Howard Plummer and Helen Watson run a clinic in Cardiff dedicated to treating children with cerebral palsy, Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD and other developmental difficulties. Their work is proving to be remarkable on it’s effects with these children. Having treated hundreds of children at their clinic there is well-documented evidence of Bowen’s positive effects for these conditions. Howard and Helen have taught this technique to many Bowen practitioners who have gone on to run their own clinics for these children with special needs.
Although most of their research is with children, the technique is also beneficial to adults.
Benefits noted by parents at the Cardiff clinic
* Clumsiness – improved balance/co-ordination
* Spine straightening, often dramatic
* Improved motor control e.g. holding up head more; starting to roll over; grasping things
* Constipation/nutritional body development
* Limb aches and pains reduced
* Concentration/attention improves at home and school. Greater comprehension
* Behavioural improvements – Timidity and aversion to school/shops etc. lessened. Can make friends easier
* Less frustrated, calmer, quieter – happier child
* Sleep patterns improved
* Chewing/sucking stronger
* Plus the usual benefits of Bowen
* Aversity to lying on back or front quickly reversed
How is the Fascial Bowen Technique achieving these results?
The theory is that the sensory stimulation may be helping and accelerating the ‘re-wiring’ in the brain to compensate for damaged areas. By working with the dermatomes of the body and using a feather light touch Howard’s fascial Bowen moves seem to be helping the sensory awareness of these children.
I recently undertook training with Howard and Helen and am amazed at the effectiveness of this inspiring work, not only for cerebral palsy. I am using it with great success for people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and ME also. Please go to bowentechnique.eu/blog to view a more detailed post on this important work.
You can reach me, Jackie O’Neal BTAA at Tel: 0750 302 7773