Bowen Therapy continues to work after you have left the table. So what you do next is also important. Here are some things to consider for your Bowen Therapy after care.
You can enhance the effects of your Bowen Therapy session with the following advice:
Stay well hydrated. Drinking good quality water little and often will assist the healing work of Bowen Therapy and can assist in flushing out toxins.
Keep moving. Do not sit for long periods of time, get up and about and move around. I recommend moving every 30 minutes until bed time. Resting in bed and lying down is fine.
Let the Bowen do its work. Try to allow at least a week before another session or any other therapies or physical manipulation.
Go gently. Avoid strenuous movement and exercise for at least a couple of days after your treatment. Gentle, short walks are recommended.
Allow rest time. Some people may experience mild symptoms after their session as their body realigns and healing takes place.
Avoid extreme temperatures. Wait for 48 hours before applying hot or cold to your body. Hot showers, baths, saunas, heat packs or heat rubs and ice packs can interfere with the healing process. Magnets can also disrupt the process, so avoid bed underlays and body magnets.
Avoid crossing legs, knees, ankles or feet and carrying things unevenly for a few days. Retain good posture and alignment.
Please make a note of any differences in your pain, sleep, stress and emotions after your session to discuss at your next appointment.
I hope these Bowen Therapy after care tips help you get the most out of your Bowen session!
Want to try out Bowen? I am an Advanced Bowen Therapist with over 23 years experience helping people with pain and stress relief. I consult in Rockhampton and the Gold Coast. Get in touch to book. I would love to help you.