How Bowen Can Help Different Professions

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It’s very common that a visit to a Bowen therapist is due to a problem caused by work. Whether it’s physical pain from a manual handling role or a mental drain from a high-stress position – Bowen is ready to help relieve ailments caused.

Hairdressers: Many hairdressers are known to suffer with elbow and shoulder pain from trimming hair all day. Not only that but they also are incredibly prone to back pain due to standing on their feet all day. Time to rest those feet and arms and relax with some Bowen.

Teachers: It’s no secret that being a teacher can be one of the most stressful job roles. So if you spend five days a week in the classroom, perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to some stress revealing Bowen. Bowen can even help to aid Repetitive Stress Injury from writing on the whiteboard.

Policemen: Plantar fasciitis is a common affliction for cops on the beat; plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. A treatment of Bowen can help the body to recognise the problem and work towards fixing it.

Nurses: Much like policemen, nurses are also prone to developing plantar fasciitis due to running about the wards all day. Our nurses work very hard and rarely get to rest their feet. Treat a nurse you know to some well deserved Bowen therapy today!

Office: It’s easy to disregard office jobs as a source of physical injury however despite being one of the less physical jobs on this list – many office workers rely on Bowen to help aid their discomfort. Slouching over your desk gives you bad posture which in turn can cause back strain and shoulder pain. Staring at a computer screen all day can also cause headaches which could be eased with Bowen.

On the late shift: Though it’s less than ideal, many of us work the late shift – meaning we could be getting home and going to bed at 7am. It can be difficult and frustrating trying  to sleep whilst the rest of the world is just getting started can be very difficult and frustrating. Bowen is renound for being able to help ease symptoms of fatigue and insomnia.

Do any of the job roles above relate to you? Or do any of those struggles sound like ones you may be having? Perhaps it’s time to try Bowen. If you are interested in how Bowen Therapy can help you, visit http://www.bowentherapy.org.uk/ or call 07713 552 858

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Palliative Care: The Role of the Bowen Therapist

helen-blue-180by Helen Mary Perkins BAUK, BTAA, Bowtech instructor

As Bowen therapists, I’m sure we are all in tune with the concept of a natural approach to health and wellness. Very often, an holistic approach through complementary therapy can secure impressive improvements to a variety of ailments.

There is growing awareness, also, of the benefits of complementary therapy for those living with a life-limiting condition, such as cancer, neurological or auto-immune diseases.

In my experience, having worked in a hospice environment for many years, the role of Bowen in palliative care can have a noticeable impact not only on the patient but for carers and relatives struggling with tiredness and worry.

When it comes to supporting or supplementing conventional medical treatment, Bowen can have a positive effect on physical, psychological and emotional stress, which in turn helps to balance spiritual, emotional and mental health… that sometimes intangible, sense of ‘wellness’ that improves quality of life for the patient and those around them.

The gentle Bowen therapy has been shown to ease many of the symptoms and side effects such as breathlessness, headaches, muscular aches and pains, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and constipation.

Specialist training is required to ensure therapists feel confident in these sensitive circumstances where protocols and procedures are even more important that in normal clinical practice. As team leader for a group of volunteer complementary therapists (Bowen and others) at the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough I have seen the positive effects and the satisfaction that comes from working with dedicated staff to ensure patients and those who care for them have the best possible experience.

It is a hugely rewarding role for any Bowen therapist with a high degree of empathy and a desire to make a small difference to a person’s wellbeing. One of my stroke patients confined to a wheelchair can now stand with a frame and has remarked that he can feel sensations in his not-so-good leg since having Bowen.

The role will not suit everyone as the nature of palliative care, be it in a hospice or at home, means some patients may only live a few years, or even weeks. In-house or CPD training will give you the insight and understanding to help you decide if this worthwhile role is one you might like to explore further.

If you have any questions, please drop me a note via email at info@helenperkins.com   or visit my website www.helenperkins.com


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