Children respond really well to Bowen therapy. It is a gentle, non-invasive, calming and effective technique suitable for most health problems.
Bowen Therapy helps the little ones adjust to “life on the outside” and recover from the trauma of birth. It is not uncommon for babies to have digestive and/or respiratory problems arising from strain and pressure on the neck, jaw, spine and pelvis experienced during the birth process. Bowen therapy helps the baby’s body to realign and repair itself so the body can function optimally, free from pain and discomfort. I have used Bowen Therapy effectively for babies suffering from digestive and sleep disturbances – often just a couple of treatments is enough to clear the problem.
STRESS and CHILDREN
Bowen therapy can really help children adapt and adjust to external pressures such as dealing with new and unfamiliar situations – birth of a new sibling, starting at childcare or school, death of a pet, family break up, moving house…
The body’s natural stress response shuts down the digestive system so that most of the body’s energy and resources are geared to the fight or flight mechanisms. Therefore, if a baby/infant is experiencing more stress than it can handle it may have difficulty digesting food with symptoms of discomfort, constipation or diarrhea, and often difficulty sleeping. Bowen therapy works wonderfully well for babies and infants suffering from these conditions by calming their nervous system and helping the child to accept and adapt to the new circumstances.
Bowen therapy sessions
Sessions include consultation and bowen treatment.
- Babies and infants – sessions are usually 30 minutes
- Children 5- 12 years – sessions are around 30-45 minutes
If a series of treatments are indicated, these will be weekly.