For years I lived with pain and not just one type. I had hip pain, shoulder pain, headaches, TMJ issues, basically head to toe. After trying numerous things in an effort to get relief I gave up thinking it would ever get better and started living my life around it. Luckily, the hopelessness I felt turned out to be unwarranted because, through the most unusual circumstances, Bowen Therapy came into my life.
There on a writing assignment, my introduction with Bowen Therapy had nothing to do with my pain issues at all. Having only heard of Bowen days before, I had no idea what to expect. The best way I can explain how profound the experience was is to say that when the session was over I got off the table and, other than reveling in the deep relaxation I felt, all I could think was, “I have to learn how to do this!”
After a couple weeks of struggling with the idea of straying from the path I had put in place for my life, I just knew that I couldn’t ignore the draw. I had to share what I experienced with others. Further to that, I didn’t want to just tell people about it, I wanted to be able to offer it to them. So I took the leap and registered with The Bowen College. As I learned Bowen and received more treatments, I only grew more and more certain that I had made the right decision. Not only because I became fascinated by learning about the body, cause and effect of pain, and the healing process, but mainly because every time I had a treatment my own sources of pain were being healed dramatically.
By far the most powerful things I took away from this journey though, was not to give up hope and not to settle. The body is incredibly resilient and can heal from things thought to be long past a turning point. The trick is to take the time to find the right tools to help it on its way to healing. Don’t just settle for covering up symptoms; get down to the triggering issue. You’ll be grateful you took the time because there are incredible things to do and see. Don’t let pain keep you from doing them!
I feel truly grateful that now, as a Bowen Health Therapist, I get to use what I learned to help others on their own path to healing.