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Bowen Therapy

Dr. Sarah Kingsley


Physical Therapist
Bowen Therapist

What is a Bowen Therapist?

A Certified Bowen Therapist is a trained practitioner that uses a gentle, hands-on Bowen technique to unwind fascia, release muscle bellies, and reset the nervous system. The specific points that our Bowen Therapist rolls over corresponds to her in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, acupuncture meridians, and 800+ hours of hands-on experience around the world.

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Spinal anatomy drawing

What can bowen therapy do for you?

Bowen Therapy works for a wide range of ailments! Research supporting this newer modality is being done worldwide showing its effectiveness in alleviating chronic pain, releasing stored traumas, calming the nervous system, correcting scoliosis, and enhancing fertility (hello "Bowen Babies").

Some common conditions that Bowen Therapists address include:

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Chronic pain

  • Digestive upsets

  • Fibromyalgia

  • General wellness

  • Immobility and poor flexibility

  • Infertility

  • Lymphatic congestion

  • Migraines

  • PTSD

Woman doing a standing yoga pose by a brick wall

What does it look like to work with a Bowen Therapist?

During your initial consultation for Bowen Therapy, your therapist will assess the history of your illness and perform necessary physical exams. You will receive a total body foundational Bowen Therapy in your first visit to get your body accustomed to the therapy. A total of four to ten 20-minute sessions is generally advised. A sequence of small moves is performed, then the nervous system is left alone to reset before the next sequence of moves is initiated. Expect to feel deeply relaxed and “light”. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive exercise or hot bath water for 24 hours following a session.


Bowen therapy for back pain
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