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Little People UK Conference 2014
The Bowen Association was recently invited to attend the Little People UK Conference. Delegates were all the families who had been affected by dwarfism or various medical conditions which resulted in small individuals. For both children and adults it was a very happy day lots of interesting speakers, children’s activities, and comedian Tim Vine. A day with plenty of chatter, laughter and appreciation for the fund-raising carried out during the year to support those families in need.
The actor and presenter Warwick Davies is a patron of the organisation, and he took an interest in the Bowen Association stand. Delegates viewed a short video presentation on the Bowen Technique and searched for practitioners in their areas on the website, which was open on the laptop throughout the day. People came from all over the globe - Scotland to Sussex, Australia to Ireland – to raise awareness and funds to help these families and individuals.
In the September 2013 edition of Saga Magazine several celebrities have been reported as using Bowen with successful results. These include the singer, Kylie Minogue, Francis Osborne and Bear Grylls. Warwickshire based retired GP Claire Pickin, also relates how the Bowen Technique resolved her sciatica, and brought her to train with Bowtech, in this gentle, effective technique.
The Bowen Technique is also featured in November's Stylist magazine - "there is mounting evidence that alternative therapies can really help both muscular pain and improve posture".
"ROLL WITH IT"
"The Bowen technique, a gentle healing massage that involves subtle 'rolling' moves, was used by Elle Macpherson during her pregnancy and is an effective painkiller. Contact Isobel Knight at bowenworks.org for London based appointments or visit bowen-technique.co.uk for therapists nationwide."
Bowen Technique shown to have long-term benefits
20 December 2012
A study into the effect of the Bowen Technique has found that the therapy can have long-term benefits for those with chronic, non-specific low back pain (CNSLBP).
49% of the population reports lower back pain. CNSLBP is so called because in most cases, the pain does not stem from serious damage or disease, instead the issues are rooted in sprains, muscle strains, minor injuries or a pinched, irritated nerve.
The Bowen Technique focuses on soft tissue areas. Therapists use their hands to move over muscle, ligaments, tendons and fascias across the body. No hard-tissue manipulation or force is used, and the body is allowed to rest between movements.The philosophy behind the technique focuses on triggering the body's own healing systems rather than forcing the body to change.
37 participants with a mean age of 44.5 years took part in the blind study. 19 were allocated to the Bowen group and 18 to the control 'Sham Bowen' group.Each received three weekly treatments and was asked to complete a series of questionnaires, one before the treatments, one after each session, and a final one four weeks later.24 categories were created, covering pain and functioning, psychosocial and somatic changes, and general health.
Across all categories, participants in the Bowen group showed healthy improvement in four categories after the first follow-up session, compared to 11 in the control group. However, after four weeks, the Bowen group reported improvements in 21 categories, compared to 12 in the control group. The biggest changes came in the pain and functioning category. The results highlight that the Bowen Technique can see healthy improvement in CNSLBP following a four-week interval after treatment.
If you are looking for a registered Bowen Technique Practitioner, visit www.bowen-technique.co.uk
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British Superbike champion James Ellison is another sporting achiever who has found the Bowen Technique very effective. One of our practitioners, Andrew Pattison, has been using the technique with both James for injuries and his wife for a back condition, from which she has now fully recovered.
James gives Bowen a thank you