Bowen Therapy (Bowen Technique) is a complimentary therapy that works on the fascia or connective tissue of the body with gentle rolling and flicking movements in specific sequence. It is of great benefit for relieving pain in the body, easing muscle tension and improving movement restrictions. My studies have been in Integrated Bowen Therapy which comprises of classic Bowen Therapy moves combined with elements of Trigger Point Therapy included and less wait time between moves, resulting in a flowing and relaxing treatment. Trigger points, pain, restriction and areas or tension are addressed but the therapy is just as good for general relaxation and wellbeing.
What to expect:
The session will usually begin with a few assessments if there is a problem area to be worked on. From there a individual treatment plan can be worked out. The therapy is performed through clothing or through a towel for client comfort and most of the session will be laying on a comfortable massage table. At the end, some seated or standing release points may be worked on. Pressure is modified to be comfortable to you as the client.
The EMMETT Technique is a complimentary bodywork therapy created by Ross Emmett of Queensland, Australia. Amazing results in reduction of back pain, neck pain, pain relief and increased movement have been obtained with this treatment and generally occur in a very short space of time. EMMETT Technique is now being taught and utilized in many countries around the world and compliments other treatments such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, and massage.
What to expect
While being treated with EMMETT Technique your therapist will apply light pressure at particular points and in sequences that enable physical release and reset of muscles or muscle groups. This therapy allows the body to release the muscular memory of an injury and in many cases, pain relief is felt immediately. Therapists will also use a verbal approach to create attitude change, and often ask the client to perform a simple body action to activate a muscle group. These cues help the individual's body to realise a change has been made and also helps to lock in the body-work for lasting results. Treatments can be performed fully clothed and most releases can be done seated or standing for client comfort.
Benefits of EMMETT Technique
Pain relief - the most effective technique we've seen!
Relieve tension, stress, aches and pains
Reduce back pain, neck pain, knee pain
Relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist and forearm tension, increases grip strength
What is Lymphatic Drainage? Lymphatic drainage is a manual therapy that targets the movement of the lymph fluid. The lymph fluid is linked closely to the function on of the immune system but it lacks a pump, like our heart, to move it through the body. At Aligned Bodywork our Lymphatic Drainage sessions are based on Emmett Technique methods. It cuts treatment time from the traditionally taken time of 2+ hours to approximately half an hour while still producing great benefits.
What to expect during the appointment: Lymphatic drainage is amazingly relaxing and flowing treatment. It is performed through clothing lying comfortably face up on a massage table. There is a little bit of work directly on the skin over the abdomen.