Congratulations! If you are a mother to be or new mother this is such an exciting time for you. However, motherhood does come with more than its fair share of troubles. Aches and pains through pregnancy and beyond are extremely common. So why not consider using Bowen therapy during pregnancy?
With the announcement of another royal pregnancy and that Kate is again suffering with acute morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum), I thought I would write about the benefits of Bowen therapy that several of my clients have discovered during their pregnancy.
Bowen during pregnancy
The good news is that the Bowen Technique has no contra-indications during pregnancy and therefore can help get the body in optimum shape for pregnancy and is extremely effective at relieving symptoms such as…
- Morning Sickness
- Swollen Feet
- Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
- Pelvic pain
- Sacral pain and discomfort
- Heart Burn
- Breast Pain/Tension
Mum-to-be’s posture will change as the pregnancy progresses, the spine and pelvis become vulnerable due to the stresses of carrying a baby. Pregnancy can create new problems such as lower back pain, swollen ankles, hearth burn and the very painful condition of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) and exacerbate existing ones. Perhaps you already suffered with back pain or an unbalanced pelvis.
Unlike many other forms of therapy, Bowen can be performed with you either sitting in chair or lying on your side and as long as you are wearing loose fitting clothing, then treatment can be performed without the need to remove any clothing, thus ensuring the mum-to-be’s comfort at all times.
Bowen for you and your baby
And it doesn’t stop there! A baby/child Bowen treatment is very gentle. Many children report receiving Bowen a pleasant and relaxing experience. All treatments are carried out through light clothing, whilst the parent or guardian remains in the room. Treatment can be on couches, chairs, parent’s lap or even the floor and generally take around 30 minutes.
Conditions which may respond well include:
- Chest Infections
- Growing Pains
- Panic Attacks
- Musculoskeletal Issues
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Aiding Posture, Balance and Co-ordination.
Benefits include; healthier children with better concentration, improved sleeping patterns, enhanced motor control and behaviour, leading to happier children and therefore a happier family. (Some childhood ailments may require regular treatments).
Recently I saw an eight week old baby who was suffering with terrible colic symptoms. After just one session of Bowen, the baby has been symptom free, eating well and sleeping peacefully. And below is a case study that features on my website:
3 Week Old Baby With Colic
Baby W, a 3 week old baby, had been suffering with in his Mother’s words “the most dreadful colic” virtually since birth resulting in her being up with him literally all night. After just one treatment improvement was seen and after 4 days I received this message from Baby W’s relieved Mother…..
“Well what a dramatic change! Wilf is like a different baby! Since the treatment he had had less and less colic and last night he didn’t seem to suffer at all! Amazing! Thank you so much Jules, you really are a life saver! I feel like a different person too! Brilliant results xxxx“. Mother
So, if you are pregnant and don’t feel like you are blooming, or you feel your ‘bundle of joy’ could benefit, why not give me a call and see if Bowen therapy could help you?
A single Bowen session costs £40 for clients over the age of 14, children under the age of 14 are at a cost of £20, babies and infants £10. I accept cash and most major credit and debit cards (excluding American Express).
Call 07709 452412 today to discover what Bowen Therapy could do for you!
The Bowen Technique is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If you are unsure, or have any concerns, please consult your GP first.