WHAT IS BOWEN THERAPY?
Bowen Therapy is a remedial soft tissue therapy that restores the body's balance and improves general well-being. It is safe for people of all ages, including babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly. Bowen is great for people with acute or chronic health issues, musculoskeletal problems and those experiencing anxiety, depression or stress related conditions.
During a session a series of gentle rolling type moves are made over specific points of skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia followed by short pauses to allow the body to integrate changes and begin healing. This resets the nervous system activating the body's innate ability to heal itself and encourages the return of homeostasis - the balance & regulation of all the body's systems.
Sessions are deeply relaxing and result in significant pain reduction, improved posture, increased blood flow
and resetting the nervous system from 'fight or flight' to 'rest and digest' mode.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TREATMENT?
Bowen sessions generally last 30-60 minutes. The client will lie comfortably on a treatment table as the therapist carries out the session. There are no oils used and light clothing can be worn. In the case of pregnancy or inability to lie prone you may be treated side lying or seated. Clients may experience deep relaxation, tension release, and an easing of pain as the treatment begins to stimulate a healing response.
HOW CAN BOWEN HELP ME?
Bowen is a holistic therapy which can improve many conditions such as:
musculo-skeletal injury & general tension
back pain, frozen shoulder, neck restriction
pelvic and postural imbalance
headache, migraines & hayfever
digestive complaints, IBS, constipation
respiratory complaints, asthma, bronchitis, persistent coughs
babies experiencing colic, sleep problems, birth injuries such as neck restriction and general unsettled behaviour
anxiety and stress related illness
sleep problems, insomnia
fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
womens health & well-being including hormone imbalance, painful periods, PMS and pregnancy
childrens health concerns including growing pains, TMJ issues, anxiety, bedwetting, asthma
Bowen Therapy is a complementary therapy . You are encouraged to discuss your treatment with any other medical professionals you are recieving care from and it is advisable to continue any prescribed medicine until advised otherwise by a GP.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Generally it's recommended that all new clients commit to 3 sessions, each a week apart. This allows time to develop a treatment plan and assess how your body responds after each session. The initial 3 sessions really consolidate the changes and in the third session we can assess the progress made and decide if further treatments are required. Maintenance sessions are recommended every 4-6 weeks.
BOWEN IS GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The gentle nature of Bowen Therapy makes is safe for all ages, from the smallest newborn to the elderly.
BABIES & YOUNG CHILDREN
Babies respond very quickly to Bowen and will often fall asleep during treatment. It's a wonderful treatment for little ones who are unsettled or experiencing colic, constipation or respiratory issues. Bowen is also beneficial where birth has been traumatic and injuries may have occurred. Generally babies only need a couple of treatments to resolve current issues. Toddlers and young kids love the relaxing feeling of Bowen and often let their parents know when they'd like to come back! They will often experience improved sleep, more settled behaviour, decreased anxiety and any aches & pains are quickly settled. Bowen is wonderful for growing children and can also help settle allergies, ear nose & throat conditions and bed-wetting issues.
BOWEN FOR WOMEN
Bowen Therapy is a natural method of improving hormone imbalance and settling the symptoms of menopause and painful periods. It also offers wonderful support during pregnancy, helping resolve aches and pains and gives a greater sense of well-being, increased energy and improved sleep. It's also a deeply relaxing therapy, making it perfect for busy mums who needto relax and rebalance - physically, mentally and emotionally.
Sporting injuries respond best to Bowen Therapy when treatment is applied soon after the injury occurs while older injuries may take a little longer to resolve as compensatory patterns have often set in. Bowen is a fantastic pre/post surgery therapy as it will encourage the body to heal quickly and assist with improving joint range of movement.
Bowen Therapy can be a fantastic option for the elderly as it is gentle, natural and will not interfere with any other medical treatment. It is a complementary therapy. Bowen sessions can help keep the elderly active by decreasing muscular aches and pains, increasing ability to move comfortably, settle arthritis and ease digestive upsets.
Maintenance sessions are generally 4-6 weeks apart. The aim is to keep any previous issues managed, increasing your overall well-being, preventing future illness or injury as much as possible and keeping your body in balance and in optimal health.