So you've had a Bowen treatment. You may feel refreshed and energized. You may be moving more freely and have less pain. Or maybe you feel tired, sore...
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Welcome to Bowen Therapy
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Bowen Therapy or Bowenwork® is named after Mr Tom Bowen. Mr Bowen developed Bowenwork in the 1950s in Australia and continued to develop it for 30 years until he passed in 1982. Bowenwork was only known in Australia in Mr Bowen’s lifetime, but thanks to his students, it was brought into a teaching format and is now taught and practiced worldwide.
I arrived at my first Bowenwork training course having never actually had a Bowenwork treatment. I had a friend who had taken the training and every time I talked to her, she would tell me about the amazing results she was getting in her case studies. Bowenwork was relieving her clients' pain and the relief was lasting. I had my own aches and pains and many family and friends who had chronic pain so I was intrigued to learn and experience Bowenwork.
Bowenwork is known for addressing a wide range of conditions. It addresses muscle and joint problems like back and neck pain; shoulder, elbow, and knee pain, and even TMJ issues. It addresses nerve pain like plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, and sciatica.
Bowenwork is also highly effective on internal conditions, such as asthma, migraines, digestion, and elimination issues. Bowenwork is famous for eliminating colic in babies, often in just one session! It has astounding effectiveness with infertility - it doesn't resolve it for all people, but it does for many. Chronic conditions such as MS, arthritis, Parkinson's, and fibromyalgia are often improved with ongoing work.
I have always been interested in alternative and complementary therapies and have experienced many and even studied a few. That first weekend of training, I was amazed at how gentle yet profound and effective Bowenwork is. The stretch, roll and release moves send signals to the brain to first relax the body -- let the body know the crisis is over-- and then trigger the body's innate ability to balance and heal.
Outside of the classroom, I began to practice on family, friends and acquaintances and was thrilled with the results I was having with sciatica, lower back pain, hip pain, neck pain, foot pain, and shoulder issues, as well as other conditions. Many clients found they were sleeping better and relaxing more easily.
A Bowenwork session usually lasts about an hour. The gentle but purposeful movements can be done on skin or through light clothing, while the client lies covered on a massage table. The moves can also be done with the client sitting in a chair or standing up depending on the client's comfort. There are specific pauses between sets of moves to allow the body to integrate and process the received information, and to activate the healing process. Initial Bowenwork sessions are spaced 5 to 10 days apart as the body continues to integrate, balance and heal for up to 7 days following a treatment. Positive results are often achieved in 3 to 5 sessions.
If you have any questions about Bowenwork or are interested in experiencing it for yourself, please give me a call at 613-290-3883 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.