Bowen therapy – isn’t just for us adults!

Posted on October 1, 2018 11:06 am by Jules Wilson

So quite often clients are surprised about how many children they see come to the clinic. Bowen therapy isn’t just for us adults you know!

A baby/child Bowen treatment is a very gentle experience. Treatment can be on the couch, a chair, parent’s lap or even playing with toys on the floor and generally take around 15-20 minutes.

However especially for children who have had to spend a lot of time at the Doctors or in hospital, coming into a clinic environment can often be a daunting prospect so when the weather allows sessions often take place outside feeding my chickens or going to see Annie the Donkey or Teddy the Polish shire horse!

As well as normal clinic hours where appointments are available, we also hold a regular Children’s Clinic on the first Saturday of every month!

So what in my experience can Bowen be helpful with?

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bed-wetting
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Colic
  • Confidence
  • Constipation
  • Chest Infections
  • Dyspraxia
  • Eczema
  • Growing Pains
  • Glue Ear
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Sleep Issues
  • Travel Sickness
  • Aiding Posture, Balance and Co-ordination.

Well without doubt the two most common things I see babies for is sleep issues and colic…….

“We cannot recommend Jules and her services enough. After 16 months of our
daughter waking every night, often hourly, we decided to give Bowen a try after being recommended it. After 1 session our daughter started sleeping through the night and has continued to do so. We are in awe of Bowen and the difference it has made to our lives. Thank you so much Jules”

 

“My son (23 months) has always been a disturb sleeper, we booked to see Jules after hearing another success story. We had four sessions with Jules and the results have been AMAZING! In those four sessions we have gone from him not sleeping in this own bed and waking constantly throughout the night to sleeping in his bed and sleeping throughout the night, something he has never done before. I can’t recommend Jules enough, my husband and I are delighted with the results and all of our family is functioning so much better as a result of increased sleep. I only wish we had found Norfolk Bowen Therapy sooner. Thank you so so much 😉 x”

 

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

 

“Cannot recommend enough!! After just 2 sessions my baby boy’s intense colic has virtually disappeared! Thank you so much.  You’ve made a huge difference and lifted a huge weight off my family’s shoulders! Xx”

 

“With my son taking 5 weeks to put his birth weight back on and generally being really slow gaining weight we were referred to a dietitian by our gp and health visitor. She still didn’t have any idea why he was slow to gain weight as I was doing everything she was suggesting already. I decided to go to Jules who has, between 2 treatments helped my son put on 7ozs in 6 days and is now gaining an acceptable amount of weight, helping us avoid a trip to the hospital which was to next step. Thank you Jules for sorting my little man out.”

 

Then as they grow older conditions such as glue ear, growing pains, asthma, children diagnosed with behaviours associated with autism spectrum disorder and bed wetting are often seen in clinic. I am also seeing an increasing number of children who are suffering from stress and anxiety……

“We can’t thank Jules enough for her amazing work with our 8 year old son.

He has suffered some significant bereavements in his short life and  was finding it hard to deal with certain situations and emotions. He was having sudden angry outbursts and was unable to control these or explain to us how he was feeling as he couldn’t understand them himself. We would talk to him calmly and ask how we could help him feel more calmer & even considered bereavement counselling. 

A friend then told us about Bowen so we took him to see Jules for his first Bowen session. Since then we have not looked back. He has not had the same angry emotional outbursts since. 

Jules has shown him & us  techniques which he is keen to use 3-5 times a day & when he can feel himself getting upset.

Thanks again Jules for your help/ treatment it’s had an amazing result.”

 

“I had to go to Bowen therapy because I was worried about my SATs. At first I was a bit scared about having Bowen therapy because I hadn’t had it before, but as soon as we had started it was all fine it was very relaxing and very helpful. It didn’t just help me with my SATs it helped me with other worries in life. It was very good, and if your child has worries or pain or something like that I fully recommend it.” (Written by the 10 year old client).

 

“My nearly 3 year old daughter suffered from severe car sickness making every journey tense for us all.
After two visits to see Jules, this is a thing of the past! Jules was great with her and she enjoyed her
treatments. We are over the moon with the result and wish we had discovered Bowen sooner.”

 

“My son is diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. He suffers anxiety and insomnia. He also bed wets and grinds his teeth, due to his anxiety. After visiting Jules myself (due to lower back problems, fixed in two sessions) I asked if she thought she could help him.
My son finds it difficult to relax and is always on the go. I was unsure how the session would go, but Jules was amazing! She used jigsaws to focus him and to add fun and he stayed on the bed the whole session! Not only that but was completely relaxed it brought me to tears (never seen him this way!).
My son’s sleep and anxiety improves when using Bowen, and after the first session we had our first full nights sleep in years! We attend top up when needed.

Jules has a certain way with children, allowing them to feel at ease with her.  My son can be a tough cookie at times but for Jules this was no trouble at all. My son loves going to see “his massage lady” and I love the results she gives.”

Clair has also received great feed back from her work…

“My ten year old daughter chipped a piece of bone off her elbow in April. She had it screwed back on and her arm in a cast for four weeks. When the cast was removed she was in a lot of pain and could not straighten her arm ( I believe this is normal) 

She rides ponies and was desperate to get back to it but her surgeon said it would late July/ August before she would be recovered enough even with Physio therapy. 

I took her for some Bowen therapy with Clair, who was very good with her, made her feel comfortable with the sessions and we believe, helped enormously. Improvement after each treatment was obvious. 

Within two weeks she was back to riding as normal, more than six weeks before expected and her Physio was amazed at her recovery- she was signed off at her second session! 

By the beginning of July she had regained full mobility, including the hyper flexion she had before. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clair .” 

 

The subsequent benefits experienced include; healthier children with better concentration, improved sleeping patterns, enhanced motor control and behaviour, leading to happier children and PARENTS!

So why not give Bowen therapy a go? What do you have to lose? To book an appointment call or text 07709 452412 or email jules@norfolkbowentherapy.co.uk

We now offer a monthly Saturday morning Children’s Clinic on the first Saturday of the month!

(Please note that some childhood ailments may require regular treatments).

 

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