Natural & alternative therapies commonly get overlooked as a form of rehab and recovery from pain!! Years of ongoing training means I have a toolbox full of modalities I can use to get you back on track! Donâ€™t let pain control your life! Contact Kirrin to book your treatment!
Bowen therapy*** is a subtle, yet powerful muscle therapy which addresses the entire body, by correcting structural imbalance & restoring balance.
It is used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems. It consists of a series of gentle, subtle moves on muscles and connective tissue to reduce pain, improve mobility and treat everything from acute sports injuries to chronic conditions.
Bowen therapy can be used to treat a wide range of health problems, including:
Back pain and sciatica
Acute sports injuries
Knee, ankle and foot problems
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Digestive and bowel problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Earache and migraines
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Rehabilitation following stroke
Pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
Bowen is perfect for all ages- babies to the elderly.
What can i expect during a treatment?
Treatments begin with a postural and verbal assessment, which allows the practitioner to better understand the underlying causes for your pain and symptoms. The treatment can be done fully clothed (loose clothing preferable).
A treatment consists of many small moves performed at varying points of the body using gentle cross fibre manipulations of muscles/tendons and ligaments.
How long does a treatment last?
Treatments generally go between 30-45mins, your practitioner will pause (or some leave the room) briefly between moves, this is critical to the success of the treatment as it allows the body to 'adjust' to changes created from bowen moves.
The premise of Bowen is a 'LESS IS MORE' approach..
Over treating can result in an overwhelming response in the body and can be detrimental to the persons recovery. We will only perform moves which we feel target the complaints and the symptoms the client comes in with.
What can i expect to feel after a treatment?
You can feel little 'whoosh' sensations, hot or cold feeling, or pins and needles sensations during the course of treatment and afterwards.. this is a positive thing as it shows the client that change is already occuring in the body... many feel a deep relaxation and releasing of muscles quite quickly..
Bowen will keep working on healing for upto 4-10days after your treatment, meaning your recovery can be much faster than that of other therapies after only a few treatments.
Side affects are minimal, if any, and can resolve quickly.. it is important to note however that some people will feel worse before they feel better.. as the body isnt a fan of change and can take a bit to adjust.
Can i claim back on my private health insurance?
Yes, Most health funds will support remedial/ bowen therapy and on the spot (HICAPS) claims. Check with your health fund for cover & amount options.
Bowen Therapy is only available at our Long Jetty Clinic.