Why Professional Athletes Use Bowen Therapy

As someone who has worked as a Bowen therapist in Bognor Regis for many years, I’ve come across people of all ages and backgrounds who need my treatment for one reason or another. Some use Bowen therapy for back pain, others come to me with sinus problems, and many are simply looking to rebalance themselves. 

And there are, of course, the athletes. By stimulating the body’s natural healing capacities, Bowen therapy is often used as an alternative method for speeding up recovery and returning to peak condition. There are many examples of the very best athletes using this treatment. This blog post walks you through a few of them. 

Romanian Olympic Rowing Team

During last year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Romanian rowing team enjoyed some phenomenal success, claiming one gold medal and two silvers (considerably better than Team GB!). An important member of their support team was Dr. Laura Osean, a Bowen therapist put in charge of recovery. Her work was crucial for keeping the Romanian team firing on all cylinders throughout the games. One athlete experienced dizziness after a competition, and Dr. Ocean, through specialised emergency Bowen therapy techniques, ensured she was back to normal in no time at all. 

Bear Grylls 

We tend to think of Bear Grylls as a kind of superhuman – someone who can handle all conditions, no matter how brutal. The truth, however, is that he is just like any of us. Bear has in fact been hampered by back pain for many years. For some time, he struggled to find an effective remedy – until he tried Bowen therapy. He is now “hooked”, receiving specialist treatment once a month to ensure he can remain pain-free as he scales mountains and traipses through jungles. 

Premier League Football

The life of a Premier League footballer, although outrageously well-paid, is extraordinarily taxing on the body. These elite-level players will go through periods where they play 90 minutes of high-intensity football every three days – particularly around the Christmas period. Injuries are inevitably rife; there are many players who are consigned to the sidelines for months due to pulled hamstrings or torn ligaments. 

That is why many teams, such as Manchester United and Newcastle United, use Bowen therapy as part of their recovery regime. It gives the players more stamina and reduces the likelihood of them picking up injuries – every athlete’s worst fear. 

But remember: you don’t have to be a pro athlete to benefit from Bowen therapy! My treatment is for people of all ages and issues, from back pain to sleep problems to hay fever. Whatever you are struggling with, my Bowen therapy in Bognor Regis is personalised to you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch to set up an initial session!


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