I am now into my sixth month of Bowen therapy and since my last update, I am continuing to experience increasingly intense symptoms for a week to 10 days between sessions. Last week, the symptoms I experience, including loss of balance, trembling, slowness of movement, stiff gate and mental fog were particularly debilitating. I am also continuing to experience intense emotional purging, particularly anger.
The intention of Bowen therapy is to release stress, tension and emotional memory from the muscle facia, and for me, it seems, it has been particularly effective, particularly as it relates to the release of emotional memory. At this point, I can only guess at what is happening, because my therapist has no experience in working with someone with a neurological condition, so we are both learning as we go.
I feel very strongly that I’m on the right track, however, I suggested to my therapist that rather than continue to go deeper into this, it is time to start coming out of it, gently. Again, neither one of us has any experience with this, so we’re doing what we think is right and seeing what the outcome is.
On a positive note, my sense of taste and smell, which returned after I started doing Bowen therapy after disappearing for 16 years, continues to get stronger!
On another positive note, I rode my bicycle for the first time in three years and with the exception of a less than spectacular dismount at the end, it went quite well, particularly given that I was riding a street bike on a gravel road. I plan to keep it up!
This journey never ceases to amaze me!