STRAIGHT TALK FOR MEN
By Greg Kennedy
Where are the tough guys? That independent lot who believe that if
they tough it out their body will take care of itself; those blokes who would
rather tinker for two hours with the drain than call the plumber. These are the exact guys who should appreciate
Bowenwork® because it starts a process that puts them in the driver's seat. Your body is the authority on what it needs and has an amazing untapped
ability to repair itself. Bowenwork
tells it the emergency is over, rolls out its original blueprint,
gives you a kick in the pants and says "do
what you need to do to make it right."
The real work takes place during the next 5-10 days after a session, when every system of your body joins in to make repairs. You are doing the work, not somebody
else pushing or pulling or pouring drugs into
your system because they think it's what you need. Your body has the biggest
pharmaceutical warehouse in the world in-house. It can and will make structural changes,
soften and loosen scar tissue,
reduce pain and unwind the compensations it set in place when it was adapting to injuries. Your body can work on an injury compensation pattern or it can work on a healing pattern.
It's time to stop acting
like it was hurt and start acting like it's healing.
From a computer perspective, Bowen runs a system check and then reboots those programs that are chemically or structurally or nervously
running bad code. The actual session involves giving the body some discrete information through
groups of moves over tendons, nerves and muscles and then waiting
a couple of minutes before adding more. (Don't start beating on the keyboard
while a program is loading. Also don't try to give it too
much information or the system will lock up and nothing will happen.)
New patterns then run 24/7 for 5-10 days making changes, unless interrupted.
Things that can slow down or stop the healing process are other bodywork
sessions (including additional
Bowenwork too soon), hot water and ice (messes with the normal
temperature range that the body must be able to function in), magnets (not any computer's friend). Sometimes when the pain disappears and motion returns people overdo it
before they regain a level of fitness, and consequently re-injure themselves.
Some may think that they have a job or do something
that will always irritate a condition. "Just
another six years until I retire and then my back (or whatever) won't hurt." It's really about setting