Care After a Bowen Treatment

  • WATER:  Drinking water is an important part of Bowen aftercare. Many problems are exacerbated by dehydration and increasing water intake alone can lessen symptoms. After a Bowen treatment your body will start eliminating toxins, water in your body is used for this and so drinking more water will help control any reactions. Aim to be drinking 2 litres a day but start with 500ml if this seems too much.
  • MOVING:  In the days immediately following a Bowen Technique treatment avoid sitting still for more than 30 minutes at a time. A little walk around the room to have a stretch is all that is required to assist in flexibility, posture, mobility and aid repair.
  • RESPONSES: Responses to Bowen treatment which may be experienced, can include hot and cold flushes, headaches, emotional releases, thirst, tiredness and body aches and pains.  These are all positive signs that the healing process is working. These responses usually clear after a few days.
  • EXERCISE: Continue with any comfortable and gentle exercise regime that you already have, unless otherwise advised.
  • MEDICATION: Do not alter any medication or diet that has been prescribed for you.
  • HEAT/COLD: Do not use ice packs or heat pads during a course of Bowen treatment.
  • OTHER THERAPIES: Do not mix your Bowen treatment with other forms of therapy, such as massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy etc. for 7 days either side of your treatments.  The Bowen treatment is in effect asking the body to undertake a process of repair and so should be allowed to do so without interruption or contradiction.
  • QUESTIONS: If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to call me anytime.  Leave a message if the answer phone is on and I will return your call as soon as possible.
  • 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.