The first time you meet Ann for a treatment, she will immediately put you at ease with her professionalism and her sincere concern for your well-being.
Before starting your first treatment, she will ask you to complete a questionnaire in order to get an understanding of your medical history and to find out exactly what you are seeking with the Bowen Therapy. Assessments will be carried out during the interview and throughout the session.
Your first treatment might last a little longer than an hour as she will work on your entire body to help it retrieve it's balance. Balance is important for your body to heal.
Following the interview, Ann will have you comfortably laying down on a massage table. You will be covered with blankets to keep your body warm and relaxed.
It will be explained that it is normal for your to become relaxed and normal during this time that your stomach may grumble, you might pass gas, drool and even fall asleep.
When you are ready, she will perform gentle moves, then leave you to relax a few minutes to let your body and mind absorb the message this 'move' is sending to your brain. This will be repeated several times during your session but on different areas of your body.
Once your treatment is completed Ann might give you some simple exercises to perform a few times a day and remind you of the importance of keeping well hydrated.
Subsequent sessions will address particular areas as discussed with Ann prior to your treatment.
It is important when beginning your personal healing journey, that no matter if your health issue is new i.e. sprained ankle, shoulder, neck etc., or if your issues are from an accident or fall long ago, or it is a new or long experienced condition, your body will need time to heal. It is a process. An important process so you can once again enjoy your lifestyle as best you can.