The treatment takes place as you lie on a therapy table. Sometimes a chair is used for additional moves. Treatments generally address the whole body as well as any presenting problems and the first treatment includes taking a full case history of past and present illnesses including accidents and injuries.
A body awareness programme is undertaken where the therapist will make observations about the clients body looking for poor body posture and alignment, possibly asking the client to walk up an down and make other movements.
The therapist starts the treatment by making a series of gentle rolling moves over soft tissue around the spine. In between these series of moves the client is left resting, for a few minutes, with the therapist outside the room. This allows the body to absorb the gentle moves that have been performed, giving the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments which promote the healing process.
Commonly, you may notice a variety of sensations such as tingling, or increased heat or energy moving through the body. Most find the treatment deeply relaxing, which promotes faster healing in the body. After a Bowen Technique treatment you may be feeling very relaxed often drowsy.
You are welcome to sit and relax in the clinic for as long as you like and we would be happy to offer you a complementary drink. You will certainly be asked to drink some water immediately after the treatment.
A first treatment including full consultation lasts 60 mins, with subsequent treatments between 45 and 60 mins. Initially the treatments are scheduled between 5 and 7 days apart and a set of 2 or 3 is recommended.
In some cases relief from the presenting symptoms can be experienced after the first visit. Many people state that over the following 3-5 days they experience reactions as the body accepts the therapy and realigns itself. Acute conditions can respond immediately; chronic conditions may take longer.