It’s the half term holidays, Phew! It might be a dreaded time for parents but at least teachers can have a little time to relax.
Relaxing is an important part of everyday life yet it is a rarity for those who work in the education sector. Long days consist of marking, lesson planning, observations and parent’s evenings. Not to mention teachers downtime is overshadowed by a to-do list as long as your arm!
Take a minute and think about how you have felt the past term? Does feeling stressed come to mind? If so, you’re not the only one!
According to research published by Teacher Assurance; 70% of 735 respondents rated their stress level between reasonably stressed to unbearably stressed due to their teaching profession. In the same research, it was found that 76% of respondents felt that their stress levels are having repercussions on their health or lifestyle!
Have a think about how you’ve felt over this last term. Have you felt stressed or can relate to any of the symptoms of stress listed below?
Here are the top 5 signs of stress:
- Anxiety issues
- An increase/decrease in appetite
- Headaches, tension and muscle pains
Bowen Therapy can help to relieve you of the symptoms of stress you have been suffering as a result of your teaching profession. Make this half term holiday about you and give yourself some ‘me time’!
How Bowen Therapy works
The Bowen Technique is a finger thumb rolling movement which applied to specific points of the body. The gentle movements are rolled over muscles ligaments, tendons and fascias. Bowen Therapy is a drug free, non invasive holistic treatment which stimulates the body to realign and restore its physiological equilibrium.
By targeting specific points of the body, the Bowen Technique can release deep stress and tension which results in the relief of pain. Bowen Therapy sessions last between 30 – 60 minutes and you are required to have a number of sessions in order for body to respond and react to the therapy.
What does Bowen Therapy help with?
Due to Bowen Therapy being a holistic remedial technique it can help to relieve the symptoms of a number of health problems and wellbeing concerns. Bowen Therapy has been reported to relieve the symptoms of:
- Back Pain
- Menstrual Problems
To see a full list of testimonials visit the BTPA testimonials page here.
Who can benefit from Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. The Bowen Technique is a gentle movement that is generally relaxing to receive. No force or muscle manipulation is used; the Bowen Technique is simply asking the body to recognise these movements and change accordingly. The client’s comfort is always the Bowen Therapists main concern; therefore the client can receive Bowen Therapy whilst wearing light clothing, whilst sitting, standing or lying down.