The autonomic nervous system
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) responsible for regulation of bodily functions such as the heart rate, digestion, respiration, and urination. Largely operating unconsciously, the ANS is the primary mechanism responsible for the fight or flight response. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bowen therapy is enacted on very specific areas of fascia or connective tissue which have been developed to impact the ANS and PNS (peripheral nervous system) specifically. It is for this reason that Bowen is particularly useful in supporting animals who are dealing with anxiety or reactivity, as we are able to make fundamental changes to the way these aspects operate at a cellular level.