Relieves Pain so you don't have to suffer
Increases Mobility so you can move with ease
Enhances Performance for athletes and active adults that work hard to stay fit and injury free
Creates Deep Relaxation in Body & Mind so you can handle the stress of daily life more effectively
Integrated Bodywork is the culmination of 22 years of Massage, Bodywork, and Occupational Therapy experience wrapped up in one.
It incorporates a foundation of Bowen Therapy with added myofascial release techniques that not only ease the body, but relax the nervous system for maximum healing benefits.
*Clients remain clothed for their session.
What is Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a unique modality of body work that is comprised of gentle yet highly effective moves across muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and peripheral nerves that trigger the body’s natural self healing response.
Healing may occur at all levels in the body: physical, chemical, emotional, mental, and energetic.
What should I expect in a Bowen session?
At The Integrated Healing Studio, your session consists of a series of gentle moves either on skin or through light clothing while you are lying comfortably on a massage table. Between each set of moves, the practitioner leaves the room for a few minutes to give your body and nervous system time to integrate the moves.
How does Bowen work since it is so gentle?
In addition to the re-balancing of the autonomic nervous system, The Bowen moves and procedures may reset the body to heal itself by activating the nervous and endocrine systems, among others, through the following mechanisms:
Stretch reflex: Most moves are done where receptors are located. These receptors are stimulated which changes the stimulus received by the nervous system. This can change a pain/muscle spasm loop.
Joint proprioceptors: The joint capsule and ligaments are richly innervated with proprioceptors. Stimulus will be received by the nervous system, inviting normalization of the joint function.
Fascia: Fascia plays a major role in muscle coordination, postural alignment and overall structural and functional integrity. It is not uncommon to see adhesions loosen up, scar tissue soften, and posture and mobility improve.
Segmental viscerosomatic spinal reflexes: Moves produce referred reactions to the internal organs through stimulation of the skin, muscles and nerves.
Acupuncture points and meridians: Most Bowen moves overlap at least one acupuncture point. The overlap of these systems can explain the very strong vibrational component of the technique and its effect on the internal organs.
Harmonic vibration or resonance: Bowenwork moves set up vibrational patterns which bring the body back into balance and harmony.
Lymphatics: Activates the draining of the lymphatic system, stimulating the immune system.
Detoxification: This is initiated during a Bowen session, thereby improving the body’s ability to function at a cellular level.
Clients should be prepared:
To feel deeply relaxed when they leave.
To feel better than when they walked in.
To have have their pain significantly reduced if not eliminated.
To be an active participant in the healing process.
Who I work with...
My focus and speciality is working with people who...
~live with chronic pain and injuries.
~are ready to take control of their health and wellbeing.
~prefer lighter pressure bodywork.
I have over 20 years in the physical rehabilitation field as a former Occupational Therapy Assistant and Licensed Massage Therapist.
My mission has always been to help people get out of pain so they can live a life they desire and do the things they love.
I personally have lived with Chronic Migraines since I was 6 years old, so I have an intimate understanding how debilitating chronic pain can be.
Here is a list of the conditions I have been able to help:
Back and Hip Pain
Migraines and Headaches
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tennis Elbow
TMJD and Neck Pain
60 min: $165
90 min: $235