Two Complementary Therapies – Reflexology and The Bowen Technique

November 5, 2019 - Mike Dilke

The RELAXBACK UK Show this week talks about Reflexology and The Bowen Technique. These are two complentary therapies that people often find helpful for musculoskeletal issues but do use them other issues.

The NHS website has information on alternative and complementary and what those terms mean. It is worth a look if you interested in any therapies that are not mainstream.

I spoke with three reflexologist who between them have over fifty years experience. They were Tracy Smith, Heken Turier and Sally Earlam and they explained that relexology is based on the theory that differenbt points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face and ears cprrespond with different areas of the body. The idea is that working these points can help with relaxation. improve mood, release tension, enhance sleep and generally help welbeing. Listen here for more on the subject.

Helen Perkins is a Bowen Technique Therapist. The Bowen Technique comprises a series of precise movements over muscle and connective tissue or fascia, to naturally assist the body in re-balancing and re-setting itself. Between each set of moves there is a pause allowing the nervous system to adjust the tension level in the muscles. Clients experience an overall sense of relaxation and lower pain levels or recovery from injuries and long-term conditions. Hear Helen talking in more detail here.

Thank you for reading and please do listen to the RELAXBACK UK Show. If you have questions or comments you can ask the questions or mke the comments here.