how can bowen therapy help ?
Bowen Therapy is best known for its help for musculoskeletal and postural problems.
Calming the nervous system to assist pain reduction, and helping muscles and posture/structure via the body’s connective tissue, results in fast improvements. Problems that respond well to Bowen work include:
– injuries and chronic pain
– back pain, stiffness and sciatica
– postural issues such as scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, sway-back, and “text-neck”
– upper back pain and lower back pain caused by injury or sitting at desk and poor posture
– neck pain, including that caused by whiplash
– pelvic imbalance or tilt, and uneven leg length, often impacting gait
– hip, knee and ankle pain
– recovery after surgery
Sports performance can also be enhanced through ensuring a balanced body with improved muscle mobility.
The gentle way that Bowen Therapy helps the body’s joints and ligaments, means that it can help joint and tendon inflammation issues such as:
– frozen shoulder
– tennis or golfer’s elbow
– wrist disorders including RSI, carpal tunnel and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
– knee, ankle and foot issues including achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and hammer toe
as well as manage pain and symptoms associated with many rheumatic conditions:
– fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica
– joint hypermobilty including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Through it’s impact on the nervous system, Bowen Therapy has been shown to help ease the symptoms of many neurological disorders including:
– essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease
– vertigo and Meniere’s disease
– multiple sclerosis
– Bell’s palsy
– migraines and other types of headaches
The shift of the nervous system from “fight or flight” to “rest and repair” mode during a Bowen session has many relaxing benefits, and can be used to manage:
– anxiety and depression
– sleep issues (many fall asleep during treatment !)
It’s also a great alternative to a massage…
So, what can Bowen Therapy help ? a wide range of health issues !