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Importance of 3 W’s & exercise in Bowen

  • Walking is very important. We are trying to reset your body, walking keeps the messages sent to the brain during your Bowen session active.
  • Water “the elixir of life”.   Water is needed to flush out toxins that have been released during treatment and hydrate the body to allow proper circulation of body fluids.
  • Wait… Your mind/body needs time to reply to the messages we have sent during treatment.  Often smaller conditions are resolved before the major condition as the body/mind works through its blue-print.
  • Exercises are often given to try and help the body strengthen that area and reteach the body what the preferred condition is.  They are considered part of the treatment and put the emphasis on the client trying to help their condition.  Exercise usually commences the day after treatment.

 

What is lymphatic drainage and can Bowen Therapy stimulate this?

Q:  What is lymphatic drainage and can Bowen Therapy stimulate this?

A:  The gentle movements in a Bowen session stimulate lymphatic flow and drainage. Bowen Therapy activates the body’s fluid circulation that helps remove toxins, fats and aids the re-absorption of inflammation and oedema through the lymphatic system.   The immune system is also boosted by increased lymph flow and this addresses symptoms such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, acne, and eczema, chronic fatigue, Ross River fever, Glandular fever, fibromyalgia etc.  Lymphatic drainage relieves pain by reducing fluid pressure or congestion on nerve endings and speeds up healing in the body.

Bunions or Calcification in Joints

http://aromatherapyworks.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bowtechease1.jpgUse 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts in a bowl of very warm water. (Take care that the water will not scald you, especially if you have impaired sensory responses e.g. Diabetes or peripheral neuropathy in which case have someone else test the water temperature or use an appropriate thermometer).

Soak for 20 minutes, and then apply Bowtech Ease (available from Bowen By Nature).

Begin prior to your Bowen Session for bunions, and continue afterwards as post treatment ‘after care’.

The Bunion Procedure comprises small classic Bowen moves over and around the big toe joint together with a little traction.

 

 

Washing (Lectric) Soda crystals | Create a Washing Soda pack

 Use:             To draw fluid off a joint

Crush Washing Soda crystals to coarse salt size  (powder form does not work)

Place  2 tablespoons in the centre of a T-towel make a pad of the soda- about 1 – 2 cm.

Fold the edges of the T-towel over the pad of soda, having only 1 layer of cloth between the soda and the skin.

(a cotton sock/men’s hanky secured with a rubber band is an easy alternative)

Secure pack with masking tape, then place a towel over the pack.

Keep on overnight or a minimum of three hours.