I think this quote originally came from Ida Rolf, inventor of the very physical modality of Rolfing. I find this quote to be the truth day in and day out. Where people feel pain is rarely the location of the problem that is causing the pain. It is what is called “referred” pain. What is actually causing the pain in the knee may be a dysfunction- a problem- in the hip. Following this example, knee pain often results in an imbalance in the hips; or more precisely, imbalance in the tension in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligamanets, fascia) of one hip or the other or both. For instance, let’s say the right knee hurts. When checked, there is imbalance in the hips which shows as one leg shorter (probably the left) than the other causing one knee to carry more than its fair share of the load, eventually causing pain in that knee.
When we correct the imbalance in the tension in the soft tissue structures allowing the bony structures to go back to where they belong, pain stops. Function returns. Plain and simple.
And luckily for both the client and the therapist, Bowen Therapy does not hurt! It is very gentle and VERY effective!
~See you on the table~