?

In this video-based mini-course, we cover the very relevant (and growingly popular!) topic on mechanoreceptors and specifically --> in relation to the Bowen technique.

32 lessons include video, text, quizzes and pdfs. There's also the introduction/welcome module and a closing message from Jenny.
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picture of the bowen technique on a body, the interstitial receptors, the muscle spindle/golgi tendon

Meet Jenny

A 5 minute video about The Biology of Bowen course(s).
A welcome video where you see how the course is presented to you. Jenny talks about the modular structure of the 6-week course, that includes video, images, graphics and even quizzes. Remember, some modules (as this one) are available as individual mini-courses.

Course curriculum

Mechanoreceptors and Bowen

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

  • 2

    MODULE 2: Mechanoreceptors and Bowen

    • LECTURE 1: THE NEURAL REPORTING STATIONS {2.27mins}
    • LECTURE 2: NERVOUS SYSTEM AND FASCIA TONUS CHANGE {1.54mins}
    • LECTURE 3: THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM {2.02mins}
    • LECTURE 4: THE FOUR MECHANORECEPTORS AND BOWEN THERAPY {1.48mins}
    • LECTURE 5: THE POLYMODAL INTERSTITIALS {2.27mins}
    • LECTURE 6: THE INTERSTITIALS AND THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM { 1.18mins}
    • LECTURE 7: PRAXIS - FROM SCIENCE TO CLINIC {3.10mins}
    • LECTURE 8: THE RUFFINI ENDINGS - WHERE ARE THEY? {2.17mins}
    • LECTURE 9: RUFFINI ENDINGS - MELTING MOMENTS {1.47mins}
    • LECTURE 10: RUFFINI ENDINGS - QUALITY TOUCH {1.27mins}
    • LECTURE 10A: RUFFINI ENDINGS: SLOW AND STEADY
    • LECTURE 11: RUFFINI-REFINING THE BOWEN MOVE {2.17mins}
    • LECTURE 11A: APPROPRIATE RUFFINI STIMULATION
    • MOD 2: QUIZ 1
    • LECTURE 12: THE GOLGI RECEPTOR - WHAT AND WHERE {1.36mins}
    • LECTURE 13: THE GOLGI RECEPTOR - SENSITIVITY & REFLEX {2.22mins}
    • LECTURE 14: THE GOLGIS - WHAT SCIENCE SAID {1.59mins}
    • LECTURE 15: THE GOLGIS AND BOWEN - WHAT SCIENCE SAYS NOW {1.24mins}
    • LECTURE 16: THE 90/10 OF THE GOLGI RECEPTOR {1.27mins}
    • LECTURE 17: SUMMARY OF THE STRONG AND SLOW GOLGI {1.46mins}
    • LECTURE 18: THE MUSCLE SPINDLE - KEY PLAYER {1.33mins}
    • LECTURE 19: THE MUSCLE SPINDLE - MYOTATIC REFLEX {1.32mins}
    • LECTURE 20: THE MUSCLE SPINDLE AND SPASTICITY {1.18mins}
    • LECTURE 21: THE STRETCH RECEPTOR AND THE BOWEN MOVE {1.34mins}
    • LECTURE 22: THE SPINDLE'S NOCICEPTIVE ROLE? {1.28mins}
    • MOD 2: QUIZ 2
    • LECTURE 22A: NOCICEPTION: RESOURCES DOWNUNDER
    • LESSON 23: SUMMARY - BOWEN AND THE STRETCH RECEPTOR {1.57mins}
    • THANK YOU!

What you will learn

Mechanoreceptors and Bowen

Mechanostimulation of the sensory receptors...

One of the mechanisms that help to explain Bowen involve the sensory receptors. Some insights you may not have noticed before. We learn about the most relevant ones, such as the golgi receptors and how the Bowen therapist may adjust his/her touch for greater effect...This course is a must!

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Linking fascia, Bowen and those receptors. I can guess your questions!

This mini-course covers everything you need to know, or should know about the key intrafascial receptors that are related to the mechanisms of the Bowen Technique. We go deeper, as always.

  • Why does Bowen stimulate any receptors at all?

  • What are receptors anyway?

  • What are the key proprioceptors stimulated with Bowen? And why?

  • Why is the Bowen manoeuvre multi-faceted?

  • What clues could recent advances in fascia research give us about the efficacy of Bowen?

  • Finally: Do we want to add depth and meaning to that small Bowen manoeuvre?

Understand how Bowen Therapy stimulates these important proprioceptors.

Exactly! We are introduced to the somatosensory system. Eventually unravelling the key receptors believed to be stimulated with the Bowen technique and we learn why and how. Based on recent advances in fascia research, linked in with our understanding of the Bowen manoeuvre.

Join me. Start here to be an excellent knowledgeable Bowen Therapist. 

Benefits

What you will gain doing this course

  • Up-knowledge

    Being a true excellent soft tissue clinician requires more than manual skills - it requires knowledge beyond the actual technique itself. Knowing what you do and why becomes the foundation of your work!

  • Understand

    It's one thing to read about fascia and the mechanoreceptors, yet a totally new learning experience to learn about these proprioceptors in relation to the Bowen Technique! Similarly, understanding how Bowen is a powerful proprioceptive manual method.

  • Transfer into practice

    Your depth of knowledge and understanding will be transferred into your clinical practice. When you know what is occurring beneath your hands, this wisdom goes far beyond your current work–rather, it is now applied to any new therapeutic skill.

Ready? Go for it.

Your investment into your education!

Frequently asked questions

Mini-courses

  • How is the course delivered?

    Courses are delivered using a variety of media: video (99%) accompanied by graphics and illustrations, some text/pdf lessons, and quizzes. Once you purchase, you have immediate access to the course.

  • I'm not a Bowen Therapist nor health practitioner. Can I still do this course?

    Yes, of course you can! The courses are primarily aimed at the Bowen Therapist, however they are open to everyone, particularly to other manual therapists and those with interest in the Bowen technique.

  • Does this course qualify towards CPD and CPE points?

    Yes. This course–as with all non hands-on training for BTPA–falls under: 'Other Courses' section' (UK).
    CPE for BTFA (AUST) is pending.

  • Is the course theoretical only, or also practical?

    This online course is completely theoretical. All video lessons are accompanied by graphics, illustrations, diagrams, whilst the presenter is speaking. The best and closest you'll get to face-to-face!

  • Will this course be available in other languages?

    Yes. It will be available in Spanish, Portuguese and possibly Greek at a later date. (These are the languages Jenny also speaks)

  • Is this mini-course part of the 6-module (6-week) full course?

    Yes, correct. Note that 5 of the 6 modules (of full course) are available to be purchased separately, as 'mini-courses'. Best value is to enrol in the 6-module course. However, opting for individual mini-courses is a great option too if you have specific topic interest.

  • Is the course refundable?

    Due to the digital nature of this course, and the fact that digital content can't be returned, this course is non-refundable. Please read the outline description of each module so you understand what the course is about and what you are buying. Please email me with any questions and I will always give you an honest answer so you can make the best decision for you.

Hi, I'm Jenny

My mission is to help you help others through excellence as a Bowen practitioner.

Jenny Petridis

Bowen Therapist & Educator

Jenny Petridis

International multilingual Bowen Therapist and educator, therapeutic yoga practitioner and creative meditation facilitator, and creator of The Biology of Bowen. I am a professionally trained bodyworker and educator, specialising in the remarkable Bowen technique through the last 14 years. I began my career in the manual therapy industry a little before that (Dip. Remedial Massage), eventually discovering the Bowen Technique. Fast forward to now - after countless enquiries from people all over the world, I finally have put pen to paper to launch this course for Bowen therapists, Bowen students or bodyworkers with an interest in Bowen. To read my full story, go to About page.

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