After Care

On the Day of the Treatment

  • Move the pain out of  your body. Right after the session it is advisable, to walk for 10 minutes. For the rest of the day try not to sit for more than 30 minutes – get up and move around a bit.  Moving will help the body to realign itself. This is particularly important for clients with back problems,
  • Flush the pain out of the body. Bowen work is helped by a well hydrated body and some of the moves stimulate detoxification. Try and drink about two litres of water.
  • Take it easy. Gentle exercise is good but try and avoid any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting.
  • Avoid extreme heat or cold – no very hot or cold baths or showers, no ice packs or hot water bottles. Bowen will go on working in the body for about a week. Extremes of heat or cold could stop this continued benefit. Get your money’s worth!
  • Keep your feet together (as shown at the end of the treatment) when getting up out of a chair, getting out of bed etc. This sets the Bowen work and will help balance the body.

During the week after the Treatment

  • Continue to walk at least 20 minutes daily.
  • Keep drinking 2 litres of water each day if you can.
  • Take it easy as much as possible – allow your body to heal.
  • Wait a week before undertaking any other kind of bodywork. Any form of bodywork – massage, manipulation – can stop the integration of the Bowen work which will continue making adjustments in the body for up to 7 days.
  • For the same reason, avoid extreme hot and cold, as on the day of treatment.
  • Carry out any exercises that have been given to you after your treatment.

Walking in the park

Young woman drinking from water bottle






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