Category Archives: Symptom Relief

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!

Un-nerving Fibromyalgia

Many of my friends and clients with Fibromyalgia have shared with me how frustrating their disease.  Their frustration comes when they reach out for help and feel like they get nothing or get treated like they are crazy-making it up.  And it is confusing stuff– how can you feel bad all over and nothing is… Continue Reading

Shaking off Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a favor topic of mine.  It turns out that regardless of which route is taken in the Parkinson’s battle, Bowen Therapy can help with a multitude of symptoms.  This is good, because Parkinson’s seems to be very individual as to what, when, how severe the symptoms become. Bowen gentle works fascia and muscles… Continue Reading

Emotional links to Menieres Disease

Tinnitus is represented as a range of similar symptoms, such as ringing or buzzing in the ears. The intensity of these symptoms also fall across a large range.  Each person’s experience with the disease is unique and personal. A new study shows that the location of activity for emotional processing happens in the brain,  is related to… Continue Reading

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

Body Pain and Emotions

So related to the last post on Bowen and Mental Health.  this article show exactly how/where our emotions effect our bodies, causing pain and discomfort. Body Pain and Emotional States Seems like I’m always writing about Bowen.  But Energy work (Reiki, Quantum Touch, Chrystal and Sound healing) can help with all of these issues and can… Continue Reading

Wolves need Energy Work too!

Giving healing energy to animals is a wonderful thing.  They don’t have inhibitions or preconceived ideas about what it is or isn’t.  They sense it, make decisions about whether it is good or right for them and how long they will need it. They soak it up much quicker than adult humans will, due to… Continue Reading

Bowen Therapy is fantastic for Fibromyalgia!!!

Along with many other chronic disorders, individuals with fibromyalgia can get a great deal of symptom relief using Bowen Therapy.  Keeping the muscles and fascia as relaxed and flexible as possible is key! Here is a great article on Fibromyalgia     Fibromyalgia-A life long disorder       Continue Reading