Your Treatment; What to expect

Your first sessions includes taking a case history; Tui Na, Bowen Technique will usually take a little over an hour.

If I don't think I can help you I'll tell you there and then, no charge no problem.

For your session please wear light clothing made out of natural material, suitable for light exercise and suitable underware.

The treatment process can be broken into four key stages:

Analysis. A detailed personal history will be taken and examination carried out to establish an understanding of previous trauma, occupational and life style risk factors. In the following sessions, analysis will focus on changes since the previous session.

Move. This is the hands on therapeutic passive phase. Bowen and TuiNa usually takes place on a standard massage table, if you have a prefered therapy please let me know. I've attached a Youtube video to the right in which my friend Mitchell Mosher gives a demonstration of the Bowen Technique.

My aim is to minimise any discomfort during treatment. Bowen Technique, has the benefit of being very light in touch. Pain is not a help in the healing process.

Both Tui Na and Bowen can be used to target a specific issue, or delivered in a total body maintenance approach. Targeted treatments are aimed at fixing specific problems such as frozen shoulder, runner's knee, back pain etc. Whereas the body maintenance approach is intended to be used infrequently but routinely to maintain health and minimise the risk of injury, this is particularly useful for those involved in regular sporting activity.

Integrate. This is the initiation of the active re-education and self healing process. This is important because any injury that lasts more than a few days can cause your body to adapt, this adaption can become a bad habit very quickly, that bad habit needs to be un-learnt. So I use some simple movement exercises and stretches, this helps the neurological system to re-connect and re-learn. You will then learn (re-learn) to control those movements yourself, this is where you start to take control of the healing process. For this I use a type of gentle Yoga created in China called; Dao Yin which is done on either standing or on a mat on the floor.

Fix. The Move and Integrate phases frequently run in parallel, to each other. Usually the passive therapeutic ‘Move’ aspect will form the majority of the early intervention, as the patient progresses the active Integration aspect will predominate with the therapeutic aspect becomes a supporting element. This process is continued until the new behaviour is Fixed.

The key to the whole process is that you take control of your symptoms, it's not all down to me. I can do my part, but ultimately you have to take control.

Each Bowen or TuiNa session is charged at £40./ hour

Or £55/ 90 mins for an extended total body maintenence session.

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An Example of Tai Chi

A demonstration of Bowen Technique by my friend Mitchell Mosher

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