Bowen Therapy is a gentle musculoskeletal therapy, developed by Tom Bowen around 50 years ago in Victoria.
Primarily derived from his experience with Japanese Acupressure, it is a holistic modality, also drawing on aspects of massage therapy, chiropractic and osteopathic theory, and addressing the whole body and energy system, focussing small movements on critical points, both muscular and neurological.
Light pressure is used on specific points, and small rolling movements are applied, which also activate the lymphatic and immune systems, and generally relax the central nervous system, during a treatment.
This relaxation effect places the body immediately into an optimally receptive state for the duration of the treatment, and activates the part of the nervous system that is capable of greatly reducing stress and tension. This increases the mind and bodies’ innate ability to make ‘corrections’ and rebalance and integrate what has become out of balance, and resulted in health issues.
This natural rebalancing process can continue for up to a week, generally. Bowen’s gentleness makes it very suitable to all age groups including the very young and the elderly, and people who are in pain.
Many people report ‘extra’ benefits from treatments, such as increased energy, better circulation, gentle detoxification and lymphatic drainage, improvement in immune function, and better digestion and sleep. All tissues and cells are hydrated during a treatment, contributing the maximum healing outcomes.
Some areas where Bowen therapy is know to be very effective include:
- Sports and other acute or chronic injuries
- Issues in hips,and limbs (including plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, RSI injuries)
- Back pain and sciatica
- Digestive and other organ or abdominal problems
- Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune disorders
- Insomnia and sleep apnoea
- Chest and respiratory conditions ( eg: asthma, reflux, recovery from viruses)
- Hormonal and endocrine problems
- Pelvic or groin pain, and leg length discrepancy
- Jaw, ear, neck and shoulder conditions ( including restrictions, ‘frozen shoulder’)
- Headaches and migraine, and any stress-related conditions
- Depression and anxiety
Kym practises Bowen therapy in Tenterfield, Glen Innes and Inverell. After receiving Bowen for 15 years for injuries and pain, she decided to train as a practitioner six years ago, so she could offer this wonderful therapy to her clients (see below for other Mind-Body modalities Kym offers in her practice).
Kym is registered with the Bowen Association of Australia and the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia and continues ongoing training in Bowen therapy each year.
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Other than training in Bowen Therapy, Kym is a fully qualified and registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Family Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and instructor in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.
She has an honours degree in Sociology and Psychology, Post-graduate Diplomas in Counselling, Psychology and Family Therapy, and tertiary training in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness Instruction.
Kym has been in private practice and worked in organisations continuously for 30 years now, specialising in assisting people in managing stress and anxiety and the many illnesses which can result from these.
Her greatest interest at this point lies within a Mind-Body approach to healing and well-being and related areas such as meditation and Psychoneuroimmunology.
Kym has been practising Buddhist (Vipassana) meditation for 35 years, and teaches this where helpful or requested as part of her holistic approach to working with stress and anxiety.
Her approach is integrative and flexible, offering the skills and training best suited to and selected by individual clients.
Courtesy of Kym Willington.
Kym lives on the Northern Tablelands with her husband and their Weimaraner Bella, sharing their time between their 100 acre bush block – where they have built a mud brick home – and the Northern Beaches in Sydney, where their son lives and works as a musician and sound engineer.