What is Bowen Therapy?
Devised in Australia by Thomas Ambrose Bowen in the 1950’s, Bowen Therapy is a soft tissue remedial technique that involves small moves made over muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia at various points on the body.
It is an extremely subtle, relaxing and effective treatment which is safe enough to use on anyone from young babies to the elderly, and may facilitate lasting and drug-free relief from pain and discomfort.
Responses have been reported from the first session, however each person will respond in their own unique way, with each session being tailored to suit individual requirements.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient technique that uses the nerve endings in the feet to create a response throughout the whole body. Therefore, by using the feet as a ‘map’, the practitioner aims to work on different parts of the body by stimulating specific points using gentle pressure and massage. The body is then encouraged to use its own natural resources to achieve balance and work more efficiently, which may assist to relieve discomfort, tension and maintain homeostasis.
Reflexology is most commonly performed on the feet, however if it is more appropriate or preferred, hand or face reflexology can be performed to achieve similar results.
What may Bowen and Reflexology Assist?
Deeply relaxing, safe and subtle therapies suitable for all ages and delivered in calm and relaxed surroundings, both techniques may assist with many symptoms, including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Disturbed sleep patterns
- Headaches / Migraines
- Back and neck conditions
- Shoulder restrictions
- Knee, ankle and foot problems
- Hormonal irregularities
- RSI, Carpal Tunnel
- Sports related injuries