Bowen technique

Have you not found a long-term solution to chronic injuries, aches, pains or stress? Do you suffer from:

  • lower or upper back pain
  • shoulder pain
  • elbow or wrist pain
  • neck pain
  • migraines and headaches
  • knee or hip pain
  • plantar fasciitis or ankle pain
  • sciatica or tight hamstrings
  • respiratory issues
  • poor digestion issues
  • poor lymphatic drainage
  • sleep issues
  • stress or anxiety
  • long COVID
  • or any other chronic ache or pain?

Perhaps you have found temporary relief from sports therapy or deep tissue massage, stretching, or meditation but as soon as you return to your activities, so does that pain or stress? This is extremely frustrating but there’s a good reason for this. Everything you’ve tried so far has focused on the symptoms and not the root cause.

The Bowen therapy technique can provide results in as little as 1 session. Check our testimonials page for client feedback and results that we have achieved with the Bowen technique.

What is the Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, non-invasive and holistic remedial muscular and skeletal therapy tool. It differs from many other forms of therapy in that it does not attempt to inflict the will of the therapist or a specific outcome onto the client. Instead, it offers the body an opportunity to restore structural integrity and chemically re-balance.

The Bowen Technique is a recognised hands-on complementary therapy, which many turn to for significant relief from troubling aches and pains and (often) to address long-standing issues, where clients tell us ‘they have tried everything else’

There is no:

  • Hard tissue manipulation involved
  • Adjustment or high velocity movement
  • Massaging or use of oils
  • Deep or prolonged pressure
  • Equipment required

The Bowen therapy technique can also provide great results as a remedial mental health and wellness therapy. A high success rate is evident when treating psychological stress, anxiety, lack of concentration and lack of mental clarity.

Dysautonomia

Ever heard of Dysautonomia? It is a neurological condition which can be mild or extreme.

This diagnosis is becoming increasingly more common in the clinic and is a very debilitating condition that affects (as the name suggests) the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and its ability to maintain normal homeostasis (balance of the ANS).

Simply put, it is a malfunction of the ANS. The ANS has two branches which should be balanced. The parasympathetic autonomic nervous system oversees all bodily functions that we don’t have to think about (subconscious), such as:

Heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, breathing, digestion, bladder control, sweating, stress response

The sympathetic nervous system is the other branch of the autonomic nervous system. It produces the ‘fight or flight’ or ‘stress’ response. That’s our conscious action, such as running away from danger. When activated, chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol are released. Amongst other things, these cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. 

In cases of Dysautonomia, the brain’s control of the ANS simply isn’t balanced, which leads to all sorts of debilitating symptoms such as constant stress response, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, dizziness, vertigo, headaches, migraines, nerve pains, nausea, palpitations, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, blurry vision, digestive issues, skin allergies, respiratory issues, sleep issues, chronic inflammation and more

The lack of balance between the two branches of the ANS can lead to a sense of hopelessness; as the system that usually keeps the nervous system in homeostasis (balance), is in disarray.

How the body responds to and recovers from stress:

The ANS helps us maintain homeostasis through its two branches: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS).

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) controls your body’s “fight or flight” reactions in response to internal and external stressors. It stimulates blood glucose (to fuel your muscles) and pupil dilation (to see the threat better), slows digestion (to focus energy on the present danger), and increases heart rate (to ensure adequate blood circulation to run or fight). 

The SNS is ideally activated to overcome short-term stress situations such as running from a tiger or fighting an intruder. However, the response also occurs when you exercise, perform challenging mental tasks, get in an argument, or even sit in traffic.

The parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) controls your “rest, repair, recover and digest” responses and is associated with recovery. Parasympathetic activation conserves energy, constricts pupils, aids digestion, and slows the heart rate. The PSNS is meant to help repair and build for the long term and is needed to grow faster, stronger, and healthier.

In some cases, the condition has been reported to have developed after: 

  • An infection such as a viral or bacterial illness – such as Covid
  • Life stressors such as pregnancy, surgery, loss of a loved one, financial or work related stress, relationship stress
  • A traumatic event, whether emotional or physical
  • Extreme violence
  • Psychological trauma, whether acquired in recent times or as far back as your childhood
  • Immunisation

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