We are so excited to announce Audrey Johner will be joining us Thursdays to provide Bowen Therapy Treatments!
What is Bowenwork?
- Bowen Therapy is a gentle yet effective type of body work that resets the body into a balanced state. A treatment consists of gentle rolling moves over specific muscles, tendons and ligaments. There are crucial waits between the moves at which time the brain integrates the information for self-healing.
- Bowen Therapy has been proven to be effective on hip, back and shoulder pain, TMJ problems, bedwetting, fibromyalgia and much more. Bowen is safe and gentle enough to use on small children and the elderly.
- Bowenwork consists of a series of precise movements designed for specific areas of the body, yet the treatment can affect the body as a whole. Each session is tailored to the individual and the therapy will continue to work in the body 5-7 days after the treatment.
- Much like rebooting your computer to remove unwanted signals and messages to the system, Bowen Therapy removes messages of stress, pain and injury that your body continues to send to the brain after the trauma is over. By removing the message you remove the pain and unbalance.
- Can Bowen Therapy help with….? Yes, in many cases it can help. However, the Bowen Technique stimulates the intelligence of the body to reconnect, rebalance and release tension so that repair can begin. The body is in control, so healing can be quick and miraculous, or it can take weeks or months.
$65 per session
Package of 3 available for $180 – Must be paid in full at the first session
Bowenwork is a unique approach to stimulating the body’s natural healing ability, so it is sometimes challenging to describe to those who have not experienced it. There is no therapy like it in the world. While the work is gentle and non-invasive, the effective practice of it is very specific and precise.
Bowenwork involves gentle, yet powerful, movements on muscle and connective tissue. These movements prompt soft tissue release, sending neurological impulses to the brain. Because the impulses travel through the internal nervous system pathways, they stimulate whole brain responses, which address every system in the body — internal organ systems as well as musculo-skeletal structure.
Pauses are inserted between sets of these movements, which allow the brain time to process and send messages to realign the body. It is thought that because the whole brain is stimulated, the original, genetic pattern is re-awakened, and the more recent injury and compensation patterns are released. Respecting these pauses is an essential component of Bowenwork, for it allows the body sufficient time to remember and restore its own healthy, natural balance.
Conditions Helped by Bowenwork
* Frozen Shoulder and shoulder pain
* Tennis Elbow
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Arthritis pain
* TMJ syndrome
* Postural and gait problems
* Sports injuries
* Shin Splints
* Plantar fasciitis, other foot and ankle problems
* Knee and hip restrictions
* Pelvic problems
* Hay Fever
* Crohn’s Disease
* Chronic diarrhea
* Bed wetting and Incontinence
* Menstrual pain
* Fibroids, both breast and uterine
* Prostate problems
* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Balance problems
* Ear ache and ear infections
Receiving a Session
The client lies on a soft treatment table, wearing loose clothing (a t-shirt and gym shorts or yoga pants is ideal; best not to be street clothes, as pockets, seams and stiff materials are harder to feel through). The therapist applies a specifically orchestrated and located series of gentle movements composed of subtle rollings of connective tissue.
During the session, the movements are applied in a series of patterns. The therapist leaves the room between each set of movements so as to allow the brain time to receive and process the messages. These breaks also afford the client a “personal space” so as to achieve energetic realignment without interference, and enter a profound relaxation.
This deeply relaxed state acts upon the body’s autonomic nervous system, which creates homeostasis at the cellular level. Because it addresses the body as a whole, Bowenwork treats beyond the presented symptom and makes physical, chemical, emotional and mental adjustments. Through this precise resetting of the autonomic nervous system, the individual’s body is freed to find its own natural balance.
Sessions usually last an hour. Treatments are often given to more than one client at a time, due to the required pauses between sets of moves. It is important to schedule a second visit one week later, as two visits are necessary to lay the foundation of the work in the body. At that point, the practitioner and the client can assess the responses to the work, and decide together if further work would be helpful. Subsequent visits are determined by the client’s needs, and can be greatly informed by an experienced practitioner. Alexia has performed Bowenwork exclusively in her private practice since 1993.
Bowenwork can enhance the benefits of homeopathy, essential oils, nutrition, hydration, and normal exercise. However, bodywork manipulations such as massage or chiropractic will affect deep tissue in such a way as to counteract Bowenwork’s ability to stimulate healing from within. It is advisable to allow at least a week between sessions of any other physical modalities and Bowenwork.
For bookings please call 306-453-3334 or download the MINDBODY App