Category Archives: Physical Injury

Pains from the Rear

Even if you don’t have sciatic pain yourself, chances are you know someone that does.  Sciatica can manifest as mild to severe pain, burning, tingling etc from the hip down through the foot.  It develops when a nerve or nerves traveling from the lower lumbar and sacral spine get pinched, rubbed or otherwise compromised on its way to the tissue it’s servicing.  On the journey, it must weave a path through and around bones and muscles.  If the path gets too small whether from the variation in human structure, injury or pregnancy, these nerves have to problem telling us they are in trouble.

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Sciatica Causes

The good news is that many of these issues can be addressed with Bowen Technique.  Most Sciatic pain originates in the hip area. The hips have lots of big strong muscles trying to keep us upright and balanced, whether we are sitting, standing or bending over. Any stress to one side of the lower body can setup a pattern of imbalance in the work load, in order to maintain our “upright posture”. Over-worked muscles on one side, can lead to continuously tight muscle on that side.  The other side then has over-stretched (too loose) muscle on the other side.  This then ends up twisting the pelvic bones and legs, contributing to irregular paths for nerves and vessels, twisted again. [Chubby Checker would not be pleased :)]  We end up in pain and discomfort. Commonly with shooting lightening down the legs, we are aching for relief.

Bowen to the rescue. By addressing the fascial sheathes of the hips, buttocks and legs, Bowen Moves help the muscles relax, re-balance and the nerves are freer to normally along their paths. Targeting paths of the sciatic nerves, the gentle procedures reinstate flexibility and adjust the tone of surrounding tissue.

There is relief in your future with Bowen Technique!

Scientific Studies on Reiki

While most recommendations for Reiki are based on anecdotal stories about how it felt good or eased pain this pain or helped relaxation and stress release, there are more and more actual scientific studies being done.  It’s been shown that added Reiki therapy can improve outcomes of conventional therapy, including there reduction of pain and… Continue Reading

Making the connection between chronic pain and muscle tension with Bowen Therapy

I found this nice short article that talks about using Bowen Therapy to make the connection between the muscle tone (tense/relaxed) sensors (golgi bodies) and the signals that are sent to them via the nervous system. Most often chronic pain is due to muscles that are too continuously too tense.  These tense muscles pull the their… Continue Reading

Fascia Magnified–the target of Bowen Technique

Thanks to a friend, I found this wonderful Youtube on fascia Fascia Magnified 25x It shows in wonderful detail how fascia is structured, how it interacts with itself and other tissues, how it holds and conducts fluid, how it holds and conducts light and energy–faster than nerves.  Amazing stuff-fascia! And this is what Bowen Technique… Continue Reading

Harvard study shows that mechanical stimulation shown to repair muscles

  Results from a Harvard study: Muscle regeneration through mechanical stimulation may one day replace or enhance drug- and cell-based regenerative treatments, Harvard bioengineer David Mooney, the study’s senior author. “The results of our new study demonstrate how direct physical and mechanical intervention can impact biological processes and can potentially be exploited to improve clinical… Continue Reading