According to statistics given by the British Golf Industry Association, there are over 4.2 million registered golfers in Europe. Not to mention the percentage of female golfers, which is increasing in the UK, The Netherlands and Sweden.
The game dates all the way back to the 15th century where it was first ever played in Scotland. The UK shared its golfing legacy on a global scale and it reached the USA in the 19th century. Since then, golf has enjoyed major popularity within the international sporting industry, as modern golf has brought us many renowned world golfing champions such as Tiger Woods.
However, like any sporting professional or even those recreational golfers- we all need to take precautions, as taking part in any kind of sporting activity can lead to sprains and injuries- this is where Bowen therapy can help.
The BTPA (Bowen Therapy Professional Association) is an organisation of fully trained and accredited Bowen therapists with certificates in Anatomy, Physiology and First Aid as well as their professional qualifications, which are kept up to date annually. The Bowen Technique is an alternative, natural therapy that has helped numerous sports-men and women to get back into shape. Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.
During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling, movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.
A study by BTPA in 2008 showed that out of 271 sufferers from neck and shoulder pains, who were then treated with Bowen, a huge 86% of these made a full recovery. Similar results can be shown with pain targeted in the back. These are all the most common areas that can be affected when taking part in golfing. Although golf may not be considered the most physically strenuous of sports, it is still common for pain to occur in the arms, the back, the shoulders and the neck, and untreated pain can have a damaging effect on physical performance and even provoke future irritation in the body.
Bowen Therapy is suitable for those of all ages, and even though golfing has recently become a trendy sport for young males and females, it still remains very popular with those elderly players, who are more likely to be accident-prone. However, by visiting a Bowen therapist everyone can take part in enjoying a better golfing experience.
To have a chat with a Bowen Therapist, in the first instance, the BTPA can be contacted via
Telephone: 0844 561 7173 / via Email:ask@BowenTherapy.org.uk
The BTPA website contains a variety of information about Bowen Therapy and the amazing benefits from this technique: bowentherapy.org.uk