What to expect
Before the Bowen treatment:
It is recommended to drink some water so the body is well hydrated. Better hydration, better the results.
During the Bowen treatment:
The Bowen technique is not considered a massage. A Bowen session involves gentle touch to stimulate receptors in the soft tissue (fascia). The moves are gentle but purposeful and can be done through light clothing if the client prefers. Sets of moves are performed. I will be leaving the treatment room for a minimum of 2 minutes to allow time for your body to integrate the moves. You might or not feel a reaction. The reactions are different for every client and could be different at every trearments for that same client. The most common sensation felted are tingling, heat and a feeling of pressure. No reaction doesn’t mean the treatment is not effective. When your body stops responding, the session can continue. If the treatment recommence while your body still has a reaction, it will distract it from the work (healing) it is trying complete , releasing blockages necessary for the next set of moves to be more effective. Some exercise could be recommended when appropriate to strengthen and assist in a quicker recovery.
After the Bowen treatment:
It is recommended that you follow the 3Ws (water, walk, wait) water and walk will assist in eliminating possible toxins that has been released during the session. Walking, light exercise will help the body to realign itself. This particularly important for clients with back problems. The next session is best scheduled between five and 10 days later. A week is ideal. If you suffer from a new injury it is advisable to see us as soon as possible. Before the body start compensating for the new injury and creating an imbalance (posture) creating new pains and long term problems. Pregnant woman with back pain and asthma sufferers may have appointment before the minimum five days wait. Other form of manipulative (hands-on) therapy (massage, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractor….) may affect the effectiveness of the Bowenwork treatment if performed up to four days before or five days after a Bowen therapy treatment. It is recommended not to apply ice or heat after a Bowen therapy treatment. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. After the treatment you may feel a reaction, it could be a response from the treatment. Different responses could come and go with different intensity for many days. Don’t hesitate to contact your doctor if you have any concerns.
Unlike a physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractor treatment we do not impose correction on the body.