As part of my new Healers By the Bay series I will be interviewing some exceptional friends and mentors in the fields of healing.
Edith Erdmann. Bowen Therapist, Kahuna massage therapist, Hypnotherapist.
What is Bowen Therapy?
It’s a bodywork technique that involves the release of muscle, joint and soft tissue tension and the re-alignment of the soft tissue of the body.
How is it done?
Via a rolling and stretching technique on the skin or through clothing.
What’s the position the client has to take?
Lying face-down on the table and then face-up to complete the movement on the front of the body.
How long does it take?
Treatments normally take about an hour in length.
What sort of conditions can you treat?
A variety e.g. back and neck pain, frozen shoulders, sporting injuries, scoliosis etc.
How is it different from chiropractic or physio?
It’s a whole body technique, and it involves the addressing of pain as well as the soft tissue re-alignment of the body – so that you have basically two treatments in one, which greatly enhances the effectiveness of the treatment to last longer.
Can you give your most satisfying example of a treatment?
Assisting someone to be free of their ankle pain and to be able to walk freely again. It took 2-3 sessions. They had an ankle replacement previously with other types of massage.
What is the required training for Bowen therapy?
Trained by a registered training organisation approved by the Bowen Federation of Australia in Bowen Technique and Theory, with additional training in Physiology and Anatomy over 2 years. At the end of the Diploma and after 500 clinical hours of practise you are eligible for provider number status.
How did you get into Bowen Therapy?
I was a massage therapist and had a number of clients with serious, chronic injuries and felt that I needed a treatment that would be more effective than massage in helping to relieve clients of their pain.
Normal cost of a session:
$70-$80 per hour.
For more information, contact:
Edith Erdmann at firstname.lastname@example.org mobile 0439 564 828
Bowen Federation: http://www.btfa.com