Bowen therapy is a holistic healing therapy. It targets certain points on the body with gentle rolling movements to help it balance, repair and reset itself. Bowen clients have reported experiences of a reduction in pain, an increase in energy and a sense of well-being. Bowen therapy is not a massage and does not involve deep pressure or manipulation. As Bowen is very gentle it can be used with babies and children, adults, elderly as well people recovering from serious health conditions. Bowen is truly a holistic therapy .It is best known for its effectiveness in treating muscular and joint aches and pains such as frozen shoulder, back pain, knee pain, sciatica etc. It has also been successful in supporting people suffering from anxiety, stress, chronic fatigue, asthma, digestive issues as well as supporting women in pregnancy and babies.
A series of gentle rolling movements is performed on specific parts of the body. Each set of moves is followed by a significant pause which allows the body to respond and reset. During that time the practitioner might leave the room so the body can reset without interference.The Bowen therapy motto is less is more. Some describe Bowen as homeopathy of bodywork. It can be performed on the skin or on light loose clothing.
Fascia is a tough tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, organ, nerve, + blood vessel in the body. Myofascial release is a highly effective form of structural bodywork which seeks to create good function by undoing fascial restrictions, which may have occurred from injury, inflammation, as well as over time from poor postural habits or repetitive motion. Therapist works using slow, steady pressure with minimal oil or lotion, locking into the restricted tissue until release occurs. Therapist may use subtle or indirect work, deep and direct work, as well as active or passive client movement. Myofascial release creates greater mobility and function, relieves pain, gives new freedom to movement and a sense of ease and space within the body.
Osteopathy is a system of healing which realigns the musculo-skeletal system, allowing the body to heal itself. After a comprehensive case history and examination, a diagnosis, prognosis + treatment plan is explained to the client. Treatment is embarked upon at the first consultation.
Physiotherapy is the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, that is, signs and symptoms involving joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and how they in turn affect normal movement. Treatment aims to identify the primary cause of the condition as well as treat the symptoms, therefore restoring normal movement patterns to prevent recurrence. It is a joint course of action between the physiotherapist and client. This treatment is aimed at the long term resolution of problems rather than a short term fix.
Resistance stretching is a new system of bodywork used to remove amounts of dense fascia (a plastic like material that surrounds your muscles and other soft tissues) improving posture and increase freedom of movement. The fascia’s rubber band like qualities return the body to its original position after being elongated. All past traumas that are being stored in the fascia influence its natural form, and deform it, thus holding the person into the damaged position. During the assisted resistance stretching clients work very closely with the therapist by resisting them as they are being stretched. This treatment results in freeing the muscles to develop, increases the bio-mechanical efficiency, and has a positive psychological impact as the changes that occur are permanent.
Rolfing Structural Integration is a hands-on manipulation and movement re-education system which focuses mainly on the body’s connective tissue network. Rolfing was developed by American biochemist Dr Ida P Rolf in the 1950’s. Over ten carefully structured sessions, Rolfing unwinds layers of tissue strain, which may have built up over years due to injury, habitual movement patterns or emotional holding.
Visceral manipulation is a gentle yet deep treatment that releases tension to the ligaments of the internal organs ensuring they glide freely and in alignment. It can help with a variety of problems, from chronic back and joint pain to indigestion, infection, incontinence, migraines and even impotence and infertility.
Yogabodywork is a powerful method of healing, which can transform your yoga practice, developed by Tim Goullet specifically for yoga practitioners, martial artists and sports men and women. The system combines the diagnostic precision and treatment of osteopathy with the deep tissue techniques of Shiatsu and Thai massage. The treatment is given on the floor so yoga postures (asanas) can be used for analysis and during treatment.