The Bowen Technique
We have one part time Bowen practitioner at the Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre in Bedford. Our practitioner is fully sponsored by one of our members.
What is The Bowen Technique?
The Bowen Technique is a hands-on therapy that works on soft tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin and fascia (connective tissue).
Deep, gentle rolling movements at precise positions in the body elicits a surge in blood flow and increase in lymphatic drainage at the target area that results in:
- Tissue repair
- Pain reduction
- Muscle softening
- Increased flexibility and range of movement
What To Expect From A Bowen Treatment
The treatment can be carried out on a therapy table or from a sitting position. Moves are made either directly onto the skin or through light clothing, so you can remain clothed at all times.
The treatment is holistic, so that the whole body may be treated, or just the problem area if this is most convenient for the client.
After the treatment, you should feel relaxed and able to move more freely. Some conditions can be resolved immediately, others may need a course of treatments.
The Bowen Technique and Multiple Sclerosis
In MS, it is common for pain to be labelled as neuropathic, but some of this pain might actually be due to muscle imbalance and tension as the body tries to adjust to the weakening of some areas.
This type of compensatory pain can be alleviated by the Bowen Technique, which can restore balance in muscle use.
The main areas of the body that are involved in this imbalance, and are treated by Bowen are the jaw, neck, shoulders, lower back, pelvis, knees, ankles and feet.
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The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre aims to provide the therapies, services & support needed for people with multiple sclerosis.