About Bowen/NST

What will I experience during a treatment?

A treatment primarily includes the gentle application of sequences of short moves on the body, following a specific protocol. There is also directed stretching and positioning of the limbs and torso. Subtle cross-fibre moves and resting periods allow the body to completely integrate neurological changes. There is no forceful manipulation.

Throughout the session the recipient experiences periods of deep relaxation, creating a "window of opportunity" for the body to comprehensively reorganize itself via the natural activation of various neural reflexes.

A session normally lasts 45-60 minutes.

Do I need to undress?

Treatment can be done either through loose thin clothing or directly on the skin.

What kind of reaction can I expect?

It is common for individuals receiving this work to experience a wide range of reactions such as shifting body aches, hot and cold sensations, sweating and at times emotional releases. These are positive signs that the individual is returning to a better state of well being.

NST creates a powerful context for change to take place. The body doesn't feel attacked, and relaxes its defenses so a deeper healing can take place.

Who will benefit?

NST is safe and appropriate for every body. It has been used on highly trained athletes, newborns, pregnant women, the elderly and the infirmed. There are no contraindications. The technique is useful for a wide range of conditions from acute pain to chronic conditions. This is not to say that every condition will respond in the same way. Advanced degenerative conditions often require a multifaceted approach, of which the NST may form a significant part.

What conditions does it work on?

Conditions which frequently respond well to NST include:

  • Back problems both lumbar and thoracic
  • Cranial, (T.M.J.)and tinnitis problems
  • Digestive and bowel problems
  • Fatigue (acute and chronic)
  • Headaches (migraines and sinus)
  • Herniated disc
  • Injuries from accidents
  • Leg problems including hamstrings, knee and ankles
  • Menstrual and menopausal disorders
  • Neck problems including whiplash
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Respiratory problems including asthma
  • Shoulder, elbow and hand problems
  • Sports injuries (acute or chronic)
  • Stress conditions and emotional depression

What happens after a session?

Very often your body will go through a process of reorganization for a few days. It is best to take it easy during this time and avoid physically strenuous activities. We also advise that you walk daily and drink sufficient water. This helps to flush the lymphatic system and assist the musculature to return quickly to stable balance.

How soon can I expect results?

People often experience relief of symptoms within a few sessions. Some conditions can require more visits, but most, including back pain, sciatica, carpal-tunnel and T.M.J., are corrected after a few sessions.

Since NST trusts the body's native intelligence to use the treatment to address its priorities, sometimes the presenting condition is not the first one to be relieved. The body may have to first bring into balance other underlying dysfunctions. When this is the case, some people may initially experience their symptoms more acutely. This is an indication that healing is taking place. After this phase completes itself, clients can expect not only relief from their original symptoms, but an overall deeper feeling of well-being.


For further detail please visit www.bowen-nst-therapy.com. To find a therapist near you please refer to www.BowenDirectory.com.

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