Bowen can be used prior to, or along side everyday exercise, training programs, athletic competitions and events. While a few days prior to a big event is ideal to integrate the therapy, treatment any time is better than none at all. Even in the days following strenuous training, Bowen can help the body to relax again by calming the nervous system, help with any residual pains, and restore balance.
With an athlete’s body in balance, they’ll experience higher stamina, fewer injuries, increased focus and control over their body’s natural stress responses resulting in improved performance.
Ideally, once an injury is endured, you would receive treatment as soon as possible. During your session, your practitioner will ask about your health history and reason for visit. Then come up with a treatment plan your body will best respond to and assimilate without overload. The hands-on work is done in segments of movements, allowing you to relax and integrate each one before moving on to the next. The pressure used is almost always less than you would expect. It’s very common for people to fall asleep during a session. Sometimes, you may feel a momentary twinge. As always, be sure to tell your practitioner if you are uncomfortable at any time.
Whether you’re a professional athlete wanting to out-perform your competitors, an amateur trying to improve their run time, compete better in their favourite sport, wanting to minimize risk of injury while enjoying their favourite exercise, or even improve hamstring flexibility, Bowen Therapy can help you get there.