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. We recommend three treatments initially, each with an interval of five to 10 days. After that, some people feel they don't need additional treatment, while others like to have a one-session maintenance schedule, usually every four to six weeks. People who suffer more chronic pain will likely need more sessions, since pain that has been present for months and years may take longer to resolve.
Bowen isn't necessarily an ongoing therapy. The person can experience relief only after the first session and significant resolution or recovery in three sessions. However, chronic or long-term conditions or repeated injuries may require additional treatment and, if symptoms do not resolve, you should consult your doctor. Many people with long-term chronic conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, find benefits from attending Bowen's regular treatments as part of their ongoing treatment plan.
Once you start to get positive results, it's recommended that you continue to see your therapist Bowen every few months to maintain good health. Bowen therapy is most effective when done directly on the skin, with modest underwear, but the client may also choose to wear light, loose-fitting clothing. Intense exercise, in which the muscles are doing a good hard workout (and may hurt later or need a good stretch), will also distract the body from Bowen's triggers. After a session, your Bowen therapist can inform you about possible physical and emotional changes you may experience.
I wish I had understood that better when I received Bowen years ago, as my injuries and posture problems would probably have resolved faster. 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. If you feel more comfortable with someone in the treatment room during your Bowen therapy session, you can bring someone with you. While Bowen won't cure many conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and diverticulitis, it can certainly help relieve symptoms and help improve your quality of life every day.
Both the BAA and Bowen Therapists Federation Australia (BTFA) require first aid, professional indemnity and liability insurance, and they also have strong continuing education policies in place to ensure that therapists' skills are strong and up to date with the latest developments in the body work. Because “bowen” isn't designed to make you feel better instantly, it's designed to make you instantly better recover. For more information or advice on Bowen Therapy, don't hesitate to contact me for a free consultation. No, it is recommended not to mix Bowen with other therapies for at least 7 days before or after a treatment, as mixing treatments can overload the body and affect the outcome.
You should drink plenty of water in the days after Bowen treatment, as this helps clear the lymphatic system.