Whatever type of pain you are experiencing whether it be Lower Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain or Plantar fasciitis, Bowen can normally help. Bowen for pain relief works on a deep level. It gently and powerfully helps your whole-body tore-balance the tensional relationships of the connective tissues (fascia). This in turn can take the pressure from the painful area and relieve the symptoms.
It does not just work on the specific area. Bowen Therapy is also known to relax your central nervous system, allowing your body to be more in its ‘rest and repair’ state which is so often under active in our highly stressed modern lives. This helps you stop tightening your fascia when stressed thus aggravating the problem, (try clenching your fist and see how the remainder of the body feels particularly the jaw and shoulder).
When we are in pain we compensate and start moving the affected area in a different way. We will change our posture to accommodate the pain and over time we compensate more and more until the other side is unable to cope as it can change our total posture.
The beauty of Bowen is that we look at the whole body – it is all connected! I will look at what you do for a living, the movements you make and really work to get to the root source of the pain. Exercises can also be prescribed where appropriate and sometimes changing the way you move can really stop the problem from re-occurring. My aim is not just to relieve the pain but prevent it coming back. This is where my personal trainer background and the exercise and rehabilitation course I attended really help.
I have treated some people who have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel, carpal tunnel syndrome or RSI and sometimes it stems from problems in the back or the jaw. Headaches and migraines likewise can come from tense shoulders and even sometimes the ankle being out of alignment. Whiplash can often be a cause of a misalignment right through the body, as can neck and shoulder pain. Frozen shoulders are often a result of a problem with the pelvis being misaligned.