Bowen – the quiet and gentle cure for pain

Bowen method massage

Bowen helps where others failed.

Bowen.  What can it do for me?  This is a comment posted on our Facebook page shares the answer to that question for one person.  It is typical of what so many of my clients experience after receiving a Bown treatment.

Bowen is a healing process that manipulates facia in the body to free energy flows.

This is what one client had to share about her Bowen treatment.

“I’ve had two treatments with Emily so far and I feel amazing.  I’ve done physical therapy, chiropractor, and yoga for the past 20 years looking for back and neck relief.  In all that time I have never had results like I did with just my first Bowen treatment.  Emily did a great job explaining the process and making me feel comfortable.  It was relaxing and absolutley painless.  Emily is a miracle worker.”

 

Another client added.

“I have scoliosis and everyday tasks like washing dishes and vacuuming cause me to have lower back pain.  I have had two treatments with Emily and after the first treatment, my back was pain-free.  The treatments are very gentle and painless.  Emily is a professional and very knowledgable.  I highly recommend the Bowen method.”

Bowen works on children as well.

“A huge thank you to Emily at  bowenmethod.com for helping my daughter today.  After a little skiing crash, she was limping like crazy.  Immediately after her Bown treatment she was off and running like nothing ever happened.  You are amazing Emily! I highly recommend Emily to everyone!!! No matter what is bothering you she is a miracle worker.”

It’s not really a miracle.  There is a very logical and orderly process of assessing the source of the pain and working to release the fascia.

Sometimes the treatment takes a few days to have the full effect.  And, depending on the situation, two or three treatments are necessary to have a full effect.  Everyone is different and the approach is highly unique and individualized.

What is fascia?

This quote is from Runner’s World.

“In its healthy state, it’s smooth and supple and slides easily, allowing you to move and stretch to your full length in any direction, always returning back to its normal state. Unfortunately, it’s very unlikely that your fascia maintains its optimal flexibility, shape or texture. Lack of activity will cement the once-supple fibers into place. Chronic stress causes the fibers to thicken in an attempt to protect the underlying muscle. Poor posture and lack of flexibility and repetitive movements pull the fascia into ingrained patterns. Adhesions form within the stuck and damaged fibers like snags in a sweater, and once they’ve formed they’re hard to get rid of.”

A full description of what happens at a session.