Bowen Therapy is a modality I use quite frequently in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. I have experienced amazing results with it since opening my practice in 2006, and in this blog I want to talk more about this gentle yet powerful modality.
What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy originated in Australia and is safe for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. This treatment is very similar to a massage treatment or acupuncture treatment in that the patient lies on the treatment table. This treatment is gentle and non-invasive and the goal is for the patient to be relaxed and enter a parasympathetic, healing mode. I apply gentle pressure along muscles, tendons and ligaments. Relaxation is promoted, thus allowing the body to heal from past injuries and reducing pain and tension.
This treatment is excellent for an injury from the past that has not fully healed and is still causing issues such as tension and pain, especially from past falls, traumas and car accidents. It is also excellent for treating sports injuries and pain anywhere in the body. There are a multitude of procedures that I can use in my patients, such as the pelvic procedure, the knee procedure, the sacral procedure, the ankle procedure, the shoulder procedure, the elbow procedure, the TMJ procedure, the coccyx procedure, and so much more. Once we find the correct combination of procedures, and enable the body to release old patterns that are no longer needed, the patient can experience significant improvements in pain.
What can Bowen treat?
- Plantar fascitis
- Migraine headaches and Tension headaches
- Muscular tension, stiff neck and shoulders
- Frozen shoulder
- Bedwetting in children
- Sports injuries
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Carpel Tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis of the shoulder or elbow
- Back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Chronic ear, nose and throat infections, Sinus issues
- TMJ issues
- and so much more!!!
What can I expect after a treatment?
It is very common to feel very relaxed immediately after your treatment. Bowen is a therapy that works for 5 days after your treatment as it works to re-align your muscles and tissues back to a healthy state. Therefore, I always suggest to my patients to pay attention to any areas of pain that are better or worse any where in the body. I always suggest taking it easy the day of the treatment to allow your body to put its energy towards healing and re-aligning. It’s also important to drink lots of water after your treatment.
Most patients are astounded by how such a gentle therapy can produce such significant results, and I always tell them a treatment does not have to be painful or aggressive to help heal your body from pain or tension.
Bowen Therapy is a very powerful modality in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice and I’m excited to share this therapy with patients that are suffering from acute or chronic pain. Don’t hesitate to call me at (403) 719-2594 to see if this therapy could be right for you!
Naturopathic Vitality Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic
205-5403 Crowchild Trail N.W.
Calgary, AB T3B 4Z1