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BOWENWORK IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE 'HOMEOPATHIC' OF BODYWORK.


Bowenwork® is a system of touch that initiates a series of responses through stimulation of the nervous, musculoskeletal, fascial and energetic systems of the human body.

Practitioners perform sequences of small stimulations, called “moves” on specific points on the body, interspersed with rest periods. The Bowenwork moves stimulate mechanoreceptors (nerve endings) that overlie both muscles and acupoints. The body’s response to this stimulation, which begins during the rest periods, includes a balancing of the autonomic nervous system and changes in the musculoskeletal system in the direction of increased symmetry. These effects in turn remove blockages to the free flow of energy in the body. From the point of view of complementary health care, when the body’s nervous and energetic systems are in balance, its physical, emotional and mental functions are able to return to a healthy state.


GENTLE ENOUGH FOR NEWBORNS, PREGNANT WOMEN, THE ELDERLY 

AND 

STRONG ENOUGH FOR OPTIMIZING SPORTS PERFORMANCE


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 CONDITIONS THAT HAVE RESPONDED TO BOWENWORK

 ⌲ADHD

⌲ ALLERGIES

⌲ ANXIETY, STRESS AND DEPRESSION

⌲ASTHMA/RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

⌲CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

⌲ CHRONIC FATIGUE

⌲ COLIC IN INFANTS

⌲ CONCUSSION

⌲ DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

⌲ FIBROMYALGIA

⌲ FROZEN SHOULDER

⌲ HEADACHES

⌲ HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

⌲ HORMONE AND CONCIEVING ISSUES

⌲ INCONTINANCE/BEDWETTING

⌲ INSOMNIA

⌲ MIGRAINES

⌲ NECK AND BACK PAIN

⌲ PARKINSON'S DISEASE

⌲ PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

⌲ PLANTAR FASCITIS

⌲ PTSD

⌲ SCIATICA

⌲ SCOLIOSIS

⌲ SINUSITIS

⌲ SPORTS INJURIES

⌲ TMJ DYSFUNCTION

⌲ VERTIGO



⌲ AND MANY MANY MORE......








SPORTS


Athletes train hard yet there is often a cost for pushing the body to its limits. Injuries! 


After an injury athletes work hard to get back to where they were before injury. While some athletes achieve this most athletes are frustrated by how slow they heal. Many notice that even after they have healed from an injury they never quite get back to where they were before the injury. 

When an injury heals it leaves behind restrictions which decrease performance. and these restrictions can cause overuse of muscles, dehydration of fascia, and partially contracted muscles, not to mention imbalance of the global network of fascia.


The body will compensate, muscles will remain in a constant state of contraction and unbalance.  This creates less available energy to the rest of the body for performance.  For many people this would not matter but to an athlete being OFF just a little can make a HUGE difference.


 This compensation and unbalance creates more vulnerability for injury to occur. The force of impact can no longer be equally distributed through the entire body. The body is susceptible to injury even if less force is used because of the imbalance in the overall structure.  It also explains why therapy that addresses only the injured area is not always effective.



 WHAT TO EXPECT


Each Bowenwork session is always individualized to meet your needs. Your practitioner will gear their work according to where your body is unbalanced. Most importantly, remember Bowenwork is holistic. It is not just a treatment for your symptoms. The problem may be influenced by an imbalance from a distant area in the body.


First Visit

On your first visit your practitioner will do an extensive evaluation including past medical history, functional movement, and full postural assessment, to determine possible asymmetries in your structure that may contribute to your pain and dysfunction. Then you will receive an appropriate session for that day. During your session, the practitioner will leave the table after each procedure (2 or more minutes) in order to allow your body time to respond.


What to Wear

Wear or bring light-weight loose fitting clothes that your practitioner can work through.


Some After Effects

Following the session, some changes may be noticeable right away. Pain may be reduced. Range of motion may have increased, and a deep sense of relaxation and well being may be felt.

You may notice changes over the next week as your body continues the process that began during your session. Sound sleep and increased energy are commonly reported. 

It is important to stay hydrated during this time. 

It is not uncommon to feel old injuries, memories, and pains begin to resurface. Do not suppress these sensations. These are signs your body is beginning to heal at a deeper level and these will pass usually within a few hours to a day.


Take daily walks to improve circulation and to help integrate the session.


Wait at least a week for your next session. (Unless a re-injury occurs.)

Avoid other body therapies for a week following your session to ensure your body’s nervous system has no interruptions and try and avoid excessive HEAT OR ICE during the days in-between sessions.

Bowenwork continues to unfold in your nervous system for 7-10 days after your appointment.


Possible Homework

Often times, various stretches and exercises will be recommended to enhance and facilitate your healing. These exercises help to restore range of motion and movement and are an essential part of your care and will improve your results.


Follow Up Sessions:

Your practitioner will determine your treatment plan during your first session. Your goals, current health, and response to the treatment will dictate how many sessions are necessary. It is important you complete your treatment plan for the best results. Sessions are usually scheduled once per week or twice a month.

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The mind/body approach to Bowenwork® specifically focuses on identifying and releasing a trauma that has been stored in the body, causing pain and dysfunction. The body's own interoception (internal awareness of sensation) and self-healing intelligence guides the pace and direction of the session to release both physical and emotional trauma that has been stored in the tissues. 

Our 'bodymind' is formed from a complex interrelationship of heredity together with a myriad of considerations of our personal, emotional, mental, environmental and spiritual history. This very personal and original history or biography is held as our 'memory'.

Using Bowen as a means of processing, in a structured, safe, quiet, supportive atmosphere, helps the client, whether child or adult, connect to the sensations in the body. Touch can bring up a memory, the memory will bring up a repressed emotion, repressed emotions can often be detected under body aches and pains. What we don't let ourselves feel or express becomes stuck and causes muscular tension rather like body armour, which over the years can become chronic, even permanent.  Only when these muscular tensions finally release can a state of well-being and relaxation follow.


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Quotes

'After trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system.  The survivor's energy now becomes focused on suppressing inner chaos, at the expense of spontaneous involvement in their lives.  These attempts to maintain control over unbearable psychological reactions can result in a whole range of physical symptoms, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and other autoimmune diseases.  This explains why it is crucial for trauma treatment to engage the whole organism- body, mind and brain.'


by FREDERICK LEBOYER,  'Birth with our Violence'

'Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the 'triggering' event itself. They stem from the frozen residue of energy that has not been resolved and discharged; this residue remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and spirits.'

by PETER LAVINE, 'Waking the Tiger'

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'Therapists no longer have to be 'the doctor', making pronouncements about patients; and patients no longer have to act brilliant or adjusted.  They too can trust themselves, because the body is the 'doctor'. The body makes its own diagnosis. That seems to be the miracle,.....it is only normal.'


by Dr. ARTHUR JANOV, 'The New Primal Scream' p236



Bowenwork is gentle on the body, effective and appropriate for anyone to receive, including newborns, highly trained athletes, pregnant women and the elderly.