HISTORY OF THE BOWEN TECHNIQUE
Bowenwork was developed in the 50s by the late Thomas Bowen of Geelong, Australia. His approach was to reset the tension on specific muscles and group of muscles using an unique stretch -and-roll-through "move" and then allowing the body time to integrate the changes during pauses between sets of moves. He made an incredible impact on humanity around the world after he developed this unique therapeutic system now practiced in more than 40 countries. The results achieved seem to be miraculous, children learning to walk again after being crippled and in braces, lifelong health issues resolved and many clients saved from unnecessary surgeries.
By 1975, he was seeing 13.000 patients a year (documented by the Victorian Government Webb report over a 27 weeks period ). Tom Bowen considered the basic procedures the backbone of his work, as these procedures address the entire back, neck and kidneys and balance the entire body through the neurological system. They can address about 70% of a client's complaints. After these initial procedures, treatments are individualized to the clients needs.
TOM BOWEN'S CONCEPT OF HEALING
His main principle and belief was that the body is able to heal itself, he believed that good medicine was to assist the body's natural ability to repair and regulate itself and that bodily dysfunction were the result of disturbances in the tissues. His underlying assumption was that structure governs function, and that disturbances of structure in whatever tissue within the body will lead to disturbances of functioning in that structure and, in turn, of the function of the body as a whole. His goal was to restore the structural integrity in the body in order to restore its optimum function.
He also believed in the universal life energy called Chi. In traditional Chinese medicine, this energy must flow freely throughout the body in order to assure a state of maximum health. Bowen's gift was to discover a system of mobilization to re-balance the natural flow of energy.
He found books on acupuncture or shiatsu quite interesting and obviously influential in developing his technique. He would often refer to the effect of certain moves energetically. Some moves will have a stimulating effect while others will be more sedating. Some moves, called stoppers, are used to block, reflect or contain the energy in a certain part of the body.
In Europe and other continents it's known as Bowen therapy, in America is better known under the internationally registered trademark, Bowenwork.
About Ross Emmett
Ross is a dynamic and unique practitioner with a diverse professional background leading to the development and evolution of the EMMETT Technique over the last 35 years.
He is a qualified instructor of Therapeutic Massage since 1983 and was a senior instructor of Bowen Therapy for 8 years. This coupled with his background with animals and training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming culminated in the evolution of the EMMETT Technique.
The technique Ross developed is widely recognized as an amazingly gentle, safe and simple to apply muscle release therapy based on an understanding of the body’s response to light touch. The treatment is tailored to each individual client. This chameleon approach has long been the major success in the EMMETT Technique and produces outstanding results time and time again.
Often hailed as a 'gifted healer', which Ross rejects saying "I simply notice things other people don't; I have found ways to stimulate the body's ability to self-correct and as a therapist I have been able to use this insight to help people. I was encouraged to share this with others so they could do the same. I developed what is now taught as the EMMETT Technique - to get the information out there and to be able to assist many more people than I could reach alone." There are now tens of thousands of people trained in the EMMETT Technique worldwide.
How it all began…
EMMETT first evolved his technique as a mean to treat sick and distressed animals, always cared for animals and for their well being. His experience in working as an animal attendant, Australian Dog Obedience Judge and a successful animal trainer have assisted his unique insight and the development of the method. Ross discovered that the technique worked as effectively on the handlers as it did on their animals. Many people undertake the EMMETT Technique training today as a means of treating their animals, particularly horses and dogs.
Ross's years in outback Australia have shaped him into what he calls a 'bit of a bushy' - forthright, direct and a bit rough around the edges; the international media have referred to him as the 'Colonial Cowboy'. Ross describes himself as a "Chameleon", adapting treatment to suit each client's specific requirements.
Ross's collection of letters and credits are, in short, simply amazing; he often has referrals from Doctors and specialists, to assist with patients that others have been unable to get results.
He now travels throughout Australia and the world, lecturing and holding seminars to share his own unique insight into bodywork and the EMMETT Technique. More about Emmett method click on the photo.
About MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation) Therapy
MPS Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent.
How Does it Work?
The MPS device locates and applies concentrated Direct Current, microcurrent to therapeutically active points (acupuncture & trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine.
MPS protocols are the ultimate in integrative pain protocols. The power of integrating all these healing techniques into one protocol means MPS can produce far superior outcomes over traditionally pain therapies (in a fraction of treatment time). MPS protocols are easy to adapt into any clinical setting or time frame. No wonder the MPS Therapy is now the first choice for treatment of chronic pain by over 40,000 therapists and hundreds of hospitals worldwide.
MPS has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach that complete or substantial relief (60-85%+) from pain often occurs within 1-3 applications.
Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. MPS protocols may be quickly individualized to any patient’s needs and applied within 3-20 minutes.
In my practice I ALWAYS treat the scars first with MPS devices, alpha sonic waves and Bowenwork.
MPS Therapy has also been proven highly effective in the area of scar and adhesion treatment.
Scars have special influence on the body. They restrict metabolism, pull on fascia and negatively influence the body in many ways.
1) Scars Upregulate the Sympathetic Nervous System, producing stress, decreasing Heart rate Variability (HRV) and healing vagal tone.
2) Scars create Internal adhesions inside the body. Adhesions acts as internal strait jackets, reducing muscle/organ performance and produce pain.
3) Scars suppress female hormone levels
4) Scars block blood circulation & energetic flows through the meridian system, producing energy and circulation stagnations in extremities (lower).
5) Scars cause Chronic Pain throughout the body.
The above restrictions and blockages adversely affect the body in many ways, but the biggest influence is on pain. Fortunately, releasing the scar using MPS can yield powerful pain relieving outcomes results, which can improve mobility, diminish complications and decrease pain often found far removed from the scar site! Many people find releases like back pain after scars are addressed.
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Shungite is a rare mineral consisting of up to 98% carbon, which is found only in Russia and is known for its healing and water cleaning properties. In Russia, Shungite has become a part of traditional folk medicine and water treated by Shungite is used as a medicine for various ailments and research is now demonstrating its health benefits. Shungite contains fullerenes (a form of carbon having a large spheroidal molecule consisting of a hollow cage of atoms, molecular structure of a soccer ball like and can trap bacteria and other elements harmful to human health). Fullerenes were discovered in the 1980s and 3 scientists were awarded Nobel Prizes in Chemistry in 1996 for their discovery of fullerenes. Although these scientists discovered fullerenes by constructing them in a lab experiment, Shungite is the only known mineral which contains fullerenes naturally. History of Shungite Scientists have estimated that Shungite formed around 2 billion years ago although the exact process by which this mineral formed is unknown and many theories about its origin have been put forward. Some scientists believe that Shungite was formed from the fossilized remains of single cell organisms which used to live in Earth’s oceans and are extinct today. Others have hypothesized that Shungite was brought to earth by a meteorite from outer space as it is concentrated in a single region and is not found elsewhere. Whatever may be the case it’s certain that Shungite is unique due to its various properties and there is no other carbon based mineral which can mirror the unique chemical structure of Shungite and the benefits it brings. Health Benefits of Shungite Due to the presence of fullerenes (C60) Shungite has a quite different chemical composition as compared to other carbon based minerals and this chemical composition has resulted in many health benefits. C60 has been tested on rats where it reversed some of the effects of ageing. Old rats treated with C60 showed increased brain activity and their brain seemed to work as the brain of a young rat, which resulted in an increase in ability to learn at a faster pace about new situations. Indeed, in many experiments rats exposed to C60 were found to live 2 years longer on average as compared to rats kept without C60. Fullerenes consumed with other edible items such as Olive Oil have various positive effects for humans and people have reported the following benefits after consuming fullerenes.
• Reduction in stress
• Increased energy
• Reduction in the amount of sleep required for feeling refreshed
• Higher Libido
• Enhanced activity of the immune system
• Improved overall health and vitality.
Although earlier many health benefits of Shungite were considered by critics as simple due to a placebo effect, with the discovery of Fullerenes this criticism has slowly died and across the world Shungite is now accepted as the most easily accessible form of fullerenes. Athletes, sportsmen and health practitioner have known this for a long time and as a result fullerene based products such as Shungite are emerging as a substitute for other products aimed at reversing effects of ageing and improving human health in general. Due to its excellent conductivity Shungite can be used as electrodes for use with PEMF devices in different types of treatments.