How Can Bowen Therapy Help in Stress Management?
Over the course of evolution, humans are programmed to manage and cope with unexpected and intense situations. Our brains have evolved to create a balance between a “fight or flight” situation during a state of urgency and then relax as soon as it’s over.
However, sometimes when our system overworks and as a result becomes overwhelmingly stressed. This leads to abnormal secretion of stress hormones in the bloodstream, further causing chronic stress, anxiety and depression.
Chronic Stress and Its Ill-Impact on Your Health
Jet-paced lifestyle, changing relationship dynamics, fierce competition and reduced social interaction – These have become a painful reality of our times. This aggravated the stress levels, which can affect your health on both mental and physical levels. Some of the negative effects of stress on the body are:
- Mood swings
- Low energy level
- Reduced immunity
- More vulnerable to infectious diseases including COVID-19
- Inflammation in the body
- Increased threat of getting stroke and heart attack
- Stomach ulcers
- Increased migraine headaches.
Though stress has become an inevitable and sad reality of our lives, it is manageable and treatable.
How to Cope with Stress?
Effective stress management ensures you break the patterns and relieve the stress levels, so you live a happier, healthier and productive life. However, there’s no specific template when it comes to stress management. Therefore, it’s crucial to experiment and find out which techniques work best for you. Here are a few things you can do:
- Listen to Music
- Eat Good
- Sleep Well
- Talk to Friends
You can practice mindful exercises like Yoga or Tai Chi to relieve the stress by releasing the adrenaline in the muscles, which makes you “feel good”. Apart from these lifestyle changes, alternative therapies like Bowen therapy can help you strengthen your ability to manage the reactions to any stressful situations.
Bowen Therapy for Stress Management
A majority of stressed-out people often feel achy and stiff. Even their posture becomes slouchy, which in turn can lead to feeling burned out.
Bowen therapy is a unique and holistic approach to maintain good health on all levels – physical, emotional and mental. Bowen therapy works on soft tissues that effectively releases muscle tension and eventually reduces the body’s stress levels. This therapy gently works at the neuromuscular level and resets the nervous system. This helps in restoring calmness throughout the body.
A Bowen therapist applies light rolling movement over specific muscles, these moves send signals to the brain. These signals command the brain to reorganise the dysfunctional tension patterns.
Here’s How Bowen Therapy Helps in Reducing Stress:
- Soothes the Nervous System
The gentle movements send signals to the nerve receptors and calm the nervous system.
- Encourages the Body to Heal Naturally
Bowen therapy not only calms down the mind but soothes the muscles and tendons too. This promotes the body to return to its normal state and thus speed up the healing process.
- Turns Off the Stress Response System
The gentle Bowen movements work directly with our brain to signal our body to let go of the build-up tension, stress and anxiety.
If you want more information on how Bowen Therapy can help you, contact us today.