Bowen helps sportspeople with stamina, flexibility and achieving PB's, as well as prevention and recovery from injuries.
David and I have two sons at boarding school in Sydney - Cam and Scott. Both are passionate sportsmen - fast bowlers and rugby union players. I question Cam's sanity as a tackling machine in rugby, and Scott's sanity as he loves long distance running and triathlons, and his dream is to join his uncles at the Port Macquarie Iron Man marathon. I shake my head, but have no doubt that he will do this one day.
Given that they give their bodies such a tough time, no wonder they regularly have minor complaints such as corked thighs, sore necks, hips, calves, knees, wrists etc. Our visits to Sydney to see them invariably result in both bodies receiving Bowen treatments, which keep them going till next time. Sometimes I don't get down enough, and a quick visit to the wonderful chiropractor who is 10 minutes walk from the school and starts work at 6am (bless him!) gets them back on track.
Last year both boys were complaining of tight hamstrings, so I treated their hammies and threw in an advanced hamstring procedure I had recently learned and had not had the opportunity to use before. The feedback was pretty good - no tightness after the treatment, and both could once again touch their toes easily. Surprisingly though, the effect got better over time. Both boys said that they were even more flexible in the legs about a week later, and the effect lasted for about 6 weeks, despite the knocks and bumps of rugby season. They thought it gave them more speed and strength in the legs.
Neither had complained about tight hamstrings since then, so we hadn't experimented any more with it. David and I went to Sydney about six weeks later to see Scott run the under 15 1500m race at GPS Athletics. The night before Scott asked for a Bowen treatment (surprise surprise) to help his lower back, hip, knee and hamstrings. I went against the philosophy of less is best and treated all problems with BRM1, Hamstring, Pelvic and Knee Procedures as well as a few advanced moves including the new hamstring procedure mentioned above and a procedure that is meant to help with stamina - it was a lot for one treatment. Scott was a bit apprehensive after the treatment as there didn't seem to be any relief to any of his problems, and the thought of running such a long race in pain didn't really inspire him. But next morning was a different story - only a little niggle in the hip remained, and he was very excited about his prospects.
The kid had worked really hard all summer towards improving his running. He had done everything his coach suggested, and had learned a huge amount during his first full season of real training. With all of that and a well balanced body he ran third, not far behind the Kings runner and a couple of seconds behind the Shore runner.
Scott was very grateful for the Bowen treatment that enabled him to run pain free, but he also said that his hammies were so free he could really extend his stride which made keeping up with the leaders and positioning himself much easier, and he felt good the whole race right to the end, unlike before when he would get tired. Whilst he still didn't have what it takes to get them in the end, he was hot on their heels and very pleased with himself.
Needless to say his ma and pa are very proud.
If you're looking to improve your sporting performance you've got to try Bowen - it really works! For more information check out the website www.bowentherapydubbo.com.au, email me, or phone me on 0427 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.