I have been finding that my clients, suffering from Chronic Fatigue, have been experiencing considerable benefits with the combination of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Bowen Therapy.
I chose to combine these two treatments because they work together in hydrating, revitalising, detoxing the body on a deep and cellular level, and also in balancing the energy meridians – all of which are compromised when experiencing chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
As our Lymphatic system is largely our immune system, and its function is largely two-fold, to transport toxins out of the cells and to transport nutrients to the cells, for these reasons alone, it is clear how clients would experience benefits from this treatment.
In its functioning, Manual Lymph Drainage stimulates the circulation of lymph and superficial blood flow, thereby removing the toxic and stagnant lymph and replacing it with ‘clean’ lymph, so the cells of the body have been hydrated and given nutrients and oxygen, that they can use to repair themselves and function normally. In addition, an active lymphatic system, stimulates the immune system and this can increase the body’s ability to fight viruses.
As well, the lymphatic system, being similar to the circulatory system, with the exception of not having a pump as does the blood, can easily stagnate, as it relies on our wellness and activity to function well, and so benefits greatly when stimulated through Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
In a study conducted by Jo Anne Whitaker, MD, of the American College of Rheumatology, almost all chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia participants had some relief, which lasted from a few days to several weeks. After several sessions, a few people reported a complete remission of chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia syndrome.
Benefits can include better sleep, less neck pain, better balance and less dizziness, increased ability to concentrate and more energy and motivation.
Bowen Therapy addresses not only the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body responds to this technique, with improved circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
It is a gentle form of body work in which subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of relaxation and well-being and at the same time hydrating on a deeply cellular level. This hydration is particularly important as the connective tissue contains fluids – it is these fluids that become hardened due to unwellness, and the functioning of Bowen Therapy, stimulates the hydration of the connective tissue and so begins the restoration process.
Bowen Therapy also works with the body’s energy meridians, restoring balance, revitalising, oxygenating and promoting health and well-being. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session.
One of my beliefs is that almost anything can be improved, so if this resonates with you, please give me a call or email and we can discuss further.