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Adele Broomhead of Bodenham set to practice the Bowen Technique
A HEREFORD woman who spent years struggling to find treatment for shoulder pain is now offering to help others.
Adele Broomhead of Bodenham struggled with everyday tasks and could barely sleep because of the pain caused by a ‘frozen’ shoulder.
She had been prescribed strong painkillers, but sought out alternative treatment because the pills made her feel sick.
She was sceptical about her first Bowen Technique treatment session but after twice attending was able to fasten her own bra for the first time in a year.
Five years later, a painfree Adele has qualified as a Bowen practitioner herself.
“I was incredibly sceptical,”
said Adele, who studied anatomy and physiology before a Bowen course.
“At the first session it felt as though nothing much was being done.
“If you’ve ever had a massage, Bowen feels very different because the touches are so light in comparison and the therapist leaves the room for a few minutes between each move.
“But I persevered and, still very sceptical, booked a second appointment.
After the third session the pain had completely disappeared.
It had this cumulative effect.”
The Bowen technique was first developed in Victoria, Australia, by Thomas Bowen (1916 – 1982).
It uses a technique of gentle moves on the body and, while it is no cure, is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative way of easing back pain, migraines, carpal tunnel, and pain in the knees and hips.