Even if you don’t have sciatic pain yourself, chances are you know someone that does. Sciatica can manifest as mild to severe pain, burning, tingling etc from the hip down through the foot. It develops when a nerve or nerves traveling from the lower lumbar and sacral spine get pinched, rubbed or otherwise compromised on its way to the tissue it’s servicing. On the journey, it must weave a path through and around bones and muscles. If the path gets too small whether from the variation in human structure, injury or pregnancy, these nerves have to problem telling us they are in trouble.
The good news is that many of these issues can be addressed with Bowen Technique. Most Sciatic pain originates in the hip area. The hips have lots of big strong muscles trying to keep us upright and balanced, whether we are sitting, standing or bending over. Any stress to one side of the lower body can setup a pattern of imbalance in the work load, in order to maintain our “upright posture”. Over-worked muscles on one side, can lead to continuously tight muscle on that side. The other side then has over-stretched (too loose) muscle on the other side. This then ends up twisting the pelvic bones and legs, contributing to irregular paths for nerves and vessels, twisted again. [Chubby Checker would not be pleased :)] We end up in pain and discomfort. Commonly with shooting lightening down the legs, we are aching for relief.
Bowen to the rescue. By addressing the fascial sheathes of the hips, buttocks and legs, Bowen Moves help the muscles relax, re-balance and the nerves are freer to normally along their paths. Targeting paths of the sciatic nerves, the gentle procedures reinstate flexibility and adjust the tone of surrounding tissue.
There is relief in your future with Bowen Technique!
Many of my friends and clients with Fibromyalgia have shared with me how frustrating their disease. Their frustration comes when they reach out for help and feel like they get nothing or get treated like they are crazy-making it up. And it is confusing stuff– how can you feel bad all over and nothing is “broken”.
But there is work in the scientific community that is explaining how that happens. From my understanding is boils down to too many nerves all in crisis–sending signals that something is wrong. I’m sure that’s a gross oversimplification 🙂 but it’s a model I can work with.
Parkinson’s is a favor topic of mine. It turns out that regardless of which route is taken in the Parkinson’s battle, Bowen Therapy can help with a multitude of symptoms. This is good, because Parkinson’s seems to be very individual as to what, when, how severe the symptoms become.
Bowen gentle works fascia and muscles to increase fluid transport and communication throughout the body. And gentle, is a key word here. Fascia is kind of like corn-starch paste: if you try to move it hard and fast, the paste (fascia) resists like it’s make of hard clay. If you more the same paste (fascia) slowly and gently, it gives and relaxes in the most delicious way, allowing extracellular fluid to flow more freely, delivering nourishment and healing. Muscles and nerves will act more “normally” as their neighboring tissues become more balanced.
Results using Bowen are best achieved from multiple sessions, schedule a week or two apart. Each session builds on the last.
Bowen Practitioners who display gentleness, patience and love, will be skilled and supportive companions on Parkinson’s journey. Parkinson’s disease has no cure but I’m sure the symptoms can be managed to promote a better quality of life.
Tinnitus is represented as a range of similar symptoms, such as ringing or buzzing in the ears. The intensity of these symptoms also fall across a large range. Each person’s experience with the disease is unique and personal.
A new study shows that the location of activity for emotional processing happens in the brain, is related to the intensity of Tinnitus symptoms.
Bowen Therapy is a great tool for addressing Tinnitus. Due to the nature of the disease and usual long time suffering by clients before they try Bowen, it may take a few sessions before seeing relief. But for those that trust in the work, Bowen Therapy’s holistic approach will bring a welcome liberation from debilitating symptoms.
While most recommendations for Reiki are based on anecdotal stories about how it felt good or eased pain this pain or helped relaxation and stress release, there are more and more actual scientific studies being done. It’s been shown that added Reiki therapy can improve outcomes of conventional therapy, including there reduction of pain and faster healing which resulted in less pain medicines and quicker recoveries.
I’ve found that pre-surgery and pre-procedure sessions have helped clients be calmer and more “prepared” for the upcoming “trauma”. Sessions after, whether in ICU or at home have lessened pain and improved attitudes/outlooks quickening healing processes and progress. Sessions after chemo and radiation treatments can be a great tools to lessen side-affects.
Seems like I’m always writing about Bowen. But Energy work (Reiki, Quantum Touch, Chrystal and Sound healing) can help with all of these issues and can help the issue move from the subconscious to the conscious level where it can be addressed and cleared.
Most of my Energy work session are designed to target current issues in my clients life. During the session, the brain enters an alpha/theta state of a lucid daydream, where the subconscious connects to the conscious through memories, feelings and visions. We, the client and I, work together to examine and decipher the information to access root causes for the disturbance causing pain in the body. It’s amazing work and produces great results.
Giving healing energy to animals is a wonderful thing. They don’t have inhibitions or preconceived ideas about what it is or isn’t. They sense it, make decisions about whether it is good or right for them and how long they will need it. They soak it up much quicker than adult humans will, due to this lack of judgement and resistance.
Along with many other chronic disorders, individuals with fibromyalgia can get a great deal of symptom relief using Bowen Therapy. Keeping the muscles and fascia as relaxed and flexible as possible is key!