Bowen Therapy - A fascial reset!

In Massage therapy we address muscles to release tension, give more flexibility, regain movement, and, reduce pain.
In Bowen Therapy we address fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, it is within muscles and is basically the force that connects us together. Fascia is a web like structure connecting organs, bones, muscles, circulatory vessels, and, nerves.  This web gives the body structure and is a medium with which the body repairs itself, fight infections, and, works metabolic chain reactions. 
In Bowen therapy we do gentle movements in specific parts of the body where ligaments are located such as muscle bellies, or, fascia. Between these gentle movements we let the body unwind. This has a restorative and relaxing effect while you are receiving a session. 
So what can be treated with Bowen therapy? Headaches, migraines, neck pain, whiplash injuries, jaw problems, improve alignment, respiratory or digestive conditions, menstrual problems, carpal tunnel or tennis elbow, back pain, chronic or acute pain, and, stress. 
After a Bowen session we ask clients to take a few simple steps to keep their fascia healthy. Drinking water, movement, and, avoiding hot showers.
Drinking water is very important to promote healthy fascia or connective tissue, hydration is also important for our muscles, and, organs. Drinking water is particularly important after a Bowen session as the tissue is ready to be rehydrated again, the connective tissue is loosened after the session and more water is allowed to be absorbed.
Movement is also important, when you have a Bowen session your body is resetting the system ( fascia, nerves, blood vessels, and, meridian channels are all realigning) so movement is a great input to assist in this process. Some easy movements to do everyday could be; walking 20 minutes per day, trying not to be in the same position for long hours, stretching, and, maintaining the body in movement.
Lastly, avoid hot showers, extremely hot showers (pink skin) effect fascia at a molecular level. They can lead fascia to transform into a liquid state, which is essentially tricking the fascia to take on a form which is not healthy for it after a Bowen session, when the system is resetting. So, keep your showers warm as opposed to hot and your body will react to Bowen better.