Contraindication: a condition or factor that increases the risk involved in using a particular treatment, therapy, method or procedure.
Contraindications while using Bowen are few. They include:

  • Performing the Coccyx  (tailbone) Release on a pregnant woman, as there may be the possibility of triggering premature labor – all other procedures are safe to apply during pregnancy
  • Performing the Breast Release on those individuals with breast implants; even though the breast tissue is slightly moved during this procedure to address the underlying tissue and the implant is not touched or contacted during this procedure, students and practitioners are taught that it is best to refrain from performing the Breast Release on individuals with implants
  • Performing the TMJ Release on someone who has had surgery for TMJ where bone was shaved or added to realign the bite.