What happens in a session?
During a Bowen Technique treatment after a short chat & posture assessment, I will ask you to lie on your front on a massage couch.
You will then be covered in towels.
Once the treatment begins I will make small rolling moves over the muscles to stimulate a relaxing and healing reaction.
After a few moves I will leave the room and after a few minutes return to do the next set of moves.
Between the moves you may experience relaxation or energy moving, your breathing becoming more gentle or thoughts occurring as you process the moves.
Once during the treatment I will ask you to turn over so I can apply moves on the front of your body.
After the treatment you will be asked to get off the couch putting both feet on the floor at the same time to seal in the work.
I will then go through an aftercare sheet with you that you will need to follow between treatments.
1. How long does a Bowen Treatment last?
A typical Bowen treatment lasts about 40 mins to an hour.
2. What do I need to wear?
Bowen Technique moves are mostly delivered directly on skin. As a result you will wear underwear and be covered with a towel during the treatment in a similar fashion to a massage.
3. How often do I need a treatment?
When you begin your Bowen Treatments they will be approximately 5-10 days apart (optimally 7 days apart)
As your body starts to balance and you feel benefit you may need a maintenance programme which means you can have treatments less often or maintain them as weekly if you wish.
I knew someone who after the initial situation was addressed had a treatment once every 12 weeks to maintain the balance that had been achieved.
4. Can I receive any other treatments while I am having a Bowen?
When you receive Bowen it is advised that you not receive any other treatment for 5 days afterwards, as molecular changes occur in the blood for 5 days afterwards.
However day 6 onwards you can have other treatment before you attend your next Bowen treatment.
5. Why does the practitioner keep leaving the room?
The Bowen Practitioner will do a couple of moves, sometimes up to 4, and then leave the room returning a few minutes later with the next moves. This will continue throughout the session.
The reason for this is the moves give the body a message by stimulating the fascia. That message and move needs to process.
This can happen at a deeper level if the client is alone.
If I am doing a Bowen on a child I will ask the parent or guardian to leave with me so the person can process as deeply as thr body needs.