Gentle but profound
Hits the reset button
RELAXING REMEDIAL RESTORATIVE
BOWEN THERAPY - AN AUSTRALIAN REMEDIAL TREATMENT
Named after Tom Bowen, who developed the technique in Geelong in the 1950s, BT is a gentle, relaxing treatment to encourage tight muscles and restricted fascia to release and relax, also known as The Bowen Technique. A Bowen session consists of gentle manipulation of ligaments, tendons, fascia and muscles to gently assist with re-alignment and release chronic muscle tension and fascial restriction. Address the source of your mild pain with Bowen & Movement to take the strain off your joints, muscles and fascia. BT is done slowly, gently, and in a peaceful setting to encourage a shift into the part of the nervous system where we rest, digest and repair making it a valuable addition to your health care routine for digestive, mild pain, stress and respiratory issues
SUSIE WORKS WITH CLIENTS EXPERIENCING
Chronic MILD back, neck and shoulder aches and pains, posture issues such as texters neck, Kyphosis, Lordosis, Scoliosis, mild anxiety, issues relating to pre and post Menopause, digestive system concerns, auto immune disease + chronic fatigue. If you're in moderate pain, please book in with another BT, a Physio, Osteopath, Chiro or your GP
A BROADER BASED APPROACH
Drawing from her Yoga, Therapeutic Massage, Gentle Somatic Yoga(R) + Clinical Aromatherapy studies, Susie incorporates a treatment plan just for you into your session. It may include therapeutic exercises to do at home, essential oils, breathing and mindfulness techniques. Your treatment therefore carries on after your appointment, incorporating your treatment plan into your daily routine for enhanced results via a follow-along video or a handout, or using a prescribed essential oil blend or an audio recording of a breathing technique
Susie's treatment price includes time spent during your treatment on guided breathing + mindfulness techniques to encourage clients to drop deeper into rest, with a hand-picked essential oil blend in the diffuser, plus guided 'exercises' for your home use with accompanying video or paper handouts. This individualised approach may boost your results for longer lasting relief
Ever tried Bowen Therapy? Neither had J until today!
At the end of her 75 minute session, J said
“𝘐 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵, 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦. 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬.
𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭.
𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘷𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵".
J enjoyed a combination of Bowen Therapy and Acupressure Massage which not only releases muscles tension and fascial restriction, but activates the body’s meridians.
WHAT'S WITH THE 'EXERCISES'? I JUST WANT A BOWEN TREATMENT!
If you keep doing the same thing, you’ll keep getting the same results. If you sit slumped over a steering wheel or a desk all day without using stretches or movements to counteract forward slumped posture, for example, you'll show up again and again with the same old aches and pains. A massage or BT session might offer relief for a few days, but to get out of the cycle, movement or stretches incorporated into your daily routine might be the missing ingredient to self-release chronic muscle tension
The 'exercises' are drawn from Hanna Somatics, a muscle activation and relaxation technique designed to improve posture and release pain and stiffness through a process of brain to muscle re-education
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵? To gently release chronic muscle tension, yourself, in-between Bowen sessions or Yoga classes
𝘞𝘩𝘺? Because chronic muscle tension and set posture positions can create stiffness, pain, twist the spine, pelvis and shoulders out of alignment, compressed discs + more
What might I notice? Improved range of movement, reduced pain, improved posture + fewer trips to your Bowen or massage therapist!
THE CLINIC ENTRANCE HAS STEPS WITH NO HANDRAIL
There are steps that need climbing to get into my home-based clinic, one set with no handrail so if you're at all unsteady, or have trouble climbing steps or you're in acute pain, please try one of my fabulous colleagues in the 4017 area
OTHER LOCAL THERAPISTS I RECOMMEND
For Bowen Therapy - Desley or Jennifer in Deagon at https://brishealing.com.au or on 07 3269 8904
For Bowen Therapy - Robert Munro in Brighton at https://www.bookwell.com.au/listing/monro-family-bowen-back-pain-clinic-4017
For Osteopathy - Bayside Osteo https://baysideosteo.com.au
For Physio therapy - either https://sandgatephysio.com.au OR https://everybodiesphysio.com.au in Brighton
WHAT TO EXPECT
After a consultation, you'll be treated on a comfortable treatment/massage table
Incorporated into the treatment will be a series of cross fibre movements and activations to help release chronic muscle tension and fascial restrictions. For a holistic approach, Susie uses techniques from Yoga, Hanna Somatics, Aromatherapy + Remedial Massage in her sessions.
You'll discover how to release tension and restriction using pain-free 'exercises' that prevent muscle guarding. This diverts your brain away from the pain signals associated with movement so your body feels safe and can relax. The somatic movement flows create new neural pathways in the brain where movement feels great again + can increase your range of movement which may prevent injury
Greater sense of well-being
A great night's sleep
Improvement in your range of movement
Reduction in pain perhaps within a day or two or over a period of time depending on your presenting issue
Alexandra St, Sandgate, 4017
Please book for 75 MINUTES
Susie recommends a minimum of 3 Bowen sessions initially with maintenance sessions when required. When booking your initial 75 minute appt, consider that you're recommended to re-book within ten days
Please get in touch to discuss whether Bowen Therapy might be suitable for you and your health concerns. If you’re ready to feel greater comfort and ease in your activities of daily living, I’d love to work with you