The pros and cons of Bowen Technique

The pros and cons of Bowen Technique

I plan to share some of the many bowen therapy pros and cons. This is based on my experience of receiving Bowen over the past 20 years and practicing it for 5 years. In a nutshell, Bowen therapy is a relaxing alignment technique, providing pain relief and increase in mobility. 

❤ It is sooooooooooooooooooo relaxing – literally it calms down your ANS, er what is this? Part of the nervous system (system of nerves) that takes us out of fight or flight, (too much adrenaline/fight = adrenal fatigue) therefore it supports your digestion, sleep, blood flow and sexual response, oh so now your interested eh?

❤ It can help reduce pain & inflammation – I love working with peeps that are ready to commit to being pain free, you deserve to be.

❤ It can increase your movement in your joints and muscles – yipsters

❤ It provides freedom to do what you love to do, but pain free!

❤ It can support healing of trauma from old & new acute injuries

❤ It can relieve back pain, sciatica and spinal problems, see some of my case studies here.

❤ It can ease joint pain and restrictions

❤ It can ease respiratory conditions

❤ It can help pre and post recovery of an operation

❤ It can ease sports injuries, such as a pulled hamstring, athletes such as Michael Owen, Jonny Wilkinson and Bear Grylls have all received Bowen treatments.

❤ You become more aware of your weaker areas after receiving a treatment and what your body is supported by to prevent injury from happening again.

❤ It improves posture – over time and from repeated moves, fascia becomes sticky and restricted. Fascia is a web like substance which surrounds all the muscles, ligaments and joints. With Bowen Technique, we work to free up fascia, this supports to unwind, restrictions and free up compensation patterns, providing a straighter, freer, lighter you.

❤Its a nice relaxing way to receive alignment as opposed to through strong alignment manipulation – some manipulation therapies require forcing bones back to alignment but often this is stressful and dosent hold, with bowen, your body receives the moves and processes where to make the changes,  realigning itself in a relaxing way.

❤ It encourages the bodies own self-healing mechanism, so your body does its own healing – Bodies are so clever and many of us don’t really understand how they work or how connected they are, in bowen when we make a move all the stretch receptors in the skin tissue and the brain are communicating.

Bowen cons

❤ It is a lighter touch and it’s not hands on all the time, so those used to hands on all the time massage, might feel a bit like they want more squidging. Would you ask your dentist or osteopath for a massage? No, the same with Bowen its a technique to support those that need help and there is no need to fluff it up, however it is still relaxing, I often do some lovely moves around the face and feet for extra relaxation.

❤ Some can find it hard to understand how it works, if its not painful or hands on all the time. A lot of us are used to the idea that you need to feel pain to see an improvement, whilst its perfect to choose what you see best supports you, this is a myth that you need to feel pain to see improvement. Like many of our beliefs and systems in society, they can be a bit out dated. So, I also am very patience to educate and introduce those that are already and wiling to re-education in how we take care of ourselves. 

So, to conclude I hope I explained some of the many benefits of Bowen, its a relatively unheard of treatment, but the effects are so incredible.

How I plan to re-open with Care

How I am continuing to work during the pandemic with Care

January 2021 lockdown – reduced treatment schedule as below:

Hi, I’m Emily and I am a lower back pain therapist. I love to help you relax, be free from pain and get on with your life in the quickest time possible. I treat using the Bowen Technique.

I share with you here my Covid19 safety measures:-

CAM (complementary therapies) is an unregulated profession, so there are a lot of opinions out there, but I went with guidance from the APNG (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists) and my insurance.

💜 Clients where possible are encouraged to bring their own towels and water bottle or empty bottle and I can provide water.

💜Upon entry to my home clinic, a hand sanitising/hand washing station will be set up.

💜 I will leave 15-30 minutes in between clients to ventilate the room with fresh air. I will disinfect any areas that the client before may have touched, i.e. door handles/chair (I have created a daily cleaning schedule for this yeay!)

💜 It is mandatory that I should wear a visor over my face. Thankfully they make them in Bristol too, so yipsters for that. 

💜 I will limit time working over the face at this time, except for when delivering  facials, as they are now permitted as per government instructions on 15th of August.

💜 There will be screening questions asked to each client around Covid19 and follow up contact to check no one is showing any symptoms. 

💜 As of the 8th of August 2020, or clients must wear a mask, so please bring one with you.

💜 Payment will be made online or cash in an envelope

💜 I will follow the suggested protocol if myself, a member of my household or a client I have been in contact with within 7 days develops symptoms. I will ensure everyone I have been in contact with are notified in case isolation is needed as a precaution to maintain the possible spread.

💜 If you are unsure about anything or have questions, then please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

January 2021 lockdown - reduced treatment schedule as below:

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As stated by my professional body and insurance, if you have an injury or pain symptoms, whether emotional, physical or mental that are severe, please do reach out, as treatments are allowed for those struggling.

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  • Reflexology

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As stated by my professional body and insurance, if you have an injury or pain symptoms, whether emotional, physical or mental that are severe, please do reach out, as treatments are allowed for those struggling.

  • Bowen Technique
  • Hot stone massage
  • Reflexology

Email or call me here.