I am continually amazed at the incredibly positive effects Bowen has on people. This week Bowen has helped with back spasms, thumb pain, lower back and quad pain, amongst other things.
An active elderly lady came to see me suffering from muscle spasms in her back from her hips to her shoulder blades. She explained that she gets these episodes of muscle spasm maybe three times a year and they last about a week, and this has happened since she was 19 years old. She was very uncomfortable, even on muscle relaxants and strong pain relief, and quite distressed. It seemed that some movements of her head and neck triggered the spasms, amongst many other things. After the initial Bowen treatment, which allows the whole body to relax and re-balance, she got off the table pain free. When she tried to bring on the muscle spasms with movements that triggered it before, she was unable to. However her neck was a little restricted in some movements so I did some Bowen while she was standing, and she regained normal neck movement with no discomfort. She was particularly amazed that the pain behind her knee, which she had experienced since she was a child and hadn't mentioned to me before, had gone as well.
A keen gardener came in for a third visit with a very sore thumb. Three weeks beforehand the thumb had been a bit sore, along with his jaw, lower back, calves and feet, and he complained of having very low energy levels. The first treatment had resolved the lower back and energy issues and had improved the thumb pain, and he had felt so good that he went out and dug in the garden for four hours the day before the second Bowen treatment. That night the thumb had swollen up and begun aching again. By the time he came in to see me the next day it was throbbing, and he rated the pain level as 9/10. During the second treatment the client felt lots of tingling and burning in his arm and hand which settled before the end of the treatment, but his thumb was still very painful. It did improve during the week, and on presenting for his third Bowen session he rated the pain level at 4/10. As he left this treatment he rated the pain at 2/10.
Lower Back and Quad Pain
I didn't quite know what to do with a shop worker who had lower back pain and pain in his quads which worsened during the day to pins and needles, burning and numbness. He had been putting up with this for at least ten years, having consulted chiropractors who wouldn't treat him but referred him to doctors, and medical specialists who did not know the cause and told him there was nothing they could do. Obviously a nerve was involved, but the basic tests I performed to find where the restriction was located were all inconclusive. So I trusted in the Bowen process and treated this person to the overall body relaxation and re-balancing session. The result was quite astonishing - no lower back pain or quad pain at all after the treatment. He has phoned me since to tell me that the pain does come back when he stands still for a long time, but that just by moving his hips a bit he can make it go away. He also said that he has been sleeping through the night every night since, which was very rare before, and he thinks it has had a very positive effect on his depression. All good news.
If you have a crappy back, crook neck, creaky joints or aching muscles, make Bowen your first port of call. Check out the website www.bowentherapy.com.au for more information, or contact Prue by email or phone 0427 143 7430427 143 743.
If you have a crook back, a stiff neck, aching joints or sore muscles give Bowen a try - it can't hurt, and often works when other therapies haven't made any real improvement. For more information, or to make an appointment, take a look at the website www.bowentherapydubbo.com.au, or contact me by email or phone 0427 143 7430427 143 7430427 143 7430427 143 743.
Cheers for now,
Hi, I'm Prue Duffy, a Bowen Therapist and Equine Muscle Release Therapist in regional NSW, Australia. I've been doing Bowen since 2007, and opened a practice in Dubbo in 2012. The results some of my clients get through Bowen is truly amazing.