Client Information

Client Intake FormBowenwork is a specific series of muscle and connective tissue moves designed to release restrictions and initiate healing process. Bowenwork addresses every system in the body: joints, musculoskeletal, circulation and internal organ systems.  The gentle moves send powerful neurological impulses to the brain, this information realigns the body and reduces stress.

Respecting this feedback loop is essential for allowing the body to restore its natural balances. For this reason, clients are asked to avoid other types of bodywork for a short time, because they may stop the process the body has started. You may notice changes taking place throughout your body over the next week. You can maximize this process by following the instructions below.

  • Before Session

    It is best for a 4-day wait between other forms of bodywork, before Bowenwork.

  • Day of Session
    • Please wear loose shorts and t-shirt, women wear a sports bra if you have one.
    • Avoid strenuous exercise (including Yoga, Tai Chi), both on the day of and the day after.
    • On the day of your Bowenwork session, DO NOT SIT FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES at a time without getting up and going for a short walk. This includes driving (pull over, walk around the car) or sitting at a desk. When you stand up from sitting, including arising the next morning, try to get up putting both feet on the floor at the same time.
    • Any form of bodywork, even a backrub can short-circuit the healing process and bring you back to square one.
    • Sleeping is always good. 
  • During the Following Week
    • Avoid all other forms of bodywork: massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, energy work, magnets, etc. for 5-7 days.
    • Drink lots of water, especially if you feel aches or soreness.
    • No heating pads or ice packs, no extreme hot or cold.
    • Take a walk each day to help integrate the changes your body is undergoing.
    • Whenever you rise from a sitting position, place both feet on the ground at the same time.
  • Follow-Up
    • Return in 5-7 days for a follow up session to stabilize the new patterns initiated by the first session and to build on the progress.
    • Your practitioner will discuss your individual session protocol for any additional sessions .
    • Once your condition is resolved, you may choose to schedule occasional “tune-up” sessions for stress relief, muscle tightness, other problems, or a new injury.
    • If you have a chronic, long-term problem, you may need regular sessions over a longer time period. 

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