Case Study: Esther van Boxtel
Photo by Roy Beusker
Occupation: Professional dancer (lyrical jazz and classic ballet)
Weakness in the ankles, strained hamstrings and painful bunions developed over many years of daily practice and dancing. Had previously used acupuncture and physiotherapy to try and manage these ongoing problems. Mid-way through the trial had one session of shockwave therapy with physiotherapist.
Bowen therapist Linda van Scheijndel recommended a one-month course of treatment using a combination of Bexters Soda Crystals with purpose-designed applicator wrap and daily use of aromatherapy oil Bowtech Ease to reduce inflammation and relieve bunions. Esther also soaked her feet and bathed in Bexters Bath Crystals for all-over relief from aching muscles.
Esther reported almost immediate results from Bowtech Ease and bunions are now pain-free. Having used the applicator wrap both on her ankles and injured hamstring she reported improvements in both areas especially after intense training or dance class which often left ankles throbbing. By the end of the four-week period Esther reported no pain or stiffness despite having jazz and ballet lessons the previous day.
Esther says: ‘After using the wrap with soda crystals a few times the improvement was dramatic in terms of less pain and stiffness… I will be using this product in the future. Bowtech Ease – which has a lovely fragrance – also seems to work well and I hope regular use will keep the bunion pain away. Soaking my feet in the peppermint bath crystals is a blessing in the evening in front of the television! Feet are less stiff and skin feels smoother and softer. I bathe in the crystals regularly… also very good as my body seems to be less ‘acidic’ afterwards. I found it helpful to massage my calves while soaking in the bath to further relax the muscles. All in all, I found this a positive experience…. Thank you.’