◎⃝⃘ Christine Mayers    Mobile Massage ~ Bowen Therapy ~ Intuitive Coaching              

◎⃝⃘ Christine Mayers    Mobile Massage ~ Bowen Therapy ~ Intuitive Coaching              

Overview

What is the Bowen Therapy? An Invitation To Experience...

Bowen Therapy is a profoundly simple and gentle, yet powerful healing tool that taps into our body's innate ability to self-regulate and initiate a healing process thereby allowing for patterns of pain, limitation and anxiety to shift. 

Developed and refined over many years in Australia by Thomas Bowen, Bowen Therapy is a soft connective-tissue hands-on technique which consists of rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve endings within the fascial web performed in a specific sequence on specific points of the body separated by short periods of rest.

These *rolling* impulses reach the brain via sensory receptors prompting an activated or under-activated nervous system to switch into parasympathetic state, into the Goldi Lock healing zone where it's not too hot, and not too cold, but where conditions are just right for healing. 


Another Way...

...to describe the mechanism of Bowen Therapy is that we are working through the fascia and muscles to influence the nerves within them. And thereby, changing the way the brain instructs the muscles in their tension, and relieving the body's reactive holding patterns that underlie pain, stress, anxiety and dis-ease. 

Bowen Therapy Can Help Alleviate or Resolve

Chronic and Acute Pain

Anxiety

Neurological Challenges

Musculoskeletal limitations  

Migraines and headaches  

Fibromyalgia

TMJ-related issues

Traumatic injuries

Respiratory problems

Digestive issues

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Postural alignment

Frozen shoulder

Sciatica

Stress

Hyper- or Hypo-arousal

Physical and Emotional Challenges

What Happens During a Bowen Session?

Bowen Therapy Works Structurally, Functionally and Energetically


Who Can Benefit from Bowen Therapy?

The short answer is: EVERYONE

From highly trained athletes to pregnant women, newborn babies, children, the elderly...

Anyone experiencing pain, injuries, stress, movement limitations, musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, sensory, structural and/or systemic imbalances.  

As part of on-going self-care.

Children usually enjoy to receive the interesting little rolling moves over points on their bodies and are often quite receptive to Bowen Therapy. Bowen Therapy can be very helpful with bed wetting and treating colics. 

Because of it's calming and balancing effects on the autonomic nervous system, children and adults on the autism spectrum can benefit from Bowen Therapy. Extensive records of case studies done over a few years in a Bowen Therapy Clinic in Cardiff on hundreds of children *diagnosed* with Autism, Aspergers and ADHD documented better sleep, less restlessness, less anger outburst, more of a sense of well-being.

What Imbalances Often Respond Favourably to Bowen Therapy?

Musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, sensory, structural, systemic imbalances.

Because Bowen Therapy works holistically by restoring balance via resetting the autonomic nervous system (which controls almost all of our bodily function, physical and emotional states) the spectrum of physical and emotional challenges that can respond favourably to Bowen Therapy is vast.  Due to our body's healing intelligence that is contacted by the purposeful Bowen moves and applied with attunement by the practitioner, the body can re-organize to restore structure and function, as it is able. 


How much does Bowen Therapy cost?

The costs for an initial 1-hour Bowen Therapy session is $85. Follow-Up sessions are $80. This includes travel time. Typically, follow-up sessions last between 30 to 60 minutes. 

For some people, issues improve or resolve within one session. For other people, especially with chronic and systemic issues, the benefits of Bowen Therapy often unfold over several sessions. There is always a bit of an unknown because of how uniquely each person responds and processes the "Bowen Moves".

Most people find Bowen Therapy Sessions pleasant and calming. Afterwards most people feel relaxed yet energised and alert, ready to resume their day.  

Feeling a bit tired or some soreness the day after is common for some people as their body adjusts and is moving through a healing process. 


As a Bowen Technique practitioner, I consider my offering to be very simple. It does not involve any forcing or fixing. It is wrapped in gentle stimuli offered by my hands to your nervous system, handing the information over to you, then allowing your body to work with it, as it is able.   

There are Two Ways You Can Book a Bowen Therapy Appointment in Your Home

You can call me at (250)-739 2932

You can make an appointment online (coming soon)

I am very happy to chat and help with any questions you may have.

 

Personal Reflections on Bowen Therapy

Our body is an amazing constantly self-organizing, biotensegral structure where change is not just local. Our planes of experience are intimately intertwined with each other. For example, our postural habits re-enforce our emotions and the way we feel re-enforces our posture. Our bodily systems are also intimately interconnected, with each other and with our feeling, mental and physical state. For example, if our nervous system is in a stress response, our immune system and digestion is affected. Physically we may experience tightness in the chest and shallow breathing with racing thoughts and a critical part in us in high gear. 

Bowen Therapy reverberates into all realms of experience - physical, chemical, emotional, energetical and mental - when the charged state of the tissues is deactivated through the body's shift into the parasympathetic nervous system, changes are global.