- I’m so impressed with the gentleness and effectiveness of the Bowen
– Bella B
- After I received the Bowen therapy I felt great all over. Loose, relaxed and totally pain free
– Kristy S
- I had spasms up and down my back every 30 seconds . . .
as she was doing the first Bowen move, everything relaxed
– Amanda L
What is Bowen that it can make a claim like “Every Body is Better with Bowen”? Read on.
What is Bowen Bodywork like?
The work is gentle and noninvasive, and can be performed through clothing. It is completely safe, consisting of gentle rolling movements over muscles. These movements of the bodywork activate a response in the whole body so powerful that a few minutes pause is observed to allow them to be integrated. A pattern of movements and pauses continues throughout the treatment. The body becomes energized as nerve and muscle tissue relax and fascia adhesions dissolve. The body’s circulation increases and toxins are released and eliminated. Most conditions are relieved in a minimal number of treatments.
The Harmonic Vibration Model of Bowen
The human body may be compared to an intricate musical instrument that requires adequate tuning for correct function. When a string on a musical instrument is held and played at a particular point, a resonance is established that creates a distinctive tone. Both finding the exact point to hold the string and the way the string is plucked affect the quality of the tone.
In the same way the body responds to the technique of the Bowen therapist.
The study of sound in relation to healing suggests that specific frequencies affect particular parts of the body. It is believed that the Bowen Technique sets up vibrational patterns that correspond to particular areas of the body. The body then attempts to alter its vibration to match these ideal vibrational patterns and in so doing, brings itself into harmony.
How does Bowen compare to other bodywork?
This unique system of muscle and connective tissue therapy has amazed therapists of all disciplines. It has been used for more than 60 years to successfully treat thousands of people suffering from a variety of illnesses.
As a unique form of neuromuscular repatterning, it works through the nervous system to affect muscles. The Bowen bodywork is neither derived from nor similar to any other physical modality. Yet, we see results such as misalignments of the bones becoming aligned, muscle tensions relieved, and lymphatic flow restored. Nearly everyone who has had Bowen bodywork reports a pleasant, relaxed state, and a deep sense of well-being and ease..
What Bowen Bodywork is NOT
Not massage – the moves go no deeper than superficial fascia and further rubbing may interfere with its
Not acupressure – although some areas coincide with acupuncture points
Not chiropractic – but vertebral movement may be observed as the body re-aligns itself
Not directional energy work – the focus is on doing precise movements and not on energy
Not physiotherapy – instead of training muscles, the body is stimulated to solve its own problems
Not trigger-point therapy – although some points may be similar
Not fascia release – the fascia is barely disturbed although adhesions may loosen and scars soften
Not lymphatic massage – although it may stimulate lymphatic releases
Not an emotional release discipline – although many report a lightening of spirits
Truthfully, you must experience it to know what we’re talking about.
I have used Bowen Bodywork to help people with:
- Back pain and spasms
- Plantar fascitis
- Digestive problems
- Ear infections and sinusitis
- Knee, ankle and foot problems
- Neck pain
- Shoulder problems
- Asthma and breathing problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger, hand problems
- Parkinsons stiffness and tremor
- Restoring circulation and range of movement after injury
- Nervous system overload from stress
Read some Bowen Success Stories here
I can help you, too! Call 928-649-9234 now and ask about the Bowen specials.
Where did Bowen Bodywork come from?
Mr. Tom Bowen, an Australian, developed the technique after serving in W.W.II and becoming interested in ways of alleviating human suffering. He noticed that when he made certain moves on a body, it had particular effects. He did this without any training in health care, claiming that the work was a gift from God. He opened a clinic and saw an estimated 13,000 patients a year.
Beginning in 1974, Oswald and Elaine Rentsch were invited to study, observe and document his technique. Since Tom Bowen’s death in 1986, they carry the torch, teaching and certifying teachers around the world.
Why Bowen in my Naturopathic Medical practice?
I began studing Bowen Bodywork in 1997 while still in Naturopathic Medical School. I used it in my clinical training, and have continued to find it to be one of my most effective tools. Through directed movements on the body, the body is triggered to heal itself. In fact, it has replaced Naturopathic Manipulation and Acupuncture in my practice, since it has a similar effect but continues the healing work for days afterwards.
I became a Certified Bowen Practitioner and have taken all the advanced classes offered. I continue to be involved with the Bowen Academy for further understanding the technique and refining my skills. Here I am with Ozzie and Elaine after being certified by them for advanced techniques.
For more information on Bowen, or to find practitioners in other cities or countries, visit the website www.bowtech.com
I look forward to treating you with this unique modality. Please note these treatment guideline when you come for treatment.
Treatment Guidelines for receiving Bowen Bodywork
- On the day of the treatment come in loose comfortable clothing, or bring a change of clothes. No jeans.
- The work done on the table continues over the next week. Some people experience changes immediately, others the next day and still others gradually over days. Call to clarify what you are feeling if you don’t understand the nature of the healing process.
- A second treatment five to ten days, usually seven days following a first Bowen is recommended to ensure maximum benefit.
- In addition, any bodywork such as massage, chiropractic, physical therapy or acupuncture in the week following the treatment may stop the body’s response to the Bowen technique, so avoid them then.
- Immediately after the treatment, for that day only, plan to:
- take it easy (maybe nap)
- take a short walk
- drink water hourly
- not work out heavily
- not sit in a hot tub or apply hot/cold
- not sit for a prolonged time (break every 30 minutes)
Bowen Bodywork Treatment Specials
Bowen Pre-paid Packages : Reserve your session times & Save money!
Seasonal Package : Pre-pay 5 sessions and get the 6th free!
With a session every other week, the 6 sessions span a season, or 3 months.
Sessions may be taken at any desired frequency within 6 months.
Intensive Care : Pre-pay 3 sessions and save
This is designed for an acute injury or flare-up of a problem. It is also ideal for visitors who are in town a short time. The 3 sessions can be taken within 10 days for intensive attention. Sessions may also be taken at other intervals, if desired.
And the ever-popular . . . Bowen With A Buddy
Schedule a Bowen Therapy Bodywork appointment with Dr. Cheryl Kasdorf at 649-9234 during the same hour as a buddy, and both get a discount! This is great for a wife and husband, or mother and child. As well, patients love to find a friend to schedule with so that the money goes further!
How is this possible?
Since the Bowen therapy treatment requires pauses between movements applied, there is time to treat two of you at once!
Your sharing only goes as far as the time. You are treated on separate massage tables separated by a screen.
This offer applies to Bowen Therapy treatment only during an appointment. Other Naturopathic evaluation and treatment requires an additional appointment.
New patients are welcome to experience the benefits of Bowen Therapy this way. For maximum effectiveness, follow with a second Bowen treatment within 7 to 10 days of the first. In addition, it is recommended to schedule a full Naturopathic evaluation to compliment the therapy
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