What to expect on your first Bowen Therapy appointment
Updated: May 18, 2022
Bowen Therapy is a type of myofascial release technique to help reduce tension or tightness in the body's fascia which can cause unnecessary pain or discomfort. By releasing tensions within the fascia Bowen can effectively deal with compensatory patterns that the body sets up & put you back into balance.
A typical session addresses all muscle groups from the legs, into the abdomen, up the spine to the upper body, neck & head. Subsequent sessions may focus on more specific areas depending on the client's presenting symptoms.
During the session the therapist will insert breaks at appropriate moments - these breaks are an essential part of the treatment & are what sets Bowen apart from other therapies as this is where the changes begin happening because the brain has time to process the sensory input & focus on the body. During the breaks the therapist usually leaves the room for 2mins, at times up to 5mins. During these moments you might feel physical responses such as tingling, stretching, heat, cold or even twitching. This is perfectly normal & a good sign that blood flow & lymphatic drainage are increasing & that tense soft tissue is beginning to unwind. Most clients enter a deeply relaxed state within minutes of the start of the treatment To experience the full benefits of Bowen Therapy you will be advised to book 3-4 initial sessions over several consecutive weeks. Many clients like to return on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis after their initial block of treatments to ensure optimal wellbeing.
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