Pre treatment ideally drink ample water, wear loose comfortable clothing, avoid caffeinated drinks especially coffee. Get maximum rest before and after to maximise your results.
After treatment follow Orla’s advise and the Three W’s
1. Water – drink 6-8 glass non fluorinated water
2. Walk – 15-20 mins ideally over uneven surface like a field
3. Week – next appointment within a week with exceptions if you reinjure yourself, stroke or sometimes not required with small children.
CARING FOR YOURSELF AFTER A BOWEN TREATMENT
WATER: Please ensure that you drink at least 5 glasses of still water each day.
MOVING: In the days immediately following a Bowen Technique treatment,try not to sit still for more than 30 minutes at a time. A littlewalk around the room to have a stretch is all that is requiredto keep things moving.
RESPONSES: Responses to Bowen treatment, which may be experienced, caninclude hot and cold flushes, headaches, emotional releases, thirst,tiredness and body aches and pains. These are all positive signs thatthe healing process is working. These responses usually clear after a few days. Ive had two people sleep for 18 hours after a treatment. One lady could barely walk in the door her back was so bad and she felt so good she attempted to spring clean her house and ended up back at square one. Thats what not to do.
EXERCISE: Continue with any comfortable and gentle exercise regime that you already have, unless otherwise advised.
MEDICATION: Do not alter any medication or diet that has been prescribed for you.
HEAT/COLD: Do not use ice packs or heat pads during a course of Bowen treatment.
OTHER THERAPIES: During the course of treatment with the Bowen
Technique, do not receive another physical therapy such asreflexology, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage,acupuncture, etc., within seven days before your Bowen Techniquetreatment or within seven days after you have finished Bowen
Technique treatments. This is to ensure that the body is not overloaded with information or given differing therapeutic information to deal with at the same time.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please be sure to call me anytime. Leave a message if the answerphone is on and I will return your call as soon as possible. Texting me gets an even faster response on 0876644140.