The use of the Bowen Therapy in sport

use of bowen therapy in sport

With the 2014 Commonwealth Games just finished, perhaps you are feeling inspired to try a new sport or spend more time getting or keeping fit. It therefore seemed an appropriate time to highlight the use of Bowen therapy not only for sporting injuries but also to help boost performance.

The Bowen Technique in becoming increasing recognised as a valuable therapy in the treatment of sports related injuries. Not only this but sports professionals are finding that they are staying injury/pain free for longer and also their performance is improving.

The Bowen Technique is being used effectively for athletes in a wide range of sports such as football, rugby, martial arts, professional dancers, running, motor sports, tennis, cycling, swimming and golf to name a few!

Bowen is being used effectively by Rugby League Leeds Rhinos, Premier League football teams including Manchester United, Newcastle United, Sunderland and various elite British athletes are amongst those to include Bowen as part of their training regime.

If their body is in balance then athletes recognise, they have more stamina and sustain fewer injuries. They are also able to focus and control the stress response, and these factors all result in an improved performance.

Here is what a few professional sportsmen and women had to say about their experience of Bowen therapy;

“I am approaching the later years of my career and Bowen has helped my body to recover quicker after games and intense training. It´s great”. Jamie Peacock Leeds Rhinos. “Although sceptical prior to receiving Bowen treatment the effects have been nothing but positive. Following competition it is extremely effective at relieving the tension and improving recovery in the neck and upper back areas”. Matt Diskin Leeds Rhinos. “I have been receiving treatment for around a year and the benefits from it have been that I feel relaxed mentally also more supple and I have a greater range of movement”. Lee Smith Leeds Rhinos.

“The quality of my training is better, with the same number of hours and level of training” explains GB triathlete Victoria Gill.

When asked “What is Bowen therapy?” Triathlon coach Joe Beer said,

I am not a practitioner but I do have this type of body work. It does not feel like rubbing muscles in a massage instead various muscle parts are lightly manipulated. It feels like little is happening until the therapist leaves the room (those used to massage think “where’s she going now?)… you lie there and “ping” muscles start to re-set. I walk out of the session floating on air, my body feels great and I have to say whilst I don’t need to know the science I do know it works for me and other athletes who have tried it.”

“Bowen greatly benefits my training and performance, providing me with regular Personal Bests”. Frankie Snare, 6th Women 25-29 Iron Man 2014.

The positive results I experienced physically and mentally during my Bowen therapy surpassed my initial expectations. I’m a very sporty individual (semi-professional footballer) with a busy work schedule so to find a therapy that significantly reduced stress levels and improved my physical wellbeing and performance was a first. I would typically use a sports masseuse but Bowen offers you so much more. I would certainly recommend a course of therapy, the positive results will be evident Ben Thompson.

Nothing short of magic” British GBmoto motorcycle rider James Ellison.

So if the Games are tempting you to take up a new sport, or if you would just like to improve in your current activities, why not take a leaf out of the professional ‘s book and see if the Bowen Technique could help you too?

If you would like to learn more about how the Bowen Technique why not contact me on 07709 452412 or email me?

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