Lotty Merry - Human Bowen Therapist
“Before I had Bowen I was in so much pain every day due to arthritis in my hip, thought I would no longer be able to have dogs, as walking was so painful. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be able to walk my dogs with no pain in my hips. Bowen is really wonderful. I have even been to Pilates and I was amazed at what I could do. Thank you so much.”
Bowen client J.
Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive holistic therapy (which can be done through light clothing) targeting specific muscles and tendons throughout the body, these gentle muscle moves send a vibration to neighbouring muscles and the nervous system, thus instructing the brain to perform its own healing by re-aligning the body, thereby allowing normal function to resume.
The therapist performs certain moves, these are interspersed with a period of rest. This allows the brain to take in the information given and starts the healing process.
A treatment will take approximately 45 minutes. Initially a course of 2 - 3 sessions is advised, after which top-up treatments every 1- 3 months, help to keep the body in balance with itself. Athletes and long term injuries/illness and pregnant women can be treated weekly.
After a Bowen treatment it is advisable to give yourself 2 - 4 days of lighter work load (try to avoid strenuous housework, gardening, lifting and exercise) this allows your body to re-adjust. Although it is recommended that the average adult drinks 1.5 - 2ltrs of water a day, after a Bowen this is most important as it acts as a detox and the water helps to flush out any toxin build up, moderate exercise also helps remove the toxins from muscles and organs.
Apart from targeting specific problems, Bowen is a wonderful means of stress relief, giving a great sense of wellbeing and relaxation. It also promotes lymphatic drainage, helping to flush the systems of toxins.
Bowen can safely be performed on men, women and children of all ages.
•Headaches and migraines
•Shoulder pain and restriction
•Low energy levels
•Hip and pelvic problems
•Ankle pain and problems
•Pre and post operative pain
•Pregnancy & fertility problems
•Pelvic pain & Groin strain
•Nausea & Infant colic
•TMJ (jaw) problems
•TMJ (jaw) problems
•Muscular & skeletal injury
•Acute & chronic pain due to injury
or emotional trauma
•Repetitive Strain Injury
•Frequent coughs and colds
•Irritable Bowel Syndrome
•Tennis & Golfers elbow
• M.E. & Chronic Fatigue