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Bowen therapy

TransverseTransverse Member Posts: 29 Connected
Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping well, just to let you know I started my first session of the Bowen therapy today, felt weird in a good way, was told i should feel or notice some differences within 5-7days. Got my next session in a few weeks time, will update you all on how i go if anyone is interested, as you may want to give it ago... i did feel quite tired this afternoon, had a nap, it was much needed....


  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,361 Scope community team
    I'm glad it went well @Transverse! I hope it helps. :)
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  • TransverseTransverse Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I really hope so to, im amazed the amount of illnesses it can help with, hope your well..
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 2,008 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad it went well and hope you see some benefit over the next week, please keep sharing with us
  • TransverseTransverse Member Posts: 29 Connected
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,865 Disability Gamechanger
    Whilst I hope the Bowen technique helps, there isn't much scientific/medical info that supports this. I've only found one study of non-professional athletes (without any medical problems) who undertook exercise each week, & in whom it was found that their range of movement, just looking at the hamstring muscles, increased slightly with the Bowen technique, which was still apparent 1 week later. The study concluded that, 'further research is needed.'
    Apparently it takes a minimum of 9 months to become a Bowen therapist. It was quite a while ago, but it took over 3 years for me to qualify as a physiotherapist. Bowen therapists also do not have a regulatory body, unlike physiotherapists.
    I would urge some caution, rather than 'give it a go', & rather discuss any problems with your GP or specialist to see what they advise.
  • TransverseTransverse Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Do you have TM? Not sure if you are aware but physio has not started back up, where i was paying for it, neuro nurse has said to give anything a try, which i am, i have looked this up and read a lot about it, there seems to be a good success rate, whether it works for me i dont know,  but negativity from someone promoting physio is not what i need mentally, unless someone is in someone's shoes, negative comments are not needed unless that person has tried it theirselves.  I will update everyone whether it works for me or not....
  • atlas47atlas47 Community champion Posts: 92 Pioneering
    edited July 31
    Hi @Transverse

    Be very interested on how your treatment goes.

    As a long term chronic pain sufferer you will try anything, that helps.

    Having looked into Bowen Treatment, it is non-invasive and is very safe.

    Look forward to hearing from you in due course.

    Best wishes
  • TransverseTransverse Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I had no pain when this was being done, very gentle motions, im hoping my nerves will reboot as so to speak, its day2 since having this, i feel something going on inside, mainly my legs, all in a good way, only thing i noticed following morning after, i was not stiff like i am when i get up in the morning, which was a lovely feeling.. as the days go on i will let you know of any changes, but as for pain there was not an ounce of pain when she was doing this.. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,865 Disability Gamechanger
    @Transverse - Perhaps you will read my post again, which was a general & factual comment on this thread about Bowen therapy. Please note I wrote, 'Whilst I hope it helps' & I did not promote physiotherapy, rather I advised a person to, 'discuss any problems with your GP or specialist to see what they advise.'

    The study I mention was done by physiotherapists & the Director & Principal Instructor of the European College of Bowen Studies, who did all the Bowen techniques in this study. I found this on the College of Bowen Studies website on their 'Latest News' page dated July 2020. The full paper is available, which was published in July 2010. Please see: https://www.thebowentechnique.com/hamstring-study/

    I also looked into Bowen technique out of interest as a chronic pain sufferer, nothing more. I do hope it helps you.

  • TransverseTransverse Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Its 5 days since my Bowen therapy, i felt changes/movements in my legs and arm, im so chuffed, last night i walked from one end of my house and back totally unaided, not been able to do this before, my legs feel a lot stronger, my hand is engaging heck of a lot more than i could, also feels stronger.. fingers crossed this continues..
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