Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my Bowenwork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be touched?
What will the Bowenwork feel like?
What should I do during the Bowenwork session?
How will I feel after the Bowenwork session?
What are the benefits of Bowenwork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make Bowenwork inadvisable?

Where will my Bowenwork session take place?
Your Bowenwork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax or you may choose quiet if you prefer. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed? 
No, Bowenwork can be performed through light clothing; clients undress to their level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress as much as you choose to. Generally the practitioner returns to the room when you are lying comfortably on the table, covered with the blanket, ready to start the session. The only exception to that would be for clients who need assistance getting safely onto the table.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be covered to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered, and only for a minute or two while the Bowenwork moves are performed.

What parts of my body will be touched? 
Bowenwork moves are subtle, gentle and precise. The moves are mostly done over muscles or muscle attachments and for the basic session are performed on the back, legs and neck.

What will the Bowenwork feel like?
Most people find the work very relaxing. The practitioner will do a series of four, six or eight small moves on the body and will then leave the room for two minutes to allow the body to respond. Some people report feeling warmth spreading from the location of the Bowenwork moves, or a very gentle buzzing, tingling or floating sensation in the body. You should communicate immediately if you notice these sensations so we can give your body adequate time to process the information it is receiving. Also, it is important that you be comfortable, so always let your practitioner know if there is any discomfort. 

What should I do during the Bowenwork session?
Prior to the session, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the session, make yourself comfortable and try to just relax and let go. The practitioner will guide you though the session. Most people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating only if they need lighter pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to their comfort.

How will I feel after the Bowenwork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. It is important to drink lots of water and, if possible, go for a gentle walk after a session. Toward the end of the day you may feel sleepy and going to bed early is a great idea. The body goes into healing mode when we sleep. The next day you may wake feeling fantastic, or you might feel a bit achey as the body unwinds and reintegrates. Call your practitioner if you have any concerns after a session, and remember the three 'W's: walk, water and wait. Symptoms will continue to improve over the next five to seven days.

What are the benefits of Bowenwork?
Bowenwork acts through the propriorception system to realign the body to its original, healthy blueprint. The gentle rolling moves over specific points on the muscles and ligaments send signals to the brain, which responds by sending messages to the body. That's why we wait at least two minutes between the series of moves, to allow the vibration to travel from the body to the brain and back again. Bowenwork also activates the parasympathetic response, which puts the whole body into a receptive, restful state where healing is more likely to take place. Bowenwork encourages the body to heal itself; each body responds according to its resources and capacity to heal.

Are there any medical conditions that would make Bowenwork inadvisable?
Bowenwork is safe for just about everyone, from newborns to the very elderly. Your practitioner will take a detailed history of your presenting condition as well as your general state of health. It is important that you inform the practitioner of any hidden health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, your practitioner may wish to confer with your doctor to make sure Bowenwork is appropriate for you prior to your session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

 

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