Bowenwork, also called Bowen Work, Bowen Therapy or Bowen, is a gentle form of bodywork. Small, rolling moves made on muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves, trigger the body to begin an unwinding healing process.
In line with Bowenwork’s overarching philosophy of "Less is best,” practitioners aim to give only enough inputs to elicit the body’s healing response. The number of inputs and length of the rest periods are determined for each client during each session; hence sessions do not have a fixed duration, but rather can vary from a few moments to an hour, with rest periods generally taking more time than the hands-on work.
Responses in the nervous and energetic systems can continue for up to 10 days after each Bowenwork session. Typically, sessions are scheduled a week apart to allow these processes to complete before providing new input, with three or four sessions recommended initially. The client is given self-care advice about staying appropriately hydrated, performing targeted gentle exercises daily, and seeking advice from other health-care providers as needed.
Benefits of Bowenwork
Bowenwork is gentle on the body, effective and appropriate for anyone to receive, including newborns, highly trained athletes, pregnant women and the elderly. Each person responds differently to a Bowenwork session, according to his or her own body’s need and ability to heal. Conditions that are seen to respond well include:
- back pain
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- migraines, headaches
- neck pain, TMJ
- shoulder problems, including frozen shoulder
- hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- golf & tennis elbow
- sports & accident injuries
- before and after joint replacement surgery
Our lymphatic system is so vast and connected to every other body system that it could be struggling without you even recognizing the symptoms! Some common signs of sluggish lymph include:
*Puffiness in eyes or face
*Soreness or stiffness upon waking
*Inability to lose weight
*Dry or itchy skin
*Struggling to heal
I show you how to clear your lymph nodes with a daily 30 second routine, and then I work on some of the deeper abdominal nodes in your session. This is unlike any lymphatic work you've had done before. The system I use is much more user friendly. My purpose is to show YOU how to clear your lymph nodes, so you can heal your body.
McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release
The McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique® is a life-changing advancement of scar tissue. MSTR® is a gentle and natural method of producing lasting change in your scars. Gentle fingertip pressure is applied to the area to help free the restrictions in the scar. No force is involved, and the work is always applied within your tolerance.
Scars may feel and look unpleasant and may even upset us emotionally, due to the traumatic events that created them. Scar tissue may contribute significantly to seemingly unrelated problems. They can cause:
*Restrictions in the fascia *reduction in blood flow and lymph *numbness, tingling or hypersensitivity *muscle weakness *reduced range of motion * low energy * low self esteem
MSTR® work is suitable for post-surgical scars such as:
* mastectomy, lumpectomy, etc
* appendix, gall bladder, etc
* joint replacement (knee, hip, etc)
* head wounds
* trauma wounds
* some burn scars
Depending on scar size, multiple sessions may be required. Generally smaller scars (less than 3") can be treated with one session. Larger scars (over 3") may need three or four sessions.