CARING FOR YOURSELF AFTER A BOWEN TREATMENT
WATER: Please ensure that you drink at least 5 glasses of still water each day. The results of the treatment will generally the be that the body starts to increase blood supply to the nerve endings and affect the movement of the Lymph around the body. The effective functioning of these systems is entirely reliant on water and the average recommendation is that everyone should drink at least 2 litres per day. Tea coffee and squash although considered fluids they are processed in a different way and therefor are not as beneficial.
MOVING: In the days immediately following a Bowen Technique treatment, try not to sit still for more than 30 minutes at a time.
A little walk around the room to have a stretch is all that is required to keep things moving. Movement aids the Lymph around the body; Lymph removes all kinds of debris from the system as well as moving fluid around the body. A body with little or no movement can be compared to a stagnant pod with little oxygen and lots of scum and muck, therefor drinking water creates movement energy and current.
RESPONSES: Responses to Bowen treatment, which may be experienced, can include hot and cold flushes, headaches, emotional releases, thirst, tiredness and body aches and pains. These are all positive signs that the healing process is working. These responses usually clear after a few days.
EXERCISE: Continue with any comfortable and gentle exercise regime that you already have, unless otherwise advised.
MEDICATION: Do not alter any medication or diet that has been prescribed for you.
HEAT/COLD: Do not use ice packs or heat pads during a course of Bowen treatment.
OTHER THERAPIES: During the course of treatment with the Bowen Technique, do not receive another physical therapy such as reflexology, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, etc. within seven days before your Bowen Technique treatment or within seven days after you have finished Bowen Technique treatments. This is to ensure that the body is not overloaded with information or given differing therapeutic information to deal with at the same time.
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