Bowen: A therapy for these times
Bowen could turn out to be the perfect therapy for the world we are currently living in.
Bowen is a deeply relaxing and gentle therapy that works on the connective tissue in the body. Put very simply each element of your body is connected to the other via a variety of different types of connective tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Pain or imbalance happens when there is a change in these connective tissue tensions.
Bowen can help support muscular skeletal pain and discomfort as well as stress and anxiety, and fits well in the current Covid world.
A gentle re-introduction to touch
For many people it’s been over a year since anyone from outside their household has touched them, and because of the gentle moves that we make Bowen is a really safe and reassuring way to get used to the sensation of a therapist working on your body.
You remain fully clothed
Unlike many other therapies, Bowen can be performed just as effectively through clothing, removing any concern or discomfort that you might have about having to get undressed.
Social distancing comes as standard
It’s also the perfect social distancing therapy. During a Bowen therapy treatment, we work on the whole body, but we only make a handful of moves at a time before stepping out of the treatment room for a couple of minutes. This break is a key part of the treatment and allows your body and mind the space and time to absorb the work we’ve done and decide how it needs to respond. It also means that we are reducing the amount of time we spend in the same space as our clients – one of the key recommendations for working in close contact services.
Easy on the pocket
Changes in financial circumstances also mean that people are thinking very carefully about how they spend their money. Bowen is relatively easy on the pocket with most clients needing, on average, around 3-4 treatments, each a week apart, to bring about a positive long-term, if not permanent, change to their health and well-being. We aim to get to the root cause of your health and well-being concerns with a tailored holistic treatment, rather than just stick a plaster on them.
If you’re interested, come and give it a try. Here’s how to get in touch with me.
This article is based on one written last year by a Bowen colleague Sarah Waterhouse, and reproduced with permission.