At a recent workshop I attended, the keynote speaker emphasized that when people are considering a purchase what they looking for is what's in it for me? They are not necessarily interested in your business or who you are. Assuming this to be true, I thought I should provide a few key benefits of what's in it for you.
Athletes can improve their performance. Bowen is a holistic approach but it can be adapted to focus on specific areas to alleviate restrictions that are impeding optimum output.
Chronic pain symptoms can be greatly reduced and in some cases may retreat entirely.
Migraine sufferers can get immediate relief, and in some cases will have extended durations without recurrence.
Infants who suffer from colic will be soothed and be able to settle, allowing them and mum to find peace.
Infertility issues can be resolved. Bowen stimulates the autonomic nervous system encouraging it to initiate reproduction.
Lactation issues can be resolved by relaxing the body and stimulating the glands responsible for milk production.
Relaxed and energized is almost a certainty for all who have a treatment.
Traumas where there is acute pain. Bowen is especially effective if treatment can be administered shortly after injury is sustained.
These are only a few benefits of what's in it for you. At the very least you will come out feeling relaxed, energized, happy - simply "just feeling good!" Problem areas will feel soothed and be easier to move. These relaxing effects can provide you with the reprieve you need allowing you to collect and regroup. When a discomfort is removed from your body, so too is it removed from your mind.
I apologize for being delinquent in writing this year, but it's not without excuse. I decided to 'take the plunge' and rent a space for my Bowen practice. I will be opening on February 7 2017 at Harmony Health Oshawa, 231 King Street East. If you have the time, drop by and say hello and check out the space. There are various other health care providers and you will find everyone very friendly. It would be lovely to see you. For more information on Harmony Health Oshawa click the highlight area.
As a promotion I am offering the first 10 people a 50% discount.
Routinely at this time of year I hear my inner voice say, “Ok. Now. Just one more thing, and then I can stop and relax.” I really believe this. Inwardly, I smile a big grinchy smile, looking forward to stopping the doing. I make a solid effort. I don my cosiest crepuscular apparel, strategically plant myself before tree and T.V., with Christmas cheer in hand – success, right? Wrong. My mind, like a Christmas sweatshop, is in overdrive grinding out instructions to be completed for the next week. And sometimes, just for good measure, I throw in a dash of regret and worry to really fuel the Yule log. I suspect that I am not alone in this scenario.
Last week I covered how Bowen therapy facilitates physical relaxation by assisting your body’s autonomic nervous system (A.N.S.), to switch into the parasympathetic mode (P.N.S.) of relax and repair. But what about mental relaxation? As I outlined in the previous paragraph, though someone has the outward appearance of being relaxed, on the inside, it is another matter entirely. Personally speaking, to even approach complete relaxation, I have to be consciously aware of my rambling thoughts which can elicit discontent, ultimately leading to stress. I believe a unified effort of both body and mind provides the best strategy to finding and walking upon the road of healing change. Since, everyone is unique and distinct, so shall their course of action be in attaining complete relaxation.
My Christmas wish for you…..to relax. Discover your course, stick to it, change it, tweak it, blow it up but start again, and try not to pass judgement on others’ courses.
Quote from the Upanishads “You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.”
Wishing you all a lovely and enjoyable holiday season.
The response after telling someone that I am a Bowtech practitioner is, “You’re a what…a bow what?” My first thought, "Perfect! A captive audience to enlighten!" So I give my spiel, and quickly arrive at the conclusion - “Susan, don’t speak! Pat the table and tell them to hop on!” My experience has led me to believe that Bowtech, a.k.a. Bowen therapy, is best understood when the body experiences a treatment, rather than using words to explain it to the brain. The body understands on visceral level what it enjoys, needs or wants, that Bowen is offering.
That said, I think that it is still necessary provide an explanation of what Bowen is, and how it may be able to help you.
A Brief History
Bowen therapy is the creation of Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982) of Geelong, Australia. Mr. Bowen did not have formal training in any specific modality or discipline. When asked how he developed the technique he would say it was a gift from God. This is an unconventional to answer to most people. Despite that fact, the Victoria government reported that in 1975 he was performing about 13,000 treatments per year, and further, in 2009, there were 26,000 practitioners worldwide. At this time Bowtech is taught in over 30 countries.
Mr. Bowen began the technique in the 1950’s and refined it throughout his lifetime. In 1974 Mr. Bowen met Ossie & Elaine Rentsch. The Rentsch's later became the founders of Bowtech, The Original Techique. Up until their meeting Mr. Bowen had no manuals, books or notes on his technique. Ossie requested to study with Mr. Bowen, the result was a complete documentation of the work. It laid the foundation which is used today to train new practitioners.
A premise that I was taught is that the body, when balanced, is intelligent and possesses the ability to heal itself. Bowtech practitioners are trained to perform gentle, noninvasive movements on specific parts of the body to help ‘reset’, or balance, the autonomic nervous system (A.N.S.) and endocrine systems, among others. During and after treatments people will generally enter into a deeply relaxed state. The Bowtech movements trigger the A.N.S. to shift from the sympathetic mode (fight or flight) to parasympathetic mode (rest, relax and repair). It is possibly this shift that explains the process of the body healing itself.
Bowtech is a profound therapy. Please consider it as one of the paths open to you for your recovery or in maintaining your health.
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Please Note: I am unavailable to provide treatments at this time as I have returned to school full-time until July-August 2019. I am sorry for any inconvenience. Susan
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