Often Bowen Therapy is thought about when we injure our muscles, tendons and ligaments but what about an injured nervous system? A nervous system that has pumped adrenalin for so long it is now fatigued? What about that? What can Bowen do for that?
LOTS! There is a lot Bowen can do for the nervous system!
Why treat my nervous system?
While Bowen works on soft tissue, fascia, tendons and ligaments it also works on the autonomic nervous system. 'Auto' meaning it automatically controls 80% of the daily processes our body does without us consciously having to tell it to. Check out the list!
The nervous system has 2 states. Sympathetic, otherwise known as fight and flight, and parasympathetic, aka rest and repair. It is in rest and repair that all our repair work takes places. It allows food to be digested, cells to divided and rebuild and healing to occur. In theory we should spend most of our day in this state! In practice, in this day and age....we spend more time in flight or fight than is fair to our bodies!
Bowen is the reminder your body needs to turn off, relax and get that repair work done! Look after your nervous system and watch as your health falls into place.
What can Bowen do?
During a Bowen treatment your therapist is able to address the whole body. By doing this the nervous system is relaxed. While it's soft tissue, connective tissue and fascia that the moves are made over the nerves are also activated. The brain gets the message that tension is being held here and there and seeks to release it.
When your therapist hears a tummy rumble or a little snore they get very excited! Why? Because they are doing their job! They have successfully brought your nervous system into rest and repair and it is here that the healing begins.
Clients often report a deep sleep the night after a Bowen treatment. Many people drift into sleep on the table, some snore (not always quietly). Almost all report a deep sense of relaxation and peacefulness as they slide off the table.
So...stressed and overwhelmed? Come in for a Bowen and get back to rest and repair!