Pregnancy can come with its own host of issues such as aches, pains and muscle imbalances. But often, pregnant women aren’t aware of the options that are safe for use during pregnancy. Bowen Therapy is one option that is safe for all stages of life, including pre-conception, pregnancy and post-natal.
How can Bowen aid in fertility?
Often, women who are trying to fall pregnant may have issues because of stagnation and an overstimulated nervous system. Bowen treatment can help to calm the nervous system down and increase blood and lymph flow. It also helps to remove some of the stress about conceiving, especially if there has already been difficulty.
It’s important to note that Bowen is not a stand-alone treatment for fertility – medical interventions may still be necessary. But it is a helpful tool to add into the regime.
How can Bowen help during pregnancy?
Bowen is a safe and effective treatment to use during pregnancy, because it is a light touch modality. Some moves are avoided for safety – so please do let me know if you are pregnant!
It can help to relieve issues such as:
Pelvic pain & instability
Lower back pain
First time mum anxiety
Common muscle imbalances caused by pregnancy
Basically, any problem that arises during pregnancy due to muscle imbalances, tight fascia or an overactive nervous system – Bowen can support you through it.
I will often prescribe some homework to help mums-to-be maintain muscle strength. This makes it easier to rebuild strength after the baby is born, and speed up recovery. After all, you need to be at your fittest to keep up with your child!
It can also be used to help induce labour if needed. However, this is a very intensive protocol – you need daily treatment for 3-4 days. So it’s best to use your local Bowen practitioner if this is the plan!
Bowen helps post-natal issues
The benefits don’t stop after you’ve had your little one! Bowen is fantastic for post-natal care.
Some of the things that I commonly help mothers with include:
Sore shoulders from breastfeeding
Sore arms from carrying
Overall body pain post-birth
Strengthening the body
Stress management and calming the nervous system
Due to my training as a pre and post-natal yoga teacher, I can also support you with balancing exercises that you can do at home. This will help your treatment to hold and benefit you for longer.
There are even ways that Bowen can help with your little ones – but we’ll discuss that further in another post.
Is it time to introduce Bowen into your care plan for pregnancy and beyond? Book in your first session today, and we can make a treatment plan to support your needs.