Bowen Therapy & Lymphatic Drainage

Bowen & Emmett Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage
with Louwrens Maritz

Bowen Therapy and Emmett Technique therapies were developed to assess and aid relief from muscle and joint problems that cause pain. The most effective way to achieving long term pain relief is by finding the cause and source of the pain, not only focussing on the symptoms.

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Pain may occur due to the overuse and overloading of muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia. This is often the result of poor posture, strenuous exercise, repetitive movements, injuries and stress. Through working with the cause rather than only considering the symptoms we consistently achieve effective, longer lasting relief and profound healing outcomes.

Each therapy is a standalone therapy however at times when required, they compliment each other. The treatments can be either holistic, for the whole body or remedial to target specific ailments. Over and above being a great way to achieve pain relief Bowen and Emmett Therapy are an excellent maintenance tool for your body, helping to aid in the repair of soft tissue damage before it becomes a long term problem. Both therapies are an excellent way to relax the body and reduce both physical and emotional stress.

bowen-ipswichAdditional benefits, aside from the obvious pain relief, may include improvement in the immune system, improved circulation, detoxification, increased energy, re-balancing of the body and improved physical and emotional wellbeing.

Bowen and Emmett Therapy have few, if any contraindications. Both are light touch, hands on therapies which are non-invasive, gentle and relaxing. Suitable for all ages from babies to the elderly.

Bowen and Emmett therapy may assist with providing relief from many discomforts including:

  • Back & Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Stress
  • Poor flexibility & limited movement
  • Arm pain and Carpel Tunnel symptoms
  • Shoulder pain & Frozen Shoulder
  • Leg and Foot pain
  • Poor Circulation
  • Balance issues
  • Chronic or long term pain
  • Sporting Injuries & Athletic Performance
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Hormonal & Pregnancy issues
  • Incontinence
  • OR would you just like to achieve a deep relaxation within yourself?

Bowen therapy offers a Lymphatic Drainage Stimulation technique which is unlike other lymphatic drainage massages. The gentle movements with this technique stimulate the flow and drainage of the body’s inter cellular fluid, this assists in the removal of toxins, fats and aids in the re-absorption of inflammation and Oedema through the lymphatic system. This treatment is an excellent pre and post operative tool to assist in a speedier recovery and less stress i.e swelling to the body after surgery. For ageing bodies, lymphatic stimulation is an excellent way to assist the body to function optimally.

Lymphatic Drainage Stimulation technique may assist with:

  • Feeling run down and lethargic
  • Bronchitis
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Glandular fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • and many other conditions

What to expect

A session consists of a series of light touch body stimulations combined with time integrations that allow the autonomic nervous system to find and fix any ailments or pain all the while easing your body into a parasympathetic state of relaxation.

What to wear?
Bowen and Emmett Therapy can be done through light loose fitting clothing and no oil is involved. There are times where working on the skin is more effective but that will be discussed so there are no surprises.

How long is a treatment?
Initial consultations are 1 hour. Further treatments however may vary from person to person depending on the presenting condition and what is determined during the initial assessment. Typical treatments can range from 30 minutes to 1 hr.

Can I have Bowen and Emmett Therapy if I am pregnant?
Yes you can, but please ensure that you tell the therapist in advance of your condition. Bowen and Emmett Therapy have had amazing results for pregnant woman assisting with pregnancy related discomfort such as back pain, sacral discomfort, swelling of limbs and tightness of the diaphragm. These therapies can assist you in the third trimester prepare your body for the birthing process.

How often do I have to have a treatment?
Treatments are not necessarily ongoing however if having suffered pain for a long time, it is beneficial to maintain the therapy to achieve the best possible relief.  This varies from person to person and is determined by the underlying condition.

Many clients have routine maintenance treatments at various intervals, this could be fortnightly, monthly, or whenever you feel the need.


Sessions are $70

To learn more about the therapies offered and the founders of the modalities, please follow the below links.