A simple and powerful therapy that helps relieve all kinds of pain, it is so gentle that it can be used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly.
Bowen Therapy is a healing, life-changing hands-on therapy. It is not massage, acupressure or chiropractic, there is no manipulation, adjustment or force used. You lie on the “massage table”, leaving your clothes on (light clothing is recommended) and you are offered a blanket so you are comfortably warm. Comfort and warmth are of great importance as this supports the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which becomes dominant during relaxation. With the pads of the thumb(s) or finger(s), I make specific gentle moves over muscle, nerve sheath, and /or tendons. Bowen is unlike any other form of bodywork, in that it completely trusts that the body will do exactly what it needs to do, when it needs to do it, without the practitioner’s guiding influence. This is why after every couple of “moves” I will leave the room for a couple of minutes to allow your body to do exactly what it needs to do without being watched. This also allows the couple of minutes required by your fascia to adjust and integrate the “moves”. People find this very relaxing and in the gentleness of the treatment, some people fall asleep. It’s what makes Bowen unique.
Treatments last for 60 minutes and most people notice changes happening during or after their first session. That said of course, depending on your condition and how long you have been living with the issue, 2-4 treatments may be necessary to experience long-lasting relief, 7 days apart.This allows the body time to integrate the work and re-balance itself.
After your treatment:
WALKING- is the only activity recommended, as it helps maintain the body’s physical symmetry, No other exercise allowed for at least 24 hours after the session.
WATER- increase water intake for the next few days to help hydrate the tissues and to aid detoxification.
WAIT– it’s important to allow enough time for the Bowen Therapy session to fulfill its fullest effects and for your body to fully respond. Note that other therapies might interfere with your progress.
Cost per 60 minute session-$90.00
Home visit -$105.00
I abide by a strict code of conduct and ethics and I am committed to a
programme of continuing professional development.
Please note that our physical bodies store our life’s experiences on a cellular level. When working with the body in this and other deep ways, it is quite common for people to have what is often referred to as a “healing crisis”. This is when traumas or experiences that were stored and possibly stuck in the body are permitted to be released. When this happens there is often a remembering of the experience and a re-experiencing of the emotions that went with it. This can be confusing at the time, but with gentle guidance from me, it is a very therapeutic and complete release on a physical, mental, emotional and often spiritual level, which increases one’s overall vitality and wellbeing.