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Alfred Bowen

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Consciously Moving To Heal

Jan 20, 2023

Written By: Alfred Bowen, Contributing Author

Contributing Authors at Reenergized Living are carefully selected because of their knowledge and expertise in bridging the gap between traditional and alternative medicine.

Consciously Moving To Heal

Too often, I hear the dreaded phrase, “I can’t.”

“I can’t: dance, lift weights, walk the dog, have fun, etc.” My Aunt, a well-known flamingo dancer, at her 54th birthday party, was asked to dance by my younger cousin. After two songs of my Aunt dodging my younger cousin Jacob’s request, he opted to dance with my other Aunt Theresa.

Throughout the night, I noticed my injury-free, Aunt’s eyes light up as people glided past our table as the single phrase that rang a strong resonance to me was, “I can’t dance today.”

As a neuromuscular massage therapist, NASM – corrective exercise specialist, functional range conditioning mobility specialist, movement is a large part of my life. Twelve years in the bodywork industry, I’ve worked with a broad range of individuals. From young athletes, powerlifters, rehab, and prehab people – and this single phrase “I Can’t” sums up my work to help my clients “Consciously Moving to Heal” (CMTH) and turn their I can’t to Yes I Can!

Consciously Moving to Heal is stepping on to the doormat of body awareness and knocking on suggestive-healing’s knock to open the door through movement options.

With a focused effort over the whole body, I teach my clients to move slowly through ideal ranges of motion with the self-resisted joint flow, allowing for juicy lubricated joints and muscles that “work-work.”

“Work-Work” is the consistent work that unlocks our body and connects the mind. When our joints “work-work,” the body is confident with movement.

For example, when we are consistent with our cat stretches, our joints will grant access to movement so we can say “I Can” to dancing again instead of saying, “I can’t.”

See, our bodies appreciate direction.

When we perform actions (exercise) with an intentional effort, the brain is signaled to release hormones that heal and reinforce the area the force was directed. Standard Davis Law.

In Short, conscious and consistent movement does more than strengthen your joints. It helps you heal. Bringing you from a place of “I can’t” to “I Can” by giving you back your power and your freedom, so you are not sitting on the sidelines in your life.

Alfred Bowen
Alfred Bowen
Massage & Performance Therapist | Website | + posts

Soothing Escape was developed to alleviate the cause of muscle tension, not to treat the symptoms.

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