The Bowen Technique is an Australian method of treating physical pain and discomfort. It is effective in correcting, not just relieving pain, from repetitive stress injuries. At the same time, Bowen is also very gentle and suitable for even the most sensitive individuals such as those with fibromyalgia and women during pregnancy.
This treatment technique uses a light rolling motion over tight muscle bellies and fascia to improve blood flow and muscle tissue regeneration. Regardless of your pain location, the Bowen Technique aims to relax to all your muscle groups, starting with the larger muscle bundles and working towards the smaller ones, healing the whole person.
For the first 24 hours after each Bowen treatment, please make sure you consume sufficient quantity of fresh water to facilitate your body’s effort to remove lactic acid and other accumulated muscle waste products. Due to previous fascia tension and muscle restrictions in areas of pain, these waste products have been poorly eliminated. Frequent gentle movements of the arms and legs every ½ hour for the first 24 hours may also facilitate the muscle detoxification.
Patients often report feeling euphoric and relaxed during the treatment. Most repetitive stress injury conditions require approximately 4 weekly treatments. However, it is not uncommon to find relief after the first appointment. Complicated conditions such as fibromyalgia will require nutritional and/or herbal support, in addition to Bowen Therapy, to find long term relief.
Do not be alarm if you feel slightly disoriented after your Bowen treatment. Your autonomic nervous system may need to re-calibrate. Some individuals may also experience a slight headache due to the muscle detoxification process. Simply drink more water and gently move your joints.