Bowen Therapy for Frozen Shoulder

A study published in the UK showed effective results in treating Frozen Shoulders with Bowen Therapy. After 3 to 6 treatments, participants even those with long-standing conditions showed remarkable improvement. The study involved 20 individuals diagnosed with frozen shoulder, who were treated with Bowen Therapy.
shoulder procedureThe study showed that 70% of participants regained full mobility, equal to the unaffected side, by end of treatment. The other participants showed significant improvement in mobility and function. 80% of participants reported a pain level of 0-2, down from a level of 10. Some reported mild ache but none reported any invasive or intense pain, which they had experienced before having received Bowen Therapy.
In conclusion, participants were very satisfied with the therapy, would like to use it in the future and intend to recommend the therapy to friends and family.

Ciało i zmysły na zdrowie – Terapia Bowena

Gabinet Terapii Bowena znajduje się klinice Pura Vida Health Centre w Port Credit (poł. Mississauga) przy  272 Lakeshore Rd. E.

Aby umówić się na wizytę proszę dzwoń do Kasi (Kathy) pod nr

Tel. (905) 990-2091 lub  (416) 418-1273

Terapia Bowena-Bowtech® jest jedną z najbardziej efektywnych naturalnych metod leczenia. Działa odprężająco i prowadzi ciało do równowagi.
W tym stanie organizm potrafi uaktywnić swe siły samouzdrawiania. Prekursorem tej naturalnej terapii był Tom Bowen, który zaczął stosować tę metodę w latach 50-tych w Australii. Wieści o skuteczności terapii rozchodziły się szybko i spowodowały, że Tom Bowen pomagał tysiącom pacjentów rocznie.

Terapia polega na serii delikatnych ale bardzo precyzyjnych chwytów/ruchów (ang. moves) w specjalnych miejscach ciała oraz przerwy pomiędzy poszczególnymi sekwencjami, które równoważą organizm i przepływ energii. Pauzy dają ciału czas na przetrawienie otrzymanych impulsów. Tom Bowen opuszczał nawet na ten czas pokój zabiegowy, aby jego energia nie zakłócała tego procesu.
cache_2424135368Już pojedyncze chwyty mogą wywołać dodatnie skutki, jednakże pełne działanie tej metody jest wynikiem komplementarnych serii ruchów. Podczas zabiegu są stosowane jedynie niektóre z tych sekwencji; metoda jest więc prosta i nieobciążająca zbytnio pacjenta. Każdy zabieg trwa około 30 do 60 minut, a czasami nawet do 75 min.

Technika Bowena to jedyna w swoim rodzaju forma przeprogramowania neuro-mięśniowego. Ruchy Bowena stymulują pracę prioreceptorów, czyli receptorów czucia głębokiego obwodowego układu nerwowego. Szczególnie wiele receptorów znajduje się w powięzi (łac.fascia), czyli włóknistej błonie, która otacza i podtrzymuje mięśnie i organy.

Technika Bowena jest bezpieczna i skuteczna dla każdego, od noworodków po ludzi starszych, pacjentów obłożnie chorych i unieruchomionych na łóżku, wózku oraz sportowców z urazami lub w celu poprawienia wydolności i zapobiegania kontuzjom.

Technika Bowena daje dobre rezultaty przy:

Problemach i schorzeniach układu szkieletowo-mięśniowego
• Napięcia mięśni i bóle pleców
• Terapia przy urazach łokci, barków (tzw. tennis elbow, zapalenie stawu barkowego
• Leczenie urazów szyi(np. po wypadku)
• Rwa kulszowa
• Terapia zespołu ciśnień nadgarstka
• Schorzenia kolan
• Bóle stóp
Problemach organów wewnętrznych
• Zespół jelita wrażliwego oraz zaparcia
• Wspomaganie trzustki przy cukrzycy
• Katar sienny i zapalenia oskrzeli
• Leczenie i profilaktyka bólów głowy
• Zaburzenia snu
• Terapia w stanach napięcia i chronicznego zmęczenia
• Stwardnienie rozsiane tzw. MS
• Problemy z nerkami
• Stress, stany niepokoju
• Problemy ze stawem żuchwowo-stawowym
PROBLEMY KOBIECE
• Objawy menopauzy i PMS
• Bóle miednicy i bioder
• Nietrzymanie moczu
DZIECI I NIEMOWLĘTA
• Kolki
• Moczenie nocne

How I became a Bowen Therapist and continued my journey in helping women

In the last decade I have dedicated myself to women’s health and wellness. First through studying homeopathy and then becoming a Certified Pilates Teacher and Integrated Movement Therapies practitioner. Throughout the years of teaching Pilates and movement I have seen incredible changes in women. Physical, mental, and emotional changes. I have seen my clients being more balanced with improved posture.

With a desire to immerse myself more into the world of healing, I decided to become a Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner and attended the accredited courses of the Bowen Technique Academy of Australia. http://www.bowtech.com/WebsiteProj/Pages/About/Welcome.aspx

Before I started the course I had never experienced a Bowen therapy myself, and had no idea how it felt. I was absolutely amazed how gentle and yet how profound this technique is.

Through Bowen therapy I have seen amazing results within just a few sessions, such as: shoulder pain and restrictions, knee and ankle pain, neck tension, lower back pain, TMJ disorder, and many others.

I  will be honored to start you on your path to the improvement of your physical and mental health.

The delicious pineapple and Salmon Pineapple skewers

Pineapples are tropical plants with edible multiple fruits. They can be consumed fresh, juiced or cooked.
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Pineapple juice is one of the best way of consuming pineapples. It is packed with vitamins and enzymes and has many health benefits.
To get the health benefits  drink fresh pineapple juice and NOT processed juice. Most of the processed pineapple juices contain refined sugar or preservatives.

Here are some of the benefits:

Anti-inflammatory:

  • Pineapple juice contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme. When bromelain is combined with Indian spice turmeric is even more potent. It also aids with digestion by helping the body to break down proteins.
  • It helps healing of bruises and can alleviate arthritis pain .

Digestive aid:

  • Bromelain also aids with digestion by helping the body break down proteins.
  • Natural antioxidant:
  • Pineapple juice is full of vitamin C
  • An 8-oz. serving of  pineapple juice contains  75% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C  boosts the immune system.
  • It helps tissue and healing of wounds.

Energy booster:

  • Pineapple juice contains thiamine and B6.
  • The vitamin B6 stabilizes the blood sugar.
  • It helps convert carbohydrates into energy and boosts the immune system.

Kidney health:

  • Pineapple juice is rich in potassium thus promoting kidney function.
  • The potassium in pineapple juice helps you with electrolyte balance, which helps with muscle cramps.

Try this delicious and healthy recipe:

Wild Salmon – Pineapple skewers, sprinkled with black sesame seeds and lemon juice

  • 1 lb wild salmon fillet, rinsed, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb fresh pineapple, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup mirin rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • Pinch chili pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of minced parsley
  •  1 tablespoon roasted black sesame seeds
  • 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 15 minutes before using
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How to prepare it:

  1. In a glass bowl, mix together mirin or apple cider vinegar and coconut sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the fresh grated ginger, and grapeseed oil. Place the cubes of salmon in the bowl to be  completely coated with the marinade. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
  2. Remove salmon cubes from  marinade. Place marinade in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, simmer for  about 5 – 8 minutes and set set aside.
  3. Thread salmon, pineapple, and onion pieces onto soaked wooden skewer.  Grill of the medium- high heat.  If using an oven, place on a rack on a broiling pan, so that the salmon pieces are 6 inches from the element. Turn after 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Baste with reserved marinade then cook for 2 to 4 minutes more, basting frequently, until salmon is just barely cooked through. Sprinkle with lemon juice and roasted black sesame seeds and garnish with parsley.

Bon Appétit ! Enjoy! It’s so delicious !

Pilates is not only core strengthening, it is mindful movement

People often associate Pilates with strengthening the core, i.e. a lot of abdominal exercises. While Pilates does indeed emphasize moving from an awakened and well balanced core, what is less known is that in fact, Joseph Pilates developed his approach to body work primarily as a method for rehabilitating sick and injured clients. He understood the importance of moving mindfully in order to attain full health.

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

Joseph Pilates

Pilates is an excellent method for learning the basics of healthy posture and movement patterns as well as how to move mindfully with body, breath and mind in unity.

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Why should you try Pilates?

Research has shown that Pilates exercises improve:

Mobility of the spine
Overall flexibility
Muscular endurance
Posture
Body awareness
Lower back pain
Bone density
Ability to properly engage the deepest core muscles.

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Train smarter, train better – benefits of exercises on Pilates Reformer

imgres-4The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine used to incorporate the Pilates exercise technique for a challenging and intense workout. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements working your muscles through a full range of motion. The reformer adds increased resistance to the movement.
Muscles are lengthen and strengthen without stress on joints
Additional benefits include improved muscle tone as muscles are lengthened and strengthened without appearing bulky. It not only facilitates workouts/exercise without stress on the joints, it also allows you to do certain specific exercises in case you have a minor injury. It can also be done by women in their initial stage of pregnancy under the guidance of a Pilates expert. All the exercises performed on the Pilates reformer also help to correct muscular and skeletal imbalances. You will feel reinvigorated, rejuvenated and revitalised.

Including exercises on Pilates reformer will help you to attain:

  • leaner and longer muscles
  • strong shoulders and chest
  • better biceps and triceps
  • leaner calves
  • slimmer hips
  • slimmer thighs
  • tighter buttocks
  • firm abdominals
  • increased flexibility, balance and overall strength
  • correct postures
  • better mind-body connection

 

Pilates and guys

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/23/health/mind-body-guys-are-warming-up-to-yoga-and-pilates.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Teaching Pilates and IMT® at Second Wind® Pilates Plus®

Just letting you know that I’m back at the beautiful Second Wind® Pilates Plus® Studio in Port Credit, teaching group classes and privates. Check the studio’s website for more info:

Second Wind Pilates Studio