A Bowen Treatment

A Bowen treatment lasts about 30-45 minutes.  Most of the work can be done through light clothing.  No oils are used.

During a Bowen session, the practitioner uses thumbs and fingers to make rolling type moves on different muscles on the body.   There are times when the therapist actually leaves the room.  During the pauses, the body has time to make its own adjustments, which help relieve tension and reduce pain.

Many people experience pain relief after just one session.   Two or three treatments are usually enough to achieve long-lasting relief.  Even long-term conditions may respond very quickly.

The ideal situation is to give the Bowen Technique a try for 3 sessions, once per week, without having any other kind of bodywork in between
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On The Day of the Treatment

1.   MOVE THE PAIN OUT OF YOUR BODY
Right after your session, go out and take a 15 - 20 minute walk.
For the rest of the day, do not sit too long.
Get up about every 30 minutes and walk around a bit.



2.  
FLUSH THE PAIN OUT OF YOUR BODY
Drink 8-10 glasses of water to flush the toxins out of your body.


3.  TAKE IT EASY
Avoid heavy lifting or exercise. 

4.   AVOID EXTREME HEAT OR COLD
No heating pads, ice packs, hot showers or hot baths.

5.   KEEP YOUR FEET TOGETHER
Put your weight on BOTH FEET when you stand up, get out of bed, a chair or a car.
This will help bring balance back into your body.

The Week After the Treatment

1.  WALK
Continue to walk least 20 minutes each day, or take two or three short walks.  This helps clean out the body's "pumps" and move the pain out.

2.  CONTINUE TO TAKE IT EASY
Reserve your energy for healing your body.

3.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Drink 8-10 glasses per day to flush the pain out.

4.   AVOID BODY WORK FOR ONE WEEK
Your body will continue to heal during the next week.  Any form of bodywork, even a backrub, can "short-circuit" the healing process.

5.   AVOID EXTREME HEAT OR COLD
No ice packs, heating pads, hot showers or hot baths.

6.   EAT LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fruits and vegetables "soothe" the body and help reduce pain.


The 3 W's

WALK      at least 20 minutes each day

WATER   drink at least 8-10 glasses per day

WAIT          one week before you have any kind of body work

 

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