Bowen Therapy practitioner
Selina Firth is a qualified and experienced Bowen therapist and has been treating clients since 2011. Her Whitstable clinic is busy treating people of all ages, from babies to elders, addressing a wide range of health issues. She also runs clinics in London and Hastings and regularly attends post-graduate courses to deepen her understanding of Bowen therapy and the emerging science of fascia.
What is Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy is fascial release. It is a naturally gentle and non-invasive treatment suitable for all the family.
Treatment is gentle and relaxing, given over light clothing, and carried out at a relaxed, focused pace. Bowen enables the body to rebalance, reset and restore function through a series of gen-tly-rolling connective-tissue moves. These moves are made by thumb and fingertips on precise points on the body. Holistic assessments are carried out at every session. We often find that the place of pain may not necessarily be the primary source of dysfunction. Most common ailments are generally resolved within 3 to 4 treatments. While chronic (long term) conditions may take a little longer, dependent on each individual case.
Bowen has been observed to help with :
. pain management . muscular and skeletal pain . sports injuries . nerve pain . fibromyalgia . whiplash . hyper-mobility syndrome . chronic fatigue . headaches and migraines . asthma . allergies . hay fever . stress and tension . sleep problems . digestive issues . hormone imbalance . fertility . pregnancy . new borns
Added benefits of treatment are improved sleep quality, increased energy, improved concen-tration and focus, overall relaxation and a more positive outlook on life.
Athletes and performing artists are discovering that regular Bowen treatment enhances per-formance and reduces the incidence of injury. When injury does occur, especially soft tissue damage, Bowen can bring rapid relief and a quick return to practice.
What is Fascia
Fascia is a highly resilient, responsive, opaque, connective tissue primarily made of collagen. The fascia is a body wide system which lies beneath the skin attaching, stabilising, enveloping and separating every muscle and organ. Bowen treatment, through gentle pressure on fascia, communicates to the nervous system that there is no longer any need for increased tension in that area. So, by influencing deeply held tensions in one part part of the body, we begin to initiate a cascading effect of unraveling and releasing of tensions in other parts of the body and also in the mind.
Selina also offers McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR) finding it to be highly beneficial for C-section scars, post-operative adhesions and injury scarring.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Always speak to your GP first, especially where you have concerns about your health condition. Most GPs know about and understand the benefits of Bowen Therapy.
Treatment 1: £55 - Case history, assessment & treatment 60mins
Subsequent: £45 - Review, assessment & treatment 45mins
Children: £30 - All baby and child treatments 30mins
* Babies are free when mother has had Bowen treatment during pregnancy.