Help your Nervous System Help You

by Lynell Cavner, Owner & Master Certified Bowen Practitioner, Lynell & Company

Can you imagine if you didn’t have a body that is able to adapt and sustain itself? Thank goodness, our nervous system was made first and foremost — fearfully and wonderfully made, at that!

The nervous system controls and regulates every bodily activity down to the workings of the tiniest cell. Our autonomic nervous system controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors.

This is where a body and nerve restoration session comes in to play. It focuses on the autonomic nervous system, using very precise, rolling type movements in and around the body’s nerve plexuses in an orderly fashion so the body can turn on and organize its powerful ability to heal from the inside out.

Because the practitioner is facilitating the body and not forcing it to do anything, the body will turn on its innate ability to remove stuck compensations and put in its corrections. Most bodies will feel this happen during the pauses (or as I call them “cook times”) in between moves, with sensory changes such as tapping, tingles, waves, temperature change, melting or floating or just becoming amazingly relaxed.

Healing takes place most often when the mind and body are at total rest.

Sustaining your body’s ability to maintain healthy nerve pathways, helps the body keep its corrective healing practices rather than compensating. Those compensations only last for so long before breakdowns/other aches and pains begin.

On the other hand, the body’s corrections that come from within sustain and maintain, allowing the body to run like a well-oiled machine.

Clients often say that such “tune-ups” keep them healthy and smooth feeling. They also find it has saved them on medical expenses in the long run because their bodies are running so smoothly. That “smooth” feeling comes through an unimpaired network of interconnected sensory and motor nerve communication lines that have been attended to on a regular basis by its owner.

Taking time for self-care, even just quarterly, is a great way to accentuate your life and run your best race! Remember, if you don’t take time for wellness, you will be forced to make time for illness.