Bowen therapy is being increasingly recognised as a valuable tool in the treatment and healing of sports injury. It encourages the body’s own healing systems to resolve dysfunctions and restore musculo-skeletal balance. It can be used prior to or alongside interventionist exercise and training programmes. It also helps to achieve a whole body balance”, i.e. that of mind and body, this assists in improvement and maintenance of performance.
In the sporting world Bowen Therapy is being used more and more by elite athletes, not only to treat injuries, but also to help prevent them. It has also been shown to improve post competition recovery times. Any musculo-skeletal injury can be treated. Improvement can be immediate, i.e. as soon as the athlete gets off the treatment couch. Most acute injuries respond quickly and may require up to three treatments, chronic injuries may require some follow up treatments.
Most athletes recognise that if their body is in balance, they have more stamina and suffer fewer injuries, and they are also able to focus and control the stress response, which results in an improved performance.