So, recently (on the 18th March 2017), I took part in the ‘World’s Greatest Shave’, a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation, a charity close to my heart. I now have significantly less hair!!
People have asked, “Why shave your head?” or commented, “Gee your brave!” My answer is simple, “It’s only hair, not my life.”
The Leukaemia Foundation helps support those diagnosed with Leukaemia and other related blood cancers.
It is an organisation close to my heart as 20 yrs ago my, 10 month old, nephew was diagnosed with AML, an aggressive form of Leukaemia. He endured chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants before passing away at 20 months of age. He had the best of care from his medical team at one of our leading children’s hospitals but to no avail.
During his time in hospital I realised I wanted to be able to do something to help improve the quality of life for those people in pain at whatever level; gently yet effectively. I had heard about Bowen Therapy and decided to investigate further. Whilst I knew I couldn’t save my nephew’s life, I was convinced that in conjunction with his medical treatment a gentle body therapy such as Bowen Therapy may have helped improve his quality of life.
Now 20 years later with 13 years of Bowen Therapy behind me and hopefully many more years ahead, I am privileged to be helping people relax, reduce pain or be pain free or generally help improve their sense of well-being and therefore their quality of life.
The reason I do what I do is for him and his cousin, another nephew. They both left an indelible imprint on my life. It was through them that I found my purpose, my calling.
I couldn’t help them but I can help others. I endeavour to help people become aware of what is happening in their body and to take notice of any changes, so they can take action before their health deteriorates. The gentle, non-invasive yet effective body work that is Bowen Therapy is a wonderful way to help facilitate the healing process.