Bowen and more

Christine Douglass, BTAA, MFHT, MNHMA

Christine Douglass, BTAA, MFHT, MNHMA

Christine Douglass, BTAA, MFHT, MNHMA

Bowen Aftercare

Now that you’ve had your first treatment, what happens next?

Bowen therapy generally helps most patients within three treatments.

Depending on the severity of the problem, you may require more treatments.

So, what is happening to your body after your treatment?

anatomy of a woman.The moves in a Bowen treatment penetrate to a deep cellular level, incorporating the body’s unique ability to heal itself. With the release of tension and toxins the moves begin to accomplish a balance of energy almost immediately. Bowen starts a shift of energy and can typically take up to three days to re-balance the body. Since Bowen addresses the body as a whole unit rather than just the presenting symptoms, it embraces the physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each person receiving Bowen.

Do not be alarmed if you have any side effects such as headaches, dizziness or tiredness, these are very common. Your body is adjusting. You may feel stiff or achy after the treatment for a couple of days, this is perfectly normal. If you are in a lot of pain, please do not rub the area, but take a painkiller, Arnica or Rescue Remedy if necessary.

Each person is an individual and their reactions will be different. Please contact your practitioner immediately if you are concerned in any way.

After your treatment it is VERY IMPORTANT that you do the following:

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER: Ensure you drink plenty of water after your treatment. (little and often is best!) This can help reduce headaches and minor aches and pains.

WALK: Ensure you walk around for a few minutes every half an hour, (even if you just walk around your chair a few times). This helps stimulate the energy movement within your body and can help stop tiredness or cramps of the muscles. However, please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 to 4 days.

During the course of your Bowen Treatements, please AVOID:

Hot or cold packs; Muscle rubs; Jacuzzi baths; long, hot baths (a warm bath for no longer than 10 minutes is fine); Hot, hard showers (a gentle, warm flow is fine).

Bowen therapy is referred to as a ‘complementary’ modality, which means it will enhance and complement, not interfere, with other medical attention. However, it is highly recommended that you do not have any other bodywork (massage, chiropractic, etc) performed within 7 days of your treatment as it can de-stabilise the effectiveness of the continuing Bowen work.

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