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?
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.