Jacek Michalczyk, BTAA, CNHC
"To find health should be the object of the physician.
Anyone can find the disease."
- Dr Andrew Tayor Still
Bowen Technique Can Help With
Headache and Migraines
Stress, Anxiety, Grief
Knee, Ankle and Foot problems
Tight or injured hamstrings
Kidney/bladder problems and adrenal fatigue
During and after pregnancy care and posture correction
Back pain during pregnancy
Bloating, Nausea or Heartburn
Frozen Shoulder, Tennis/Golfer Elbow
Low energy and general tiredness
A typical Bowen Technique (Bowtech) session generally lasts from 15 to 45 minutes and usually to address the ordinary health issue 2 to 4 sessions are required.
Clients usually lie on a massage/bodywork table or bed or may be seated in a chair if required, for comfort. A 'session' involves one or more 'procedures', each of which consists of several sets of 'moves'. The moves are gentle, but purposeful, and can be done through light clothing. Between each set of moves, the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the client's body to begin responding. As the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the muscles, the practitioner senses when the client is ready for the next set of moves. A common approach in a session is to balance the entire body by addressing the lower back, then the upper back, and then the neck.
Bowtech is a complementary and non-invasive modality in the sense that it enhances and complements but does not interfere with traditional medical attention. Bowtech's input to the nervous system is very subtle, and the body responds over time. For that reason, it's best to avoid other manipulative therapies for several days before and after a Bowtech session lest they interfere with the body's response to the Bowtech.
The sooner you can get a Bowtech practitioner the better as that way your body can overcome the trauma before it begins to compensate for it. (The compensations often create more problems in the long run than the initial trauma itself.) The ideal time for a Bowtech session is immediately after an injury. This would also mean fewer session required to regenerate your body. Three days since the injury is ideal for the quickest and most complete recovery, however, even the injury which took place decades before can often be tackled within a few sessions.
Many people don't find out about Bowtech until weeks, months, or even years of trying other approaches or learning to live with it. If that's the case with you, you'll get the best results from your Bowtech if you:
Wear or bring light-weight, loose-fitting clothing that your practitioner can work through. Or be prepared to be worked on in your underclothes, under sheets or blankets for modesty and comfort.
Don't use ice or heat on the site of injury.