Yet despite knowing all of this, many of us are guilty of not getting the recommended eight hours a night. It seems that we, as a society, sometimes forget just how vital having a good night’s sleep is for the body, and how it is just as important as breathing, drinking and eating.
There have been many case studies showing us how important sleep is and, in a new discovery led by sleep expert Professor Derk-Jan Dijk from the University of Surrey, scientists have found that just one week of poor sleep can disrupt hundreds of genes, thus increasing the risk of potential life-threatening illnesses linked to stress, obesity and diabetes, to name a few.
Bowen Therapy is known for its healing qualities and for releasing stress via its calming effect on the Autonomic Nervous System. It is a natural, drug free, non-invasive complementary therapy. Its quick and effective treatment can help improve problems relating to sleep deprivation such as stress.
Many people that suffer from insomnia resort to taking sleep-inducing tablets and medicines.
However, rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen Therapy 'asks' the body to recognise the ailment, like insomnia, 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.
No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.
Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.
You can read testimonials from insomnia sufferers who have had some wonderful results from Bowen here.
If you suffer from sleep deprivations, or know somebody that does, see if Bowen could help you. Find a qualified Bowen practitioner near to you by visiting the Bowen websiteor call 0844 561 7173.