I am now in my third month of Bowen therapy and as I reported in a recent post, it has been an interesting experience.
On the encouraging side, I have retained my sense of smell and taste. On the challenging side, I continue to experience considerable emotional turmoil, diarrhea [which indicates purging] and extremely intense symptoms, particularly, loss of balance, freezing, slowness of movement and tension and trembling in my hands. I can moderate the tension and trembling by focusing on my breath and consciously relaxing, but it is a challenge.
The pattern has been consistent following each Bowen session. I go for my appointment on Friday. Saturday and Sunday I feel okay. Monday I feel great. Tuesday it hits me like a Muhammad Ali left jab. Wednesday through Sunday or Monday it gets increasingly more intense [as Ali continues to pound away]. Then Monday or Tuesday, I start to feel better again.
The symptoms have been getting progressively more intense with each session.
The intention of Bowen therapy is to release tension and emotional memories from the muscle facia, resulting from the facia tightening due to poor posture, lack of stretching, repetitive strain and physical and emotional trauma. Facia is the connective tissue that encases and connects muscle fibers and internal organs. It stores emotional memories.
Given my life experience, I’m confident that I am on the right track with Bowen and I am prepared for things getting worse before they get better. It’s sort of like going through withdrawal. It’s not pleasant, but it’s part of the healing process.
I will post another update in a month or so.