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Why Natural Body and Health?
Do you suffer from frequent aches and pains? Is stress, sleep issues or chronic fatigue an issue? Is pain or discomfort getting in the way of your daily routines or sport activities?
Well you are not alone. These are all outward body signs and symptoms and it is how our body typically communicates the need for attention. The good news is you recognise the signs and symptoms but unfortunately not necessarily the cause or where or how to start? Well you are here so you have successfully taken the important first step in your journey toward your true health and wellness.
The next step is to reach out and arrange a visit where I can take the time in getting to understand both the background as well as the issue itself which allows me to get to the root cause and not just simply treat the symptom. The result of this approach means I am able to provide you with the most appropriate professional, personal and individualized health care advice, education and modality/treatment options so that you in turn can make the best and most informed choice for your health every step of the way.
My goal and passion is to deliver the best a health care services within a comfortable and relaxing environment to help you obtain, maintain and improve your overall health and well being such that it can benefit you..... for the rest of your life.
So, do something that your future self will thank you for…… talk to me today.
Bowen Therapy What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a holistic and multidimensional approach to pain relief and healing. It is based on the recognition that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems that could be found in the soft tissue or fascia.
Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the body organizer embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins, and muscles. Therefore fascial dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve, and organ in the body.
Bowen Therapy, through specific soft tissue or fascia release and integration techniques, (‘moves’) stimulate (‘moves’) specific receptors that enable the body itself to correct dysfunctions and restore homeostasis (balance) on a holistic level.
What does the Bowen Technique involve?
A Bowen Therapy session consist of a series of precise sequenced moves on muscles and tissues that are gentle and lightly performed which makes it suitable for small children and, the elderly, and can also be carried out through light clothing.
These moves prompt the body to redress physical imbalances by delivering signals to the nervous system that initiate the release of muscle tension, blood, and lymphatic circulation and generally induces a feeling of relaxation and well being – the first step in feeling better.
The body normally responds quickly, sometimes profoundly, making it a clinically and cost effective treatment. Usually 3 or 4 treatments are required to bring about long term relief. However, many people experience relief after just one treatment.
What can I expect during a Bowen treatment session?
A Bowen Treatment session will usually last about half an hour. No oils are used, and the patient is usually fully clothed during the session.
The aim of the treatment is to establish a comprehensive profile of the overall health of the patient, as well as addressing the patient’s specific complaint, so the first consultation will include a discussion of the individual’s lifestyle, sleeping patterns, medical history, stress levels, and history of any injuries.
During treatment, pauses of several minutes punctuate each series of ‘moves’. These short breaks are important to allow the body to absorb the effects of the gentle manipulations. At this pace, the body is given time to effect the subtle adjustments which will help to initiate the healing process.
Unlike most other therapies, it is the patient’s body that takes the initiative in healing, not the therapist. During and after treatment a patient may experience deep relaxation, a feeling that they can retain for days.
Ideally treatments should be one week apart. However, when treating certain conditions – such as recurring sports injuries, or complaints during pregnancy, when changes in the body occur frequently – the treatments may be carried out at shorter intervals.
Usually two or three treatments are required to bring about long term relief. However, many people experience relief after just one treatment, either immediately after the session, or within a matter of days.
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