Aromatherapy Massage for aches-and-pains
Aromatherapy massage is fantastic for helping aches and pains.
An aromatherapy consultation will begin with the practitioner finding out about your medical history and what you would like the therapy to achieve for you. On the basis of the information you provide, the practitioner will then mix a recipe of essential oils, which is individually designed to suit your needs.
Essential oils can work in a multitude of ways but will affect the body in a physical as well as emotional way so certain oils are fantastic for alleviating muscular aches and pains as they have anti-inflammatory properties, they help increase the blood supply to the muscles and can also detox the body making them fantastic for helping sore, tired and achy muscles.
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If you are unsure as to which treatment is best for you please contact me on 01613742602 for a FREE telephone consultation.
Bowen is a soft tissue remedial therapy that consists of a series of gentle moves on skin or through light clothing, with the client usually lying on a bed or treatment couch, although it is possible to be treated seated. A session usually lasts up to an hour and frequently results in a deep sense of relaxation, allowing the body to recharge and balance itself. This therapy can be effective to help relieve everyday stresses and revitalise the whole person.
Each Bowen therapy session varies according to the particular problems of the client. By focusing on the lower and mid back and legs, the upper back, shoulders and the neck, a sense of wellbeing can be achieved, helping relaxation, aiding sleep – helping to remove everyday stress and anxiety that can make us feel under-par or prevent us functioning at our optimum.
The Bowen Technique is one of the most versatile and effective therapeutic treatments available today. Its ability to re-align and balance the body means it is effective for most conditions.
The Bowen Technique both balances and stimulates – the restorative process beginning once the body is relaxed.
I have been having various treatments with Julie for many years. Her knowledge, techniques and advice are second to none. I went to her with recently with a calf injury and I have no doubt my recovery has been aided by the Bowen Technique! Thank you Julie 🙂
- Amanda B from Cheadle
A Bowen treatment addresses fascia tissue as well as the muscles and skeleton. Fascia is the sheet of connective tissue that covers the structures of the body – allowing flexibility and movement between various parts of the body.
It is fascia that is responsible for your posture – so in Bowen we pay it a lot of attention. It affects the way we hold our spine. By changing the way the muscles and fascia work together, we can change the way the structure works – forcing your spine to adopt a better, less painful, position for example. This approach often results in a much longer-lasting effect on body alignment than some manipulative therapies.
A classic Bowen Treatment is very gentle. There is no vigorous ‘pulling about’. Rolling moves are made on skin, muscles and tendons and elicit a powerful effect on the body.
Pathways to the Brain
As the muscle is held, prior to the move being made, it is gently stretched, sending sensory information to the brain. There are thousands of these stretch receptors and thousands of times a second they repeatedly send this information to the brain about
the status of the muscle that is being treated. The brain sends corrective informationback to the individual muscles.
Bowen moves are carried out in short sequences at key structural points with a gap of a couple of minutes between each sequence. The client is left to relax in a comfortable, warm atmosphere. It is a quiet time, with little talking, except for the client to feedback to the therapist about any sensations they may be experiencing.
(Taken from John Wilks book - Understanding Bowen)
Certified Practitioners are trained to Bowtech's high standards, fully insured and are require to undertake 16 hours of Continuous Professional Development training every year
Unfortunately due to Advertising Standards I am unable to make claims as to what Bowen can treat but please feel free to call me on 0161 3742602 to discuss how this treatment can help you or look at my testimonial pages to see how it has helped other clients.
I recently injured my back while lifting heavy boxes at the same time as feeling stressed after an argument. The pain was in my lower back and was stopping me moving, walking, sitting or lying easily. The pain scale was around 7-8 although not continuous.
I have had Bowen technique before for a different injury some 5 years ago, and it had worked really well. I was delighted to find Julie working not far from where I live. I required only 2 sessions in total. The first was effective but there was still a twinge coming and going. After the second treatment the pain literally disappeared altogether and I have had no further twinge or pain at all. Bowen is brilliant and I highly recommend Julie as a very competent and professional practitioner. By the way, the treatment is non-invasive and gentle".
- Fran from Cheadle
How many sessions?
This varies greatly from person to person.
Many conditions are effectively — and lastingly — changed in fewer than 3 - 5 sessions.
Musculo-skeletal symptoms generally change the fastest, neurological symptoms the slowest. Some chronic or organic conditions may require ongoing maintenance sessions.
Many people choose to have monthly or quarterly maintenance sessions (“tune-ups”) once their initial complaints are addressed.
The technique was first developed in Australia by Thomas Bowen (1916 to 1982).
Following his interest and studies in the human muscular structure, he intuitively began
working with this gentle technique discovering that certain moves on the body helped
recovery from many conditions. His work in his popular clinic in Geelong, was verified
by the 1975 Victorian Government Inquiry into alternative health care professions. It is
recorded that he saw some 13,000 patients every year – an incredible work-rate.
It was only in 1986 that the technique was brought to other countries. Oswald Rentsch –
a former massage therapist who Tom had invited to work and study with him - was authorized
by Bowen to document and teach his methods. And with the help of Bowen’s Clerk, Rene
Horwood, and his wife Elaine, they together produced a record of the Bowen Technique.
For more information see the Embody website.