Stress Relief – its something we all seem to strive for in our too busy and overwhelming world.
The first sets of Bowen moves in each Bowen session is always dedicated to calming the body, getting the mind in the room, on to the table and out of it’s maze of intertwining circuits of desire and obligation.
The body can only heal itself when the parasympathetic nervous system is acting (rest and digest). The defense, recovery and repair system will do amazing things, but only if we are relaxed enough for all the body parts accept that they don’t have to be on alert or scared. The nutrients we eat can work to our fullest advantage when we are at calm and at rest.
Bowen can also be useful for emotional release. We hold emotions in our fascia when we don’t know what else to do with them in the moment. Held emotions will tighten the fascia into “armoring” which can result in the hardening of the soft tissues leading to micro-adhesions and pain. The Bowen moves releases the tenseness and allows the emotion to resurface, be acknowledged and released.
That’s why I found this Bowen article charming (link below), in that it equates Bowen to vitamins….and he’s right. Bowen can be the vital part of your bodywork program that relaxes and resets your body to that it can heal.
When my clients come off the table at the end of a Bowen session, the least amount of praise I sometimes get is, “I feel so relaxed”. and that my friends is a great complement.
At this point most people have heard about Reiki, even if they don’t have a clue what it is, what it does or how it feels. Most of the stuff you find “out there” is anecdotal and elusively described. I ran across this description which is pretty concise, if a little understated–meaning the depth of each paragraph can be explored in volumes–but that would defeat the concise part 🙂
Anyway, take a read to get the 50,000 view of whats going on when a Reiki Practitioner puts there hands on you.
This is a great description of how we are made and clue to how healing can be conducted.
I work with all my client’s energy systems in every session. Bowen sessions focus on the physical-myofascial interface to the fluid and piso-electric systems of the body. Intuitive and dowsing sessions focus on the subtle energy of sub-conscious and super-conscious bodies. Reiki and Energy work sessions focus on the bio-energy of the auric bodies and their chakras. From the “focus level”, the results will ripple though the rest of the body levels-physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
It’s all parts of the same metaphysical/physical system that makes up our body and experience here. Each method is a just different way to get in touch with the physical pain, spiritual cramp, emotional cramp or life-path derailment. When you affect one level, all levels are affected as well–presenting opportunities to grow and expand our experience by releasing the old patterns and obstacles.
The work continues to happen over the course of the next five days. Typically the second and third day are the biggest “adjustment” days, then it settles down.
It’s a wonderfully natural and holistic way to heal what is causing your dis-ease.