Nicholson St Remedial Massage
273 Nicholson St
Brunswick East VIC 3057
Servicing area: Brunswick East, Victoria
Nicholson St Remedial Massage - Bowen Therapy
What Is Bowen Therapy?
Tom Bowen was a Geelong based therapist who originated a unique style of physical therapy that now bears his name. Mr Bowen was treating up to 13,000 people a year in his Geelong clinic for a wide variety of complaints.
Bowen Therapy (BT) is characterised by gentle moves that occur on muscle bellies, ligaments and origins and insertions of muscles that cause, through neuromuscular mechanisms, profound relaxation in affected areas.
How Does Bowen Therapy Work?
BT not only affects the muscular system but also the nervous system so as to bring about dramatic change in presenting complaints. Bowen therapy is the physical therapy of choice for Parkinsons disease and also recommended for the following complaints.
- Back pain and sciatica
- Digestive and bowel problems
- Earache and TMJ problems
- Migraines and other forms of headache
- Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Hip, knee and foot problems
- Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
- Neck and shoulder problems
(including frozen shoulder )
- Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
- Respiratory problems and hay fever
- RSI, carpal tunnel syndromes and tennis elbow
- Bedwetting in children
- Sports and other traumatic injuries
- Delayed onset muscle soreness ( DOMS)
What To Expect During a Bowen Therapy Session?
BT moves are quite gentle yet they can affect profound results.Generally there is no pain with the moves, occasionally areas that are very tight can produce momentary discomfort when they are released, and this discomfort would be no more than a second in duration.
Clients are advised to wear loose comfortable clothing, tracksuit pants and t shirts are perfect, jeans or rather denim is too hard a fabric to do effective work through.
There are rest breaks built into BT and the rationale for these is to give the body a chance to process the work that has proceeded. Some schools of BT advocate that the client be in their underwear and draped for optimum results but in my experience there isnt that much of a difference, if any, in the clinical outcome between these two approaches. From my point of view client comfort and relaxation come before any rigid adherence to beliefs that have no clinical significance.
Bowen sessions generally last up to an hour and it is usual to have two treatments a week apart and then another session two weeks after the second one. For most problems this is enough, obviously more chronic problems may take a little longer.
Why Come & See Me?
I studied BT with Bowtech, I have also completed advanced level work with ISBT and am a member of The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.
- Dip Massage
- Cert Advanced Soft Tissue Technique
- Cert 4 Bowen Therapy (BowTech)
- Adv Level Cert Bowen Therapy (ISBT)
- postgraduate studies-Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
BOWEN THERAPY - REMEDIAL MASSAGE - CUPPING - DRY NEEDLING
For Specific areas of muscular tension on the body.
Relax & rejuvenate your body, with the help of a professional Remedial Massage or Therapeutic Stretching session from Nicholson Street Bowen Plus