Stress is such a major factor in our lives today! It would be safe to say that impacts us all in some way.
Let’s be real. Unless we go and hide ourselves away from life on this planet then we are going to struggle to lead a life not impacted by stress. It is everywhere and constant.
So why should I come and see Bowen Relief you ask? Before I answer that, let me ask you something..
Did you know that the following may be signs of a system under stress?
- Tight necks & shoulders
- Eating concerns
- Irregular bowel movement
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Backaches (commonly lower back)
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Menstrual concerns /irregularities
- Gall Bladder issues
- Reproductive issues both male & female.
**Please note that stress may not be the only contributing factor for the above symptoms and professional medical advice should be sought for a professional diagnosis.
Why is Bowen Therapy so extremely effective at helping to relieve many symptoms of stress?
The art of Bowen Therapy is to facilitate the body to return to its preferred state of natural balance. The body has a blueprint of this from when we are born. Bowen Therapy helps the body to reconnect with this blueprint and to help the body to try and return to this state of balance as best as it is possible at that time.
The unique technique used in Bowen Therapy slowly and gently releases the tension in the muscles. The wait times we have between our moves facilitate the body to rest, absorb and digest what the therapist has just activated in the body.
How is Bowen Therapy so extremely effective at helping to relieve many symptoms of stress?
Sometimes the technique may be applied directly to a muscle eg hamstring. Other times for instance if treating a urinary tract infection the therapist may use a combination of techniques applied directly to/over an area eg kidneys/bladder but will also do techniques that actively stimulate the energy meridians for that particular organ area.
On top of this Bowen Therapy works directly with the fascia in the body.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a natural communication system in our body that has extraordinary properties. The Fascia covers our organs as well as other structures such as the muscles. It facilitates unrestricted movement with a glide like flow between those structures during time of movement.
It is also an extremely important communication system within our bodies enabling the body to operate as a whole and coordinated one. When it gets damaged it will tend to hold this damage until it is able to release it. This damage can be from both a physical knock or “stress”
With this knowledge in mind, it is easier to appreciate how Bowen Therapy can work on the body on so many different levels. As a Bowen Therapist, it is my job to know what procedures to use where and in what sequence. It is my job to understand the Fascia and from the information, you tell me what is happening within your body come up with the correct treatment plan.
Stress is not entirely a bad thing. Without being challenged in our lives we would not grow as individuals. Where Stress does become a real problem is when it is allowed to dominate, consume us and spit us out the other end in a bit of a mess or with illnesses.
Since we cannot remove ourselves from stress, we must learn to manage stress instead of stress managing us. With time and practice if you can learn to manage stress you will also learn to identify the lessons that come with it, you will learn to take out of it what you need from those lessons and with each time this happens you become stronger and grow as an individual and every time that you grow, you become better at managing that stress.
What gives me the right to say the above statement? I personally have been hammered by my fair share of stress over the years and I have had my share of substantial health concerns arising from such. It hasn’t been easy but I have made big changes in my life to change what was causing this stress and also done a lot of work on myself. I have been in some dark places and come out the other end a stronger and better person.
Do I still get impacted by stress? Yes of course, but now it doesn’t consume and govern me the way it has done before.