HOW LONG FOR A TREATMENT
A treatment may run from 20 minutes to an hour and a quarter – usually expect about an hour.
Bowen Therapy can be performed through light weight loose fitting clothing or on bare skin (underwear and bra remain on while the client remains covered under towels at all times)
THREE RULES FOLLOWING A TREATMENT
1. WATER, WALK, WAIT
Water – drink lots of water
Walk – if you are sitting for 30 minutes make sure you get up and walk around
Wait – the healing process can take up to 4 days
2. WARM SHOWERS/BATHS – not hot or cold
3. NO ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES for at least a week
HOW IT WORKS
The gentle treatment involves small moves over muscles, ligaments, nerves etc after which the therapist will leave the room to allow time for your body to being the healing. Because Bowen Therapy works on the fascia – the communication matrix of the body – each move is like loading a new program in a computer. Rather than hitting the Enter key repeatedly, we make the move, and leave the room to allow the reprogramming to begin.
Several actions are affected when Bowen Therapy is employed. Lymphatic drainage will assist immune function. Detoxification that accompanies a Bowen Treatment will help improve overall health. Joint proprioceptors are affected encouraging proper function of the joints, whilst muscles benefit from the stretch reflex that can bring a change in pain spasm loops. Segmental viscerosomatic spinal reflexes triggered by Bowen Therapy can promote proper functioning of internal organs.
Bowen Therapy takes the body from a stressed state to a relaxed state – allowing the body to begin to heal itself.