By Fiona Budini, Myotherapist and Bowen Therapist
Bowen therapy and Naturopathy. The perfect partnership. A match made in heaven! They work so well together in fact, that a lot of Naturopaths ALSO do Bowen. In some Naturopathy schools Bowen is even an elective! So why is it these two magical modalities work so well together? Let me tell you!
- Each aim to support your body to heal itself naturally and always view the body holistically. A lot of modalities treat holistically, but not so many really look at ALL of your systems as a whole. Naturopathy looks at the functioning of all the body’s systems, such as the digestive, reproductive, central nervous system, hormonal, and cardiovascular. The only thing it doesn’t really look at is the musculoskeletal system. Cue Bowen! As well as looking at your bodies muscles and joints, it also incredibly supportive and healing for the other systems that are worked on by Naturopathy!
- Gut health. This is an area that most people know Naturopathy shines in. From finding out if you have food intolerances, to getting you back to full vibrancy, Naturopathy is the BEST! But did you know that Bowen can also totally support your digestive system to get back on track? By calming the nervous system and getting your digestive organs to function optimally, Bowen PLUS Naturopathy can get your Gastrointestinal tract ready for (just about) anything!
- Hormones can be a real pain in the uterus! From fertility (male and female) and migraines, to period pains and anaemia, it’s worth getting checked out to see if there is something you can do to sort out your reproductive health. You might even be surprised how much that Bowen and Naturopathy can help with! And how well they work together in this area. Naturopathy heals from the inside out, using herbs, supplements, homoeopathy and food, whereas Bowen therapy works from the outside in! Encouraging the body to right itself by gently telling the body to balance itself and all of its systems, including the hormonal and reproductive systems!
- Bowen therapy is amazing for helping with all your aches and pains, but sometimes there is an underlying nutritional issue that is making things way worse than they need to be! A Naturopath can help you to make sure that your nervous system and muscles are getting all the food that they need to function properly and pain-free.
So there you go! As you can see, often Bowen therapy and Naturopathy can fill in the gaps for each other when in comes to total holistic health care! There are so many more reasons why this combo is gold. If you want to know more about either Bowen or Naturopathy, why not come in and have a chat with one of our amazing therapists!