Entries by Lisa

hay fever hay fever… you know how to do it !

ah, hay fever season ! For about 20% of the Australian population that means feeling blocked up, sneezing, and keeping that box of tissues handy ! Hay Fever, or more correctly allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to plant or tree pollen.  If we want to be really correct, “hay fever” is caused by grass […]

5 types of headache that Bowen Therapy can help

Nearly everyone will experience a headache during their lifetime.  For many, medication can quickly resolve the problem, especially when headaches are only occasional.  For some, the headaches are more frequent or chronic, and reliance on pain-killers may not be a healthy way to continue. At any given time, 15% of Australians are taking pain-relieving medication […]

Plantar fasciitis – a pain in the heel

There’s a facebook group that I’m a member of that’s all about hiking and bushwalking in Australia.  All sorts of things are discussed, questions asked… places, packs, sleeping bags, boots… Recently the topic of plantar fasciitis was raised, and what boots did people recommend for those hikers who suffer it. Various brands of boots were […]

Multiple Sclerosis – Bowen can help the many symptoms

My first introduction to Bowen Therapy was through a work colleague who had multiple sclerosis. I’d had a minor car accident, resulting in an aching neck from whiplash that doctors weren’t interested in. Seeing me in pain, my colleague suggested I give Bowen Therapy a try. She had multiple sclerosis.  And while she was still […]

basketball – hoops and tight hips

Last weekend, I helped out at the local Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) annual 3 on 3 basketball competition.  Players and spectators were able to receive complementary Bowen treatments. It was a great day !  Lots of talented kids, having lots of fun whether they were winning or not scoring as many points… Want […]

Fascia – I’ve got you under my skin !

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about nerve receptors at work in Bowen treatment.  Many of those nerve receptors reside just under the skin in the layers of fascia.  I was tempted to delve into fascia at the time, but it’s a subject so fascinating that it warrants some focus in it’s own […]

love your breasts…

Mammary glands – boobs, tits, jugs, knockers or any one of the multitude of euphemisms – we girls need to look after our breasts. what are breasts anyway ? Breasts are made of glandular tissue (that produces milk) and fatty tissue.  It’s the amount of that fatty tissue (and milk if breast feeding) that determines how […]

Frozen shoulder – like sharp shards piercing the shoulder

Frozen shoulder can be a very painful and disabling condition The shoulder becomes increasingly stiff.  Shoulder movement becomes restricted.  Even simple movements such as fastening a bra or tucking a shirt into trousers become difficult or impossible.  The pain can be constant.  Concentrating on work can be difficult due to pain that doesn’t subside.  Pain […]

summer 2016 news

summer news… hot days at the beach and holidays !  that’s what summer’s about ! read how Simply Bowen Therapy can help you through summer, a holiday offer, and a simple summer feast… summer… hot sun on the skin, sand between the toes, diving under waves… holidays ! As we get to the end of […]

black dog, down in the dumps, the blues… depression

  depression November is Movember.  To finish the month where we focus on men’s health, we’re going to explore depression. Everyone feels sad or low or moody at times.  But depression is more than just a low mood.  Some people experience these feelings for long periods of time, and sometimes without any apparent reason.  It’s […]

the prostate – no longer secret men’s business

the prostate – no longer secret men’s business With November seeing the appearance of not-always-attractive facial hair thanks to “Movember”, focus is being turned to men’s health issues.  Movember aims to improve awareness and education of some of the most serious health issues affecting men.  Prostate cancer is one of the key focus areas. Prostate cancer […]

Anxiety – more than just feeling stressed

Anxiety – more than just feeling stressed Anxiety can be a normal response to a real or imagined threat.  Most people have stress or anxious feelings when they’re in a situation where they feel under pressure.  It can be helpful to enable people to respond quickly in difficult situations.  Those stressed or anxious feelings usually […]

spring 2016 news

Spring is here !  The temperature is getting warmer, the days are getting longer ! read simply bowen therapy’s spring news how Bowen can help you through springtime, referral bonus, a new client area, and a scrummy, easy spring recipe…   I love when spring starts – the longer days and the sun warm… For many, […]

lower back pain – the sitting disease

Lower back pain – the sitting disease Constantly sitting.  Everywhere sitting.  Sitting for breakfast.  Sitting in the car or train to work.  Sitting at a desk all day, except when sitting in more meetings.  Sitting for dinner.  Sitting on the lounge in front of the television.  Sitting.  Sitting.  Sitting. There’s hardly a time when people […]

neck pain… a pain in the desk !

Neck pain and the computer hunch Your days are spent at a desk, behind a computer, peering at the screen.  Before that it was staring into a phone screen on the train.  Or slumped behind the wheel of a car.  By mid-afternoon, the neck pain can be unbearable.  Your upper back between the shoulders feels […]

Injury management – why manage when you can lead !

Most of us thrive when our minds are engaged and inspired – so why do we treat our bodies differently when it comes to injury management ?   Many who know me know that I haven’t always been a Bowen Therapist.  After cooking for a living for 8 years, I then worked 20 years for major multinational […]