Achieving optimal health naturally using The Bowen Technique
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WHY DID I BECOME A BOWEN THERAPIST?
I became interested in Bowen Therapy because of problems with my own body. I did my training in 2007 and qualified in early 2008.
Over twenty years ago now, I was in a car accident which left me with a whiplash injury. My neck and upper back basically froze up, normal activities like gardening and dancing left me in pain and basic things like reversing the car were done with great difficulty. My doctor prescribed several courses of physiotherapy, but the injury never improved, so I just learned to live with it, taking pain killers when necessary. Several years later a friend suggested osteopathy. By now the muscles in my upper back and neck had wasted away (from lack of use) because of the pain I suffered if I attempted to use them. The osteopath treated me over several months, mainly giving me exercises, and slowly my muscles were rebuilt. But I still had problems with mobility.
FINDING BOWEN WAS FANTASTIC!
It has given me back flexibility in my neck and back. I often feel tingling in my face and neck after a session, as the blood is getting back into the problem areas. Pain killers are A THING OF THE PAST, and gardening and dancing are again weekly activities. My neck and back will never be as good as they were before the accident, but I no longer live with pain and immobility.
CONDITIONS WHERE YOU MAY CONSIDER USING BOWEN THERAPY
… and many other conditions
- Back pain and sciatica
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Stress conditions and emotional depression
- OOS/RSI, carpal tunnel and tennis elbow
- Knee, ankle and foot conditions
- Digestive and bowel problems
- Asthma and other respiratory conditions
- Accident/Sporting injuries
- Arthritic pain
- Menstrual, fertility and menopause
- Acute and chronic fatigue
- Infant colic, reflux and conditions resulting from birth difficulties
Lower Hutt clinic: 17 Stratton street, Normandale
I offer a range of fee options including children, and pensioner rates. Please contact the clinic for exact details.
HOW DOES BOWEN THERAPY WORK?
Bowen Therapy is based on the idea that our autonomic nervous system, which controls many of our bodily functions and helps to repair the body when things go wrong, doesn't work as efficiently when stressed. To be able to do its job properly, it needs to be relaxed and not over-stimulated. The Bowen practitioner delivers signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves) and the body does the rest, responding in its own time, as it is able.
There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allows the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole.
Unlike many other hands-on therapies, Bowen Therapy does not use forceful manipulation. Therefore the treatment is non-intrusive and pain free.
Bowen Therapy addresses not only the musculo-skeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body's integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage as well as aiding in the assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxins.
For more information about Bowen treatments and real clients’ experiences, go to my web site (link above).
Bowen Therapy, Sports Injury Therapy