I am a licensed massage therapist. I have not experienced Bowen Therapy but I have heard that many people like it. I try to get massage at least twice a month. It really makes a difference for me. I know that I need to have a deeper touch on my neck and shoulders and a lighter touch on my legs and feet. My advice as a LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) to all that are having massage, if it hurts good it is okay, if it hurts bad you need to tell therapist to lighten up. Remember it is your time, your money and more importantly your body. I do have fibro along with a 2 level fusion in my neck and lower back. Also was just diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Everytime I go for massage, my body is different with what I can handle. I think it is important to have a good relationship with your massage therapist. If you go back to the same one they will get to know your body and know how best to help you.
I know that massage is expensive. There are therapists that work out of their homes and can work with you financially. They do packages etc. I hope you have a good experience and feel better. Also, you might check with your medical insurance to see if they will help pay for your massage with a doctor's prescription. Just a thought.
I know that I feel good getting a massage but I also feel bad for a couple days. It is hard to explain but I really need to have them so I don't get migraines as frequently.
Sorry this went on so long. Take care.