Are you having difficulty writing or holding a cup of coffee because of the pain and swelling in your fingers?

Having trouble climbing stairs because of the aching and stiffness in your hips or knees? Many of my clients think that these aches and pains are normal signs of aging and that they should learn to live with them, but this is not necessarily the case. Even if you have osteoarthritis stemming from wear and tear or injury to the joint, there are options available to reduce or even eliminate the pain. Joint pain does not have to be an accepted consequence of ageing.

What causes joint and arthritis pain?

There are many causes of joint pain, but addressing inflammation is nearly always the best place to start. Inflammation is a natural process that is triggered by injury and infection. Its purpose is to begin the repair process and eliminate the infection. Inflammation becomes a problem when it persists, and the symptoms (redness, swelling and pain) don't disappear.

�Just as the flame of a burning fire can help or hurt, our body�s internal fire has the dual power to heal and to cause us pain. Think of inflammation like a burner on your gas stove; local injuries and infections cause our bodies to turn the flame up high in the area of the injury, while with systemic or chronic inflammation, our bodies keep the burner on simmer, even when we�re not suffering an injury. This slow burn has been associated with range of health conditions and degenerative diseases, including asthma, allergies, skin problems, insulin resistance, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, Alzheimer�s and yes, arthritis.� from

How can I reduce pain-causing inflammation?

Diet, moderate exercise and stress-reduction are the three main lifestyle changes you can make to reduce pain-causing inflammation. Start making these changes now and it will not only lead to less inflammation and joint pain, but also greater overall health and vitality. In my article on Acid Alkaline Imbalance I specify several areas (including diet, exercise and stress) that you can start working on to obtaining greater health - it is particularly relevant to arthritis pain.

What can I do in the short-term to reduce my arthritis pain?

Have Bowen Therapy. With Bowen I have helped clients to reduce and even eliminate joint pain for long periods of time. Bowen often brings one into a deep state of ease and relaxation, and it appears this has an anti-inflammatory in the body. Bowen is a gentle form of bodywork that stimulates the body's natural healing response.

How many Bowen sessions do I need?

Many people experience relief after two or three Bowen sessions. A follow-up session a few weeks afterwards is usually beneficial too.

At around the same price as a one-hour massage, and with most health funds offering rebates, Bowen Therapy is very affordable.

To book your appointment with Joshua Rasco in Roseville, Sydney
Call 02 9415 4023 or Email

Note/Disclaimer: Bowen Therapy and the information provided above are not to be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice for your condition.  Please consult your medical practitioner if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned.