Bowen is becoming increasingly popular within the sporting community, with many rugby and football clubs employing a permanent Bowen practitioner in place of other therapists.
Whatever sport you participate in, there will be a time when you pick up an injury. Knowing how to treat a sports injury and having it properly assessed will help to speed up the recovery process. Early treatment of sports injuries is extremely important for long-term recovery and rehabilitation. Poor fitness, technique and structural abnormalities also contribute to the development of sports injuries.
Bowen is especially useful in relieving symptoms of tennis elbow, groin strain, tight hamstrings, backache and muscular aches.
Bear Grylls from the Channel 4 “Born Survivor” adventure series is one advocate of The Bowen Technique after breaking his back in a parachuting accident: “With the slightest squiggle of her fingers, it felt like petrol was being put back into my tank and I could feel all the stress sweeping away. More importantly, after my back accident, my spine and pelvis had lost alignment, so I felt unbalanced.” Bear describes himself as now “hooked” and has a treatment every month.