Men’s Health

Men's Health Matters!

A recent report from the Samaritans showed that (
Two in five (41%) men in England, Scotland and Wales aged 20-59 do not seek support when they need to, because they prefer to solve their own problems. The survey also showed that men often don’t want to feel like a burden and don’t feel their problems will be understood.

The survey found that some of the main reasons why these men find life tough, and struggle include debt or financial worries (36%), relationship breakdown or family problems (30%), loneliness or isolation (29%) and job loss or job-related problems (25%).

Generally (although certainly not in all cases) men are less in tune with their bodies and one of the most important things that I do is listen to what is being said.

Bowen Therapy treats the person as a whole and on the first treatment it will generally address the most important issue, so if a gentleman has come with pain because he is unable to sleep, often the first result will be a good night's sleep as this is when the body repairs itself.

Bowen Therapy switches off the “flight or fight” response which means that stress levels and anxiety generally reduce. This can have a knock on with posture as if we are anxious, we tend to stoop and close in on ourselves.

It can also help with re-alignment, posture and re-occurring injuries, so Bowen Therapy is simply great for men as well as women.

I also look very much at what you do for a living and any sports as often problems are caused by our everyday living and work, so it is important sometimes to change the way we sit or move to prevent the same problem keep cropping up.

I am seeing many more men now who are experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, mental exhaustion, and anxiety , to find out more about this please read my blog on Men's Health.