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?
- Lymphatic and venous draining
- Assimilation of nutrients
- Elimination of toxins
- Joint mobility
- 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
- Musculoskeletal pain and imbalance
- Respiratory and asthma complaints
- Acute and chronic fatigue
- Bed wetting
- Digestive problems
- Menstrual complaints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hormonal disorders
- Hyperactive disorder
- Learning difficulties
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.