Possible reactions after therapy Reactions after the procedure can be warmth, redness of the cheeks, headache, emotional release, and the feeling that you are getting sick and your temperature rises. Most clients experience muscle pain only after a few days during the first two sessions. After a session, your Bowen therapist can inform you about the possible physical and emotional changes you may experience. Some people experience a number of symptoms, which may include tiredness, headaches, stiffness, and general flu-like symptoms.
This is believed to be because the body “restores itself”. If you experience any side effects, discuss them with your therapist. Drinking more water or exercising can often help, but they may be able to offer more advice. Osteopaths perform blunt manipulations similar to those of chiropractors, however, they believe in a more holistic view of health and are more like body warming massages, similar to Bowen practitioners.
Bowen is not technically a medical treatment due to a lack of concrete medical and scientific evidence. Your therapist may have questions about what you hope to get out of your treatment, as well as to explore other problems you may be experiencing, as this can help you assess your particular situation. And while increasing hamstring flexibility is far from being a medical miracle, it does suggest that Bowen has a scientifically observable ability to improve people's lives. The gentle movements of Bowen Therapy encourage the body to begin its own healing process, and as such, you can do a few things beforehand to help get the most out of your treatment.
If side effects persist, consult your Bowen practitioner directly so that they are aware and can offer solutions. Before the coronavirus pandemic, clients often requested Bowen Therapy to treat long-term chronic illnesses. It usually takes 48 to 72 hours for Bowen to “activate” and your original symptoms may temporarily worsen over that time. I had treated many of Bowen's treatments as “just the session, expecting the session to be the resolution time, not really understanding that the real impact on my body was going to occur in the days following the session.
Because Bowen Therapy uses such small and gentle movements, it is safe to use with pregnant women, newborns and the elderly. While experts are not yet quite sure how or why it works, research on Bowen therapy conducted by Lancaster University found that 70% of volunteers with a frozen shoulder gained full mobility after performing a series of therapy sessions with Bowen. By filling out the form before treatment, you'll have more time during the initial treatment to discuss your condition, create a plan, and work with Bowen's movements. If you are already trying other complementary therapies, such as massage, chiropractic treatment, reflexology, or acupuncture, you may be advised to take a break for a while.
According to the Noosa Bowen Center, Bowen can be used to induce labor, relieve morning sickness, help with back pain and sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, improve fetal position, and help present the baby's buttocks. In fairness to critics, Bowen Therapy still lacks some scientific and medical credibility, which means it cannot gain general acceptance within the medical establishment.