Bowen Therapy & some advice;

After hurting my foot, when I thought going for a big walk in thongs was a good idea, I came back to Perth in A LOT of pain. I was limping and each day spent not being able to walk or run made me very annoyed and frustrated. Luckily, I have a lady at work that is like my 2nd mother who is perfectly aligned with my holistic approach to life. She sent me a link about Bowen Therapy & within 30 minutes, I was all booked in with her Bowen specialist at lunch (gotta love cancellations!)

What is Bowen Therapy? It’s a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft tissue. Bowen therapy helps the body’s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony.

It’s something that can be noticed from the first session. I went in for an inflamed foot and I got a full body message; the lower back pain I mentioned to her before the massage was due to the muscle tightness I felt in my left quad in particular and my shoulders too.

I walked out of that room feeling like a whole new person. I couldn’t believe how tight my quads were until they were back to normal.

Like any where I go, I always ask as many questions as possible. In between working different parts of the body, the specialist stops for a few minutes and gives the body time. In these moments, I asked for some tips with walking & running and how to reduce injuries. What I learnt is pretty important.

Before doing any walking or running, one must always stretch; not like you would after a work out but a small stretch for 30 seconds each muscle. Any less than that and it is a waste of time. 

& doesn’t matter how much you’ve been told that your knees point in, you should stretch your left quad with left arm (something I’ve done all my life until the beginning of the year when someone advised me other wise- doh!)

So what else is Bowen Therapy good for?

  • Circulation
  • Lymphatic and venous draining
  • Assimilation of nutrients
  • Elimination of toxins
  • Joint mobility
  • Posture
  • Normalisation of cellular physiology and tissue integrity

And what can it help with?

  • Sports and accident injuries
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Stress disorders
  • Neck and head tension
  • Whiplash
  • Musculoskeletal pain and imbalance
  • Respiratory and asthma complaints
  • Acute and chronic fatigue
  • Stroke
  • Bed wetting
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual complaints
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Colic
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Hyperactive disorder
  • Learning difficulties
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis

If you’re in Perth, you’re in luck! You will find this amazing specialist in Maylands (her name is Karen).

& if you want to be in the know about special offers from the spa, check out Gemma’s facebook page.


5 thoughts on “Bowen Therapy & some advice;

  1. Iv had bown therapy and find it so different to massage and physio. Just a few sessions and it got rid of some pretty bad headaches and eye tension I was experiencing. Its quite an unusual therapy but it definately works. Hope your foot feels better soon. P.S. Wear proper shoes!

    • I’m all about these holistic approaches, can’t believe how much it helped after one session!

      I’ve been advised to rest this week & absolutely no walking or running. So devastating 😦

  2. This is a really important post.
    The benefits of this kind of massage and stretching go a looooong way.
    I am starting to notice a few positive changes already since making this kind of stuff “non-negotiable”. Before all this, I was as tightly wound as they come! Stretching, to me, was a waste of time!!! I eat my words now, well and truly!!!
    How is the ankle now? I hope all is back to normal there – more than a couple of days is too long to be in pain 😦

    • That personality traits link you posted recently nailed me perfectly: I always have to try something to learn my lesson. Classic example!

      I went to a podiatrist who did some acupuncture on it (best thing ever!!) and taped it up. He thinks I’ve pulled a tendon so will be going back on Friday with my sneakers to prevent any future injuries! Hate not being able to walk 😦

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