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Remedial Massage

Bowen Therapy

The Bowen Technique is an alternative type of physical manipulation named after Australian Thomas Ambrose Bowen. Also known as BowTech it utilises subtle inputs to the body (known as moves), stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly.

The Bowen Technique offers tremendous benefit to clients with very little effort on the part of the practitioner. It can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic, and it does so holistically, via the body’s innate healing mechanisms.

Rather than focusing on a single complaint, Bowen Technique addresses the entire body, by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. Most people today live in a constant state of high stress and sympathetic ANS over-stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode). Healing can occur only after the ANS shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode). Bowen Technique enables that shift.

During a session, the client often drops into deep relaxation or falls asleep, and loud peristalsis may be heard. Both of these changes are indications of a profound release from stress and a shift towards parasympathetic influence. This shift could explain, in part, the common observation that a Bowen Technique session seems to reactivate the recovery process in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.

 

Lymphatic Congestion & Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a specific type of massage that enhances lymphatic flow. It is very gentle, and no oil or cream is used.

Lymphatic drainage massage promotes fluid circulation and decongests the lymph nodes and can be useful for treating a wide range of health issues, such as arthritis, breast cancer, fluid retention, oedema, sports injuries, pre and post-surgery. It is also helpful in detoxifying the body, helping with general fatigue and tackling a low immune system.

 

Scar Tissue Release

Scar Tissue Release Therapy is a gentle and effective technique used to decrease discomfort, fascial adhesions, dark colouring or congestion of scar tissue. You should start massaging your scars two weeks after surgery with your doctors approval. It is important to wait until the sutures have been removed and all scabs have fallen off by themselves. We use pads or soft tips of the fingers to massage the scar and tissue around the scar.

 

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